Crystal Coast Fishing Piers
With the recent demise of the Triple S Pier and the Sportsman's Pier, the Bogue Inlet Pier is Emerald Isle's last fishing pier in existence. The pier is well-lit for night fishing and includes cleaning stations and a tackle shop with bait. At 1,000 feet long, the Bogue Inlet Pier is a great destination for King Mackerel anglers. Emerald Isle, in an effort to rescue its last remaining pier, is currently trying to save the pier from development.
Folks can take a free stroll on the pier and enjoy the elevated observation deck located at the end of the pier. Visitors will find a variety of beach activities, campgrounds and motels located right next to the pier. There is also a bait and tackle shop with snacks and beach supplies. In addition, the locally famous Bushwacker's Restaurant is adjacent to the pier. The pier is open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight and is closed during the winter months.
Visitors to nearby Atlantic Beach can head to the Oceana Pier on Fort Macon Road. The 800-foot Oceana Pier is unique in that it is a pier and a family resort in one, with a motel and huge oceanfront playground for the kids. Also located at Oceana is a private beach where the pier's "beach boys" will set up the free umbrellas, chairs and lounges. Guests can also enjoy the private pool, the oceanfront patio, or a free tropical breakfast. For anglers who want an all-inclusive vacation that revolves around fishing, the Oceana Pier is a very good fit. The pier is open seasonally from spring to fall, and offers discounted rates in the off-season months.