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Pier Fishing

With a history stretching nearly a century, the Daytona Beach Pier has been known as the Ocean Pier, Keating Pier, Pier Casino and Main Street Pier. Today, locals just call it “the pier” and it’s one of the most popular fishing spots in the area. Fishing is allowed on the east end of the pier. There is no cost to fish and fishing licenses are not required. The pier is open seven days a week.

There’s also the Sunglow Pier next to Crabby Joe’s Restaurant. Sunglow offers amenities such as a bait shack, fish cleaning areas, benches and seats and fishing pole rentals. Fish typically caught off the pier include Whiting, Pompano, Flounder, Trout, Sheep’s Head and different kinds of sharks. Be advised that there are fees associated with fishing off of Sunglow Pier.

On Bellevue Avenue is the Bethune Recreation Area Fishing Pier extending 100 feet over the water with a 130-foot “T” dock at the end. Daytona also hosts the Halifax Harbor Marina Fishing Pier and Manatee Island Park Fishing Pier among many more located from Port Orange to Ponce Inlet. Further north in Ormond Beach is another popular fishing spot – Ames Park Fishing Dock, extending 75 feet over the Halifax River and offering a pavilion, hand launch area and restrooms. Ormond is also home to Bicentennial Park Fishing Pier, Briggs Drive Fishing Dock, Cassen Park Fishing Pier and Fortunato Park Fishing Pier.

Whether you plan to fish the Halifax River, Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas have plenty of piers to choose from.

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