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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Late Night Stroll

It was late by time we walked on this, but it was so peaceful just to hear the oceans waves and see... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Jamie R
Nice views from long pier

It's FREE so that is always nice. It's a great place to enjoy the wonderful views, watch the fish... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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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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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was late by time we walked on this, but it was so peaceful just to hear the oceans waves and see the moonlight on the water.

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's FREE so that is always nice. It's a great place to enjoy the wonderful views, watch the fish around the pier posts and look for dolphins out the the waters. There is plenty of parking and you can get food and drinks at Sharkeys...More

Thank Janna64
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went because that's what everyone does! Now I know why. We walked out and planned dinner at Sharky's which is on the beginning of the pier. Probably got 15 feet out and started seeing schools of small fish. Walked to the end and there were...More

Thank PeteandMolly
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing romantic walk on the pier...BEAUTIFUL sunsets daily...great place for the avid fisherman also...

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 11 September 2016

It's the place to go for florida sunsets..........have a drink at sharkeys after. plenty of free parking and a fantastic beach that id rarely crowded.

Thank scpenfield
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I took my 15 year old son fishing after dark. At some point during the evening, I dropped my wallet. The next morning, before I even knew it was missing, I received a call from my hometown police dept. A local fishermen had found my...More

Thank Tommy N
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice long pier to walk on while waiting girls table at Sharkey's. Beautiful place to watch sunsets too. Got some Amazing pictures from under the pier! There were many people fishing, so there was done fish guts and bait laying around-- but I guess that's...More

Thank NewJerseySass
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a very popular place for locals and seasonal visitors. Recommend that young children be closely supervised and maybe even have life preservers, as it would be easy to slip through railings. Great fishing, locals offer advice to new visitors.

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great for a wander or fishing off the end. Does get hot so take plenty of water. If you are fishing there is water to wash your fish with. So much wildlife to see, we saw turles and rays.

Thank Chantelle09
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Venice fishing pier is a great place to remind you of how beautiful the gulf is, and really how small we are. You can see for miles and it just really takes your breath away. Go and take your time walking on the pier,...More

Thank Jessi G
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Questions & Answers
27 July 2017|
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Response from Judith L | Reviewed this property |
No, dogs are not allowed on the Pier, but there is a dog park just south of the Pier, also on the Gulf of Mexico.
marjorie f
4 November 2016|
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Response from fog49 | Reviewed this property |
There are charters that leave from the Venice Jetty, about 4 miles north of the pier and other that leave from the marina in Osprey. Also about 15 miles south at Englewood and a bit further south from Stump Pass. Google... More