Part of beach town charm is the unique architecture and community life surrounding it—particularly with piers. You’ll often find that each beach town has one, and they are all unique in their own way, offering everything from abundant fishing to restaurants and festivities. Here are 6 Florida piers that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy any time of the year.
Anna Maria Island, City Pier
If you’re looking for gorgeous sunsets, oodles of history and top-notch pier fishing, look no further than the 100-year-old City Pier, a true Floridian landmark. Located near Bradenton, FL, there is plenty for the whole family, from breathtaking beaches to top-notch restaurants situated right on the boardwalk.
Clearwater Beach, Pier 60
For a relaxing, off-the beaten-path evening escapade, stroll down Pier 60 located on one of the most stunning shorelines in the sunshine state. When the sun goes down, the fun begins! Bring the whole family and marvel at various, talented pier performers, from daring fire-eaters to sneaky escape artists.
Ft. Lauderdale, Anglin’s Fishing Pier
Get your fish on at this well-known Florida pier located in sunny south Florida. Snook, tarpon, cobia, blue fish and Spanish mackerel are just a handful of the tasty ocean residents that hang around here – perfect for a full day of anglin’. Traverse the numerous restaurants and bars on the stretch and take a dip in the turquoise waters that south Florida is known for.
Daytona Beach, Main Street Pier
At 106 years old, this pier has seen a few things in its time and offers visitors a wonderful bird’s eye view of this historic shoreline. Stretching out at an astounding 1000 feet long, this pier is the longest on the east coast. Check out the shops and restaurants that dot Daytona Beach or take a ride along the length of this massive landmark on the sky lift.
Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier
For fantastic fishing opportunities and a quaint beach town feel, head to Jacksonville Beach where you can spend the day fishing for black drum, redfish and Spanish mackerel while watching surfers shred down below. A concession and bait shop is located directly on the pier, and just across the street are plenty of bars and tasty restaurants to try out.
St. Petersburg Pier
For a unique pier experience, travel to what locals call simply “the pier”—a five story inverted pyramid-shape structure that overlooks Tampa Bay. Although the pier itself is closed for a major renovation, there is plenty to do, from fishing and boat rentals to weekly festivals. Nightlife, shopping and fine dining opportunities abound here as well.