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Surf City Fishing Pier

Topsail Island’s first ocean pier, the Surf City Pier, was originally built in 1948. It has been owned and operated by the Lore family since 1973. Though it has weathered many storms (some better than others), Hurricane Fran destroyed it in 1996. It was totally rebuilt and reopened in August of 1997, looking much like it does today including a few additions. The Surf City Pier comes complete with large assortment of bait, fully stocked tackle shop, an eclectic collection of souvenirs fresh ground chuck burger’s from the grill, and an outside covered dining area. The Pier is 937 Feet long with a 40 foot octagon at the end.


112 S Shore Dr, Surf City, NC 28445, USA


Operating Hours

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Admission & Pricing

Fishing Tickets are good for a 24 hours from the time of purchase. There is a charge of $10 for EACH Fishing Rod for ALL fishermen 11 and older, and a $5 charge for children 10 and younger. EVERYONE 11 and older NOT fishing will need a $1 Spectator pass in order to have access to the pier.

Rod Rentals

If you want to fish but you don’t have your own rod you will need a $30 CASH deposit for EACH rod you want to rent. (This deposit will be refunded when the rod is returned.) There is a $10 RENTAL Fee in addition to your $10 FISHING ticket. Your rental is also good for a 24 hour period. We ask that the rods stay on the pier. The rod is ready to go with one set of hooks and weights. (*NOTE ..If you loose your hooks and weight it is your responsibility to replace the leader.) BAIT is not included in the rental fee. $30 CASH DEPOSIT + $10 RENTAL FEE + $10 FISHING TICKET (same $10 ticket if you had brought your own rod) FOR EACH ROD

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Available at the Bait and Tackle Shop


The Pier has a 40 foot octagon at the end Two large fish cleaning stations with fresh running water. Plenty of lighting for all night fishing. A Large well lit parking area. Large assortment of bait. Fully stocked tackle shop. Souvenirs Grill/Ice Cream Outside Dining Area

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112 S Shore Dr, Surf City, NC 28445, USA

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