Straddling either side of Casey Key Road, at the south bridge, Nokomis Beach features 20 unspoiled acres of sea grapes and Australian pines. Offering public access to the inter-coastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, this beach supplies a boat ramp, fishing sites, a children’s playground, free parking, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables with grills and showers. Walkovers to the beach are bridged by boardwalks traversing the dunes. Spectators can observe breathtaking sunsets from gazebos and benches strategically placed along the walkway. A concession stand and bait shop can be found at nearby North Jetty Park. There is Ample Free Parking, but be forewarned, …weekends are crowded so, arrive early.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES:
Reclining, floating wheelchairs are available from lifeguards to power through deep sand and water.
The vacation rentals on Casey Key vary from “old Florida” apartment efficiencies to rental condominiums. The atmosphere is extremely casual, with dining and shopping immediately across the bridge or in Sarasota or Historic Venice. RECOMMENDED NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS: From Sarasota/Bradenton airport, go east on University Parkway to I-75. Take I-75 South to exit #200, continue on the exit ramp to US 41 South. From US 41, turn Right at the third traffic light (Albee Rd.). Continue on Albee Rd., go over the drawbridge. Nokomis Beach is straight ahead.
From I-75, take exit #195, go west on Laurel Rd. to US 41. Turn Left (south) on US 41, then turn Right at the third traffic light (Albee Rd.). Continue on Albee Rd., go over the drawbridge. Nokomis Beach is straight ahead.