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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 7, 2014

Love it! Great place for pictures. We saw a guy catch a hammerhead off the pier and the kids loved it! Watch out for stingrays if you swim, they are in abundance!

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you want to get pictures of all of Venice Beach this is the place to go. While doing it you can watch the other activity going on the Pier. Food and drinks available. Kids will like it here also

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Not only did we enjoy the waves--5 or 6 dolphins entertained us for about an hour while they played in the surf.

Thank happytravellerde
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Every year we go to FL, we enjoy visiting Sharkeys and the Venice Fishing PIer. Great place to take friends for food as well as talking to some of the fishermen!

Thank RH4663
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stopped by and saw a 7-8' sandbar shark being caught, after several attempts to land him they finally had to walk back the length of the pier and land him on the beach before releasing. Kids loved it. Bought a couple of screen nets to use for shark tooth collection from the vendor on the pier.

Thank Retired-Lt
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