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“Fun to Fish off of or to Just Walk on.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Venice Fishing Pier

Venice Fishing Pier
1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL 34285
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Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Parrish, Florida
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“Fun to Fish off of or to Just Walk on.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Have a meal on the beach and then cast your line in to see what you will catch. You can get bait and tackle as you go or bring your own. There are places you can clean your catch. There are a variety of people just walking the pier watching the sea and the birds hoping you will catch and clean a fish.

Visited May 2013
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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“Fishing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Did some fishing. Catching mackerel from the jetty. Lots of others there. Parking is somewhat an issue. Recommend you walk, is possible.

Visited March 2013
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Nokomis, Florida
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“The Old Timers That Fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The pier was a wonderful place to watch old timers teach younger folks how to fish. The sunsets were amazing and parking was ample.

Visited May 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“Great views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

On a Friday night, we wanted someplace to hangout. This site had families, couples, seniors, and singles all enjoying fishing or strolls. Great place to hang since Sharkey's is playing live music.

Visited May 2013
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“No shark teeth, but still ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Even on a holiday week-end, we were able to find parking.

The water was as clear as it gets, definately worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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