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Venice Fishing Pier
Ranked #2 of 62 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 April 1, 2012

stop at Sharkys then walk out the pier and enjoy the sunset

Thank Ralph K
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

I've been on the pier all thru the year and at different hours of the day and night.
Venice Fishing Pier is open 24/7. The bait shop is open 8am to 8pm. Later during the summer. Pier is 60' high on new cement pilings. The deck is smooth having just been completely rebuilt after the huricane three years ago. There are usually some regulars out there and can give some good hints as to what's running and what type of lures and such to use. No liquor allowed but Sharkey's is right at the end and has a full bar and menu. Live music on weekends. Venice police patrol on regular basis but the regulars watch out to make sure evrything is above board. Admission to the pier is free as is the parking.

Thank 2CaribTravelers
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Was an excellent to watch fishermen/women. Watching birds was exciting with a variety of kinds of birds. Watching boaters was also fun.

Thank FranApltauer
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Wow, believe it or not this pier is free! It's free for the walker and for the individual who is fishing! There is a nice bait shop on the pier. Plenty of parking and the parking is free. The pier has fish cleaning areas with water/hoses. And most important of all...the fish were biting that day!! You can see the fish swimming around when you look into the beautiful clear water!

Thank midkkingston
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

This is a typical fishing pier that was quite busy on the day we visited. It was interesting to walk to the end and watch the people fishing but that was about it. I suppose that, if you fish, it might have been more interesting.

Thank David W
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