RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Aquariums will hold a public meeting later this month to receive public comments and input regarding the potential implementation of a walk-on fee for Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.
Currently, a donation of $2 is requested to walk out on the 1,000-foot long, concrete fishing pier. Customers can either pay at a register or drop their donations into a collection box next to the main doors leading out to the pier.
The Division of Aquariums will consider citizen input brought forward at this public meeting and in written comments in deciding whether to implement a walk-on fee. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Jennette’s Pier, 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. Verbal and written comments will be received during the meeting, which will be held upstairs in Oceanview Hall.
In addition, written comments can be submitted through Aug. 23 by email to email@example.com or by mail to David Griffin, N.C. Division of Aquariums, 3125 Poplarwood Court Suite 160, Raleigh, N.C. 27604.
Visitors enjoy free access to the 16,000-square foot pier house that features two large fish tanks, rest rooms as well as a gift, tackle and snack shop. The Jennette’s Pier complex also features public beaches, a bathhouse and free parking.
Jennette’s Pier is the fourth facility in the Aquariums Division, an agency that is part of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island is located about 15 minutes from the pier near the town of Manteo. The others are the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores near Atlantic Beach and the N. C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher near Carolina Beach.