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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Great Pier

This pier was a nice place to sit and people watch. I also got to see dolphins swimming very close... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Hunting Sharks Teeth

We started at the pier and rented a scoop (pole with a metal net on the end). For $20 or you could... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
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“bait shop” (38 reviews)
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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

This pier was a nice place to sit and people watch. I also got to see dolphins swimming very close. The local fisherpeople were fun to watch as well.

Thank jaymie1965
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We started at the pier and rented a scoop (pole with a metal net on the end). For $20 or you could leave your ID, till 8:30 pm. Then we walked south about 200 yards. My husband then walked out about waist deep and started...More

Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

It was hot!!! But the view it's amazing. Lots of fishes closed by, and lots of people fishing. They also have a little shopping at the beginning.

Thank Sylvia I
Reviewed July 24, 2016

you can go fishing or just watch the sunset. nice place to see dolphins and manantees. bring a chair and enjoy

Thank speedg00se
Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Pier is pretty uninteresting to be honest. As someones put before, it's a pier with water and fish. Oh and a little shop on it. But we went in search of Sharks Teeth. We were led to believe that Venice Beach was the Shark...More

Thank whitey7
Reviewed July 21, 2016

My son was fishing there in the evening. My husband and I were strolling and admiring the view while waiting for him. We spent 2 hours and we enjoyed are self's. Very relaxing.

Thank yuliya d
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great place to watch the sunset after a day on the beach. Lots of people out there fishing too! We saw schools of fish under the pier, and then saw dolphins swimming nearby!

Thank jasjewd
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Definitely visit the pier and beach if in the area. There are also two restaurants (Sharky's and Fins) beachside at the pier. Parking is free and there is ample space. There is a dog friendly beach here as well.

1  Thank VACanuck
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice pier that has been redone over the years. Open 24hrs for fishing or just walking out on. Once you get away from noise and crowds at sharkeys and fins at beginning of pier it gets peaceful so you can hear the waves come in....More

1  Thank DJandRJ
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting family and went to the Venice Pier. We rented fishing poles and bought bait on the pier. The man at the bait shop was helpful and answered questions about fishing there. This was our first time to fish in the ocean. We...More

1  Thank Natalie P
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marjorie f
We'll be in Venice soon and would like to go charter fishing...
November 4, 2016|
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Response from fog49 | Reviewed this property |
There are charters that leave from the Venice Jetty, about 4 miles north of the pier and other that leave from the marina in Osprey. Also about 15 miles south at Englewood and a bit further south from Stump Pass. Google... More