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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 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 grill, gift shop for all of your beach needs and more, 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!


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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


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 Reviews


star rating  I’ve been here at least a dozen times and I’ve never been disappointed! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. It’s a must visit if you are in the Wilmington area. It cost... read more

October 8, 2019

star rating  Great Pier for Fishing and taking in the Atlantic Ocean. On our recent trip, we wanted to take in the sights and sounds of the ocean and we stopped... read more

August 4, 2020


Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
Based on 33 Reviews
Monica P.
Monica P.
2023-01-02 08:47:54
Great pier for views, fishing and photographing birds and dolphins. It cost $2 to walk on the pier. Have your wrist stamped so you can come back later in... read more
Melanie L.
Melanie L.
2022-11-06 09:57:09
Being a local Johnnie Mercer pier has always had great memories for me. Today was no different thank you Ziggy I will see you soon. read more
Mary Catherine W.
Mary Catherine W.
2022-08-18 16:03:30
Newly renovated building. Friendly staff. Huge fan of their ice cream! It's reasonably priced and an appropriate amount for a scoop. read more
Celena G.
Celena G.
2022-06-19 11:41:33
Great service and delicious food! Love that they have alcohol too:) Definitely recommending this place! read more
Justin E.
Justin E.
2022-04-18 10:50:48
Not only have I never been to a pier, I've never been to NC. Ziggy was extremely helpful, and nice; great customer service. The pier is fun over the ocean... read more
Skylar L.
Skylar L.
2022-02-26 02:04:54
Great experience here on an early morning! Ziggy was super helpful, great customer service! read more
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

One of nicest beaches with larger Washrooms (both for men and women) and changing booth. Also has showers 🚿. Easy access to the beach from both sides of the entrance. It can get busy very quickly and parking can get full pretty fast. If visiting during summer months, plan to get here before 8am or max by 8:30am to get a parking spot….During fall, you can get parking stop around noon - 1pm. Post that it becomes busy.

thumb Apoorva Neelabh
September 29, 2021

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

Love it we are from Raleigh NC so we took hwy 40 east there then went to stay at hotel on market street in Wilmington NC

thumb Kristin Andrews
August 29, 2021

Nice place to park. It's $5.00 @ hour. You can grab a bite to eat on this street. The beach was awesome, not too overly packed and the waves come in nice and slow. Good for younger kids and people who don't like to fall down when hit with waves.

thumb Mary
September 29, 2021

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

thumb MonBong Albotra
November 25, 2021

Contact Us


23 E Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Phone: (910) 256-2743​

our hours

Pier and Gift Shop

Daily: 6 am – 11 pm

Grill Closed for the Season