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“Great for sunsets”

Venice Fishing Pier
Ranked #2 of 60 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed January 19, 2012

The Venice Pier is a great place to visit in Venice and not just for fishing. It's also a great place for sunsets and people watching, but also try Sharkeys Restaraunt on the pier. The food is better than excellent and they have a good beverage selection and really great service. They do not accept reservation and some nights the wait times can be a little long, but it's worth the wait!

3  Thank eeeeyo
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

This pier can be very crowded during Snowbird Season, but you need to go once just to see the sunset. Awesome!

Thank retired0707
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

What a great place to fish and meet the locals. Very friendly folks in the shop midway. Great place to just walk and see the sights (watch out for flying lures!)

Thank Jeann0
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

There were a lot of fishermen there but still plenty of room for more. The pier was lit up for Christmas at the entrance and beautiful. The pier is huge and goes way out into the ocean. Gorgeous view up and down the beach.

1  Thank lpaul1008
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Stroll down the pier and enjoy people fishing. Even if you don't it is nice place to relax, take a chair, and whoop that cigar.

Thank Dimashqi2020
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