One of the biggest treats of living in Tampa is the ability to go to Venice. No, not the one across the sea, but the city of Venice, about 80 miles or so from Tampa. The entire family can enjoy the beach, including Rover.
Dog Friendly Beach of Brohard Paw Park
Chihuahuas and Golden Retrievers will woof thanks for giving them the opportunity to visit the dog park at Venice and the Brohard Paw Park Beach. It is an entertaining area that features doggie drinking fountains and showers (featuring a hose), leash posts and fire hydrants. This is Sarasota County's only beach where dogs can roam free and once you and Rover touch the sand, it is leashes off time for play.
You will find that most dogs and their two-legged families know how to behave in this environment. Other dogs may join in a game of catch. Take a camera for memorable shots of your furry family member. Carry plastic bottles of water for the rest of the family.
Family Friendly Nokomis Beach
Leave Rover at your new luxury home in Tampa Palms while the family visits Nokomis Beach, a public beach on Casey Key. The water from the gulf is very clear. Other perks are picnic areas, restrooms and public parking. Bring a couple of buckets to hold treasures from shelling, including sharks teeth. The brilliant white sand makes beachcombing a breeze. Fishing, diving, boating and swimming (plus lifeguards) are other popular activities at the oldest public beach in Sarasota County.
The Longest Beach in Sarasota County
A secluded windswept area, Caspersen Beach has been left in its natural state for the most part. The longest beach in the county, it is also a great spot for finding fossilized sharks teeth and seashells. A nature trail takes between 20 to 30 minutes to walk, providing the chance to view the mangroves, marshes and flats. Although there is no lifeguard, swimming is allowed. There is a launch area for kayaks and canoes. Fish from the piers or just relax and enjoy the day, along with lunch or dinner in the picnic area.
Lance Mohr is a Realtor in Tampa, Florida. Please visit his site at www.tampa2enjoy.com.