If you know little bit about the history of the North Carolina coastline, you realize one of the quickly disappearing resources are our fishing piers. These monuments of our coastal North Carolina fishing heritage (the few that still exist) have been ravaged by the effects of recent hurricanes, battering storms and now coastal NC real estate development. One only has to see what is happening in Atlantic Beach with the Triple S Pier to realize these fixtures of the Crystal Coast are rapidly fading away.

Connected to the Oceanana Family Resort Motel, this lighted Coastal Carolina fishing pier offers the lowest priced fishing passes on the Crystal Coast. Motel guests fish for free in the off-season. A North Carolina CRFL Salt Water license is not require when fishing from the Oceanana Pier. A blanket pass is provided by the pier and the Oceanana Pier also rents rods and reels. Onsite facilities include an arcade, a bait and tackle shop with snack bar with grill. A delicious breakfast and lunch menu is available for fishermen and beachgoers at the grill. Plenty of onsite parking is available.

Oceanana Fishing Pier
N.C. Hwy. 58
Mile Marker 1
Atlantic Beach, NC
Phone: 252 726-4111, (252) 726-0863
Website: www.oceanana.com

Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier

The Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle is a 1,000-foot lighted wooden fishing pier. Serving as a popular destination for Crystal Coast fishermen, tourist andBogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle beachgoers, the  Bogue Inlet Pier provides parking in the large lot and is always free for fishermen. Access to the Emerald Isle beach is steps away down a flight of stairs adjacent to the pier. The Bogue Inlet Pier offers bathroom facilities, multiple fish cleaning stations, bait, tackle and snack bar on the premises.

Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
N.C. Hwy. 58,
Mile Marker 19
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Phone: 252 354-2919
Website: www.bogueinletpier.com/
Visitors can access the pier for FREE!

Bogue Inlet Pier Fishing Rates

Daily Fishing Passes
Bottom Fishing – $10 (2 rods allowed per person; children 6 and under are FREE)
King Fishing – $20 (4 rods allowed per person)
Daily passes run from 6am until the following day. You can purchase the next day’s pass after midnight for early birds .. that gives you 30 hours instead of 24.

3-day Fishing Passes
Bottom Fishing – $27.50 (valid for 30 days from purchase)

Season Fishing Passes
Bottom Fishing – $225
King Fishing – $275 (a gate key is available for $5 for late fall and winter fishing)

Rod Rentals
$5 for 6 hours ( $.75 each additional hour)
Tackle is reasonable, and you keep it for your next trip.

Daily Beach Parking
Monday-Friday (except holidays) – FREE
Saturday and Sunday – $10

Season Beach Parking