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At Jennette's Pier, stroll along the boardwalk and cast your line into the Atlantic Ocean. Originally built in 1939, this pier offers a chance to catch king mackerel, cobia, flounder, and many more species. You can book a stand-up paddle-board tour or private fishing lesson. The new pier and pier house were constructed in 2011 after the original pier's destruction during Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Visit the pier house to see the aquarium and educational exhibits focused on ethical fishing, marine science, and conservation. The area also offers surfing, kite-boarding, outdoor music festivals, and food festivals. Plan to visit Jennette's Pier during your Nags Head vacation using our convenient Nags Head day trip site.
Jennette's Pier reviews
Gorgeous views. Nice people fun watching the fishing and surfers. I wish we had more time to explore the aquarium
Gorgeous views. Nice people fun watching the fishing and surfers. I wish we had more time to explore the aquarium more »
Skip this spot. Ridiculous $2/per person charge to walk to end of pier. The area by the pier is run down & not worth visiting even @ no charge. Save your time & money by visiting a true treasure...
Skip this spot. Ridiculous $2/per person charge to walk to end of pier. The area by the pier is run down & not worth visiting even @ no charge. Save your time & money by visiting a true treasure... more »
After working two days on repairing homes, we took a day to visit the beach. It was clean and friendly. To walk on the pier it is $2 per person. They have an aquarium and gift shop to visit for no...
After working two days on repairing homes, we took a day to visit the beach. It was clean and friendly. To walk on the pier it is $2 per person. They have an aquarium and gift shop to visit for no... more »
This enormous pier was a fantastic experience. There is a coffee shop, gift store, and small aquarium accompanied by placards and posters that talk about the history of the area and the pier. Out on the main pier, you can take in a beautiful view of the ocean. It is absolutely gorgeous! We even got to see dolphins not very far away from the pier. I highly recommend visiting! 👍👍
We had an amazing time. We came in for a day trip to enjoy my son’s 2nd birthday and it was perfect. We stopped at the small family market around the corner and then headed to the pier where we were able to find easy free parking and very close beach access. We had no troubles getting to the beach with our two year old and our belongings. I would definitely recommend water shoes for this beach. The current was very strong and the ocean floor was full of shells and ocean debris which was unpleasant. I put my child in a life preserver and I felt it wasn’t too safe to go in at all, although there were many people a good ways into the water. The waves on this particular day were just absolutely brutal, I was knocked over and dragged a few times, immediately skinning up my knees and the ocean could have swallowed up my 2 year old very quickly, even in the very shallow surf. I normally love to frolic about in the waves, but even just the surf challenged every muscle in my body, my knees and ankles were even too weak too withstand it for any considerable amount of time. Despite the aggressive waves, it’s still a great beach and the views are incredible and the memories will last forever. There are no rows and rows of high rise hotels obstructing the pristine views. The other beach goers were chill and friendly. Everyone is happy on the beach! I highly recommend this experience! Just bring some water shoes, sand toys for the youngsters, and your favorite bevvy. There were many treasures to behold in the surf and sand. I would definitely provide my toddler a sand bucket and shovel next time, so he can busy himself making moats and sand castles.
7/29/22 This is a fantastic pier which has wind turbines that generate the electricity for the pier's lighting. It is the longest pier of the seven piers on the Outer Banks reaching out 1,000 feet into deep water. It's very popular for tourists and fishermen. The pier has a blanket license for anglers and licenses can be purchased at the register with a valid driver's license and payment. The ocean and beach views are beautiful especially at sundown. The beaches here are wide and there is a public bathhouse, outdoor showers and a lifeguard. A gift shop is located at the entrance and admission to the pier is just $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 10 for the day. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from May to October. Pets are not allowed on the pier.
This pier was way more than I had expected. It’s beautiful! It’s so big and clean and has such a museum-like feel to it. The pier is very long and offers facts along the way. There is several viewing points too. The gift shop is huge and offers a little bit of everything. The cost for viewing was $2 adults and $1 children. Definitely recommend checking it out, especially if you have kids: they’d love it!
Awesome views! $2 just to go on, which was unexpected. A few beautiful fish tanks inside. Loved watching all the fishermen there... cement pier which helped it from moving at all
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