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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Beautiful Location

Lots of people fishing off the pier. We arrived just in time to watch the sunset!! Took a nice walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
A Must Stop

Great place to just hang out & watch people. This may sound crazy but it is Free. Large parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Englewood, Florida
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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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“fishing pier” (85 reviews)
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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people fishing off the pier. We arrived just in time to watch the sunset!! Took a nice walk on the beach and saw a couple of manatees swimming around. They have public restrooms too.

1  Thank Doe1329
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to just hang out & watch people. This may sound crazy but it is Free. Large parking area. Just a good vibe to be there.

1  Thank rojoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Peter is a great place to see the sunset or watch others catch fish. The beach is beautiful too if you're looking to take a swim.

Thank FloridaNYSP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place! We ate at the restaurant on the pier then took a stroll. It is geared towards fishing (there are rod rentals, fish cleaning stations and line disposal canisters), but it is still a nice place for a walk. We saw tons...More

Thank LostGator09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A basic pier without being over commercialised.... nice for fishing... we spotted a couple of big rays dancing about in the water

Thank maddernfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most piers we have been to have charged a fee to walk on, let alone fish. This pier is free. It starts at Sharky's Restaurant (also connected to Fin's - a little more upscale version) and protrudes into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Fishing off...More

Thank kathrynr837
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a walk to the end of the pier after breakfast and enjoyed the views and the fishermen angling for tarpon and sharks. Wish we could have seen the sunset from this location.

Thank Heizzoli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether into fishing or not, nice place to visit. You can rent poles, buy bait if wanting to fish. We saw lots of fish being caught. Nice to just walk, with plenty of benches for resting and enjoying the view.

Thank Gloria J
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Venice Fishing Pier is a great place to walk on, I don't fish, but the scenery out over the Gulf of Mexico is gorgeous, and the view up and down the beach is incredible! I especially love to take sunset photos, then send them...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very nice view of the Gulf. Very crowded in season. Prices reasonable on the first level. Very good wait staff.

Thank Richard K
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.01 km away
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1.15 km away
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Questions & Answers
28 July 2017|
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Response from Judith L | Reviewed this property |
No, dogs are not allowed on the Pier, but there is a dog park just south of the Pier, also on the Gulf of Mexico.
marjorie f
5 November 2016|
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Response from fog49 | Reviewed this property |
There are charters that leave from the Venice Jetty, about 4 miles north of the pier and other that leave from the marina in Osprey. Also about 15 miles south at Englewood and a bit further south from Stump Pass. Google... More