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Great place fora sunset walk

Typical pier. Lots of smiling people and fishermen. Reminds of the old times. The sunsets are... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Ken D
Oakville, Canada
Go During “Off-Times”

This is a beautiful large walking/fishing pier right next to Sharky’s restaurant. Because of this... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Debra B
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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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...more
1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
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All reviews fishing pier bait shop great place nice walk catching fish watch the sunset beautiful sunset t shirts fun to watch gulf of mexico red tide plenty of parking free parking shark teeth dolphins stroll sharkeys
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Typical pier. Lots of smiling people and fishermen. Reminds of the old times. The sunsets are brilliant.

1  Thank Ken D
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful large walking/fishing pier right next to Sharky’s restaurant. Because of this lunch and dinner times were very crowded with people waiting for reservations! Opt for early morning or late afternoon. Local and tourist fisherman hauled in ladyfish while we were there!...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Whether you're an avid fisherman or just looking for a stroll down the pier to enjoy the dolphins, you must spend a few minutes if you're at the beach or Sharky's/Fins.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Venice pier is very busy and a great place to fish from but if you want to eat at sharkeys get there early and wait it is always busy

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We didn't fish, but it was fun to watch the fishermen pulling in small sharks, Pompano, and other varieties. We also saw Dolphins playing several hundred yards off the pier.

Thank sxmhawk
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to go fishing. There is a little building on the pier where you can rent a rod and buy some bait. There are also stations with water to clean fish. Great little setup. Saw some dolphins swimming around from the pier.

Thank Rose A
Reviewed 8 April 2018

These sorts of locations are naturally dependent on the weather, and with a cold March this year, this rather windy spot was not at its greatest. The views are good though, with the ocean opening up to one direction, and the city of Los Angeles...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach kept the kids busy the whole time with walking at the pier to see the dolphins to hunting for shark teeth 15 total they found and also being able to go get frozen drinks for them and us...another positive was plenty of parking...More

Thank ahskak28
Reviewed 5 April 2018

While visiting in March of 2018 for Spring break we were able to enjoy the experience the pier had to offer. It was fun for our entire family and the kids were even able to see the dolphins. If in the area, it is free...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Always a great place to be and to go the view the people the animals the birds you name it serenity here is the place to be if you want to have your time in paradise sunshine turquoise water good food

Thank Maggie N
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Ryan M
22 May 2018|
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Response from amarion3 | Reviewed this property |
You are able to rent gear on the pier but depending on how much fishing/how many days/people you may want to bring your own. I also felt like bait prices were a bit high.
27 July 2017|
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Response from seancQ5943NN | Reviewed this property |
No but you can see the dog beach from the pier so it’s close by
marjorie f
4 November 2016|
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Response from seancQ5943NN | Reviewed this property |
There are charters that leave close to the Venice jetty but if you don’t catch anything you can go to the crows nest at eat there