Brohard Beach and Paw Park
Venice, FL 34285
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24 hours per day, 365 days per year (parking closed from 12 AM – 6 AM); dogs allowed on the designated portion of beach from 7 AM to dusk only
Beach, swimming, ADA accessible boardwalks, fishing pier, picnic tables, grills available at Service Club Park, dog-friendly in Paw Park, concessions, benches, showers, restrooms, parking, no lifeguard
Site includes Service Club Park and South Brohard Park
Paw Park is one of the few places along the beach where dogs are allowed. The park features an enclosed run for big dogs and one for small dogs, as well as an open beach area where dogs can swim. The fishing pier is a great spot to watch the sunset. There are many natural wonders to see along the shoreline; spot sharks and other fish near the fishing pier or look for sand crabs and wading birds on land. This beach is a popular place to search for shark’s teeth, especially after a storm washes them ashore. Gopher tortoise and scrub jays live in Service Club Park.
This site became the responsibility of the County to operate and maintain in 1992 as the result of a dual taxation settlement between the City of Venice and Sarasota County Government.
Open beach, coastal dune, mangrove swamp, pine flatwoods, scrub
89 combined acres (4,800 linear feet of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico)
Who Owns and Maintains
Owned by City of Venice; maintained by Sarasota County
SCAT Bus stop and route