“Pierless” Piers: Longest Public Piers in the USA


Santa Monica Pier – Source: californiabeaches.com

The list below includes fishing and entertainment piers of 500 feet in length or more, but does not include commercial shipping piers/docks, private docks, jetties, breakwaters, former bridges, under bridge piers, or piers that parallel the coastline. The length is based on the distance from their inland starting point to the outer end of the pier. Any additions and/or corrections are most welcome.

Name: Length in Feet [Minimum 500 feet]: (Year Built): Type

  1. Navy Pier, Chicago, IL = 3,300′ (1916)
  2. New St. Pete Pier, FL = 3,065′ (under construction – 2018)
  3. Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, CA = 2,745′ (1914) Wooden
  4. Fort Clinch State Park Fishing Pier, Amelia Island FL = 2,400′ Concrete
  5. Riverside Park Fishing Pier, Palmetto, FL = 2000′
  6. Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego, CA = 1,971′ (1966) Concrete
  7. Stearn’s Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA = 1,950′ (1872) Wooden
  8. Oceanside Pier, CA = 1,942′ (1987) Wooden
  9. Huntington Beach Pier, CA = 1,856′ (1992) Concrete
  10. Seal Beach Pier, CA = 1,835′ (1995) Wooden
  11. Avila Beach Pier, CA = 1,685′ (1908) Wooden
  12. Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, Long Beach, CA = 1,620′ (1967) Concrete
  13. Ventura County Pier, CA = 1,620′ (1996) Wooden
  14. Navarre Beach Pier, FL = 1,545′ (rebuilt 2010) Concrete
  15. Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Orange Beach, AL = 1,540′ (2009) Wooden
  16. County Gulf of Mexico Fishing Pier, Panama City Beach, FL = 1,500′
  17. Russell-Fields/Panama City Beach Pier, FL = 1,500′ Concrete
  18. Imperial Beach Pier, CA = 1,491′ (1963) Concrete
  19. Lynnhaven Fishing Pier, VA = 1,480′ (1956) Wooden
  20. Pensacola Beach Pier, FL = 1,471′ Wooden
  21. Goleta Pier, CA = 1,450′ (1980s) Wooden
  22. Port Hueneme Pier, CA = 1,400′ (1999) Wooden
  23. Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, FL = 1,320′ (2004) Wood and concrete
  24. Pacifica Pier, CA = 1,320′ (1973) Concrete
  25. Port San Luis Pier, San Luis Obispo, CA = 1,320′ (1915) Wooden
  26. Venice Pier, CA = 1,310′ (1997)
  27. San Clemente Pier, CA = 1,296′ (1985) Wooden
  28. Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island Pier, FL = 1,262′ (1972/1998) Wooden
  29. Mount Pleasant Pier, SC = 1,250′ Concrete
  30. Pismo Beach Pier, CA = 1,250′ (1986) Wooden
  31. Cabrillo Pier, San Pedro, CA = 1,200′ (1988) Concrete
  32. Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier, Port Aransas, TX = 1,200′ (Concrete)
  33. Jetty Park Pier, Canaveral, FL = 1,250′ Wooden
  34. Apache Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC – 1,206′ Wooden
  35. Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, Wrightsville, Beach, NC = 1,200′ Concrete
  36. Redington Long Pier, FL = 1,200′ (1962) Wooden
  37. Historic Galveston Pleasure Pier = 1,130′ (2012) Concrete
  38. Pier 60, Clearwater, FL = 1,080′ Concrete
  39. Santa Monica Pier, CA = 1,080′ (1909) Wooden
  40. Springmaid Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC = 1,060′ (1954/being rebuilt) Wooden
  41. Folly Beach Pier, SC = 1,045′ Wooden
  42. Newport Beach Pier, CA = 1,032′ (1940) Wooden
  43. Bogus Inlet Pier, Emerald Isle, NC = 1,000 ‘ (rebuilt in 1997)
  44. Daytona Beach Pier, FL = 1000′ (1901)
