Address:
17490 Gulf Blvd.
Redington Shores, FL 33708  
Telephone:
(727) 391-9398
About The Redington Long Pier

Come and experience the vast beauty and fishing pleasure.


The Pier is a priceless historic landmark that was first built in 1962 in the Town of Redington Shores, Florida. In 2007, the Pier underwent an extensive renovation project which involved the construction of all new pilings, deck-expansions, and complete board refurbishing. The property covers a 100-foot frontage of the beach shore and the parking lot property spans 31,800 square feet (.77 acres). The structure is also equipped with a large tackle shop, concession stand, several shelters, benches, and restrooms.
The Pier has served as a beach fishing site and tourist hotspot since its establishment, attracting people from all over the world to the sunny Town of Redington Shores which is a community complete with small and luxury homes, hotels, condominiums, retail shops, and restaurants. Visitors come to take a leisurely walk out on to the Gulf to enjoy a romantic sunset or to try their luck at catching any of the diverse species of fish that are regularly caught on the Pier. It has been ranked one of the best fishing spots on the Gulf, where both amateur and professional fisherman join for a common passion and frequently catch tarpon, snook, redfish, kingfish, flounder, drum, trout, pompano, whiting and even sharks.
In addition, visitors come to enjoy the local marine wildlife which is thriving with indigenous species such as sea turtles, crabs, manatees, sting rays, dolphins, and several types of coral reefs, which are exclusive to the Florida Gulf Coast.
Pier History
   
History of The Redington Long Pier
The Redington area was formed in the early 1930s when Charles Ezra Redington purchased the land from David Welch, who at the time, owned most of the land from John’s Pass to Indian Rocks Beach. In 1935, Redington built his first permanent residence in what is now Redington Beach.    
Erine Torok, an Ohio native, took a vacation to Florida in 1962 to experience some of the marvelous fishing he had heard about. This was just in time when the Redington Long Pier had just been completed two months earlier. Torok was fascinated by the pier structure, which stretched 1,021 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. Six years later, Torok and his wife Wilda sold their dog shop and bought the Pier. Torok then added the bait house, restrooms, and shelters.    
 2000-Present
   
After the Pier being badly neglected for two years, the Redington Long Pier was bought by the Antonious Family. The Antonious Family went through so much to rebuild the Pier after AmSouth Bank let it become run down by major hurricanes and tropical storms.

In order to save the pier, the new owners has spared at no expense in seeking to preserve this over 54 year-old landmark. As a duty to the town, the owners felt obliged to take out over $3 million dollars in loans to complete additional major renovations and replacements on the entire pier structure. The Antonious Family hired an engineer to put together a major renovation plan.


 
        
Since the year 2000, repairs and replacements took place as the new owners had changed more than 47 piles, 3,200 bolts and nuts, 49 beams, 120 cross brassings, and 3,850 boards. The Antonious Family is committed to daily maintenance of the Pier as well as continuing to work do all that they can to keep the Pier safe for the public. The Antonious Family appreciates all the community support as we all together strive to preserve this soon-to-bee historic landmark, which will be remembered for future generations to come.
 
        
1962-1968
The wooden fishing pier jutting into the Gulf was a common sight along the beaches during the postwar era. At one time, eight piers were counted in the Redington area. The Redington Long Pier in Redington Shores is the lone survivor today. The Pier cost $200,000 when it was constructed in 1962 by Charles Redington.
1968-1998    
Erine Torok, an Ohio native, took a vacation to Florida in 1962 to experience some of the marvelous fishing he had heard about. This was just in time when the Redington Long Pier had just been completed two months earlier. Torok was fascinated by the pier structure, which stretched 1,021 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. Six years later, Torok and his wife Wilda sold their dog shop and bought the Pier. Torok then added the bait house, restrooms, and shelters.    
1998-2000
After Torok died in 1998, the management of the Pier then fell into the hands of AmSouth Bank, in which the Pier began to become badly neglected. Torok’s wife Wilda visited the Pier after Hurricane Gordon, and was appalled by its poor condition. After seeing how much the Pier had been run down in the two years since AmSouth took it over, Wilda considered suing AmSouth for negligence. However, shortly after, the Pier was sold as is in its poor condition, taking it away from the hands of AmSouth.
    
Meet The Team
Sue has been the General Manager and Chief Operations Officer since 1999. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology with experience in marine life. She has over 30 year s of small business experience in managing large staff members, operational training, and business operations, Sue oversees all day to day operations at the pier and manages all staff and security. You will usually find Sue with her guard dog during the day, as she loves to spend time with her staff.
Tony has been both the Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer since 1999. He has a Masters Degree from Long Island University in Finance. He has over 40 years of small business and finance experience. His liesure activities  include fishing and playing poker. You will usually find Tony with a large hunting hat working out at the Pier doing regular regular maintenance and keeping up with the pier's safety. 
Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
Tony Antonious
"I've learned that people will forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
"Come to the pier, what do you have to lose? You will always come home with dinner."
General Manager & Chief Operations Officer
Sue Antonious