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There are five fishing piers on the Outer Banks offering public fishing: Kitty Hawk pier, Avalon fishing pier, Nags Head fishing pier, Outer Banks fishing pier, and the brand new Jennette's fishing pier. Each delivers a diverse fishing experience, depending on the season. Many of them provide a tackle and bait shop, restaurants and free parking. Make sure you visit our pier and surf fishing quick reference guide for info on the fish in the ocean, tips to catch, limits, and more!
If you drove straight after the Wright Memorial Bridge, you would land right at the Kitty Hawk pier located near the Southern Shores Realty office. Hurricane Isabel damaged the pier in 2003 but it has been reconstructed once again. Not as long as the original built in 1953, the pier still offers anglers prime access to the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing passes can be purchased at the HIlton Garden Inn front desk.
The Avalon public fishing pier is located in Kill Devil Hills at milepost 6, across from Awful Arthurs. This pier is specifically popular with the locals, and not only provides an excellent location for fishing, but also outstanding views, tack rentals, bait, free parking, and smiles. Hours of operation are from 5 am until 2 am, no fishing license required. Contact 252.441.7494 or visit Avalon Pier's website for more information.
From early spring until late fall, Nags Head fishing pier is open 24 hours. They have a full service tackle and bait shop for their fishermen as well as rentals. Also, this is where the world famous Pier Restaurant is located; regionally known for the amazing oceanfront views out of the dining room. Stop by for a sensational breakfast with amazing ocean views, or enjoy a free stroll down the pier after dinner. This is another pier where you will find Outer Banks locals fishing at. Contact: 252.441.4200 or visit Nags Head Pier's website for more information.
If you are looking for a modern, up-to-date, extremely safe, and family friendly pier to fish at, Jennette's Pier is where you want to go. This newly designed pier reopened in the spring of 2011, and is owned by the North Carolina Aquarium Society. Locals love it, and especially Outer Banks visitors. Fishing is very diverse here, and seems to be a popular spot for the fish to hang out at. Take advantage of this 1000-foot long pier with amazing views, family programs, activities for the kids, and much more. From June until September Jennette's Pier is open 24 hours. Jennette's Fishing Pier is located at milepost 16.5 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Contact 252.255.1501 or visit Jennette's Pier's website for more information.
The Outer Banks Fishing Pier is the last fishing pier north of Oregon Inlet, located at milepost 18.5 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Explore their fully stocked bait and tackle shop, video games for children, equipment rentals, an an oceanfront grill for breakfast and lunch. Contact 252.441.5740 or visit Outer Banks Fishing Pier's website for more information.