Shark's Tooth Festival Starts April 8

Will you be at the annual celebration of prehistoric fangs?

04/08/2016 By Kim Hackett

Shark Alert

Annual Shark's Tooth Festival Kicks Off This Month

The Sharks Tooth Festival celebrates Venice's status as the Sharks Tooth Capital of the World.

04/04/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classics

Get to Know the Florida Manatee

Manatees are beloved presences here.

04/04/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Gulfcoast Glories

Stump Pass Beach Offers Beauty and Solitude

Stump Pass Beach on Manasota Key is a quiet, beautiful spot for outdoor lovers.

04/04/2016 By Venice Magazine


Photo: Cabbage Palms at Myakka State Park

The cabbage palm (scientific name Sabal palmetto) is widely seen, not only at Myakka State Park, but throughout the state.

02/11/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classic

Everything You Need to Know About Sea Turtles

Florida is a research hub for turtles.

12/01/2015 By Hannah Wallace


The Beach is the new Gym

There are all sorts of exercise classes at Brohard, Venice, Nokomis and Siesta Key; classes in yoga, tai chi and Nia, and instructors offer private kayaking and paddleboarding lessons. There is even a yoga-paddleboard combo class.

02/06/2015 By bobbilynnh


ON & OFF ||| CRASH COURSE: Essential info for visiting Snook Haven.

Out on the Myakka River, Snook Haven is an Old Florida BBQ joint, fish shack, canoe launch, boat dock and live music venue rolled into one.

02/06/2015 By bobbilynnh


ON & OFF ||| COASTAL CLASSICS: The Medjool Date Palm

The medjool date palm is known as the “true date palm tree” and they're waiting to welcome you to Venice.

02/06/2015 By bobbilynnh