Climate & Seasons

Winter Venice

Venice Fishing Pier Beach in February.
Seagulls on Venice Fishing Pier beach, Venice Florida.
The beach can get crowded…

Winter Venice, from mid-December through April, is a bustling Florida Gulf Coast resort city, with a busier pace, lots of less-familiar people with northern accents, and busy traffic. Half the cars have non-Florida license plates, with lots from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, eastern Canada, and a fw brave souls from Texas. 

Days are shorter (but an hour or so longer than the days “up north”), with mild to warm temperatures broken by the occasional cold snap when nighttime temperatures can descend to the 40s F (4 to 9°C) and—rarely— to freezing (32°F/0°C).

The Gulf sea water is cool, from refreshing to chilly. Beaches are more crowded, but if you walk for ten minutes from the beach access point you’ll easily escape the crowds.

Shops are busy, you need reservations at restaurants (if they take them), and the Venice Fishing PierNorth Jetty and South Jetty are well populated with people fishing.

December is an anomaly, with some visitors coming, but lots of year-round residents flying north to spend the holidays with relatives and friends.

Vacation rentals are most expensive in February and March, they can be somewhat less expensive in January and April, and prices drop substantially between May and December. Here’s more information on Venice lodgings.

Summer Venice

Caspersen Beach off-season, Venice Florida
Caspersen Beach off-season, Venice Florida

From June through October, Venice is a small, pleasant Florida Gulf Coast city with an easy pace, friendly people, and quiet traffic. Days are long, temperatures are tropical, the sun is hot, the Gulf sea water is as warm as your bath and great for swimming. Beaches are uncrowded.

In fact, everything’s uncrowded. It’s a great time to visit if you want summer beach fun, sun, sand and sea.

It’s easy to get times with doctors, repair staff, beauty salons and other services. Evenings are mild and pleasant because of the sea breezes.

May & November

May & November? Venice is yours…
Family on the beach beneath palm trees, Venice Florida.

May and November are somewhere in between. Snowbirds (northerners come south to escape winter) who have come to visit relatives and friends for Thanksgiving may stay into the holidays for a Florida vacation. A lot more come south after northern hunting season ends. Snowbirds who have not returned to their homes up north for Easter may stay into May.