Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach is south of Casey Key with rich, beautiful sandy beaches to explore and unobstructed views of the water. The laid back atmosphere and low key crowds draw in families to this free public beach for some fun in the sun.

Fun for Everyone At Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach is bordered by Sarasota and Venice. Smaller in scale but not adventure, the town itself offers great shopping in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a bit ‘old world’ Florida while not losing the charm that draws visitors to the sandy beaches. The slower pace lets families and visitors come find something fun to do but also take it easy. Everyone who comes has some choices to make when it comes to what is great about Nokomis.

  • Nokomis has plenty of accommodations nearby including resorts, hotels, AirBnBs and other vacation rentals though most accommodation is away from the beachfront but within a few minutes walk (or ride)


Beach Location

  • 100 Casey Key Road
    Nokomis, FL 34275


  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Park GPS Coordinates

  • Lattidude: 27.124401400027818
  • Longitude: -82.47130362390386

Nokomis Beach Map

Located in Casey Key bordering Sarasota and Venice. This beautiful, quieter beach has free parking nearby and a boardwalk. Beach access is easy and families can come for the picnic spots along with a free sand volleyball court. There are plenty of places to stay nearby. Located on Casey Key, follow Albee Road over the drawbridge to the beach.

Nokomis Beach Equipment Rentals

Visits to the beach can be fun but also difficult because there is a need to grab equipment to enjoy the beach or just get around. To have fun and relax, leave it to the pros. Check out some essential things to pick up around Nokomis Beach:

  • Grab some food and drinks from a concession stand open nearby. Menu includes sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream and more. Free parking available along with picnic tables and restrooms. 
  • Lifeguards on duty year round
  • Pick up a beach wheelchair at no cost with transportation from parking areas to the shore
  • Beach toys, rafts, and other items are available for purchase
  • Scooters and bikes make it a fun trip to the beach. Several companies provide two-wheeled cruisers, e-bikes, and trailers to carry smaller children
  • Check out watercraft like kayaks and canoes to launch nearby from local shops who will drop and pick up for customers

The Jetty

  • Fishing: visitors come for some of the best fishing in the area. Consider a charter boat, renting a boat, or visit North Jetty Park and fish solo. The long, rock-lined North Jetty is great for anglers to grab some snapper, tarpon, and snook among others. North Jetty Fish Camp sells tackle, bait, and other things fishermen need. Be aware of fishing regulations and purchase a license to fish for a little bit of money and a lot of fun
  • Go hunting with family or friends for shark’s teeth found washed up on the beach. These ancient treasures make a fun take-home gift

Photo Credit: (Joanie Lucy)

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

The Nokomis Beach Drum Circle happens near the lifeguard tower every Wednesday and Saturday night. Times vary but plan to arrive around 6 p.m. to hang out and watch the sunset and listen (or participate) in the drumming. A family-friendly event lasting an hour. Watch dancers or join in the fun

Nokomis Beach FAQ

A: Nokomis Public Beach is north of Venice. Parking is freely available and easily accessible. High season can limit spots so arrive early. The walk to the beach is short and sweet.

A: There are two snack bars that sell beer and wine and people can bring drinks on the beach.

A: This family-friendly event is a tradition at Nokomis Beach. Come the first Friday of each month during the season to watch. Drums, dancing, and a fun, relaxing evening will happen right on the sand late evening.