When people visit Sarasota, the county seat of Sarasota County and one of the top ten fastest growing counties in the USA, finding a Sarasota fishing pier might not be the first thing on their minds. Many people think about the world-class beaches, fine dining, cultural attractions, and many other recreational opportunities available to them. But some people want to fish!
Each Sarasota fishing pier offers a different experience for fishermen and non fishermen. Spending a day at the pier can be a fun family outing for all ages since each pier on the list not only has decent fishing, but also picnic areas, restrooms, playgrounds and more. A fishing pier is a great place to introduce kids to fishing while having other activities to fall back on if they get bored or if the fishing is a bit slow.
The Sarasota pier list below contains links to each of the city’s four pier parks with complete information on amenities and fishing suggestions. Take a kid fishing and they’ll be hooked for life!
Sarasota Fishing Pier List
Causeway Park Pier/Tony Saprito Pier
Ken Thompson Park Pier
Phillippi Estate Fishing Pier
Whitaker Gateway Park Fishing Pier
Other Things to do in Sarasota
Siesta Key Beach is consistently rated as one of the top beaches in the USA, due to its expansive, cool, white sand beach and crystal-clear, warm Gulf water.
The Mote Marine Aquarium is a world-class aquarium that features Gulf sea-life, manatees, turtles and more. It’s also adjacent to Ken Thompson Park where you can do a little fishing before or after your visit!
Just remember to get some fishing in!