Boating and Fishing are very popular in Venice. If you love to fish, you can visit the Venice Fishing Pier (the only one in Sarasota County) and join your buddies. It is bustling every morning of the week and even has a snack shop right on the Pier. There are several boat rentals and sport fishing tours in and around Venice. Many of our residents belong to the Venice Yacht Club. They have a beautiful facility right on the Intracoastal Waterway and offer a community of down to earth boaters (no snobs allowed). Others belong to our own Freedom Boat Club which is located in a bay close to the Venice Inlet. Speaking of the Inlet, if you love to fish, but don't have a boat...you will love fishing off the Inlet Jetty. While you are there, Anita's SandCastle is a perfect break for surfers, fishermen, sunbathers, visitors and anyone needing a break and refreshments. You don't have to leave the Inlet or the sun to enjoy a World Famous Beach Dog.