Jennette’s Pier is open year-round, and welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels daily. The hours vary, but usually the pier is open from about 5:00 a.m. until midnight in the prime summer season, when surfside angling is at its best, and the beaches are at their most popular.
The pier offers a number of benches and stands for anglers to set up camp, and find a comfortable place to relax with a fishing pole in hand. Trash cans are located along the pier for convenience, as well as tall lights that are lit up at night to provide anglers with a little extra illumination for baiting their hooks or packing their fresh catches in ice.
The pier has a small tackle shop for bait and rigs, and newcomers can even rent a rod and reel for the day for a small fee to enjoy the thrill of pier fishing without purchasing the extra equipment. Drinks and snacks are also available for anglers who are in it for the long haul, and who need a little refreshment in between casts.
On the other side of the spectrum, visitors can meander through the pier house’s exceptional educational center which features an Ocean Classroom and a ‘Giants of the Sea’ exhibit, featuring some of the region’s largest collection of trophy mounted catches.
The beaches surrounding Jennette’s Pier are also wide open to the public, with free parking and public restrooms and outdoor showers available for all visitors. Educational classes on fishing as well as the local marine specimens are held regularly and can include subjects such as the art of jigging, or cleaning and cooking the fresh catch you just reeled in. A number of classes are designed specifically for the youngest anglers in mind, and are ideal morning or afternoon activities for the youngest fishermen in your group.