White sandy beaches have become the U.S. ideal - the sand twinkling in the Florida Sunshine; those stunning turquoise waves meeting the shimmering shoreline are nothing short of spectacular. If you're looking to satisfy some serious wanderlust - Venice Beach Florida's black sand will whisk you away to Greece!\nAcross the ocean in Santorini Greece, you'll find the most exotic beach fronts in the entire world. While we usually think of the purest white sugar sands against the most perfect hue of blue as the ideal of beauty when it comes to beaches; however, Santorini has proven that black sands are just as breath-taking with the stark contrast dark to light contrast - and maybe even more so depending on who you ask.\nBut traveling abroad to Santorini will run you a pretty penny. If you were to book a flight tomorrow it's run you $2,239 round trip, not even factoring in your lodging and transportation costs for a stay.\nIf you've never seen Santorini before, you've missed out on an AMAZING view. Luckily, you don't have to spend all that money to get a taste of exotic views like that. Florida's Venice Beach gives views that rival those of Santorini all on U.S. soil.\nYou can see a few shots from Venice Beach below. In one photo you can even see where the white sand meets the black sand near the water's edge.\nView this post on Instagram Fun Fact: @rachel.irodenko and I stopped at like 5 different beaches yesterday🌊🌴 . . . . . . . #beach #ocean #beachez4dayz #photography #photoshoot #beachphotoshoot #iphonecamera #venice #venicebeach #venicebeachflorida #thriving #florida #dramatic #oceanbreeze A post shared by Jules✨ (@juliannayashin13) on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:38pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful beach day☀️#venicebeachflorida A post shared by Jane Loper (@jane_loper_4) on May 10, 2019 at 7:59pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Our view for the week! 🌞🌴 #venicebeachflorida #sharkysonthepier #blue #honeymooning A post shared by Brittany Mae Barrett🌙🔆 (@brittany123abc) on Jun 2, 2019 at 2:45pm PDT\nWhen you get down close on the sand, you can see that it's marbled in with the typical white sand we already know and love. Venice Beach's black sand may just be the new bae - whisking us away over the sea to Santorini, Greece.\nIt's even known as 'The Sharktooth Capitol of the World' for those who love hunting for a souvenir to take home. It's' also a hotspot for sea turtle nesting; one visitor said they'd never seen so many in one place before!\nView this post on Instagram #gulfofmexico #greenandblue #beach #summer #venicebeach #venicebeachflorida #florida #usa A post shared by Hendrik Helwig (@hendrik.helwig) on May 29, 2019 at 12:23pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Successful day #venicebeach #sharkweek #sharktoothcapitol A post shared by Kim Gaesser (@kimstagram_13) on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:36pm PDT\nWe're clearing our weekend schedule; If you need a mini Greecian vibe vacation without ever leaving the Sunshine State, Venice Beach Florida will be your ultimate escape.\nVenice Beach\nAddress: Venice Beach, Venice, FL 34285\nHours: 24 hours - many come watch the moon and stars at night\nWhy you need to go: The tropical feel of Florida you know and love, with the wanderlust feel of seeing the black sands on the Island Santorini in Greece. A wanderlust escape without ever leaving the Sunshine State.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and wildlife.