The Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier is the closest place to fish on a pier and bridge over the river/ocean from Orlando, Florida. There are a lot of Orlando residents who hit the pier for the weekend, but it never really gets too crowded.
This pier is open all night long and is over Indian River Lagoon. There is no outlet to the ocean right here, but further south there are a couple. The water is brackish – saltwater and freshwater, mixed.
Sometimes you’ll have live music playing too on the weekends at the very convenient bar Pier 220. Quite a cool pier to fish from.
If you are on anywhere near Cape Canaveral and Titusville town and you’re ready to fish – head over to the pier and get yourself some!
The PIER IS NOW OPEN after a brief close after Hurricane Matthew beat it up. You can now fish 24 Hours a day!
What Fish Can You Catch?
The Atlantic side of Florida has many of the same fish as the Gulf Coast side, but also some different fish that are more common. The best gamefish can be found on both coasts with only a couple exceptions.
Fish Commonly Caught at the Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier
- speckled trout fish
- red drum fish
- sheeps head fish
- mangrove snapper
- black drum
- Spanish mackerel
- Crevalle jack (jacks)
- shrimp! Shrimping is big here, so bring a trap if you have one. Make sure to know the limits per day. It isn’t difficult to catch shrimp from this pier.
- Crabs – you can drop traps from the beginning of the area near the pier.
Please note, there are no real tides here because it’s brackish water. The bite is driven by wind and time of day… barometric pressure. When rising = better.
If you fish the bottom, you’re likely going to get stingrays and catfish.
How Big Is the Titusville Fishing Pier’s Area?
The main pier is 170 yards (155 meters) long in total. There is a diamond-shaped space at the end that adds some square footage and provides a little more room to move around.
Beside the pier is the bridge where another 90 yards (83 meters) of fishing space can be found. This is just below the bridge and parallel with it.
This is not a long fishing pier and you probably don’t need a cart to drag your stuff unless you already have one.
The pier and bridge are free to fish from. However, there is no license supplied and you will need to have a Florida Saltwater Fishing License in most cases.
Is a Fishing License Included in the Fee?
No, and there is no fee. This one is free and you can come anytime to fish from it without worrying about paying anyone money. Unless you don’t have a fishing license, then you need to pay Mr. Florida State for one.
Get a fishing license before coming. Get one online from the state MyFWC.com website or just stop by your closest Walmart and go back to the sports / fishing section.
If you’re going to go fishing more than a couple of times in Florida and want to have the option to fish from a boat, shore, or anywhere else, it probably makes a lot of sense to buy a Florida saltwater fishing license.
Yes, the pier has restrooms at the entrance. They are open now. They may close at night. Be prepared for that anyway!
Shade on the Pier?
No, there isn’t any structure built to provide shade on the pier or the bridge walkway. Hurricane force winds and waves are a real problem on Florida’s east coast so most piers don’t build any sort of extra structure for shelter on their fishing piers.
Does the Pier Have a Bait Shop?
There are a few bait shops close to the pier you can go to get frozen and live bait (usually).
Is Rental Gear (Rod and Reel) Available?
Most bait shops rent gear, but I have no information on the ones close to the pier.
There are a number of restaurants very close to the pier all along the beach. You’ll have many seafood restaurants to choose from when you’re ready to leave the fishing pier. However, there is one good grill and bar that is super convenient.
- Pier 220 Seafood Grill and Bar – great food and live music on the weekends. This is right on the pier. Doesn’t get any better than that for location. Open from 10:30 am. to 9 pm. weekdays. Friday and Saturday night open until 10 pm. Bar may stay open later depending on weather and number of guests. Website.
There are always some rules you have to follow at the Florida Fishing Piers because there are a lot of people sharing the same space and it’s better to avoid problems with some simple regulations.
Though I can’t find a list of regulations for the pier, even on the government website, there must be some listed at the entrance on a sign.
Assuming they go by the same rules most Florida fishing piers operate under I’m pretty confident you cannot start fires or grill on the pier, smoke, do drugs of any kind, play music, set up a tent, sleep there (at night), or sell your own bait or drinks there without approval from the City of Titusville.
Prohibited on the Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier
- Feeding birds, manatees, fish
- Pets – except service dogs
- Skateboards, scooters, roller skates, rollerblades, surfboards, bikes
- Jumping or diving, and sitting on the railing
- Casting nets
- Loud music
Any Live Web Cam on the Pier?
No, there is no live webcam of any kind pointing to this small pier. This is a locals favorite pier and not one that too many people visit except from Orlando if they’re fiending for a good fish.
Where is the Pier Located?
The Titusville Memorial Pier is directly east from Orlando on the A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway (highway) in Titusville, Florida. The pier is 46 miles south of Daytona Beach and 38 miles north of Melbourne, FL.
See the map image above, or use the GPS data below to see the pier location in your favorite map application.
The address is: 2 A. Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy, Titusville, FL 32796. The GPS coordinates of the diamond-shaped space at the end of the pier are [28.62056677308003 N, -80.7993871117577 W]
The parking at the Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier isn’t difficult. There are 74 parking spaces right next to the pier.
The piers are both ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant and there are handicapped parking spots available in the main parking lot and ramps to get up onto the pier.
Big pelicans are all over the place here. They eat the bait you’re casting out on your fishing lines just like fish do. Pelicans and seagulls will grab your bait as you cast, as your back is turned, or before your bait sinks in the water.
Be cautious and don’t cast your line overhead. Birds are waiting for that time when you do so they can grab it in mid-air.
Birds easily become hooked, usually in the foot or leg. Please be very careful about this. Keep lids on your bait and coolers to help prevent birds from getting in on the action. Don’t feed the birds either, please!
Short Video of the Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier Experience
I looked and looked and couldn’t find any good videos of anyone catching something amazing at the pier so here’s one of a guy with a couple kids who drove an hour to fish this pier. They caught like 10 catfish, stingrays, a trout, and a whiting.
Pier Social Media
- Call them at this phone number: +1 321-633-2046
- The city has a page for the pier that doesn’t say much, here.
- An Instagram search turns up less than 100 photos.
Where’s the Closest Fishing Pier to Me?
If you live in Florida there is probably a fishing pier close to you. The best pier may not be the one closest, so browse through these and see which one is right for you. We have huge fishing guides for all the major piers in Florida and all the top gamefish.
Piers Close By Titusville Pier and a Short Trip from Orlando
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