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Venice Fishing Pier, Venice

(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Surround yourself with sounds and sights of the ocean and pull in a good catch at Venice Fishing Pier. You can bring your own fishing rod or rent equipment and purchase bait from a shop at the pier. You'll find coffee and snack vendors together with picnic areas, restrooms, and beach volleyball courts. You can watch dolphins and admire the view. The pier is open year-round, no license is needed to fish here. Take a look at our Venice itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Venice Fishing Pier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A place where you never get tired of watching the sunset, thats the pleasure of living here for over 20 years 
  • Great views of the bay. Could fish from the pier if desired, but we didn't. There are two nice restaurants right there also and easy access to the beach. Clean and desirable area to visit. 
  • Went to pier yesterday. The weather was beautiful on the pier. It is a must see while in Venice. The fishing is free with no license required! Can't beat that! 
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  • I loved the pier. We spent the afternoon taking photos of the sunset. There is a lot of activity. people walking, fishing, and just hanging out. This is a great attraction if you're in Venice. Food and drinks are nearby and you can relax and listen to some live music by Sharkys.
  • Whether you are a local, entertaining friends from out of town, or vacationing, the Venice Pier is a great place to walk along the beach, take in some natural beauty, and even grab a drink or a bite to eat with friends. Best time to visit 1.5 hours before sunset.
  • This is my favorite beach around! I live in the Tampa area, but I find those beaches to be too crowded for me. The beach near the Venice Fishing Pier is rarely jam packed, but has enough people to have fun people watching and be social with. The restrooms are clean and nice, although I wish they had a changing area. I am not a fan of changing my clothes in a bathroom stall. There is plenty of food around the area, and the pier is fun to walk on to watch the spectacular sunsets.
  • Great spot to catch all different species of fish. The local fisherman were friendly and helpful. Lots of strolling tourists to be mindful of while casting your line. You have to to be quick on the reel as the pelicans wait below to snatch your bounty. Love Venice...great place for a vacation.
  • Excellent place to fish and it's close to restrooms and restaurant.