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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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Great Pier!

It was raining the day we went. Didn't stop us from having a great time and enjoying the view. Definitely someplace you'll want to visit, if for nothing else other than the view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
GingerRockey-Johnson
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was raining the day we went. Didn't stop us from having a great time and enjoying the view. Definitely someplace you'll want to visit, if for nothing else other than the view and listening to the waves.

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Bath, Maine
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It was great fun seeing the pelicans all over the place on the pier. It was a gorgeous evening and we got to watch the sunset. I saw green when the sun set. Who could ask for more.

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venice, Fl
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19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You can walk out into The Gulf of Mexico so far on the Venice Fishing Pier. We had out of town guests,who did not want to leave the pier,you are with fishermen,tourists,diners,locals,everthing. If you are in Venice, Florida, go to the Venice Fishing Pier ,what a view!!!!

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Seeing all the different people and watching the fishermen was very intriguing. The pelicans going after the catches was interesting, and seeing the different species of fish being caught was amazing. Great place to see the sunset.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The beach is well known for the multitude of sharks' teeth sifted from the sand. When we took our kids to the Pier, someone pulled in a hammerhead shark. Have seen a lemon shark pulled in as well. I am not a fisherman, but I truly enjoy interacting with the fishermen on the pier and watching them cast into the... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a great place to walk and even find some shark teeth if you are lucky! There is a guy who sells shark teeth here but he is arrogant and I would not recommend buying from him.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A pretty nice fishing pier from which to enjoy the views of the beach, people watching and frustrated fisher folks. The entrance is the only negative - where you have to jostle past the overcrowded Sharkey's tables that the restaurant appears to believe should take up most of the walkway.

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Venice, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Yes it's a wonderful tourist spot to gaze across the gulf and beaches. Great to walk the pier before or after a meal at Sharkys Restaurant. But for the true fisherman, just try to clean your catch at one of the several fish cleaning stations. There is a cutting board and short hose where the pigeons drink, but the runoff... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent, excellent place to see the sunset. Many people were fishing and looking for sharks teeth. We did not as we only stay a few days.

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What and excellent place to spend a few hours... right by Sharkey resturant....lots of fun, and beautiful views at sunset!

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