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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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Great place to bring your family and friends. You will love It.

Fantastic! Have been there so many times. Never disappoints. Have been going there for 20 years. Beach is unguarded yet so beautiful. And Sharkey's is next door. Cant go wrong... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
dkeyso
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant on the pier is Sharky's. Be aware. I ate there once with my brother and his wife and found fishing line in my food. Not a small amount. A year or so later, I took a date there. We ordered drinks and then long after those were gone, we were ignored for exactly 47 minutes. Due to that,... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic! Have been there so many times. Never disappoints. Have been going there for 20 years. Beach is unguarded yet so beautiful. And Sharkey's is next door. Cant go wrong there. Food and drinks are wonderful.!

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Estes Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the Venice Fishing Pier! It's a breezy walk on a nicely built pier that stretches out into the Gulf of Mexico. On either side is beach & behind are two good restaurants. There are birds galore & you can see fish swimming in the water. There are also fisherpeople & fish cleaning stations, so you have to be... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pier is gorgeous you can walk for a while At the the Beautiful Gulf of Mexico you see dolphins Sea turtles its a great place for fishing there's a small store on the pier for drinks and munchies Plus fishing stuff tee shirts over all a fun day after Walking the pier go enjoy a fun day on beach

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Thank Gto1968
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely Beautiful you walk up On the pier and the Gulf of Mexico What a view there's a little refreshment store that sells sodas Coffee you can tshirts fishing stuff Great place

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant, calm, restful, evening stroll along Venice Fishing Pier. Setting sun draws many visitors viewing golden reds among reflecting multi- hued blues. Folk tend to walk slowly, quietly viewing fish and birds. Get your camera ready. Repeats necessary whenever in area.

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Waterloo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a nice walk on the Venice Fishing Pier while waiting for a table at the restaurant we chose. It was beautiful and very relaxing. Recommend to everyone!

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Venice fishing pier is a must visit local spot. Walk it once to say you did so and return as often as you need to get out over the Gulf to watch folks attempt to catch some fish. Visit during happy hour if you want a drink before or after your walk.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice pier, good for a walk out into the breeze. Plenty of free parking. Fish cleaning stations along the pier and a nice-looking restaurant at the land end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming at the bait shop, nice pier, great view, convenient bait shop with lots of supplies. Free to get on the pier. areas to cut bait and water faucets for cleaning etc.

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