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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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  • Clean, safe, public beach access. Enjoy the pier as scenery for your beach walk, swim, and sun. You can walk on the pier for a gift shop and aquarium (free), walking on the pier is $2 for adults and $...  more »
  • For a nominal charge, you can walk out on this pier. They have a small aquarium and an interactive educational display which I found quite interesting. There were a number of surfers in the water and ...  more »
  • Our 2 boys (11&8) enjoyed trying sea fishing. We also enjoyed watching the surfers and exploring this large pier. Really impressed with interactive displays and information.  more »
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  • This is what we call the "fancy pier". Beautiful and clean gift shop and visitors center. Extra long pier with plenty of benches and fish cleaning stations. The atmosphere is always amazing. FUN, FISHING, FAMILY FRIENDLY! Staff are all friendly and really seem to enjoy what they do!
  • 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.
  • A favorite of our family for many generations.... Very nice new pier But I sure miss the old pier & Am thankful for the many memories
  • 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.

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