Nags Head Fishing Pier, Something For Everyone
One of the longest all wooden piers on the Outer Banks, Nags Head Pier is well worth visiting during your Outer Banks vacation!
Why should you visit this pier?
Well, if you are a fishing enthusiast, the pier is the place to be when the fish are biting, you’re sure catch something off one of the sides or end of the pier. The gentleman who sells you your fishing pass will likely be able to tell you what’s being caught, and will probably have some great suggestions on what bait to use.
The tackle shop inside has live and frozen bait available for purchase, as well as some basic fishing necessities like string, hooks, and sinkers. You can also purchase a fishing pole if you don’t have one. Information on the cost of fishing passes can be found towards the bottom of this post.
If you’d rather watch other people fish, or if you’d like to just walk the pier and enjoy the cool ocean breeze, you can do so for just $2 a person. Note that the pier does sway quite a bit at times, and you can feel the structure shake when a big wave crashes on the pilings. This might bother some people – others enjoy it. The view at the end is certainly worth the trek.
So you can fish on the pier and walk to the end for fun… what else is there to do? Well, lets not forget to mention the restaurants! If you want a really good breakfast, or a delectable seafood lunch or dinner, consider dining at the Pier House Restaurant or Capt. Andy’s Oceanfront Bar & Grill.
Both restaurants are located at the Nags Head Pier, and offer a different experience depending on whether you want more of a family-friendly environment (Pier House) or more of a sports bar atmosphere (Capt. Andy’s). Both menus mostly consist of seafood entrees, but there are options for individuals who aren’t crazy about fish and shellfish.
If you catch something on the pier, the kitchen can cook it for you and serve it up so you don’t have mess with the hassle of cleaning the fish and cooking it. Price varies based on what you catch of course!
Nags Head Pier is located around milepost 12 on the beach road, and closed during the winter months. There is a live webcam on their website if you want to get a look at what’s currently going on at the pier. This is one of the most popular live webcams on the Outer Banks!
So grab a rod, and a friend, and head on over to Nags Head Pier during your Outer Banks getaway! And seriously, if you find yourself looking for a great spot for breakfast during your vacation, look no further than the Pier House Restaurant which has one of the best breakfasts on the OBX!
Nags Head Pier Pricing
Day Pass: $12.00
3 Day Pass: $30.00
7 Day Pass: $70.00
Season Pass: $300.00
Season Pass (Couple): $390.00
Pin Rig: $24.00
Pricing is subject to change!
Nags Head Fishing Pier
Milepost 11.5 Beach Road
3335 South Va. Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959