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Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
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. Add Jennette's Pier to your Nags Head travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nags Head trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful pier. Good fishing and plenty of seats available. Has a nice aquarium and has a variety of educational programs. Good view of area and just a pleasant and relaxing place to visit. A must pla...  more »
  • This is the nicest pier in OBX. It is just $2 to walk out and sightsee. Awesome place for sunrises. You can see dolphin from time to time. The surf is high and attracts a bunch of surfers and they are...  more »
  • Visited earlier in the day, then came back at evening sunset. Beautiful skies both times with a picturesque ocean.Restrooms right on the pier were super clean. Love this pier, always take at least cou...  more »
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  • I didn't really even go on the pier, but this is a really good public access point to the beach if people want to go! It has pretty ample parking, but even on not-as-busy months, it's still pretty packed, so I can only imagine summer time. They have a 'shower' area and bathrooms that double as changing rooms, and they're pretty clean.
  • Excellent place to spend a day at the beach. Tons of parking in the main lot, and there is an overflow parking lot next to Sam & Omie's across the street. Costs a few bucks to walk to the end of the pier... and a few more dollars to go fishing. A few small aquariums located inside along with a gift shop that's stocked with cold beverages and sweet treats.
  • Very inexpensive for access to fishing on the pier. Staff very informative. Clean restrooms.
  • Great peir with a big fish tank on the pier! The water when I went was a huge sandbar with about 2 feet of water over 60 feet out and about 75 degrees! Definitely would come back!
  • Amazing when the sun goes down! It's interesting to see what the fisherman catch too.