Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier

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Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier

The first concrete fishing pier in the state of North Carolina, located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach, extends more than 1200 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. Johnnie Mercers Pier is a must visit for anyone offering a tackle shop, seasonal snack bar and full bathrooms as well as a beautiful view.

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier offers amazing fishing, full service tackle shop, delicious grill, unique gift shop, wide range of domestic and imported beers, and amazing views!

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Walkout Pass

Daily Walk Out Adults: $2.00

Daily Walk Out Kids: $1.00

Single Walk Out Season Pass: $10.00

Family Walk Out Season Pass: $20.00

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Fishing Pass

Day Fishing Pass: $8.00 – per rod

1 Rod Season Pass: $150.00

2 Rod Season Pass: $200.00

Senior 1 Rod Season Pass: $125.00

Big Game Season Pass: $250.00

Rod Rentals

Rod rental is available. A $20 cash deposit is required and refunded when the rod is returned.

Cost of rental is $8.00 per rod.

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Wrightsville Beach, NC

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier is located at Wrightsville Beach, NC. For more information about Wrightsville Beach, NC visit the link below.

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier

Reviews

TripAdvisor

star rating  Went to Wrightsville beach for the first time in a few years, We just moved to Leland. The pier was a great place for a view and to see the... read more

EdwardS410
11/13/2020

star rating  My 16 year old son loves to fish and he has fished a lot of piers . Never checked this one out , he didn’t catch anything so he wasn’t... read more

MaryJanetravles
1/12/2020

Yelp

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
3.5
Based on 23 Reviews
Ashley S.
Ashley S.
2021-07-22 17:19:45
We really enjoyed walking out onto the pier and seeing what people were catching. The pier store has a lot of nice swimming trunks and rash guards, as well... read more
Nicole K.
Nicole K.
2021-05-26 22:50:11
This was my first beach / pier experience coming from the Midwest! Great memories, and I'm looking forward to going back! read more
Clay Y.
Clay Y.
2021-04-13 13:59:02
This is great Fishing Pier, my favorite by far! I caught tons of fish and many new ones! I also recorded some YouTube Videos for about 3-4 days and no one... read more
Matt G.
Matt G.
2020-02-28 00:58:41
It's a nice looking pier, obviously crowded on hot days. Parking nightmarish - circle, circle, circle. Fishing allowed. It costs a few dollars to enter. I... read more
Jeffery J.
Jeffery J.
2019-03-27 09:48:54
The pier is a fun experience. Able to see dolphins swimming by pier and the employees are extremely nice and go out of their way to be helpful. The... read more
Brandi G.
Brandi G.
2015-08-12 11:29:43
We rolled up in here right before midnight on Saturday night because we were tired of the beach bars and bought a couple of big cheap beers (two super large... read more

