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Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access

Tidewater + Outer Banks, North Carolina

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  • Jeanette's Pier is the longest pier on the Outer Banks.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • The pier house and education center were renovated in 2009.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • The welcome sign and North Carolina Aquariums logo inside the building.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • The gift shop and building interior.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • Looking north along the beach.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • Looking south along the beach.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • You can fish from the pier or the shoreline.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • Among other conservation efforts, Jeanette's Pier uses wind turbines to generate electricity.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • The pier stretches 1,000 feet out to sea, making it a great spot for fishing and sightseeing alike.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • On calm days, you can see for miles!- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • Jeanette's Pier is a great surf spot.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
  • The beaches in Nags Head are popular for all types of travelers.- Jeanette's Pier and Beach Access
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Pros: 
Recently renovated. Very accessible. Wide beach.
Cons: 
Can get crowded.
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Region:
Tidewater + Outer Banks, NC
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
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Five miles south from Nags Head Pier on Beach Road, Jeanette's Pier reaches 1,000 feet out into the ocean, the Outer Banks' longest pier! Originally constructed in 1939, the pier has always been a famous destination for fishermen and visitors alike, but one would not recognize it as the same pier from its early days. After being severely damaged by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the pier and facilities were renovated. Now owned by the North Carolina Aquariums system, the pier serves as an educational center and a fishing pier, and it offers general beach access.

The pier's wide, even surface makes it very accessible to those in wheelchairs or with a disability. Mobi-Mats are available at the beach access as well. The sightseeing fee is $2.00 with additional costs for fishing. Free public parking and restrooms make this beach an easy choice for beachgoers. It is a beautiful, wide beach and a great place to see wildlife, such as pelicans or bottlenose dolphins. During certain times of the year, whales have even been seen from the end of the pier!

If you want to surf, learn about the ocean, fish, or sun-bathe, Jeanette's Pier has something for you.

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