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 Brohard Beach and Paw Park

1600 Harbor Drive, Venice, FL  

dogs on beach
Brohard Beach is the place to be if you want to share the beach experience with your canine companion.

There is an enclosed play yard with watering station near the parking area, and a pet-friendly section of the beach where your dog can swim and romp.

Brohard Beach also offers a 740 foot fishing pier for public use. The pier is complete with restrooms, a snack bar, and a bait shop. This park is located in the southern most part of the city of Venice.
No Lifeguards are on duty
poodle in water


​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.
The site was subsequently added to an existing inter-local agreement between the city and county that consolidated certain city owned parks with the county park system in 1978 (city owned, county operated).

 Beach Information

Open year round. 
Parking available from 6 a.m. to midnight.
For questions or additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email
For rental space at this facility please follow the links below for maps of available areas

 Google map to Beach




picnic tables

  • Beach access parking
  • City of Venice municipal fishing pier with restaurants, restrooms and bait shop
  • Dog play yard enclosed and with water station
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables


  • Birding
  • Dog beach/park
  • Fishing
  • Passive recreation area 
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Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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