View All Parks Director's Message

Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

 Contact this Park

4905 34th Street South #5000
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

(727) 865-0668

 Park Information



Map of Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
Regional Map of Florida Southeast Region Southwest Region Central Region Northeast Region Northwest Region
Man fishing along the pier during a beautiful sunset. Photo by Jin Han.

 Welcome to Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

When the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier. Anglers love being able to park their cars or campers within a few feet of their favorite fishing spot. The bridge is lighted at night, so anglers can see to rig a line, bait the hook, and get a good look at their catch. The light also attracts many species of fish after sundown. Common catches include snook, tarpon, grouper, black sea bass, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, sheepshead, red snapper, pompano, and many more. Snacks, drinks, bait, and fishing supplies are available. The pier is open 24 hours a day year-round. Located north and south of the Skyway Bridge on I-275 (U.S. 19).