Owned and operated by the Phelps family, this 700-foot pier features a snack bar, a game area,a grill with indoor/outdoor seating and an upstairs lounge with ABC permits. The tackle shop offers new equipment for sale as well as rentals and bait. There is a fish-cleaning sink on the pier. The...more about Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
The Carolina Beach, NC, area is teeming with fishing hotspots. Cast a line from an ocean pier, enjoy surf fishing, or rent a boat. Maybe you'll decide to sign up for a fishing tournament. Pleasure Island has some of the best fishing in the area and some of the best tournaments around.
Before you get started, head down to Island Tackle and Hardware on N. Lake Park Blvd. and stock up on supplies for your adventure. If casting a line from pier strikes your fancy, you're in luck. Both the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier on Carolina Beach Avenue North and the Kure Beach Pier on Avenue K are good spots. Here, you're find locals who can show you the ropes and experienced and novice fishermen alike. Carolina Beach State Park also offers a beautiful spot for anglers.
If off-shore fishing sounds like more fun, you'll find plenty of head boats and charters in the area with experienced captains who can take you to the best local spots and will create a custom charter that fits your interests and skill level.
Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail also have great fishing, boat rentals and annual tournaments.