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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. The pier was rebuilt after the hurricanes of 1996, Bertha and Fran, caused major damage to the original wooded pier.  Bob and Shirley Johnson, owners of the pier, took on this monumental task of building this state of the art concrete pier, reopening its doors in 2001.  Johnnie Mercers Pier is a must see for anyone visiting Wrightsville Beach.   Come take a walk out onto the pier and enjoy the calming sounds of the ocean while taking in the breathtaking views, especially at sunrise and sunset.  

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier offers amazing fishing, a full service tackle shop with a wide selection of rods and reels, and bait/lures to meet all of your fishing needs.  We also offer rental rods to those who want to try their hand at fishing. Our knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you in any way possible to help make your fishing experience a memorable one with us.  Rental rods are also readily available if you need one.  Inside the pier house you will find a delicious grill that is open spring through late fall serving up your favs such as burgers, fries and pizza. When visiting, be sure visit our unique gift shop, conveniently located in the pier house, where you will find items to help make your day on the beach an enjoyable one, plus clothing, shoes, gifts, souvenirs and more.   We also offer a wide selection of imports, domestics, IPA’s and more to enjoy while strolling out on the pier and enjoying the amazing views!





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Wrightsville Beach


Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier is located in the beautiful coastal community of Wrightsville Beach, NC



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Buy a Passes

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