The Dania Pier, in Dania Beach, Florida, is a great spot for everyone from the expert angler to those looking for novice family fun.
The Pier is tucked in between the world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach, and the popular Hollywood Broadwalk. It opens at 6:oo a.m. and an early start is recommended to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunrise over the ocean. And people can enjoy the sun as it sets too, because the pier is open until midnight seven days a week.
You will pass the snack and bait shops on your way to the pier. You may wish to stop for a moment to admire the pelicans that are always curious to see who is coming to visit. Bring along a cooler packed with sandwiches and drinks, or visit the Quarterdeck and Pier Restaurants nearby.
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The list of potential catches goes on and on. Anglers have reeled in mutton snappers, Cero mackerel, blue fish, snook, tarpon, file fish, Gray trigger fish, yellow tail snapper and even barracuda.
The wrath of hurricanes has left the Dania Pier as the last left closest to Miami. It is tucked into a somewhat secluded spot, making the day even more relaxing and fun. Tourists typically flock to the pier because no Florida fishing license is necessary, and the beautiful ocean view is difficult to beat.
One of the Dania Pier´s biggest advantages is its location. A ten minute drive to the north brings you to the world renowned Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale. There you have one deep sea fishing vessel after another waiting for you to board. Get a close up view of the fish by boarding a glass bottom boat. There is nothing like seeing what you’re going to catch before you cast your line.
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A great time to visit Dania Beach is in late June. You can participate in the Dania Beach Charity Fishing Tournament. Proceeds support The American Cancer Association, The American Heart Association, and The Friends of The Dania Beach Library. Reel in something tasty and know that you´re doing it for a great cause!
If you have had enough action with the pole for one day, you can walk south from the pier and catch the pageantry of the Hollywood Broadwalk. Besides the numerous restaurants, there are bikes to rent and there is even a bandstand to take in some free shows.
How many of you anglers ha ever been to Dania Beach Pier? Do you plan to visit soon? Leave us a comment.
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