Vilano Beach is popular with those looking for a quiet beach with few interruptions from spotting wildlife or looking for sharks' teeth. Its popularity as a surfing destination will suggest that the waves can be rough for swimming, though by no means an absolute. opening of the brand new Publix in May 2012, Vilano may be the perfect location.
The beach is coquina (crushed shell), so shoes are recommended when going for a walk. You'll have great luck looking for sharks' teeth and shells. Yet more good news: sand castles build themselves on a coquina beach.
CARS ON THE BEACH
You can have it both ways on Vilano. Cars and car parking are only allowed on the southern end of Vilano. The rest of Vilano is car-free.
SUNSET AND SPORTY HIGHLIGHTS ON THE VILANO CALENDAR
SUNSET CELEBRATION AT VILANO BEACH PIER
Live music and a farmers' market-style array of arts and crafts, set to a Vilano Beach sunset. The first Saturday of every month, from 3 p.m. through dusk.
ANNUAL VILANO BRIDGE 5K RUN AND WALK
ANNUAL FLORIDA SKIM-BOARDING PRO AM CHAMPIONSHIP