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Islandwalk at the West Villages is a gated community in which the homes are located around a large lake. The community contains many opportunities for recreation all surrounding a lavish clubhouse. There are miles of walking trails through a lovely park-like setting. In addition to tennis courts, there are bocce ball courts, a tropical resort pool, and a separate lap style pool. A fitness center, movement studio, and activity room are located in the clubhouse. There is also a full-time activities director on-site. But, there are many more amenities in the area surrounding the community. Read more about Islandwalk.
Islandwalk is conveniently located off U.S. 41, about 10 miles from downtown Venice and the beaches. A popular spot is Caspersen Beach, well known as an excellent location to find prehistoric sharks' teeth. But, Caspersen Beach also contains many nature trails taking visitors through freshwater and saltwater marshes, through areas of mangroves, and the tidal flats. If you enjoy fishing, the Venice Fishing pier is the place to go. This 700-foot long pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island. The Pier offers fishing without a license and you can get your bait right there.
Venice offers many opportunities for the more adventurous. A number of charter fishing organizations make their home in Venice so one can enjoy the thrill of deep-sea fishing. For underwater fun, take advantage of the scuba and snorkeling charters.
For an evening of food and entertainment, have dinner at one of Venice's many restaurants. There are restaurants to appeal to any taste. Whether you prefer seafood, burgers, pizza, or sushi, you will find a great meal. After dinner, you can catch a concert or show at the Venice Theater. Then follow up with a nightcap at one of the many intimate restaurants that are open late at night. Many of these late night venues offer entertainment.
Downtown Venice is also home to a variety of small shops. Here you can find gourmet food, unique clothing, wine, gifts, and home décor.
All the amenities of Venice are just about 20 minutes away from your home in Islandwalk. So, when you want a change from the resort-like atmosphere in your community, you will find much to do in this island town.
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