With its gently sloping sands, this island's geographic features contribute to the area's excellent fishing, as well as its reputation as one of the best and quietest beaches in the world. The intracoastal waterway is literally your backyard, with bayside deep water boat docks that allow easy access to the gulf. Nokomis Beach on the south end covers 20 acres of prime fishing area and it offers a public boat ramp to get you out in the middle of the action. Shoreside activities on Casey Key include shark tooth hunting, shell collecting, and simply soaking up the sun and scenery. Casey Key is simply the best of Sarasota county and is home to celebrities such as Rosie O'donnell and Stephen King.
- Close proximity to Tampa and Orlando theme parks including: Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Universal Studios.
- Our beach touches World Famous Siesta Key
- St Armands Circle offers amazing upscale shopping in Sarasota
- Local shopping and souvenirs in nearby Venice
- Caspersen Beach (Shark Tooth Capital of the World!)
- The John and Mable Ringling Museum
- Ca’D'Zan & Circus Museum
- Van Wezel Center for the Performing Arts and Asolo Theatre
- Mote Marine Aquarium
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
- Warm Mineral Springs
- Dolphin Watching right outside your door
- Seashell Collecting, Florida’s best wash up daily
- Casey Key / Nokomis Beach Drum Circle
- Golf and Tennis nearby
- Adventure course with ziplines
- Boat Rentals & fishing jetty nearby
- Great restaurants and waterfront dining
- Oscar Scherer and Myakka State Parks within minutes
Visit the Sarasota County Visitors Bureau for more area info.
The drum circle takes place on Casey Key Public Beach, Nokomis, Florida. Starts about an hour before sundown every Wednesday and Saturday. Depending on the weather, the drum circle draws quite a crowd. Everyone is welcome.
Come see the sea turtles hatch May through October. Read more >
Annual Shark's Tooth Festival
The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils. More than 100 artists from around the State market their original work. Food vendors serve up delicious dishes from seafood to BBQ. Live entertainment is on stage throughout the Festival. Children are entertained with such events as the Sharks Tooth Scramble and Mote Marine’s hands on exhibit. Click here for more info about the famed fossil festival!