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The Best Fishing Piers in North Carolina
Do you love spending time on a pier, just fishing and whiling away the hours? Is that the meaning of “vacation” to you? On North Carolina’s beaches, you can find enough fishing piers to give you new experiences for a very long time. Here is a list of some of the best fishing piers for your exploration.
Surf City Ocean Pier
Surf City Ocean Pier was Topsail Island’s first ocean pier, built in 1948. It has a fully stocked tackle shop, fresh ground chuck burgers from the grill, and an outside covered dining area.
Open 24 hours, daily
112 S. Shore Drive, Surf City, NC 28445
Jolly Roger Pier
Weekdays: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., Weekends: 6 a.m. – Midnight
803 Ocean Blvd, Topsail Beach, NC 28445
SeaView Fishing Pier
Open 24 hours, daily
124 Fishing Pier Lane, North Topsail Beach, NC 2460
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier is solidly constructed with concrete, so it can withstand the hurricanes! With a pier store, providing tackle and other fishing supplies as well as souvenirs, and a snack bar, you have everything you need for a great day of fishing.
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., daily
23 E. Salisbury St., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Kure Beach Fishing Pier is a great place to visit, enjoy the beautiful ocean views, and experience exceptional fishing. The view spans from Carolina Beach to the north and Fort Fisher State Park to the south. Built in 1923, the pier is family owned and operated.
Open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. , daily
100 Atlantic Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Oak Island Pier
Oak Island Pier has it all — fishing, eating, and shopping. The Pier Restaurant has oceanside dining with locally sourced food at reasonable prices. The Pier House store provides all your fishing needs and rents fishing equipment. Come see us for a great fishing experience!
Open 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465
Ocean Crest Fishing Pier
Ocean Crest Fishing Pier is the only privately owned and operated pier on Oak Island. It is one of the best venues for great fishing, tournaments, and just taking in the beach scene. It was voted the #1 fishing pier in N.C. by the Fisherman’s Post.
Open 6:00 a.m. – midnight, daily
1409 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465
Holden Beach Fishing Pier
Great fishing, great views! The Holden Beach Pier has a grill and snack bar, a gift shop for souvenirs, and a live bait shop.
Open 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
441 Ocean Boulevard, Holden Beach, NC
Bogue Inlet Pier
The Bogue Inlet Pier boasts a bait & tackle shop, drinks & food, and a beach gear shop! The Surf’s Up Grill & Bar is a great spot to watch the waves and kick back with friends and family.
Open 24 hours
100 Bogue Inlet Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Avon Fishing Pier
This well-known fishing pier was built in 1963 and is located in Koru Village. As well as fishing, it offers great views of sunrises to enjoy with a cup of coffee!
Open 6:00 a.m. – midnight, summer
Open 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., spring & fall
41001 NC-12, Avon, NC 27915
Outer Banks Fishing Pier
Located in South Nags Head, it is the pier closest to Oregon Inlet. This pier has been serving fishermen for over 50 years! It has a fully stocked tackle shop as well as rental rods and reels.
Open 24 hours
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Nags Head Fishing Pier
Nags Head Fishing Pier not only is a great place to fish, it also has a restaurant and tiki bar for socializing during a hard day of fishing! The pier has a full-service tackle shop where you can rent rods, reels, bait, and tackle.
Open 5:00 a.m. – midnight
3335 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Built in 1958, this is the “newest” of the northern beach piers. We sell bait, bloodworms, squid, mullet, shrimp, and artificial lures. Basically, everything you need to catch fish!
Open 5:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., summer
Open 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., spring and fall
2111 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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