Venice Fishing Pier is a great location for fishing free of cost. It is situated at Brohard Park on the south end of the island of Venice. The pier is 700-foot long and made of plastic wood fiber composite. It is open 24/7 all the year for fishing and has no fees to access the Pier. The best part is that you can fish from the pier without a fishing license.


1600 Harbor Dr. S, Venice, FL 34285, United States

Why You Should Go There?

You don’t have to fish here. Anyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the blue water that is in the Gulf of Mexico. You can also enjoy the beautiful sunset in the evening.

The water underneath the pier is crystal clear. You can spot fish from the pier. You can rent a rod and reel for $15 a day for fishing.  Also, you don’t require a fishing license to fish here which is the only place for fishing without a license in Florida.

There is plenty of free parking, restrooms, and restaurants right on the water. The nice view can be seen from the pier all day long. Different kinds of birds on the Pier or plunging into the sea can be seen.

Recommended Another Fishing Pier: Navarre Beach


Best Month to Go for Fishing

Though every month is suitable for fishing on the Pier, June, July, August, and September are great for fishing as some fish such as Tuna and Yellowtail Amberjack come close to the shore. White seabass, Halibut, and Blue Perch are available for catching during January, February and March.

Most Common Fishes

The pier is giving some great spots for inshore and offshore fishing opportunities. And there are found many types of catches those are small, medium and also big. So, let’s know some common catches of that pier.

  1. Halibut
  2. Perch
  3. Mackerel
  4. White sea bass
  5. Leopard shark
  6. Tiger shark
  7. Stingrays

If you catch the Back sea bass you should return to the ocean. Sebastian Inlet is also good for mackerel catch.

About the Sharky’s on the Pier

It’s a Beachfront restaurant turning out a seafood-heavy menu plus fruity drinks from its tiki bar. Located at 1600 Harbor Dr. S, Venice, FL 34285, United States. Sharky’s extends a warm welcome to all to dine, dance, and have fun. You can enjoy a delectable meal with unparalleled ambiance and Gulf views.

It’s open from 11.30 AM up to 10.00 PM

Hotels Near Venice Fishing Pier

Inn at the Beach-Venice FLORIDA: (3 km from Venice Fishing Pier)

It’s located at 725 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285, United States of America.

This Venice, Florida Inn at the Beach studio features an outdoor pool with a hot tub on-site and free unlimited WiFi. Guests can also walk 197 feet to the beach. Every aspect of this property was excellent to well above average. Owners consistently at the property are very clean & a Great location.

Avg. price/night:  254.60$

Island Sun Inn & Suites – Venice, Florida Historic Downtown & Beach Getaway: (1.9 km from Venice Fishing Pier)

It’s located at 625 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285, United States of America.

This Venice, Florida, Island Sun Inn features an attached restaurant, Blu’ Island Bistro, a 24-hour front desk, and rooms equipped with free WiFi.

Avg. price/night:  90.16$

Sunshine Inn & Suites Venice, Florida: (2.6 km from Venice Fishing Pier)

located 1602 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34293, United States of America.

This Venice, Florida Sunshine Motel offers an outdoor pool and free property-wide WiFi access. Guests can also hunt for fossilized shark teeth and seashells on Sarasota County’s longest beach, Caspersen Beach, which is 2 mi away.

Avg. price/night:  80.14$

Rules and Regulations

Sec. 46-64. – Venice Fishing Pier

1. No person entering and using the Venice Fishing Pier shall:

  • Use more than two fishing lines at one time. 
  • Operate bicycles, roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and/or similar devices on the pier or around the concession area. 
  • Shark fish. The following gear or methods shall constitute shark fishing regardless of the species targeted or harvested:
    • Fishing with a metal leader greater than four feet in length. 
    • Using a fighting belt, fighting harness, or similar device used in conjunction with a fishing rod to give the angler a mechanical advantage when reeling in a fish. 
    • Deploying bait by any means including casting, unless the bait is attached to a hook for which the maximum distance measured between two points inside the curve created by the hook does not exceed 1.5 inches when measured at the widest dimension. 

2. No person shall operate or navigate any boat or other watercraft within 300 feet of the Venice Fishing Pier.

3. No person shall drive or jump from the fishing pier or swim or surf within 150 feet of the centerline of the pier structure. 

More Things to Do in Venice

1. Caspersen Beach (1774 reviews)

Located at 4100 Harbor Dr, Venice, FL 34285. Called here whilst visiting Venice. The beach is great, with a small Boardwalk, wonderful views, and restroom/shower facilities. There were rocks going into the sea and plenty of people looking for sharks’ teeth. Parking was free and plentiful.

Shark's Teeth in Caspersen Beach

2. Venice Beach (1,263 Reviews)

Located 101 The Esplanade S, Venice, FL 34285-2110. It was a beautiful, perfect temperature, breezy, with free parking, and not crowded. Beautiful view of the Gulf and sunsets with a few clouds in the sky often see Dolphin or a Manatee swim.

3. Sharky’s On The Pier (849 Reviews)

Located at 1600 Harbor Dr. S, Venice, FL 34285-3700. Sharky’s is just the type of waterfront casual seafood restaurant that you would want to visit for a fun visit to the beach. The beach is sandy and beautiful, and there is a great fishing pier right there.

4. Venetian Waterway Park (51 reviews)

That park is another great option to explore while visiting Venice beach. The park is located at 200 N Tamiami Trail. And not so far from the beach.

It is popular for its stunning waterways, canals, and so on beautiful things to do and see. You will have a chance to see alligators. And the natural view of the park will also impress you.

5. Venice Museum & Archives (10 reviews)

If you are a fan of history and culture then the Venice Museum & Archives visiting can be a pleasure things to you. The one is situated at 351 Nassau St S.

Here you can explore the historical buildings, exhibitions, old materials and so on things that are fitted for keeping in the museum. So, visiting here isn’t a bad option.

So fishing at Venice Fishing Pier is more interesting and exciting not only for its fishing facilities but also for its crazy natural view. Hope our info will make your recreation succeed and feel free to contact Travelers Door if you have any questions.

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Alex Hoang

This is Alex Hoang, who lives in Florida and has been obsessed with fishing since he was 8 years old. Since then he gathers much experience in different types of fishing in various water and recently runs a fishing gear shop. Today he has a dream to spread fishing in a fun, educational, and respectful format.