Nokomis and Casey Key

Nokomis and Casey Key

Nokomis and Casey Key are along the Gulf Coast of Florida about halfway between Tampa and Fort Myers.

Bordered by the beautiful cities of Sarasota and Venice, this area is justifiably known for its fantastic location, unique restaurants and beautiful residential areas. In addition to the attractions in nearby bustling Sarasota to the north and historical Venice to the south, Nokomis and Casey Key offer lovely Gulf beaches and fishing for visitors, as well as its boat launch ramp and miles of beautiful shoreline.

They offer not one, but two public beaches: Nokomis Beach and North Jetty Beach.

Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County’s oldest beach and it is the closest beach to Route 75 in Sarasota County. This is a family oriented beach with beach showers, restrooms and picnic tables. A community event, known as Nokomis Drum Circle happens on this beach every Wednesday and Saturday evening. It starts about an hour before sunset… bring your lawn chairs, dinner, drinks and enjoy watching (or joining!) the drummers, dancers, hula hoopers and more.

North Jetty Nokomis
Looking north over the South Jetty (Venice) and North Jetty (Nokomis) to Casey Key

About 3/4 mile south is North Jetty Beach, which borders the channel of water between the South and North Jetty that connects the Inter-Coastal Waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an excellent place to watch boats (from kayaks to fishing boats to sailboats and yachts). There’s also many fish in the area making it a great spot for fishermen and also seeing dolphins is a regular occurrence. It’s a popular place at sunset.

These two beaches lie at the south end of exclusive Casey Key (a barrier island west of Nokomis) which is known for its outstanding homes with gorgeous Gulf and/or Inter-Coastal water views. The video below gives you a glimpse of its beauty.