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All Coastal NC Fishing Piers

Many saltwater anglers land their first fish from a pier and they have always been an excellent way to enjoy fishing in NC. Unfortunately fishing piers have been under increasing financial pressure from real estate development and hurricanes and more are closing every year. The NC fishing piers that remain offer what is quite simply some of the best pier fishing in the world.

Below is our complete guide to all the fishing piers along the NC coast with contact information, maps, and descriptions of amenities. Be sure to check out our North Carolina Pier Fishing Reports to get the lastest information on what's biting what before you go.

Map of NC Fishing Piers; Please select a region to the right.
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Northern NC Fishing Piers

Hatteras Island Fishing Piers

Crystal Coast Fishing Piers

Topsail Island Fishing Piers

Northern Cape Fear Area Piers

Southern Cape Fear Area Piers

Northern NC Fishing Piers

Avalon Fishing Pier
Avalon Pier Cam
2111 Beach Rd
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

First built in the 1950's, the Avalon Pier is 705 feet long and set in the heart of Kill Devil Hills. The pier features a snack bar and tackle shop with bait and rentals. The Avalon Pier closes during winter months but has lights for 24 hour fun during the peak season.

Nags Head Fishing Pier
Pier Webcam
Nags Head, NC 27959

One of the Outer Banks' most popular piers, the Nags Head Pier is 750 feet long and offers some great fishing. The pier also features a great tackle shop with bait and a restaurant with a great view. The pier is open seasonally from Spring to Fall and offers well-lit night fishing.

Jennette's Fishing Pier
Pier Webcam
Mile Post 16 1/2 Oceanside
Nags Head, NC 27959

Originally built by Walton Jennette in 1939, Jennette's Pier is the oldest on the Outer Banks. The pier was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003 but was rebuilt by the NC Aquariums as an all-concrete, 1,000-foot-long, educational ocean pier. In addition to great fishing and equipment rentals, Jennette's Pier also offers all kinds of educational programs and even fishing classes.

Outer Banks Fishing Pier
8901 Old Oregon Inlet Road
Nags Head, NC 27959

The 650 foot Outer Banks Pier is open 24 hours a day and features a tackle shop with bait and equipment rentals. The pier is well known for its family friendly atmosphere and it also has a nice grill.

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Hatteras Island Fishing Piers

Rodanthe Pier (a.k.a Hatteras Island Pier)
Atlantic Dr
Rodanthe, NC 27968

The 700 foot Rodanthe Pier is an excellent stop for any Outer Banks traveler. The pier features a snack bar with pool tables and tackle shop with bait and rentals. The pier is open seasonally from April to December and occasionally during the offseason on weekends when the weather permits it.

Avon Fishing Pier

Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915

The 600 foot long Avon Pier offers some of the best red drum (a.k.a. redfish) fishing in the world - in fact the World All-Tackle Record for red drum weighing in at 94 pounds, 2 ounces, was caught about 200 yards from the pier in 1984. Golfers will love the pier's golf center with an 18 hole natural grass putting green on the premises. The pier also has a snack shop and tackle shop, and is closed during winter months.

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Crystal Coast Fishing Piers

Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
139-C Eastview Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

With the recent demise of the Triple S Pier and the Sportsman's Pier, the Bogue Inlet Pier is Emerald Isle's last. The pier is well lit for night fishing, includes cleaning stations and a tackle shop with bait, and at 1,000 feet long is a great destination for king fishermen. Emerald Isle is currently trying to save the pier from development, please sign the petition to help save it.

Oceanana Fishing Pier
Fort Macon Rd
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

The Oceanana is a pier and family resort in one with a motel and huge oceanfront playground for the kids. Fishing on the pier is even free to motel guests in the offseason. The Oceanana pier has a game room, restaurant, and tackleshop with rod and reel rental.

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Topsail Island Piers

Surf City Ocean Pier
112 S Shore Dr
Surf City, NC 28445

A great pier for king fishermen, the 937 foot long Surf City Pier features a huge octagon at its end, livewells, and cleaning stations. The pier also has a grill, game room, and tackle shop with bait.

Jolly Roger Fishing Pier
803 Ocean Blvd.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445

The Jolly Roger is more than just a fishing pier; it is a resort that includes a 65-unit oceanfront motel, oceanfront grill, and tackle shop. The 850 foot pier is located on the south end of the island and is open from March through November.

Seaview Fishing Pier
124 Fishing Pier Lane
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

At over 1,000 feet long the Seaview Pier is one of the longest in the state. The pier features king mackerel fishing, a tackle shop with bait, and restaurant that will even serve your catch. The pier is seasonal and is open from March through November.

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Northern Cape Fear Area Fishing Piers

Johnnie Mercer's Pier
23 E Salisbury St
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

A family owned pier since 1969, Johnnie Mercer's Pier is 945 feet long and a shining example of pure brute strength. The pier is the first concrete pier in NC built to withstand sustained 200 mph hurricane winds, all at a height of 25 feet. The pier features a restaurant and arcade with both indoor and outdoor seating. Fishing is $8 per rod.

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
1810 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Owned and operated by the Phelps family for a long time, the 700 foot long Carolina Beach Pier features a grill, snackbar, game room, and nice lounge with full ABC permits. The pier also offers a cleaning station with sink, a tackle shop with rentals, and bait.

Kure Beach Pier
Avenue K
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Kure Beach Pier is one of the oldest piers in North Carolina but was rebuilt in 1997 to 712 feet long. The pier features a nice grill, shop, an arcade with pool tables, and does not allow the consuption of alcohol.

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Southern Cape Fear Area Fishing Piers

Ocean Crest Pier
1409 East Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465

The Ocean Crest Pier is almost exactly the definition of what a good pier should be and was voted best in NC in 2005 by Fisherman's Post. The pier is 1,000 feet long and is a great spot for shorebound king mackerel fishermen with a shaded "T" at the pier's end and community livewells.

Oak Island (Yaupon) Fishing Pier
705 Ocean Dr
Oak Island, NC 28465

The Oak Island (Yaupon) Pier was originally built in 1955, rebuilt in 1972 and again in 1992. At 27 feet above sea level, the Oak Island Pier is the tallest in North Carolina. The pier also boasts the record weighing catch for any pier in the state, a 1150 lb. state record tiger shark by Walter Maxwell in 1966.

Holden Beach Fishing Pier
441 Ocean Blvd.
Holden Beach, NC 28462

Set in tranquil southern Brunswick County, the Holden Beach Pier is an excellent destination for families. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the pier and neither are nets. The pier features a grill and snack bar, a gift shop, and live bait.

Ocean Isle Beach Pier
7276 Seashell Ln. SW
Ocean Isle, NC 28469

Friendly people and a well-stocked tackle shop featuring gear rentals make this pier a great destination for Ocean Isle fishermen. The pier also has a gameroom for the kids and a small grill that serves a decent hamburger.

Sunset Beach Fishing Pier
101 W. Main ST.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

A great destination for king fishermen, the Sunset Beach Pier is 900 feet long and has great ammenities including multiple cleaning sinks, bait, and rod rentals. The pier also features a grill, game room, and an ATM. The pier is an excellent choice for elderly or disabled fishermen as well; free electric scooters are provided for those who need them.

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