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Merry Pier

Address: 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Saint Pete Beach, FL
Phone Number: 727.360.1400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historic fishing pier with bait and tackle shop, fishing charters, island excursion charters and...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Historic fishing pier with bait and tackle shop, fishing charters, island excursion charters and fresh seafood for sale. Bike and rod rentals.

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Tampa FL
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On the inter-coastal, mostly a bait shop, sodas, t-shirts, rent a bike, or go fishing. Been around a while.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Best place to catch any kind of boat or fish from the pier. I did appreciate the indulgent manner of the proprietor when suppling the novice fishermen. We took the Shell Key tour from here, watched the people and birds that hang around. Worth a visit if any of those things are on your agenda.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Being from New England, I really enjoyed viewing the Christmas decorations in SHORTS rather than 10 layers of clothing! The boats at the Pier were decorated and brightly lit. A welcome change from snowy cold weather!

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Honey Harbour, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very friendly community! Bait shop had fresh coffee and tea for sale at a resonable price. Support local firefighters by buying hot dogs and hamburgers.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1,003 reviews 1,003 reviews
787 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Being from Nebraska we don't have a lot of piers so when I see a nice long one with a lot of people on it I get really interested. This one was good.

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Plant City, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The pier is in a good location for fishing or just viewing and people seemed to enjoy that. The man who seems to be the caretaker was qite nice. Our problem was in trying to book a sunset cruise. We failed twice because there were never enough other people to make it worth their while so we never got to... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

be sure to visit merry pier. they sell an awesome smoked fish dip and offer fishing charters & a shell seekers trip as well. you are apt to see pelicans & other indigenous birds hanging out on the docks of merry pier.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

At Merry Pier, you can take a boat ride to Shell Key; they come back for you 2 hours later (or you can stay longer and catch a later ride back.) They provide umbrellas and a string bag to collect the shells. What I did not expect was the excellent commentary provided by the Guide on the boat. She knew... More 

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were here for the trip to shell key island. the boat captain was awesome! We got to see dolphins on our boat ride to the island. Great Place!

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St Petersburg, Fl
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Renewed several years back, Merry Pier offers a great place to catch the ferry, spend a few minutes after dinner on Pass-a-Grill or start the Christmas lights tour.

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