“Pick Your Own” Prehistoric Shark Teeth!
Posted by Jody on August 12, 2011
I really love the Venice, Florida area. I would describe Venice as one of my absolute favorite playgrounds. There’s so much for beach lovers to do there. You can ride bikes along the Intracoastal Waterway and over to Casperson Beach. You might want to pedal to the South Jetty where you can watch splashing dolphins or take in a brilliant sunset. You can relax and enjoy lunch, with superb service, at Sharkey’s on the Pier (Greg and I are still talking about their Boathouse Salad and Holly, our amazing server!). You can swim, shell, and walk the beaches to your heart’s content. The best thing of all though, is that beachcombers can “pick your own” prehistoric shark teeth that pepper the sandy shoreline.
Located in Sarasota County, the City of Venice, Florida is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, an easy one hour drive south of Tampa. Venice doesn’t brag of sugar-white sand beaches. You won’t find dozens of name brand, highrise hotels lining the coast. And you definitely will not see a lot of flashy souvenir and t-shirt shops at the seashore. But what you most likely will find are some of the friendliest folks you’ll come across anywhere and great souvenir prehistoric shark teeth to take home with you.
Don’t think you need any fancy-schmancy equipment to collect prehistoric shark teeth. On our first visit to the area, we asked our hotel desk clerk if there was any secret to finding shark teeth at the beach. Perhaps something only the locals would know? She smiled and politely replied: “Just look down.” So, we followed her advice. How easy is that? -J-
Do you have a favorite shoreline where you find shark teeth?
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