Casey Key, Florida features two distinctive beaches that include great fishing, shelling and snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico with vacation accommodations, lodging, vacation rentals, condominium rentals, Hotels, Motels and home rentals offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
CASEY KEY Florida on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
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CASEY KEY and VENICE FLORIDA
BEACH Vacation & Accommodations Guide
with Visitor and Travel Information


  Venice offers a vacation to REMEMBER .....
One Visit to our quaint little island Town with Cool, Sandy Beaches, Challenging Golf Courses,
Warm Breezes and Magnificent Sunsets and you’ll be back Time and Again!



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An hour’s drive from Tampa, Casey Key stretches eight miles between Siesta Key and the Island of Venice and also runs parallel to the communities of South Sarasota, Osprey and Nokomis. This… lush secluded island on Florida’s west coast is predominantly residential; each with its own sandy shore… although…there are two public beaches, Nokomis and North Jetty Beach, at the south end.

A single road wends its way down the spine of the island where at some points the width averages less than a quarter mile. Often the road is barely more than one lane wide, where a leafy branch or hibiscus brushes a passing car… and, believe it or not… there are no traffic lights!

Two bridges cross at the north and south ends. The one to the north is a 1923 single lane Swing Bridge that’s well worth the crossing at Blackburn Point Road. This is an opportunity to photograph and cross a piece of history on Route 789 in South Sarasota County. The entire bridge rotates around an axis on a central support and requires no land side structures or counter weights. Boats with masts taller than eight feet signal the bridge tender who stops land traffic to rotate the bridge.

“IF”… electricity fails the rotating mechanism… a giant “hand crank” comes to the rescue! A drop-in area is available nearby for kayaks and canoes on the east side with two waterfront restaurants frequented by locals called Aqua and Casey Key Fish House.

From the bridge it’s possible to head north on Casey Key Road and catch a glimpse of massive homes nestled in wooded natural beauty with a sandy strip of shoreline that’s all their own. The road eventually turns private where it’s quite difficult to turn around.

From Blackburn Point southward, there’s another four miles of monolithic dwellings featuring private cabanas and beaches on the Gulf and mega boats with docks on the Intra-coastal waterway.

With only 600 residents, this is the place where the rich and famous relax. Gulf-to-Bay property could be purchased for $20,000 in the 1950’s; today real estate on Casey Key averages in the millions, and up to $25 million for a small estate.

Interesting people and happenings…

Horror fiction novelist Stephen King has one of the priciest homes on the island. King’s winter home which he purchased in April of 2001, is currently valued at approximately $25 million with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool, and 6,817 square feet. If you’ve read his latest novel, "Duma Key"... it’s literally based on this island with reference to many of the actual shops, restaurants and galleries in Sarasota and other nearby keys.

Tennis great, Martina Navratilova and Stephen King, author of "Dumas Key" and "The Shining", own palatial homes on the island.

And…
In 1984, Casey Key’s ‘50’s era look was captured in the movie version of John D. MacDonald’s novel "Flash of Green".

Small B&Bs and property rentals with private beaches are offered for rent near the south bridge where Nokomis Beach is a quiet respite and popular with locals. Although the sand is coarse, the trade off affords privacy, solitude and encounters with Nature.

North Jetty Park Beach is very popular for its shaded picnic sites, play area, shelling, surfing as well as fishing on the rocks of the jetty where the Intra-coastal meets the Gulf.

We welcome you to Casey Key, a vacation spot that offers soul-soothing beauty.

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Venice Florida is on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive cool, sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
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 Nearby Communities
  (listed north to south)
  Anna Maria Island
  Bradenton
  Longboat Key
  St Armands
  Lido Key
  Sarasota
  Siesta Key
  Venice
  North Port
  Englewood
  Manasota Key
  Port Charlotte
  Punta Gorda

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