Breezy warmth drew us down to the Venice Dog Beach, and it was the perfect day for frolicking by the sea. At 10:00 am, there were probably 30 people scattered down the beach front and oh say 40 something dogs. All playing nicely, lounging with their families or swimming out to retrieve a ball. We met Shiloh a classic Golden, and Reagan an exquisitely gentle Great Dane, with beautiful brindle markings. This is an outing that is well worth the trip now that we are into the nicer weather. From Bee Ridge and I75 the drive was about 25 minutes.
We took a short cut that circumvented some of the traffic. Here’s what to do, take I75 to Laurel Road, proceed past the yellow flashing, and turn left on Albee Farm Road. Take Albee Farm Road all the way until it dead ends into Route 41, take a left on 41, right on Venice Avenue over the bridge, continue to Harbor Drive then just stay on Harbor Drive past Sharkey’s and you’ll see Brohard Park on your right. It is totally worth the trip.
For more pictures of the Venice Dog Beach, click on Event Photos at the top of this page