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Fishing piers of the Outer Banks line the shores of the Atlantic, and are part of the lore, legacy and magic of a trip to the sea. Writing for My Outer Banks Home magazine, Michelle Wagner celebrates these icons of local OBX life.

Avalon pier in Kill Devil Hills.

Avalon pier in Kill Devil Hills.

“Stepping out onto the pier, I feel the worn and weathered planks beneath my feet give just a little. The smell of salt air mixed with the briny scent of bait fill my senses and my eyes soak in a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean from up high.

I am standing on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier at milepost 18.5 in South Nags Head (pictured above). But really, I could be standing on any one of the piers that dot our coastline from Kitty Hawk to Avon.

And yes, people are here to fish. But this pier, like the others, has become so much more than a just a place where people bait a hook and drop a line. From providing shade for beachgoers to being a place to go out to eat or celebrate your wedding, piers on the Outer Banks have become a lot more than just about catching the big one.”

 

Beauty, history and a remarkable part of everyday life. Get the rest of the story at My Outer Banks Home .

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