Originally built in 1939, and rebuilt several times after being battered by various hurricanes and nor’easters, Jennette’s Pier is a popular destination for visitors to Nags Head, NC. Known for it’s excellent fishing, locals are also drawn to the pier.
The current structure opened to the public in 2011 after a $25 million dollar restoration.
Expanded to 1000ft, the pier is now hurricane-resistant with solid concrete pilings that will stay put regardless of the wind speed. In addition to offering world class fishing, the pier is an outpost of the North Carolina Aquariums network, and includes science exhibits, educational programs, and offers visitors the opportunity to learn about renewable energy.
In addition, the pier is also LEED Certified, which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
The views from the pier were stunning, and as you might imagine, it was hard to put the camera down.
We strolled the length of the pier and enjoyed watching the men and women who were fishing.
Evidently folks get out there pretty early, requiring some to take a late morning nap.
We were so excited to see this sea turtle, dinner clasped in his (her?) jaws.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Jennette’s Pier. Be sure to check it out if you’ll be visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Please visit my previous post for stormy weather images from the Outer Banks.