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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
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Lots of fish and dolphins too

You can rent poles and fish. Saw a man catch a small shark. Dolphins were putting on a show along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saratoga Springs, New York

Excellent area and the Sharky’s restaurant is delicious with very friendly staff - would recommend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Talisa J
via mobile
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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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  • Average8%
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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can rent poles and fish. Saw a man catch a small shark. Dolphins were putting on a show along side the pier. Many families were there fishing.

Thank 4StarDave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent area and the Sharky’s restaurant is delicious with very friendly staff - would recommend highly!

Thank Talisa J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place. The view at sunset is stunning and beach is wide, clean and not crowded. People enjoy fishing from the pier and the birds love helping them dispose of excess bait and some caught fish.

Thank stylusx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pier is off a beatiful wide beach on the Gulf of Mexico. If you like piers, this is the place. I am not sure about the fishing rules, but it seems like a great place for catching a few. When we were there, no...More

1  Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Venice Fishing Pier is connected to Sharkey's restaurants. The pier itself has been there for years. The fishermen love it and those of us who don't fish just enjoy walking out on it, it is quite long. It just had some minor damage from Hurricane...More

Thank bal1015
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The pier is open and many people were enjoying fishing on Halloween day. You can grab a bite to eat or a cocktail at Sharky's right at the entrance to the pier. There is a great beach there and on the pier you can rent...More

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It's a pier, people.. Not even one with a bar or restaurant at the end. Just filthy wooden rails and benches.

Thank krmerch
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Visited the pier last week. City of Venice reopened the pier with limited hours. It opens at dawn and closes at sunset.

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This pier is fantastic. All kinds of fish,rays and even sharks. I saw a fisherman pull a shark on the pier. The wild life here in florida i amazing. I would definitely tell everyone about this place.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Making memories with friends from out of town who have never been to Venice nor have experienced sifting for shark teeth. After a day at the beach,we went to Sharky’s for lunch and were hoping to stroll the pier. Due to the recent impact of...More

1  Thank solofishergal
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Questions & Answers
27 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
4 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