Welcome to the Surf City Ocean 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.
Surf City Ocean Pier Features:
Latest News & What's Currently Biting
Hello friends and Pier Family,
There has been a tremendous amount of activity going on here. The guys have painted everything, walls, ceilings shelves and floors... even given the bathrooms a bit of a makeover including new fixtures. The crew has replaced all the old handrails out on the pier and are slated to repair the benches and trash can holders. Some of the upgrades and additions will be more obvious than others. Just know that they have been working hard since you were last here.
We have finally decided on a date! We will reopen both the pier and grill for the season at 6am on Saturday, March 13th 2021. The first Va. mullet caught will win a 2021 Season Fishing Pass. The largest for the day will win a bait box. If you catch anything else (legal of course) bring it in and have it weighed for a chance to win other great prizes. Season pass gifts are also due to arrive most anytime.
We hope you all are doing well and will be able to join us soon. We miss you all!
The Pier is Open
New Camera located at the Surf City Pier. Stays stationary so you can see what is happening in real time on the pier. Please enjoy this camera along with the others located at the pier and north of the pier that pans and scans the surrounding area.