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Venice Fishing Pier

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Address: 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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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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Beautiful Sunsets

Take a long walk after dinner at Sharkeys (or anywhere) take in the breeze off the bay and listen to the waves beat against the piers. We enjoyed talking to the people who were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a long walk after dinner at Sharkeys (or anywhere) take in the breeze off the bay and listen to the waves beat against the piers. We enjoyed talking to the people who were fishing off the pier who offered up answers to our many questions. Fisherpeeps are patient!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places in Venice. If you just want to walk on the pier or have a drink at Sharkey's which is right there. Great place to watch the sunset as well.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just drive up to the pier for something to eat or just to see some people fishing. On this fishing pier you can clean your catch. ANd you have a great view on the shoreline

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here to hang out and watch the sun set. we did that and some major people watching. it was interesting to see folks catch the fish and throw most of them back. the view was beautiful. due to the clouding, the sunset was not as spectacular as we hoped. but it was still a nice time with a... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth walking north from Venice Avenue public beach to this part of the beach. You will pass a cove (with people surf when big enough waves are present) a craggy beach, the fishing pier, a public restroom and the entrance to the Crow's Nest restaurant. Lovely diversion!

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful and lengthy pier. It is all done on the composite looking wood, so very nice. It is huge, so easy to find a private space to watch the sunset. Love how high it is and there were two dolphins playing as we watched the sunset. Just perfect. Looks like a great place to fish too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was late by time we walked on this, but it was so peaceful just to hear the oceans waves and see the moonlight on the water.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's FREE so that is always nice. It's a great place to enjoy the wonderful views, watch the fish around the pier posts and look for dolphins out the the waters. There is plenty of parking and you can get food and drinks at Sharkeys on the end of the pier. It's a nice spot

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Mattoon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went because that's what everyone does! Now I know why. We walked out and planned dinner at Sharky's which is on the beginning of the pier. Probably got 15 feet out and started seeing schools of small fish. Walked to the end and there were several fishermen. None were catching much this first day, we started to leave and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing romantic walk on the pier...BEAUTIFUL sunsets daily...great place for the avid fisherman also...

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