Outer Banks Fishing Piers

Come Join in a 60+ Year Fishing Tradition

Outer Banks fishing piers have been a tradition in the Outer Banks for more than 60 years. There are a total of eight piers, with each having its own dedicated following. The piers are generally open from April through November, with some open 24 hours a day during the summer and early fall and are lighted for night fishing. The allure of pier fishing is that it allows you to fish in deeper waters without a boat.





Depending on the time of year, Outer Banks fishing piers will yield croaker, cobia, king mackerel, red drum, sea mullet, spot, and tarpon to name a few. You can buy everything you need at each of the piers from bait to fishing equipment to snacks or even bug spray. Each of the piers have their fishing experts on hand to help you with your choices. In addition, you can also pay a "sightseeing" fee to simply take in the views.

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Below are a summary of each of the Outer Banks fishing piers from north to south.






The Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier

Pier: Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier

Location: Kitty Hawk

Hilton Gardens Inn guests are permitted to fish on this pier.






The Avalon Fishing Pier

Pier: Avalon Fishing Pier

Location: Kill Devil Hills

Rates:
Daily Rate for Adults: $10
Daily Rate for 12 and under: $5
3-day Pass: $25.00
Weekly Pass: $50.00
Season Pass: $250.00

Note: Passes run from 5am on day of purchase to 5am on date of expiration.

The Avalon Fishing Pier was built in 1958, the "newest of the northern beach piers", and is 696 feet long. The water off the end of the pier is 12 to 15 feet deep, depending on the tides (low vs. high). The pier is open from 5:00 am to 2:00 am during the summer months. In the spring and fall, the pier opens at 6:00 am and usually closes around 10:00 pm. The pier is lighted to facilitate night fishing. The pier has a snack bar and a tackle shop.






The Nags Head Fishing Pier

Pier: Nags Head Fishing Pier

Location: Nags Head

Rates:
Daily Rate for Adults: $10
Daily Rate for 12 and under: $5
3-day Pass: $27.00
8-Day Pass: $72.00
Season Pass: $220.00
Season Pass (couple): $310
Sightseeing: $1.50

The Nags Head Fishing Pier is 750 feet long. The pier is open 24 hours a day and is lighted to enable night OBX fishing. The pier has a tackle shop and a restaurant.






The Jennette Fishing Pier

Pier: Jennette’s Fishing Pier

Location: Nags Head

The Jennette’s Pier, the oldest of the Outer Banks fishing piers, was built in 1939. Unfortunately, in 2003 Hurricane Isabel destroyed 540 feet of the pier. The pier, owned and operated by the North Carolina Aquarium Society,was re-opened in 2011.






The Outer Banks Fishing Pier

Pier: Outer Banks Fishing Pier

Location: Nags Head

Rates:
Daily Rate for Adults: available
Daily Rate for 12 and under: available
3-day Pass: available
Weekly pass: available
Season Pass: available

The Outer Banks Fishing Pier is 600 feet long and closest to Oregon Inlet. It was built in 1959 and rebuilt in 1962 after the Ash Wednesday storm. The pier is open from Easter through Thanksgiving and is open 24 hours a day from Memorial Day until mid-October. A tackle shop and grill are available on the pier.






The Hatteras Island Fishing Pier also known as The Rodanthe Pier

Pier: Hatteras Island Fishing Pier(Rodanthe Pier)

Location: Rodanthe

Rates:
Daily Rate for Adults: $10
Daily Rate for 12 and under: $5.75
Weekly Pass for Adults: $59.00
Weekly Pass for 12 and under: $32.00
Season Pass for Adults: $250.00
Season Pass for Couples: $355.00
Season Pass for Adult with One Child: $350.00
Season Family Pass: $400.00
Sightseeing Pass: $1.00

The Hatteras Island Fishing Pier is 850 feet long and is open from April through December 7 days a week from 6:30 am to midnight. The tackle shop has bait and tackle as well as food available.






The Avon Fishing Pier

Pier: Avon Fishing Pier

Location: Avon

Rates:
Daily Rate for Adults: $10.00
Daily Rate for 12 and under: $6.00
Daily Rate for Seniors: $9.00
Weekly pass: $60.00
Season Pass: $200.00
Family Pass: $400.00
Golf Fees: $8.00
Rod Rentals: $8.00

The Avon Fishing Pier is 600 feet long and provides some of the best red drum fishing anywhere. The pier opens in April through to Thanksgiving from 6:00am to midnight. After Memorial Day, the pier is open 24 hours a day until it closes on Thanksgiving. Golfers will also find an 18 hole putting green on the pier.






The Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier also know as the Frisco Pier

Pier: Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier (Frisco Pier)

Location: Frisco

Rates:
Daily Rate for Adults: available
Daily Rate for 12 and under: available
Weekly pass: available
Season Pass: available

The Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier, known locally as the Frisco Pier, is open from the week before Easter through December. The pier is popular for king mackerel fishing. A snack shop and tackle shop are available.






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