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Jennette's Pier

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Address: 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
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Great for beach buffs

At the end of the day driving around Outer Banks, this is a good pit stop to walk around the pier to enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Anne S
Evanston, Illinois

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to SurfSide Hotel so able to walk tp pier. Nice store. Weather did not permit for fishing. Pier owned by state of NC and has been updated. Nice aquarium inside.

Thank Hall S
Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the end of the day driving around Outer Banks, this is a good pit stop to walk around the pier to enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean.

Thank Anne S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't spend much time here as the pier closed shortly after we arrived. There is history of the pier, a gift shop, an aquarium.

Thank Roxanne Y
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Jennettes is the best pier in OBX. New, modern and plenty of parking. Very nice bath house. Beautiful upstairs houses event space, perfect for weddings, overlooking the ocean. Beach gets really crowded though in the summer. Lifeguard stand is reassuring when you have kids along

Thank CJHartman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Jeanette's Pier is absolutely fantastic place for a days beach outing. You can go on the pier. You can park your family next to the pier. Ice cream, food and shopping inside the pier.

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Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite piers. It is always clean and the staff is very friendly. Kool little gift shop and aquarium inside. I would fish off this pier but just a walk out is. Dry nice for families.

Thank Robby F
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Little kids enjoy the wind and seeing all the fishermen. It's reasonably safe to walk around here, and the gift shop gives you a nice respite from the wind and sun.

Thank Virgil_Boulder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Rode to the beach for a nice winter day trip. Jeannette's Pier is always a must stop kinda place. Walk on fee is $2.00 per person. It is a little cool and the wind is always blowing, but there are no crowds in December. We spent about 45 minutes on the pier watching bottle nose dolphins swimming. It's a great... More 

Thank Edward H
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Outer Banks is blessed with several fishing piers open to the public and if you’re interested in fishing you’ll probably get to know the one closest to where you’re staying. But if you’re taking a driving tour of the upper banks and want to take a look at just one of them, Jennette’s is the one to pick. It’s... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We visited the pier after my wife read some reviews – my assessment? Unless you are pressed to find other things to do in OBX, I would pass. As you enter the pier, there are several aquariums/tanks highlighting the ecosystem under the pier. From the entrance area, you can pay a few dollars to walk down the pier. If you... More 

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