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Venice Fishing Pier, Venice

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Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
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. Make Venice Fishing Pier a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice trip itinerary planning app.
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  • I traveled to Sarasota in May and had seen photos of this old fishing pier. As a photographer, it was on my list for things to see and photography. Due to the time of day I was there and the crowds...  more »
  • Great place to take a walk to the end, catch a sunset, breath in fresh air, and just relax, and let the bad vibes flow out of your body, if you have any, that is (LOL). Hope this helps, with your...  more »
  • What a very nice pier. Clean easy access lots of room for fishing and many fish cleaning stations. Beautiful for sunset viewing. Sharkeys for a cold cocktail is nice as well.
  • Reconstruction currently going on (June 2019). Should be much better when they're done. The previous planks were strange looking. We've spent many hours on the pier fishing, watching sunsets, and just walking. We have a lot of good memories here. The bait/souvenir shop was a very nice addition.

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