Beste Strände von SW Florida: Stump Pass Beach Englewood


In diesen Strand kann man sich verlieben. Stump Pass Beach State Park liegt auf dem Manasota Key, etwa 20 Minuten südlich Ihres Ferienhauses Villa Happy Gator. Planen Sie einen ganzen Tag ein, denn hier kann man Strand und Natur in vollen Zügen genießen.

Der State Park ist sehr gepflegt, es gibt ausreichend Parkplätze, Sanitäranlagen, Duschgelegenheiten und Pavillons zum Grillen.

Entdecken Sie den Park am besten zu Fuß. Zahlreiche kleine Wege und Holzstege führen bis zum Ende des Parks an der Südspitze des Manasota Keys. Je weiter Sie sich vom Parkplatz entfernen, desto menschenleerer wird der Strand. Achten Sie auf die zahlreichen Buchten. Vielleicht haben Sie Glück und sehen Manatees oder ein paar Delfine, die gerne vor der Küste spielen. Von Mai bis Oktober treffen Sie auch auf Nester von Meeresschildkröten, die von den Tierschützern stets gut sichtbar gekennzeichnet werden.

Wer Lust hat, kann sich Kajaks mieten oder auch mit einem Stand-up Paddleboard die Gegend erkunden. Infos bei

Für Infos zum State Park gehen Sie auf die offizielle Seite von

Herzlichen Dank an das Team von blog.florida-inside für die Inspiration und die Fotos.


Trail-Stump-Pass Beach


Gold Rush BBQ – „THE“ BBQ In Venice

Gold Rush BBQ – „THE“ BBQ In Venice


Gold Rush BBQ is an award winning family owned and operated restaurant. The welcoming atmosphere in gold mining theme, nice selection of Beer, Wine, Sangria and our famous Sweet Tea and of course the excellent variety of dry rubbed, hickory smoked and gluten free, Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, great sandwiches, burgers, steaks and fresh seafood make the one of the top addresses in Venice for the whole family.

Gold Rush BBQ is located 661 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, FL 34285. Call for reservation (941) 483-3137.

Beach Bar And Restaurant – Sharky’s is THE Place in Venice

Sharkys Beach Bar in Venice

Sharky’s is a great beach bar and restaurant directly at Venice Beach. They offer all sorts of drinks and great food. Enjoy the sunsets and have fun. The location is simply unbeatable.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a local Florida Cracker, visiting grandma or grandpa, or just vacationing in Venice, FL…this is the perfect place for you!

For directions, menu and events go to their website

You love beach bars? Then have a look at our recommendations: 10 Great Beach Bars around Venice!


Why I Love Venice Florida

Caspersen Beach Venice Florida

Are you looking for a new favorite place? Visit us in Venice!

„Just south of Sarasota along Florida’s white-sanded Gulf Coast, Venice offers 14 miles of beaches from Casey Key to Manasota Key and plenty of recreational opportunities, including swimming, sunbathing, fishing and boating.“ (Visit Florida)

Watch this Video Clip from „Visit Florida“. VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, serves as Florida’s official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe.

Our Piece of Paradise in South Venice – The „Private Beach“

Villa Happy Gator - Private Beach

Come and visit our piece of paradise! 3 miles of pristine beaches, natural landscape, and quiet surroundings are waiting for you. Take a walk along the beach shoreline, look for some shells or find some of the world famous fossil shark teeth. Refresh yourself in the clear blue ocean, maybe do some snorkeling or paddling or simply sit at the beach and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this unspoilt piece of nature.

It is a great feeling. Once you walk across the boardwalk from the ferry dock to the „private beach“, you are in a different world.

The pass for the private ferry, that starts only 3 minutes away from your vacation home, is provided for free to our guests.

Read more about our „Private Beach„.

Do You Like Farmer’s Markets? Visit Venice Florida!


Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer’s Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. Get the best fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables directly from the Venice area farms.

Located at 200 W Tampa Ave Venice, FL
8 – 12 am each Saturday
Parking is free


Created by Birgit

Historic Village of Boca Grande has natural beauty and Old Florida charm

Boca Grande Florida


How about a trip into the Florida of yesteryear? Cross the 3 bridges of the Boca Grande Causeway, just 30 minutes south of Villa Happy Gator and step into a piece of paradise. A historic district with charming old houses, a lighthouse with a small museum and miles of pristine beaches will make your trip unforgettable. Read more here.

Boca Gande Lighthouse

Über Boca Grande und Gasparilla Island lesen Sie hier.

Created by Birgit

Alligator Creek Trail in Venice – perfect for an afternoon walk

Alligator Creek Trail in Venice – perfect for an afternoon walk

This beautiful trail starting at Woodmere Park in Venice is a hidden gem. Enjoy the silence and solitude when walking along the creek surrounded by lush vegetation. I love the afternoon hours when the trail itself is getting shady and the colors intense.


Created by Birgit

Healthy Eating in Venice

Healthy Eating in Venice

When you look for a place to eat healthy and declicious, check Café Evergreen in Nokomis just North of Venice.

Their personal philosophy is to be a leader in healthy foods and drinks that are fresh, great tasting and unique. They take things that people like and give them a healthier option while all the time maintaining quality and great taste… some examples – people love French fries, their healthy version is baked sweet potato fries.

Their food at the café is more vibrant and colorful because it is FRESH! When you use fresh ingredients there is always a taste difference!

Created by Birgit