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“Spectacular Setting”

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.
Ellenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
289 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Spectacular Setting”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful place to finish of a day with great places to eat nearby and just relax and let time slip by.

Visited February 2014
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a look!”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

I went here early in the morning to find the fisherman already out in full force! :-)
It was for sure worth the little stroll there & down the pier. Great views of the beach and REALLY good photo ops! Lots of birds on the pier waiting for fisherman to feed them. A good 30 min little side trip.

Visited July 2014
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“Travelers Bonus”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

A great delight to visitors as it's free of charge. Great to fish from and to watch the sunset! While visiting I saw: two manatees, a jelly fish, schools of stingray ,several dolphins and fish - all while on this pier.

Visited May 2014
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ChesterfieldUnited Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing Taco's”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our son recommended the taco's from Venice pier, he has raved about them for a couple of years so thought we had better give them a go. We were not disappointed. The girl at the orders window was very helpful and friendly. The taco's didn't take long to arrive, very tasty, good price, less than $4 and the girl who took the order threw in a cooked caramel banana as well. Well worth the trip. Our friends had their lunch at the fish restaurant which they highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Cromwell, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A Little Easier to Enjoy Than Naples”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Free Parking and easy access.

You do have to walk around and thru the crowd at Sharkey's to get on the pier.

Fishermen were proud to share their stories of what they were catching and best times to fish.

It is amazing how secluded the pier is at dark there no lights in either direction other than the Sharkey's/Fins restaurants!

Visited May 2014
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