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Skyway Fishing Pier State Park is a Florida State Park located on the north and south sides of the mouth of Tampa Bay. When the original cantilevered Sunshine Skyway Bridge, carrying I-275 (US 19), partially collapsed in 1980, due to the collision of a freighter on one of its pilings, it was replaced by the current bridges. The approaches to the old bridge, however, were left in place and converted into the longest fishing pier in the world.Add Skyway Fishing Pier State Park to your St. Petersburg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our St. Petersburg online tour planner.
The most common activity on the pier is fishing. Common catches include snook, tarpon, grouper, black sea bass, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, grunts, sharks, Goliath Grouper, Lane Snapper, flounder, and many more.
Other pier activities include site seeing and photography.
Before the bridge are good flats to fish at, kite board, kayak, and wind surf
Snacks, drinks, bait, and fishing supplies can be purchased on the pier, which has a fee for admission. The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park reviews
I would have given this a 5-star review if not for the crabby attendant on the entrance. The old chunky and curly hair lady doesn't seem to be happy with her job. She raised her voice when we're...
I would have given this a 5-star review if not for the crabby attendant on the entrance. The old chunky and curly hair lady doesn't seem to be happy with her job. She raised her voice when we're... more »
Get your fishing gear together, and go and relax. The is and excellent place to enjoy a day of fishing $4 per vehicle and $4 per person.
Get your fishing gear together, and go and relax. The is and excellent place to enjoy a day of fishing $4 per vehicle and $4 per person. more »
Such a nice place to pull over off the Skyway Bridge and enjoy the view. From fishing, Kite surfing to just hanging a hammock to relax.
A great place to fish with a nice variety of fish to catch. No license needed, live bait and snacks. Shaded eating area and you can park right where your fishing. Rarely rains. All for a small fee. This is the south side of the pier.
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