Nokomis Beach, at the southern tip of the long barrier island named Casey Key, north of North Jetty and Casey’s Pass (the inlet to Roberts Bay; map), is just to the north of Venice Florida in the neighboring city of Nokomis.
If it weren’t for the inlet named Casey’s Pass and its North and South jetties, Nokomis Beach would be the northern continuation of Venice Beach.
Because Casey’s Pass interrupts the beach, you must drive north from Venice on the Tamiami Trail (US 41) to Albee Road and turn left (west) to reach Casey Key. Go south on Casey Key Road to reach the North Jetty beach facilities (map).
Nokomis Beach Park offers restrooms, a boat ramp and dock on the bay side of the island, canoe & kayak launch, picnic shelters, a playground, and a volleyball court.
At the very southern end, North Jetty of Casey’s Pass is great for fishing, and the trees here are often well populated with pelicans and other birds.
Two restaurants, the North Jetty Tap & Grill and the North Jetty Fish Camp and Beach are here for those without their own picnic supplies.
Nokomis Beach is locally famous for the come-one, come-all drum circle held most Saturday evenings. Bring any musical instrument (especially a rhythm instrument), or just your voice, or just your ears, and enjoy the friendly, free-wheeling musical mood.
Whether you drum or not, Nokomis Beach is a fine place to enjoy the spectacular sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico.