The North Carolina Coast Sights


Jennette's Pier

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Built in 1939, Jennette's Pier was North Carolina's oldest wooden ocean-fishing pier until 2003 when Hurricane Isabel knocked it down. In 2009, the state of North Carolina came to the rescue, breaking ground for not only a new concrete pier but also a public beach access point with 262 free parking spaces. Fish, surf, build a sand castle, or just laze on the wide, clean beach in the heart of Nags Head just north of the U.S. 64/Route 12 intersection. When you get tired of sunbathing and swimming, check out some of the 16,000-square-foot pier house's various exhibits. Amenities: food and drink, parking, toilets. Best for: swimming.

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  • Address: 72223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, just north of the U.S. 64/Rte. 12 intersection, Nags Head, NC, 27959
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  • Location: Nags Head
Updated: 11-07-2012

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    I was at jennets pier paid my 12 dollars to fish and was on the end of the pier. I agree it is partitioned off for pin rigs etc . but on sunday jul 22 2012 My cousin and I were at the end of the pier fishing and some local big shot comes up and says u got to move your poles out of the way this is just for pin fishing in a rude manner. I went to the front desk and asked if he can just go out there and move other peoples poles out of the way and proclaim his right to be where other people were fishing they did not know the rules. then security came out at my request and started talking and joking with the rude person. I will recommend anyone that likes to fish at the end of the pier to go to another that when u pay u can fish where u find a spot so some local big shot cant move u out of the way I will never go back to Jennets pier and will tell all my friends and relatives not to patronise that pier. they get a bad reputation from me also my cousin is a stage 4 cancer patient and had to listen to that rude jerk. do not go to jennets pier.

    by Tom_Hauptman, 7/22/12

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