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“Venice Fishing Pier Completely Over Rated !”

Venice Fishing Pier
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Simply over rated, period ! Food not good at Sharky's at the Pier. Fins is over rated as well...too expensive, food just OKAY, service leaves a lot to be desired at both places.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen W
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"fishing pier"
in 98 reviews
"bait shop"
in 42 reviews
"great place"
in 79 reviews
"nice walk"
in 29 reviews
"catching fish"
in 13 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 38 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 20 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 13 reviews
"dolphins swimming"
in 9 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 16 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 13 reviews
"red tide"
in 10 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 31 reviews
"great beach"
in 9 reviews
"stroll"
in 55 reviews
"sharkeys"
in 47 reviews
"pelicans"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

beautiful view of the Venice beach for miles. Sharkey's restaurant and rentals just outside the pier.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Babydoll2000
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Great views of and from the pier, great shark tooth hunting beneath and around the pier. Sand isn't quite the white quartz but still a nice area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jkzoo
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoy going to the pier to hang out and it’s our favorite place in Venice to watch the sunset! You always meet interesting people and the atmosphere is relaxing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tracyhellard89
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Lunch was great and you sat looking at the sea, beach with great people & birdwatching. We sat downstairs at end of season so tables for 5 was easy. Great bar food especially !

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HGKCFP
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