When you want to go fishing in Florida, the next best thing to getting out on a boat is fishing from one of the many fishing piers in the state. This site focuses on piers in Florida’s Suncoast. Their are many great fishing piers in the Suncoast: Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, Placida, Boca Grande, and beyond. Some piers are nothing more than small docks on the inter-coastal waterway while others are large structures complete with restroom facilities, bait and tackle shops, cleaning stations, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
This page will link to whatever pier you may be looking for, whether you want to catch Snook on the inter-coastal or big game fish on the ocean – and everything in between. Each pier has some element that appeals to fishermen of all ages and abilities.
Find fishing piers by community
To find a fishing pier, click on the links by city or town and local pier is listed there. Included on each page is directions to the pier, photos, a video, a list of amenities, and a rating from 1 to 10 for a variety of features. When possible, we’ll give tips about what works at each pier – although most tackle and strategies will work at multiple locations.
Osprey Fishing Pier
Nokomis Fishing Pier
Englewood Fishing Pier
If readers have suggestions for a pier to visit and rate, have tips for an individual pier or piers, or we’ve missed a public pier, please leave a suggestion in the comment section below.
NOTE: A Florida fishing license is required on many piers listed. Licensed piers DO NOT require a license and each pier will be noted as to whether it is licensed or not. It is the individual fishermen’s responsibility to know the rules and regulations regarding protected species, catch limits, and legal fish sizes. For more information on Florida fishing regulations, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.