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Venice Fishing Pier

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Address: 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Venice Fishing Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice Island, FL 34285. OPEN...

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.

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We loved Venice, Florida and will return in 2018 for a month!

Venice, Florida is easily asccessible from Rt. 75 and Ft. Myers Airport. It has a great downtown shopping area, free parking, and excellent beaches. Restaurants are medium... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Venice, Florida is easily asccessible from Rt. 75 and Ft. Myers Airport. It has a great downtown shopping area, free parking, and excellent beaches. Restaurants are medium priced with great menus. We definitely will be back!

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

was very nice and beautiful pier. A nice gift shop halfway down the pier and people wier allowed to fish from the pier.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view of the sunset from the pier is amazing. Not to be missed! There are a lot of people fishing from the pier, though, including kids, so watch out for flying hooks when people cast their lines. Lots of parking available.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a long, narrow pier that offers terrific views and is a good place to walk while waiting for a table at Sharky's. Really nice at sunset.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here many times. Each time that we have eaten at Sharkeys we have wandered out to the adjacent fishing pier. It is an excellent walk and gives a good view of the shoreline. People take strolls at any time of day, fishermen are abundant, birds flock overhead and to the pier, and it's just plain fun to... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Were here when the Sum was down, rented a Florida snowboard shovel and had the time of our lives looking for sharkteeth. Great fun Go fot papa.s bait and snackshop, super

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful sunsets, lots of wild life and a place you shouldn't miss when you are in Venice, Florida. Fishing is absolutely amazing, sharks, manta rays, snook, pompano, red drum, sheepshead, trout and flounder. No cost to go on pier. Beach great.

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Venice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to love about Venice Pier. Your can fish with no Florida license, bait shop right on the pier, beautiful view of the gulf. Great people watching too. Did I mention free parking and beach access. Please know the regulations on which fish are in season and what toy must catch and release. No license is required but the... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am an amateur photographer, and my husband and I went to the pier to watch the sunset and photograph it. It was a popular spot to do that, as many people were doing the same. It is hard to beat a Gulf Coast sunset, and this is a great spot to watch it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant on the pier is Sharky's. Be aware. I ate there once with my brother and his wife and found fishing line in my food. Not a small amount. A year or so later, I took a date there. We ordered drinks and then long after those were gone, we were ignored for exactly 47 minutes. Due to that,... More 

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