By day, it's a good place to stroll—if you don't mind weather-worn wood and sandy, watery paths. Although most of the pier is free to walk on, there's a small charge to enter the fishing area at the end of the 800-foot-long boardwalk (even to look around), and a separate fishing fee. You can rent rods and reels here for an additional $15. Surf competitions can be viewed from the pier, as it's a popular surf spot. By night, visitors and locals—beach bums and surfers among them—head here to party. Weekends see live music. The pier is a great place to watch launches from Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral.