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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 great pier to stroll and enjoy the gulf breeze. Fishermen are all over so you might see a typical catch of fish or even the odd small shark. The pier is accessible and free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great pier to stroll and enjoy the gulf breeze. Fishermen are all over so you might see a typical catch of fish or even the odd small shark. The pier is accessible and free which makes it a bargain!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of locals go here to fish. You can catch many different fish even sharks. Watch out for dive bombing birds

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Ackley, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It's nice to take a casual walk down the pier to watch people fish, stop at the small shop, sometimes see street vendors, or do a little bird watching. It seems a popular place to fish. Personally I do not use the beach to swim at this area. I don't like the idea of sharks being attracted to the fishing... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Best place to watch the sunset in Venice. Also, a great park is just down the road. Always go at least once or twice a year.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Fun place to stand and watch people who are fishing reel in the catch. The pier goes pretty far out into the water so it gives you the illusion that you might really be standing in the middle of the ocean. There is a small shop on the pier where you can buy Sharky's merchandise.

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South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This pier is a great place to fish in Venice. Not too far from the North Jetty either. These are both the best places to fish on the island! Sharky's restaurant is right there, with great food. They the pulled port & mango sandwich for lunch! Fabulous!!!!

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Mississauga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice Peir and great views of the ocean and the beaches. Sharky's Restaurant is right there on the water a very casual place to sit and have a nice lunch or drink. Very casual .

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We love Venice Fishing Pier. It's always busy here, but lots to see. Papa's is up on top where you can buy bait for fishing or get a T-shirt or an ice cream bar!

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Haine city Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

lots of things to do in this area. boat rides, fishing, shopping, beaches. must visit this area at least once. quiet getaway with frinds or love ones.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The place to be to watch the sunset.Sharkey's restaurant is at the beginning of the pier, where you can have something to eat and drink. You can fish from the pier without a licence because it is a man-made structure, and lots of locals and snowbirds alike can be found there when conditions are good. Sharks, tarpon, and large rays... More 

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Address: Address: 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL 34285
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice

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