Venice Fishing Pier
1600 Harbor Dr. S.
Venice, FL 34285
OPEN DAILY: 6:30am-9pm
No Fishing License Required
The Venice Fishing Pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island 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 beach front 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.
Open at all times, there is no fee to access the pier and the best part is that avid and amateur fisherman alike can fish from the pier without a fishing license.
NEW! at the Pier:
NEW COFFEE! The bait shop is now selling Venetian Coffee! Warm up & fish!
NEW BAIT! The bait shop has frozen shrimp, frozen squid, and frozen sardines.
LIVE SHRIMP! Don't forget we have live shrimp too.
To all you fisherman - male and female: This site is for you and we want to see your photos on it. Submit a cool fishing photo from the Venice Fishing Pier and we'll get it on here ASAP!
Submit your photos via
e-mail to: venicefishingpier1600
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Sharky's on the Pier is Venice, Florida's restaurant and tiki bar, specializing in fresh seafood, scheduled entertainment, and an incredible view of the fishing pier and Gulf of Mexico.
Fins at Sharky's, adjacent to Venice favorite Sharky’s on the Pier, features an inventive, ever-changing menu inspired by an array of global cuisines and seasonal South Florida ingredients. Fins proudly serves their guests fresh Gulf seafood, sushi, and premium cuts of steak and pork.
Experience "OLD WORLD FLORIDA" at Sharky's other sister restaurant! Casual dining on the banks of the Myakka River! Smokehouse ribs, chicken, and seafood - Served indoors or outside; Enjoy the unspoiled views of nature and native wildlife.
Fenced dog play yard leads to the only beach area in Sarasota County where dogs are allowed. Other amenities are picnic tables, benches, showers, drinking fountains for humans and dogs. Open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. To the south is South Brohard providing beach access for humans only, includes boardwalks, benches and showers. Parking available at both places.
As the Venice Chamber begins its 83rd year, we remain a strong member-involved chamber and we would be most happy to have you stop in our offices to learn even more about the greater Venice area.