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a must visit

stop at Sharkys then walk out the pier and enjoy the sunset

Reviewed 1 April 2012
Ralph K
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Fishing all day and night

I've been on the pier all thru the year and at different hours of the day and night. Venice Fishing... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2012
Venice, 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...more
1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

stop at Sharkys then walk out the pier and enjoy the sunset

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I've been on the pier all thru the year and at different hours of the day and night. Venice Fishing Pier is open 24/7. The bait shop is open 8am to 8pm. Later during the summer. Pier is 60' high on new cement pilings. The...More

Thank 2CaribTravelers
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Was an excellent to watch fishermen/women. Watching birds was exciting with a variety of kinds of birds. Watching boaters was also fun.

Thank FranApltauer
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Wow, believe it or not this pier is free! It's free for the walker and for the individual who is fishing! There is a nice bait shop on the pier. Plenty of parking and the parking is free. The pier has fish cleaning areas with...More

Thank midkkingston
Reviewed 19 March 2012

This is a typical fishing pier that was quite busy on the day we visited. It was interesting to walk to the end and watch the people fishing but that was about it. I suppose that, if you fish, it might have been more interesting.

Thank David W
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Wonderful facility but a little too invaded with people who appear to live there. It's worth visiting once in a while.

Thank Theron C
Reviewed 13 March 2012

The setting is classic. The long, wide pier extending due west out into the Gulf of Mexico. People fishing with their lines dangling far below the walkway. Others simply strolling for the pleasure of it, perhaps after having had dinner at Sharkeys Restaurant near the...More

Thank troutbeckangler
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Well, maybe if it's cold and windy!!! Otherwise, fun place to walk before a visit to Sharkey's!!

Thank BeverlyMA
Reviewed 10 March 2012

If you like to watch people fishing, cleaning their catch & hungry seagulls waiting for leftovers, you might enjoy this.

1  Thank bearded_bard
Reviewed 8 March 2012

A bit stuffy if you know what I mean--head on over to the North Jetty across the way. There you will feel welcome, down to earth and in the company of friends. I have heard people say that the North Jetty is a bit rough...More

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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