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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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Fished here today without a bite,,,we spoke to the guy on the pier shop who told us they had experienced a lot of fish kill with the red tide....but hey we fished anyway and just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Stevensville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk & view is nice especially at sunset. Crowds vary throughout the day & there is a little outpost on the pier for bait & provisions.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fished here today without a bite,,,we spoke to the guy on the pier shop who told us they had experienced a lot of fish kill with the red tide....but hey we fished anyway and just people watched. Parking is free you access thro the beach restaurant which looked a bit commercial for my liking and looking at menus very expensive... More 

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Louisa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While staying in Venice, we never miss an opportunity to walk out on the Venice Fishing Pier. It has a sweeping view of the beach and the Gulf. Great sunset spot, too.

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South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The venice pier is a very long pier and fun to walk across at any time of the year. You can see many people surf fishing who are always tell you their fish stories! When I walk out there in the brilliant sunshine, the aquamarine water smiling at me as it is gently kisses the shore makes me want to... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pier is located directly in front of Sharkeys. There is always room to enjoy the warm ocean breeze, taste the salt on your lips and occasionally watch the dolphins play as the sun sets. Lots of people fishing and more importantly catching fish from the end of the pier.

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Detroiter in Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the pier on an unseasonably cold morning. Parking was free and plentiful. We saw a few fishermen and talked with them about what they were catching. They said unfortunately there was a red tide recently that killed off a lot of the catch. The pier is nice and wide, nice views of the ocean and beach. Would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No license needed to fish from the pier. and bait is available from Papa's bait shop on th pier. Spotted schools of sting rays on my last visit. Did not catch anything but others around me were catching mullets, mangrove snappers and jack crevalles.

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Keszthely, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Realy,- I came here with my Lady at least five New Years eve.When other people are going out because of the gale force wind I come to make pictures and or just watching the sea.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While at Sharky 's, take a walk on the pier, chat with the fishermen and local birds. Good beach views. After all this is Venice Beach

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun and sun. Beach volleyball, fishing, bate shop, gifts,refreshments and restaurants. Fabulous views all day and especially for sunsets. Great for sunbathers, kids or fishing. Tiki type bar, music and a whole lot of fun.

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