Gulf Shore Boulevard North, both the street and the neighborhood in Park Shore, is surrounded by pristine beaches to the west and Venetian Bay to the east. This neighborhood was developed by the Lutgert family, which drew inspiration from Venice, with its cleverly crafted waterway design and architectural styles. Tall luxury highrises look out onto the Gulf of Mexico and the more modest-sized ones that line Venetian Bay. Some custom-designed single-family houses and villas are clustered about. Fine boutiques and popular waterfront restaurants are centered in Venetian Village, as well as the always-crowded Ben & Jerry’s ice cream store. The neighborhood is popular with boat-owners who can maneuver under a few bridges to reach the Gulf via Doctor’s Pass.