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The North Carolina Coast Sights

Jennette's Pier

  • 72223 S. Virginia Dare Trail Map It
  • Nags Head
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 10/23/2014

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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, 1,000-foot-long concrete pier but also a public beach access point with 262 free parking spaces. Operated by North Carolina Aquariums, this is a great spot for fishing, and the website gives a daily fishing report along with details of some notable catches. Non-anglers can walk on the pier, check out educational programs and exhibits offered in the two-story, 16,000-square-foot pier house, or just laze on the wide, clean beach. The pier is in the heart of Nags Head just north of the U.S. 64/Route 12 intersection.

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72223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, North Carolina, 27959, United States

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Updated 10/23/2014


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Jul 22, 2012

Jennette's Pier Review

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.

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