Venice is a delightful city located on the southwest coast of Florida, USA, and South Venice is an area within the city. With a good selection of bars, restaurants, shops and beaches, South Venice is a great place for a self catering holiday, and is an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area, due to its great range of rental accommodation and prime position.
Florida is known for its quality beaches, and South Venice is no different. Manasota Key is a narrow stretch of land that snakes along the waterfront, and contains both Manasota Key Beach and Englewood Beach. Further north of this area is the busier Caspersen Beach. Manasota Key is also home to a number of restaurants and shops, making it a worthwhile visit when in South Venice.
The sheer number and quality of beaches are what draws the many thousands of tourists to the Venice area every year, and Venice Beach itself is the most popular. Apart from sunbathing, there are shopping and picnicking opportunities to be had, and water sports enthusiasts can try their hand at wind surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving and sailing, amongst other active pursuits.
The golf courses are also a huge draw for Venice, with no less than six top-quality courses within the area. The Lake Venice Golf Club and the Bobcat Golf Course are just two options within a short drive from holiday rental accommodation in South Venice, whilst the Capri Isle and Pelican Pointe courses are located nearer towards Venice city centre.
When on holiday in South Venice it is highly recommended that you explore the whole of Venice, and not just the southern area. Main draws include the fishing pier, the neo-Mediterranean architecture, and the countless waterways that give the city its name. Venice is also famous for the Shark’s Tooth Festival, which is held every year to celebrate the abundance of shark’s teeth found on area’s shores.
Depending on how far you are prepared to travel, there are a great number of towns and cities within a short driving distance of South Venice. Major theme parks such as Disney World Florida and Universal Studios are within an hour’s drive, and Tampa is just 70km away.
Florida is well-known for its fantastic weather, which goes hand in hand with its great beaches. Summer highs reach into the low-thirties, with most rainfall concentrated around the wet season of spring and early summer, due to the tropical climate. Even the coldest months can experience temperatures above 20°C, so a vacation in South Venice can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Direct flights run to Tampa International Airport from the UK through a number of operators, including British Airways. From there it is around a 70km drive to your holiday rental accommodation in South Venice.