Google Reviews

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
4.5
Based on 2919 reviews
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Wendy Brooks (MissionsRN)
Wendy Brooks (MissionsRN)
01:39 10 Jul 21
Absolutely the best beach fishing pier that I have ever been too. You can rent Fishing rods for a nominal fee and... get Bait for $5 bucks a cup. It’s completely worth it. We have been here about an hour and have each caught a fish and we’re getting plenty of bites. Definitely a family oriented atmosphere. We willing definitely be back. One advantage is they are open 24 hours in season, so you can fish all night if you like.read more
Trinity Grove
Trinity Grove
16:14 02 Jul 21
An EXTRAORDINARY fishing experience for our residents yesterday!! So many fish, as well! We always visit here and love... it so much and they always take care of us so well!! Yesterday they went above and beyond to make sure our residents had an incredible time! I highly recommend visiting here for your next fishing excursion!!! Thank you so much to Courtney and Ziggy, Anthony, Kelley and Elijah for exceptional customer service!!!read more
W “NorCal”
W “NorCal”
19:44 14 Jun 21
Best fishing pier in Wrightsville Beach!! As one of the first all-concrete piers along the North Carolina coastline,... and certainly one of the most distinctive, Johnnie Mercer's Pier is virtually a must-see destination for any Wrightsville Beach visitor, and is all but required fishing for any and all dedicated anglers. With word-class pier fishing conditions available 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week, Johnnie Mercer's Pier has earned its long-time reputation as one of the best Cape Fear locales for great fishing, great views, and a good time on the water.read more
Abby Micheals
Abby Micheals
18:15 21 May 21
This is an amazing spot to visit the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing pier is always clean, & they have a small kitchen... inside with burgers, fries & such that can be eaten on the pier. New beachside bathrooms, changing area and outside shower to rinse the sand & salt off really makes a trip to Wrightsville Beach easy. Parking is affordable with a day parking pass or pay by the hour with cash or debit card machine. More of a family atmosphere. Lifeguards usually near by. If you're looking Summer party environment further down the coast might be more accommodating as there are no beach front bars or restaurants.read more
Benjamin Huey
Benjamin Huey
00:32 21 Apr 21
Great location! They recently revamped the bathrooms here which are now much larger. There are outdoor showers,... changing area all right next to a decent parking lot. We try to get here early on weekends to snag a spot. The beach is well kept with regular observation by lifeguard staff by trucks and ATVs. It is one of our favorite spot when we need some time on the coast. It pretty close to the shops and some good food like Vito’s pizza.read more
Matt Beaver
Matt Beaver
19:54 15 Mar 21
The staff that run the entrance were helpful. Not being from the immediate area, we were under the impression that we... were just going to a normal walk up pier. They provided a mask for one of our guests accompanying us on our trip. The cost, although unexpected, was very reasonable; considering where the funds all go to. The kids had a blast and got some really good pics. We went off season, so not really sure what it is like during prime time.read more
Cassandra NightThunder
Cassandra NightThunder
22:47 06 Mar 21
Beautiful place to enjoy the waves and wind. The Pierre cost $2 to walk on so if you are interested in walking the... Pierre make sure you come prepared. Fishing is allowed as well. The store at the Pierre has a lot of options for memorabilia. Clothes, trinkets, fishing polls, snacks, etc. They have a great variety.read more
David Rivera
David Rivera
16:03 27 Nov 20
I love this spot with my family and friends. Great place for those awesome beach shots and shell collecting. Although... it's also a great fishing spot, we go here to the beach not to fish. I just wish we.had.more beautiful days like we had on the 26th, crisp air warm sun and very cold water. Perfect day to enjoy life's simple pleasure and God's creation. Something we all need in these times of pandemic hardships.read more
Chasity Holt
Chasity Holt
20:33 23 Sep 20
One of our favorite beach areas to visit. It's clean and never too crowded (outside of holidays). The parking is good... as well. Because of the pandemic, the beach is big enough to safely social distance and I've never had a problem being there.read more
Marianne Bonar-Cunningham
Marianne Bonar-Cunningham
19:56 15 Sep 20
This was a delightful place to park and enjoy the morning at the beach! Although it is a bit pricey for only an hour,... we enjoyed every second! So clean and friendly and courteous to everyone! Too bad the storm came up or we would have paid for another hour just to watch the fishing and dip our feet in the waves!read more
Reena Henley
Reena Henley
06:39 14 Sep 20
The store was amazing... Great things for a reasonable price. Staff was great too. The pier was awesome as well but... could hardly see any thing, and no one had masks in in the store, on the walkway or on the pier. Was kinda disappointed with lack of policy, although there was a sign on the door, no customers in the store part had a mask on, not even the clerk.read more
Brandon Parker
Brandon Parker
00:29 12 Sep 20
Excellent spot to enjoy the beach. There is a small fee to walk out on the pier or you can pay more to fish off of the... pier. From the pier you can watch surfers or just enjoy the ocean breeze. Well worth a visit!read more
Albert Lara
Albert Lara
08:31 10 Sep 20
Could had been cleaner considering cost is $3 per adult and $1 per child
Hillary Fennell
Hillary Fennell
01:44 08 Sep 20
You can walk on the pier and see the sunrise and sunset across the ocean..
MonTavius Harris
MonTavius Harris
22:06 05 Sep 20
Pier was clean and staff was friendly.
Samarah Shakir
Samarah Shakir
20:15 03 Sep 20
I like the lookout from the pier. You can rent fishing equipment or just enjoy the pretty ocean views. The bathrooms... were pretty clean for the beach too.read more
Hernan Quintero
Hernan Quintero
21:43 30 Aug 20
nice beach to enjoy with the family, the boardwalk is very good to walk and watch the sunset or fish
Bill O'Bryan
Bill O'Bryan
12:29 30 Aug 20
It costs two dollars to walk out onto the pier and feel the breeze, look at the waves shimmering in the moonlight and... interacting with dozens of hopeful, mostly unsuccessful fishermen and women.read more
olivia Hewitt
olivia Hewitt
15:34 25 Aug 20
$2 just to walk on the pier
Elijah Clary
Elijah Clary
18:13 21 Aug 20
Great place for persons of all ages. Fishing and crabbing were excellent. The restaurant was even better. Everyone on... the beach was respectful and courteous and observed all appropriate guidelines on social distancing.read more
Anna
Anna
01:08 19 Jul 20
Really beautiful beach and view. Fishing is so much fun. Inexpensive $6 per fishing pole but if your not fishing it's... free to visit the pier. Staff is really welcoming. Great place to visit.read more
Logophile
Logophile
20:31 05 Jul 20
I’ve fished here multiple times and had a great night every time I went here. Last time I caught two good sized... bluefish and brought them home for dinner. I’ve bought hooks and bait here. Hooks are priced alright and bait is priced eh, but definitely worth it since I didn’t prepare my own. Also bought a cheap bucket here. Never tried the food but I probably will next time I come down for the weekend and fish a good 6-8 hours.$8 Per rod is definitely worth it If you catch a few keepers. Guys at the desk are nice enough, and wished me luck when I went to fish. Even held the door for me. Will update this when I try the food next time I fish. Great job all aroundread more
Dylan Maiani
Dylan Maiani
04:26 23 Jun 20
Fair prices in the shop. Bought a nice hat. Fishing poles were decently priced to rent. But I will say, the hooks they... had on couldn’t even catch a minnow. I had to go buy different hooks to use. Bait is a little over priced for what you get, but oh well. Had a good time with my girlfriend as the sun set, and caught two little fish.read more
Jennifer Boudreaux
Jennifer Boudreaux
03:32 04 Jan 20
Gorgeous views and sand. It was chilly, as expected in the winter, but a nice walk and shell hunting adventure were... still comfortable. Id love to come back at sunrise sometime. Sunset was pretty, but I bet the sunrise is even better here. Parking is easy so, which isn't always the case at beaches. There was a couple taking wedding photos which I'm sure turned out amazing. It's a beautiful pier.read more
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location

23 E Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Contact

Phone: (910) 256-2743​
Email: johnniemercersfishingpier@gmail.com

our hours

Pier and Gift Shop

Monday – Tuesday

6 am – 11 pm

Wednesday – Sunday

24 Hours

Restaurant Now Open – 8 am – 6 pm