2. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
The world’s longest fishing pier is in St Petersburg. Created when the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge was built connecting St Petersburg with Sarasota, the existing bridge was turned into a pier.
Anglers couldn’t be happier. The best feature is that you can park right next to your favourite fishing spot and relax all day. Once the sun goes down, the lights on the pier attract a ton of different fish.
You can expect tarpon, grouper, cobia, snook, red snapper, pompano, Spanish and king mackerel, sheepshead, and more. The park has a bait and snack shop and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.