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Venice Fishing Pier

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Address: 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Venice Fishing Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice Island, FL 34285. OPEN...

Venice Fishing Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice Island, FL 34285. OPEN DAILY. Fishing License is NOT Required. The Venice Fishing Pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island of Venice, and is owned by the City of Venice. The 700-foot Pier is a great location for fishing and to end the day watching a beautiful sunset. Connected to Sharky's on the Pier, the only beachfront restaurant in the Venice area, the Pier offers Papa's Bait Shop, with live & frozen bait, coffee, treats, jackets, shirts, and more. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, and public restrooms with showers. Open at all times. There is no fee to access the Pier and avid and amateur fisherman of all ages can fish from the Pier without a fishing license.

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Were here when the Sum was down, rented a Florida snowboard shovel and had the time of our lives looking for sharkteeth. Great fun Go fot papa.s bait and snackshop, super

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Were here when the Sum was down, rented a Florida snowboard shovel and had the time of our lives looking for sharkteeth. Great fun Go fot papa.s bait and snackshop, super

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful sunsets, lots of wild life and a place you shouldn't miss when you are in Venice, Florida. Fishing is absolutely amazing, sharks, manta rays, snook, pompano, red drum, sheepshead, trout and flounder. No cost to go on pier. Beach great.

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Venice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to love about Venice Pier. Your can fish with no Florida license, bait shop right on the pier, beautiful view of the gulf. Great people watching too. Did I mention free parking and beach access. Please know the regulations on which fish are in season and what toy must catch and release. No license is required but the... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am an amateur photographer, and my husband and I went to the pier to watch the sunset and photograph it. It was a popular spot to do that, as many people were doing the same. It is hard to beat a Gulf Coast sunset, and this is a great spot to watch it.

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Thank Celticmood
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant on the pier is Sharky's. Be aware. I ate there once with my brother and his wife and found fishing line in my food. Not a small amount. A year or so later, I took a date there. We ordered drinks and then long after those were gone, we were ignored for exactly 47 minutes. Due to that,... More 

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Thank Ri B
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! Have been there so many times. Never disappoints. Have been going there for 20 years. Beach is unguarded yet so beautiful. And Sharkey's is next door. Cant go wrong there. Food and drinks are wonderful.!

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Thank dkeyso
Estes Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Venice Fishing Pier! It's a breezy walk on a nicely built pier that stretches out into the Gulf of Mexico. On either side is beach & behind are two good restaurants. There are birds galore & you can see fish swimming in the water. There are also fisherpeople & fish cleaning stations, so you have to be... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pier is gorgeous you can walk for a while At the the Beautiful Gulf of Mexico you see dolphins Sea turtles its a great place for fishing there's a small store on the pier for drinks and munchies Plus fishing stuff tee shirts over all a fun day after Walking the pier go enjoy a fun day on beach

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Thank Gto1968
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Beautiful you walk up On the pier and the Gulf of Mexico What a view there's a little refreshment store that sells sodas Coffee you can tshirts fishing stuff Great place

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Thank Grace M
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant, calm, restful, evening stroll along Venice Fishing Pier. Setting sun draws many visitors viewing golden reds among reflecting multi- hued blues. Folk tend to walk slowly, quietly viewing fish and birds. Get your camera ready. Repeats necessary whenever in area.

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