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Venice Fishing Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Great Pier

It is a great place for a walk, sun in your face and a breeze in your hair...so calming. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pam M
London, Ontario, Canada
Great veiws for Sunset

Great for watching the Sunset also people watching. We took Grandkids age 4 and 5 . On some peirs I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy H
Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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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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“fishing pier” (86 reviews)
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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Venice since 2004. The pier has been a great place. We have been there many times. Lately the Shark fisherman tend to take over. Nobody wants to stroll with dead/alive fish laying on the pier floor.

Thank Denny K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful place to catch a sunset or evening walk. Local peeps are very friendly and shared some fishing stories and their catches of the evening. The dock goes far into the golf and has some lowered railings- so keep a close eye...More

Thank OWheelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to stop here around sundown with excellent views. Can get fishing gear at reasonable costs. Sharkey's restaurant great for fish cuisine. Just a short trip down Harbor Drive downtown towards the airport. Gotta try this short side trip.

Thank elk2370bruce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Sharky's on the Pier, and then had a leisurely stroll on the pier. Talked with some fishermen. Most are happy to talk.

Thank Bebe N
Reviewed 15 August 2017

" The Pier" is a wonderful way to relax, fish, look back at the shore line and just plain enjoy the peace and quiet of Gulf waters. Did I mention the unforgettable sunrise and sunset moments? Always enjoyable. Wear a hat! The sun can be...More

Thank Lew D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Felt like you were in the middle of the gulf walking out over the pier. Great thing to do as a family or couple especially enjoyed the sunset view.

Thank bobsgirlka
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Questions & Answers
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