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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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Sharks teeth

Spend an hour sifting for sharks teeth. Either walk along the sand at low tide, or use a sand sifter and hunt for prehistoric sharks teeth very rewarding. Setting sun is gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Aldermaston Wharf, United Kingdom
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Saratoga Springs, United States
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice fishing pier. They have bait. There is my favorite place at the end of the pier..Fins..you will catch something.

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Aldermaston Wharf, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spend an hour sifting for sharks teeth. Either walk along the sand at low tide, or use a sand sifter and hunt for prehistoric sharks teeth very rewarding. Setting sun is gorgeous from the pier.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesn't get more picturesque than this! Love stopping here! Sunsets at their finest!!! I would definitely suggest avoiding season though as it can certainly get congested easily.

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Freeport, Maine
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pier is used by many local fishermen and women. Early morning you can see the porpoise and rays swim under the pier. On occasion we have even seen a manatee. The locals use it for fishing. Many visitors go for the phenomenal sunset view. A must see part of a Venice Visit.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pier and the restuarant there are the attraction. The beach is very nice also, second to Nokomis Beach. The sand is darker, not the near white at Nokimis. The pier extends out well into the ocean and expect awesome sunsets there. Of course, many eat there and then take a walk down the pier. The resturant prices are at... More 

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Uitgeest
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pier. Good for a walk or for fishing. When i was on the pier a dolphin was swimming there. Nice!

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a stroll down the pier and take a deep breath as the sun sets. Be prepared for crowds during season. Worth it! Ahhh

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought the fishing poles to try our luck at the Venice Fishing Pier. It is a wonderful spot and this tine you could see dozens of black drum lolling around the pier in shallow water. I wasn't able to get any to bite, but it was very fun trying! Lots of people walk up and down the pier to... More 

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Wirtz, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pier is great for fishing, walking or just sitting down to relax. There are park benches to sit upon and bathrooms in the parking lot area. The view is wonderful and it is fun watching the various boats and wildlife. We saw four dolphins while we were there and talked to several fishermen.

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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend some time enjoying the view of the bay. If you can stay, watch the sunset from there.

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