Beaches

Beach access is just a short drive from any West Villages neighborhood, allowing residents the opportunity to visit regularly and retreat back home when the day is done. Within 15 minutes driving distance of West Villages are the following beaches:

Blind Pass Beach
Bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and trail walking are all part of a day’s fun at Blind Pass Beach in Englewood. For those who just want to relax and dip their toes in the Gulf, this beach offers public access, parking and restrooms.

Brohard Park
A favorite of local fishermen for its pier and bait shop, Brohard Park in Venice is perfect for beach-goers who are interested in recreation, or just enjoying the water view from a restaurant. Brohard Park is dog-friendly, giving the four-legged family members a chance to experience the coastline, too. Public parking, restrooms and beach access are features of Brohard Park.

Caspersen Beach Park
Fitness with water views are a major draw for Caspersen Beach Park, located in Venice. Outdoor fitness equipment, wildlife viewing, trail walking, canoeing, kayaking and a fishing pier are all part of a day’s fun at Caspersen. There is also access for picnicking and grilling. Caspersen offers public parking, restrooms and beach access.

Manasota Beach Park
Boaters can spend their days out on the water through use of the pubic boat ramp at Manasota Beach Park in Englewood. For those staying on shore, beach access includes lifeguarded areas, as well as public bathrooms and a rinse station. Residents can hike trails, view wildlife, kayak, canoe or just relax with toes in the sand. Manasota offers public parking.

Nokomis Beach Park
Indoor and outdoor experiences are part of the fun at Nokomis Beach Park located in Nokomis. Indoor rental space is available, along with a restaurant and concession stand. Nokomis offers a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, a boat ramp and public beach access with a lifeguarded area. Public parking is available.

Venice Beach
Just a short drive from West Villages is Venice Beach, with scenic, clear-blue views. Swimming, volleyball, bird watching and plenty of beach access are all features of Venice Beach. Enjoy the day along the shoreline or plan a water’s view event in a shelter or pavilion. Venice Beach offers public parking, beach access and restrooms.