Located at the southern end of Casey Key is North Jetty Park offering free parking, lifeguards, concessions, bait shop, volleyball courts, a playground, picnic tables, showers and restrooms. Fishermen cast their lines from the rocks, wave to passing boaters and watch dolphins cavort in the channel. Families, after a leisurely picnic in the Shade of Australian pines, head over the dunes to pitch colorful umbrellas on the sandy beach. And, bring that surf board for this is one of the better surfing spots along the Gulf Coast.
Free Parking is available, but somewhat Limited
The vacation rentals on Casey Key vary from “old Florida” apartment efficiencies to rental condominiums. The atmosphere is extremely casual with several good restaurants across the bridge. Famous for having a great shopping district, Historic Venice Florida is just south of the island. 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 and turn Left (south). North Jetty Beach is at the end of the island.
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 and turn Left (south). North Jetty Beach is at the end of the island.