South Venice is a community in Venice Florida just south of Sarasota on the west coast of Florida. South Venice Beach is the largest subdivision in Sarasota County with over 7,000 homes primarily nestled between Lemon Bay and Tamiami Trail. The community's most unique asset is a deeded 1,300 foot beachfront property on the Gulf of Mexico, plus a ferry and boat launch for the benefit of the Greater South Venice Community; not to mention an "Old Florida" feeling among the streets and parks. The subdivision is managed through the South Venice Civic Association and the beach properties are held within the South Venice Beach Endowment Trust.
In the middle of the photo to the left you can see the ferry pulling in to the mainland dock. At the top of the photo a boater is traveling south in the Intracoastal Waterway. In the bottom left section of the photo you can see the channel the ferry uses to take beachgoers to the dock on the barrier island side of the bay & the beach! The community is non-deed restricted-----so boat owners won't have to pay more for storage. Most of the properties in South Venice Beach have wells & septic tanks. Typical lot sizes are 80 feet wide by 100 feet deep, however there are many homes with double lots or oversized properties. South Venice Beach is also home to numerous parks such as Shamrock Park pictured to the left. Shamrock Park is a well known pride of South Venice Beach and Sarasota County with its tennis & basketball courts, club house, plus nature walks along Alligator Creek & the Intracoastal Waterway such as the Venetian Trail and nature walks within the Lemon Bay Preserve.
We call it "Our little corner of Florida!" Please feel free to join us anytime!
Below is the South Venice Community Center located at 720 Alligator Drive.
In 2005 our Civic Association proudly celebrated 50 years! The South Venice Community "House" was first dedicated on December 6, 1959. It was expanded and re-dedicated on December 8, 1963.