Sweet Summertime

Looking for an exciting way to spend a day on the oceanfront this summer? Jennette’s Pier offers something for everyone – fishing, sightseeing, educational programs, shopping and more.

The season kicked off with red hot fishing in June, including catches of cobia, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, spot, flounder, sea mullet and trout. Inside the pier house, the gift shop is stocked with a wide array of unique marine-themed items, ranging from T-shirts to cookbooks to tackle.

Sightseers strolling the pier have a chance to see dolphin, brown pelicans and the occasional whale or sea turtle. Adventuresome visitors can sign on for a number of new and fun summer programs led by the pier’s educational staff.

More of a beach person than a pier person? Check out the pier’s wide, clean, public beaches and adjacent parking, bathhouse and outdoor showers. Build a sand castle, dig for mole crabs, catch a wave, take a swim, or simply tan on the sand. Wheelchair access to the beach is available via a wooden ramp and lunar-blue Path-Mats.

The pier has become a magnet for all sorts of sporting events during the summer months. Here’s a rundown of what’s on tap:

• Runcations Sunset 5K, Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m.

• Rip Curl Gromsearch Surf Contest, Friday or Saturday, Aug. 15-16, all day (two-day wave window)

• Surfing for Autism, Saturday, Aug. 23, all day

• WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest, Friday – Monday, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, all day each day

Angler’s Club Campaign


The Angler’s Club offers people the opportunity to own part of the Pier and to express an important message from your family.

Angler’s Club sponsorships cost $500 each and are red in color and shaped like a fish. Click here for more information.

Hours of Operation

May – August: 5 a.m. – midnight
April, Sept., Oct., Nov. 6 a.m. – midnight
December – March 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head
P.O. Box 1445
7223 So. Virginia Dare Trail

Oceanfront, Milepost 16.5 Beach Road
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959
“In the heart of Whalebone District”
GPS: 35.910 N, 75.596 W
For more, call 252-255-1501.

 


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