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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
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Beautiful spot for waterfront view or fishing.

We always love to visit here to look at the Bay, and take life in just a little. The sunset is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
VinceyDog
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Medway, MA
College Friends Weekend

Sunset was amazing at the Pier. Enjoyed a delicious meal at Finn's, and watched a beautiful sunset... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
glormor1
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Brooklyn, New York
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fishing pier” (95 reviews)
“bait shop” (40 reviews)
“great place” (78 reviews)
LOCATION
1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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+1 941-999-3467
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"watch the sunset"
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"catching fish"
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"nice walk"
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"beautiful sunset"
in 19 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"dolphins swimming"
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"red tide"
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"plenty of parking"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We always love to visit here to look at the Bay, and take life in just a little. The sunset is unbeatable.

Thank VinceyDog
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sunset was amazing at the Pier. Enjoyed a delicious meal at Finn's, and watched a beautiful sunset from the deck of Finn's.

Thank glormor1
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at the upper level restaurant (Not Sharky's). We had excellent service and the food was quite good. Price was what you would expect for a upper end restaurant. Views were nice from the restaurant as well. The pier was good for a casual...More

Thank Sea-Dawg43
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right at the end of Sharky’s Restaurant. (They seem to have capitalized on that!) Its a nice wide pier to take a stroll on after having a bite to eat. Great way to capture a full view of Venice Beach 🏖 from end of pier...More

Thank solofishergal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply over rated, period ! Food not good at Sharky's at the Pier. Fins is over rated as well...too expensive, food just OKAY, service leaves a lot to be desired at both places.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful view of the Venice beach for miles. Sharkey's restaurant and rentals just outside the pier.

Thank Babydoll2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of and from the pier, great shark tooth hunting beneath and around the pier. Sand isn't quite the white quartz but still a nice area.

Thank jkzoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy going to the pier to hang out and it’s our favorite place in Venice to watch the sunset🌅! You always meet interesting people and the atmosphere is relaxing.

Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was great and you sat looking at the sea, beach with great people & birdwatching. We sat downstairs at end of season so tables for 5 was easy. Great bar food especially 🐠🌮!

Thank HGKCFP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was the best we could do! First we found some shark teeth. And on the Pier we saw dolphins, a turtle and a shark!

Thank Johanna R
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Ryan M
May 21, 2018|
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Response from seancQ5943NN | Reviewed this property |
Wally World for fishing gear or rent if it is open on the pier itself
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becwm
July 27, 2017|
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Response from seancQ5943NN | Reviewed this property |
No but you can see the dog beach from the pier so it’s close by
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marjorie f
November 4, 2016|
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Response from seancQ5943NN | Reviewed this property |
There are charters that leave close to the Venice jetty but if you don’t catch anything you can go to the crows nest at eat there
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