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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

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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  Get there early. Parking is $2.50/hour $15 for the day. Beautiful pier and beach Snackbar closed on a busy Friday so bring your own food. Pier staff was not... read more

avatar thumb Ellen T
August 24, 2017

star rating  The folks in here so pleasant and so willing to help any visitor whether you're making any purchases for retail products purchasing fishing gear or just want to sit down... read more

avatar thumb MindyK
June 22, 2017

star rating  Had a great time fishing on the pier! Ziggy was super nice when hooking up our group of 4 with fishing rods and bait, and Anthony was great answering any... read more

avatar thumb Emily W
July 5, 2021

Yelp

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
3.8
Based on 39 Reviews
Aimee N.
Aimee N.
2023-10-17 19:17:46
I love JM pier. I have been going here for years upon years. It's is a great place to stroll out on the beach and then take a walk on the pier. There is... read more
Carlos G.
Carlos G.
2023-10-01 09:42:55
This is our first time visiting Wrightsville beach and we decided to stop by and try out the fishing. Let me tell you I have never caught as many fish as I... read more
James S.
James S.
2023-07-30 09:43:30
Fun place to pier fish. Today was not crazy with people and the regulars were very helpful to people. That was good to see, everyone wanted people to enjoy... read more
Erik R.
Erik R.
2023-06-16 03:20:52
Definitely a tourist trap. $8 to fish, $2 to walk on pier. Don't need to bring anything, Johnnie Mercers will rent or sell whatever you need. I did bring my... read more
B R.
B R.
2023-05-19 09:11:43
Have fished numerous piers in NC this one ranks lowest for high cost to fish and price of bait. Bathrooms dirty, pier concrete benches uncomfortable and... read more
Mike B.
Mike B.
2023-05-14 06:35:42
We stopped in to explore the pier after spending some time walking on the beach. Upon walking up to the pier there are public restrooms and a couple of... read more
Lee K.
Lee K.
2023-04-07 12:15:02
This is one of the best piers you can fish at in North Carolina. It is well staffed and maintained. Though the hours aren't 24/7, you can catch a limit of... read more
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

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.

Peter Gore Avatar Peter Gore
October 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.

Mary Avatar Mary
September 29, 2021

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.

RAJAT JAIS Avatar RAJAT JAIS
September 29, 2021

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!

Kelly A. Calhoun Avatar Kelly A. Calhoun
September 29, 2021

Contact Us

location

23 E Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Contact

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

our hours

Pier and Gift Shop

                  6 am – 11 pm/Midnight                    Friday and Saturday Nights

    Grill Closed for Season