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Jennette's Pier in Nags Head


The all new Jennett’s Pier opened in May of 2011 and since then has had thousands of visitors. The pier is now open 24/7 and features a public beach access with parking and a bathhouse. Sounds like this would be a perfect family activity. The fishing platform is 1,000 feet long and the 16,000-square foot pier house offers quite a few exhibits and educational opportunities.
Jennette’s Pier is located on the oceanfront at milepost 16.5 in Nags Head; 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail (across from the famous Sam n Omies!).

Did you know that you can rent the pier for a wedding or other special event? There is a private reception area on the top floor and a covered outside deck. This area can accommodate up to 175 people who will see extraordinary ocean views. The room would be a spectacular place for dinner parties, rehearsal dinners, luncheons and more.

The Pier comes equipped with tables, chairs and a catering kitchen. With its cozy fireplace and cathedral ceilings helping to create a unique style this will have your guests talking for a long time to come.

If you are interested please call 252-255-1501 ext. 204 for Michele Bunce and ext. 209 for Beth Pallett.

Daily tours are available Monday through Friday with several to choose from.

Mondays thru Fridays at 9 a.m.
Cost: $3 per person (no minimum or maximum). 252-255-1501

Beach Explorations

Discover all the various types of animals that call the intertidal zone their home. Work with a pier educator to learn about the different animals that live under the sand, on top of the sand, and in the surf right around the pier. Get ready for an adventure digging for mole crabs and coquina shells, birding, throwing cast nets and pulling seine nets to find fish, and shell hunting.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $10 Limit: 15 (minimum class size 4). Ages: 6 and up

The Wonders of Wind

Explore the power of the wind. Discover the importance of wind energy and learn how to collect wind data using anemometers and create your own “mini-turbine”. Understand the impact of wind on the Outer Banks and investigate how scientists determine how shorelines change over time.

Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $8. Limit: 15 (minimum class size 4)

Kids Fishing

Learn the basic skills necessary to catch a fish. Topics covered in the program will include; species that are commonly found around the pier, a lesson on fish identification, how to cast and tie your rigs, and catch and release techniques.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $10. Limit: 12 (minimum class size 4)
Ages: 8 and up. 252-255-1501

Stars and Crabs

Mom and Dad come and spend an evening on the pier learning about the night sky, while the kids are with a pier educator exploring nocturnal behaviors of aquatic and terrestrial animals.

July 6 and 20 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per adult $5 per child (minimum class size 4)
Limit: 10 adults for stars and 20 kids for crabs. All ages. 252-255-1501

Creatures of the Night

Discover the animals that lurk in the night around the pier and in the surf zones. Supplied with buckets, flashlights, and nets the hunt is on for creatures of the night.

Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. Cost: $5. Limit: 15 (minimum class size 4)

Look for the Village Realty plank when you are on the pier. It is near the end of the pier on the right (south) side. Sit down and relax…courtesty of the Village Realty People!

Until Next Time,

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