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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
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Back open limited hours

Visited the pier last week. City of Venice reopened the pier with limited hours. It opens at dawn... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tricia M
Venice, Florida

This pier is fantastic. All kinds of fish,rays and even sharks. I saw a fisherman pull a shark on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy H
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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
+1 941-999-3467
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the pier last week. City of Venice reopened the pier with limited hours. It opens at dawn and closes at sunset.

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pier is fantastic. All kinds of fish,rays and even sharks. I saw a fisherman pull a shark on the pier. The wild life here in florida i amazing. I would definitely tell everyone about this place.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making memories with friends from out of town who have never been to Venice nor have experienced sifting for shark teeth. After a day at the beach,we went to Sharky’s for lunch and were hoping to stroll the pier. Due to the recent impact of...More

1  Thank solofishergal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Gulf view from this long pier! "People watch" as you stroll the pier and see local fishermen along the way. Dolphin often race around the area and jump for the crowd! Sunsets are fabulous... get there early and sip a drink at Sharky's before...More

Thank Y4065QZkathleens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite time to visit the fishing pier is at sunset then have a bite to eat at Sharky's or Fins.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pier is very nice and allows fishing. You get a good view up and down the beaches. There is a good restaurant on the beach right at the beginning of the pier.

Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is a great place for a walk, sun in your face and a breeze in your hair...so calming. Great place to to see the Sunset in Venice. Sharkys near.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great for watching the Sunset also people watching. We took Grandkids age 4 and 5 . On some peirs I have felt leary taking the kids, this pier is very kid friendly. Grandkids loved watching the fisherman and at Sunset you will probably get to...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I can not say a single bad thing about it. Honestly beautiful views and the people are all so very nice anytime of the year I visited it's become my # place I want to retire.

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A long pier, with regular fishermen at the top end, with very limited seating. It's a great place to watch the sun rise or set. There's a restaurant/bar at the entrance to the pier if you want a comfortable place to sit.

Thank Aldona O
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28 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