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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 see for anyone visiting the Wrightsville Beach/ Wilmington area. We offer a fully stocked tackle shop for all of your fishing needs, along with rod rentals, a seasonal snack bar, and 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! Come experience the sea breezes of the Atlantic Ocean with us!


Weekly Fishing Report

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


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.


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



star rating  Beautiful beach, highly recommend if ever visiting North Carolina and just want to stop and see the ocean

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May 4, 2021

star rating  Awesome place to take the kids fishing and was within walking distance. They rent poles and bait onsite. Interesting people watching and views.

Kevin O
August 2, 2020


Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
Based on 26 Reviews
Zakia J.
Zakia J.
2021-12-05 19:34:35
Well love to fish & this pier is a great place to do just that. Ziggy's customer service is 5 plus stars. He is very helpful & friendly. We will be... read more
Kelly C.
Kelly C.
2021-09-06 20:05:09
Cute! It's nice to have refreshments and bathrooms handy near a main public beach access point. Beautiful views on the pier and also great for fishing! read more
James S.
James S.
2021-08-12 16:15:41
Cool attraction. Typical fishing pier, but good got pictures and I understand good fishing. Pier store is well stocked with fishing and beach gear. Best... read more
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

    4 star review  easy access from Shark Bar, beach shop, public restroom & parking area..

    thumb MonBong Albotra
    November 25, 2021

    5 star review  Clean beach with ample space. We went to see sunrise and it was awesome. Don’t find any restaurants in the pier. Looks like it’s a famous place for surfing as well. We didn’t find any showers in the beach but might be there in the far side. Lots of people do fishing from the pier. Parking is available in the public access area but they are paid ones. Don’t find any other attractions near by but the beach itself is good for family.

    thumb RAJAT JAIS
    September 29, 2021

    5 star review  Had a fun time at the beach. Did not go into Johnnie Mercer pier did not have time to explore. But seen many people fishing

    thumb Yvonne McBrayer
    August 29, 2021

    4 star review  Interesting place. Long pier with great viewers of the Wrightsville Beach coast. Costs you $2 bucks to get on it, but it's kinda cool. Also, there's some serious fishing going on here. Worth the 2 dollars.

    thumb Peter Gore
    October 29, 2021

    5 star review  Beautiful pier worth visiting. Parking near the pier is bountiful with easy access. Handicapped parking is also available with easy access to the pier and the beach. Public bathrooms are available on the beach side of the parking lot.

    thumb John Mazzell
    October 29, 2021

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Contact Us


23 E Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


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

our hours

Pier and Gift Shop

Daily: 6 am – 11 pm

Restaurant now closed for the season