Sharkys on the Pier

Sharkys on the Pier Sign - Venice, FL

Sign at Sharkys on the Pier at Venice Beach, Florida

Anyone that lives near the Venice, Florida area knows that the only restaurant on a pier at Venice Beach is Sharkys on the Pier. Whether you’re planning a trip to either Venice Beach or Caspersen Beach in Florida, be sure to stop by Sharkys for a sunset dinner, although you will need to show up a bit early to be able to get a table.

If you’re out hunting shark teeth, you’ll be able to find some real Carcharodon megaldon teeth for sale at the little shop on the pier at Sharkys. These teeth were actually pulled out of the water from the beaches around the pier. There are also commonly fishers on the pier that catch sharks, sting ray and a wide variety of other ocean fish.

Price: $18.95
Author: Robin C Brown M.D.
Publisher: Pineapple Pr
Product Summary: Revised edition. Updated directions (with maps) on where and how to hunt for fossils in the Sunshine State. Complete photo identification section and insightful comments on the history of the fossil treasures you'll uncover. A great gift for serious or beginning archaeologists. Paintings by Chris Kreider; photos by the author.
Beach view of Sharkys on the Pier - Venice, FL

Sharkys on the Pier in Venice Beach Florida

The food at Sharkys is excellent and the portions are large. If you get something like the Ultimate Nachos, two adults can generally share it and be completely stuffed. Other, more luxurious selections, like the Kobe beef burger, are extremely good. Whatever your tastes, there is sure to be a lunch or dinner entree at this restaurant on the pier at Venice Beach that will please you.

Since the Golf Coast is on the West side of Florida, Sharkys has an amazing sunset view over the ocean that is well worth the trip just for this sight. For shark teeth hunting enthusiasts, be sure to grab one of their paper place mats that they use on the tables. This is actually a shark tooth identification chart that shows a few of the common types of shark teeth you can find in the area.

Price: $189.95
Product Summary: The perfect, premium sand scoop for megalodon tooth hunting - you simply won't find this scoop for rent at a beach stand, so be sure to order online early to ensure it arrives by the time you need it.

This top of the line heavy duty stainless steel scoop will help you easily recover your finds. This scoop is designed for shallow water target recovery at the beach. Rugged design makes this scoop substantial enough to get the job done, yet light enough for all day use. A reinforced footpad allows you to use your full body weight to dig effortlessly. A full 48" long pole makes this scoop the perfect length.

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Sunset at Sharkys on the Pier

Sunset on Venice Beach, Florida at Sharkys on the Pier

Since the shark teeth identification chart from Sharkys won’t show you everything that you can find in the ocean and on the beaches here, it’s also important to have some additional knowledge that you can to help you find and identify various shark teeth and fossils that are common there.

It’s highly recommended that you buy a book on finding shark teeth or ocean fossils, since these books have specialized information for this purpose that is extremely helpful in the field. Without knowing what you are looking for, it is easy to toss away a valuable find that just looked like a rock. There are actually fossilized jaw pieces that are easy to miss without one of these guide books.

Price: $8.00
Author: Mr. Robert L. Fuqua
Publisher: CreateSpace
Product Summary: Are you fascinated by fossil shark teeth? Would you like to visit Venice, Florida and find some nice ones? This book will tell you everything you need to know to get started - on the beach, SCUBA diving, and inland. The key to success is a little knowledge and this book will give it to you. Soon you will be finding fossil shark teeth!

Sharkys on the Pier is located on Harbor Drive South, just south of Venice Beach, FL, to the west of Venice and it’s airport, and also just a bit to the north from Caspersen Beach. No matter what your destination is near Venice, you simply must stop at Sharkys restaurant on the pier for a sunset dinner on the beach.

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