Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is the perfect place for simple fun and ocean sounds. The pier is the premiere spot if you want to walk along the boardwalk to see the majesty of the sea, or if you want to reel in a few big ones to show off in your photographs! There’s even something for those who want to try their luck at snagging some snappy crabs. Visitors are free to fish on their own; however, they offer fishing classes for those who need a little instruction. Also, so that everyone can experience this attraction, Jennette’s Pier is handicap accessible.
Jennette’s pier is open year round; though it is important to check hours of operation for the month of your visit. From May until August the times of operation are 5 a.m. until midnight. In April, September, October, and November they are open from 6 a.m. until midnight. From December until March times of operation are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost to walk along the pier is $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. For a one day fishing pass the cost is $12 a day and it is $6 for children 12 and under. Fishing rods are available to rent for $10 a day and pin rigs are available for an additional $3 a day.
When planning a visit it is important to check weather forecasts, since threat of severe storms can change operation times. It is advised that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for standing and walking. It may also be a good idea to wear a hat and plenty of sunscreen as there is not much in the way of shade on the pier. There is no wait time to get onto the pier, but with this being a favorite spot of both locals and visitors to fish, it can be crowded. So expect to become friendly with fellow fishers due to occasionally cramped quarters.
Any season is great to visit Nags Head! Many of the shops take a hiatus in winter, so this is the perfect time to stroll along the beach and enjoy the calm and seclusion. In spring, after Easter, shops start to re-open and the weather gets a little warmer. It’s a great time to get out! Summer is the season with the most visitors; however, you would never know it because there’s ample room for everyone in town and on the beach. Autumn is proclaimed as the best time of year by many locals due to the crowds of tourists starting to thin out and the weather starting to become milder. There is plenty to discover at Nags Head in every season, so you can go whenever you get ready!
Nags Head, North Carolina has something to offer year-round and for every person in the family. From beach bunnies to outdoors-man, all can be satisfied and happy on this vacation.