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Topsail Beach Piers

Visiting Topsail Beach in North Carolina? Make sure you make time to see the three famous Topsail beach piers. The 26-mile long barrier island known as Topsail is a popular tourist destination. The island is best known for its fishing and boating opportunities. To enjoy these activities or simply take in some sightseeing, visit one of the three piers situated along Topsail Island.

Jolly Roger Pier and Inn

The Jolly Roger is an oceanfront inn containing 65 rooms and suites, most of which contain ocean views. Adjacent to the inn, the 850-foot long pier contains a general store, bait and tackle shop, and restaurant. You do not have to be a guest at the inn to access the pier. This pier is an excellent spot to view sea birds, sea turtle, and dolphin. This fully-lit pier is also a favorite location to view a sunset or sunrise.

Surf City Pier

Near the town of Surf City, the Surf City Pier stretches 937 feet into the ocean, and is the oldest of the three piers. In addition to a bait and tackle shop, it boasts a fish cleaning station complete with running water, and is well lit to allow for night fishing. Pay just one dollar to access the pier, which also offers an outdoor grill/dining area and loads of souvenirs.

Seaview Pier

Seaview pier is Topsail’s northernmost pier, and is also its newest. Built in 1999, it is approximately 1,000 feet long and is located in the town of North Topsail Beach. You’ll find everything you need for deep sea fishing in the pier’s bait and tackle shop. If you need beach supplies, the store sells sunscreen, flip flops, and beach towels. Their restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will even cook anything you clean and catch.

You don’t need a state license is to go angling since all three pier operators maintain a blanket Coastal Recreational Fishing License. If you want to enjoy some deep sea fishing or just spend some time quietly connecting with nature, these Topsail beach piers are a must to visit.