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Venice Fishing Pier

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Address: 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL 34285
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Description: Venice Fishing Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice Island, FL 34285. OPEN...
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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A must do when in the area.

Come down and check out the tourists and the local fisherman. Lots of pelicans to watch and maybe even see fish being caught. Pier is busy with foot traffic much of the time. Grab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Come down and check out the tourists and the local fisherman. Lots of pelicans to watch and maybe even see fish being caught. Pier is busy with foot traffic much of the time. Grab a bite or a brew at Sharkeys to top off your visit.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed seeing the pelican flying overhead, shopping at the little Papas shack on the pier, watching the guys catching fish and observing the outstanding view from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

So much fun to walk out on the pier. Beautiful sky line and excellent beach area. Lovely breezes. Would highly recommend walking out on the pier.

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Cape Haze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great place for sunset. It's usually a community sunset where people just show up and enjoy. We love to do that then walk down Venice avenue and pick a restaurant after.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Did not fish but enjoyed seeing the other fisherman. Clean as a pier can be. Large pier and has sinks to clean fish, if you decide to fish.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Love this pier. The view is amaxing and it's always clean and safe. We ate at near by resturants and the beach neat the pier is alway clean. The people are very nice. If you ho on the pier hold on to your hat.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Unlike any place I've been in Florida This town has a secluded feeling and is so beautiful for the sunsets.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Interesting people of all ages enjoying the great views and fishing stories. It was packed full Saturday and we wanted to be outside around people. Not too long and easy access right by Sharkey' restaurant. We walked the beach below then hit the pier, then the deck bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We've visited the pier many times over the years. Fishing is pretty good. You can also just go for a stroll and take in the views of the ocean and people.

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Osprey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Dislike Sharkys feel the food is not as good & staff is rude they can learn from Crows nest. The pier is good for fishing have caught Red Snapper & Grouper

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