Nokomis Beach Park

You’ve unpacked your bags and settled into your Banyan House vacation rental. Now it’s time to experience a little sand and surf. Nokomis Beach is one of the Venice area’s oldest public beaches and a fantastic place to sunbathe, surf, picnic, and more!

Did you know that Venice is home to some of Florida’s most magnificent beaches? It’s true! There are dog-friendly beaches, beachcombing beaches, natural beaches, and more. Better yet, most of the area’s beaches are within 5 minutes or less of your Venice, Florida vacation rental.

While Nokomis Beach is a little further north of Venice, it’s still only 10 minutes away and one the area’s most popular beaches.

Visiting Nokomis Beach Park

Nokomis Beach is located on Casey Key, just north of Venice, at 100 Casey Key Rd in Nokomis, FL.

Nokomis has been a popular public beach since the 1950’s, when renowned architect Jack West designed its now historic Beach Plaza. Other beach features include picnic shelters, a playground, volleyball area, restrooms, boat ramp and canoe launch, and a fishing area.

The family-friendly beach is well known for sunbathing, fishing, and bird watching. It also offers some of the best surfing on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Wildlife fans will want to watch for the dolphins and manatee that are often seen in the waters off the east side of the park.

Beachcombers will also want to keep their eyes open. While prehistoric shark teeth aren’t found here as readily as they are at nearby Caspersen Beach, they’re not completely absent, either. A sharp eye and a “Florida snow shovel” can lead to some fascinating fossilized rewards!

Concessions, including full meals and alcoholic beverages, are available in the park. Sunscreen, inflatable toys, and other beach related items are available for purchase just across the street. Lifeguards are on duty, during park hours, all year-round.

surfing Nokomis Beach

An informal drum circle forms near the lifeguard tower around sunset, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The family-friendly events last about an hour. Spectators are welcome to join in or just watch and listen.

Nokomis Beach is open 6am to 10pm, daily. It can be crowded and parking is limited, so plan your visit for less-popular hours or be ready to walk a bit from your vehicle. Visit the beach website for more information.

Spend some time on the beach, soaking up some surf, sun, and fun then it’s just minutes until you’re back to the comforts of your Banyan House vacation rental. Life just doesn’t get any better!