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Just south of Sarasota, in Sarasota County, Nokomis is a thriving gulf side community with good schools, friendly people, and homes and condos. North of Venice and south of Osprey, this beautiful town on the Gulf of Mexico includes Nokomis Beach, at the south end of exclusive Casey Key. In addition to the attractions in nearby Sarasota, Nokomis offers lovely Gulf beaches and prime fishing.
Nokomis has 14 miles of white sandy beach! The Nokomis Beach and Park is comprised of 22 acres with 1,700 feet running alongside the Gulf of Mexico, and 3,200 feet along the Intra-coastal Waterway. This area is known for its stunning white sand beaches that are ideal for shelling and beachcombing. All types of other beach activities are available such as swimming, diving, fishing and boating. Nokomis Beach has lifeguards, free parking, concessions, restrooms and picnic tables
Nokomis is a small town of roughly two square miles, located on Dona Bay just north of Venice and 15 miles south of Sarasota. Homes in Nokomis range from moderately priced single-family houses to waterfront condominiums and million dollar bay front homes. The population of Nokomis is roughly 4,000 year-round residents, with a median age of 46. A unique and thriving community, Nokomis is just far enough off the beaten path to give you the kind of privacy in paradise you want without sacrificing big city comforts.
Part of Sarasota County, Nokomis is rich in local history and modern day conveniences. The town of Nokomis was named after the grandmother of the famous Native American Hiawatha, and there is plenty to explore in nearby historic Venice and Osprey. Many celebrities and famous people call this area home in the winter months, and with beautiful weather year round and gorgeous Gulf sunsets, why wouldn't they?
Nokomis is also home to Sarasota County's oldest beach, Nokomis Beach, located on Casey Key, which offers free parking, picnic areas, boat ramps, volleyball courts, restrooms and 20 acres of beautiful sand dunes and sparkling Gulf waters. Here you can enjoy all that Southwest Florida's Gulf coast has to offer from swimming and shelling to boating, wind surfing, diving, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, picnics, strolling on the beach or just soaking up some rays. Nokomis is a boaters' paradise, with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, which is teeming with sports fishing opportunities.
Not just the home of the rich and famous, Nokomis is the perfect place for young families, retirees and winter residents alike. Conveniently located near I-75, it is easy to get from Nokomis to larger cities like Fort Myers and Tampa, where you can find major airports, sporting events, theme parks, performing art centers and more. However, nearby Venice and Sarasota have all that residents could ever need. Shopping, golfing, fine dining, entertainment, great schools, parks, hospitals, houses of worship and more are abundant in this ever growing area.
Whether you are looking for a secluded beach front property or a beautiful home in a gated community, Nokomis may have just what you have been searching for. There are prestigious gated waterfront communities such as Shakett Creek Pointe which offers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Waterfront homes are abundant in Nokomis, with a number of canals which access Dona Bay, Roberts Bay, and Lyons Bay and of course, the Gulf of Mexico. Many of the waterfront homes in Nokomis are more moderately priced than those in nearby Sarasota. Unlike Sarasota, Nokomis also has a few scattered parcels of land that may be developed on where you can build your next waterfront dream home.