  45. Fort Desoto Gulf Fishing Pier, St. Pete Beach, FL = 1,000′ Concrete
  46. Hermosa Beach Pier, CA = 1,000′ (1914) Concrete
  47. Jeanette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC = 1,000′
  48. Naples Municipal Pier, FL = 1,000′ (rebuilt 1960) Wooden
  49. Old Orchard Beach Pie, ME = 1,000′ Wooden
  50. Seaview Fishing Pier, Topsail Beach, NC = 1,000′
  51. Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ = 1,000′ (1898) Concrete and steel
  52. Cherry Grove Pier, North Myrtle Beach, NC = 985′ (rebuilt in 2000) Wooden
  53. Surf City Ocean Pier, Topsail Beach, NC = 977′ (rebuilt 1997) Wooden
  54. Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, FL = 976′ Concrete
  55. Lockhart Pier, Lake Worth, FL = 975′
  56. Cayucos Pier, Morro Bay, CA = 972′ (rebuilt 2015) Wooden
  57. Ballast Point Fishing Pier, Tampa, FL = 970′
  58. Ocean Isle Beach Pier, NC = 960′ Wooden
  59. Sunglow Fishing Pier, Daytona Beach Shores, FL = 950′ (1960) Wooden
  60. Surf City Pier, NC = 937′
  61. Manhattan Beach Pier, CA = 928′ (1920) Concrete
  62. Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, CA = 920′ (1906) Wooden
  63. 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC = 906′ (1936/1989) Wooden
  64. Anglin’s Fishing Pier, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL = 900′ (1963) Wooden
  65. B Street Pier, Crescent City, CA = 900′ (1989) Wooden
  66. Dania Beach Ocean Fishing Pier, FL = 900′ Concrete
  67. Mexico Beach Pier, FL = 900′
  68. Sunset Beach Pier, NC = 900′
  69. Ocean Crest Pier, Oak Island, NC  = 893′ Wooden
  70. Crystal Pier, San Diego, CA = 872′ (1936) Wooden
  71. Biloxi Lighthouse Pier, MS = 865′ (rebuilt in 2013) Wooden
  72. Jolly roger fishing Pier, Topsail Beach, NC = 950′
  73. Pompano Beach Ocean Fishing Pier, FL = 850′ (1963) – to be replaced by 2019
  74. San Simeon Pier, CA = 850′ (1983) Wooden
  75. Surfside Pier, SC = 830′ (being rebuilt) Wooden
  76. Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, FL = 806′ (1927) Wooden
  77. Cocoa Beach Pier, FL = 800′ (1962/1983) Wooden
  78. Malibu Pier, CA = 780′ (2003) Wooden
  79. Anna Maria City Pier, FL = 776′ (1911) Wooden
  80. Nags Head Fishing Pier, NC = 750′ Wooden
  81. Oceanian Fishing Pier, Atlantic Beach, NC = 731′
  82. Indian Riverside Park Fishing Pier, Jensen Beach, FL = 725′
  83. Kure Beach Pier, NC = 712′ (rebuilt in 1997)
  84. Carolina Beach Pier, NC = 700′ Wooden
  85. Holden Beach Fishing Pier, NC = 700′
  86. Pier’s end, Garibaldi, OR = 700′ (1934) Wooden
  87. Juno Beach Fishing Pier, FL = 700′ Concrete
  88. Rodanthe Pier, NC = 700′
  89. Tarpon Street Fishing Pier, Fort Myers, FL = 700′
  90. Venice Fishing Pier, FL = 700′
  91. Vilano Fishing Pier, FL = 700′ Concrete
  92. Avalon Fishing Pier, NC = 696′
  93. The Pier at Garden City, SC = 668′ Wooden
  94. Gasparilla Fishing Pier, FL = 650′
  95. Reddit Point Reserve Fishing Pier, Jacksonville, Fl = 650 ‘
  96. Ocean City Fishing Pier, NJ = 635′ (1916) Wooden
  97. Avon Fishing Pier, NC = 600′ (rebuilt in 2012) Wooden
  98. Bayshore Live Oak Park Pier, Charlotte Harbor, FL = 600′
  99. Carnarsie Pier, New York city, NY = 600′ (1920)
  100. Melbourne Beach Historic Fishing Pier, FL = 600′
  101. Outer Banks Fishing Pier, NC = 600′
  102. Snoopy’s Pier, Corpus Christi, TX = 600′
  103. Yacht Club Fishing Pier, Cape Coral, FL = 600′
  104. Fort Myers Beach Pier, FL = 560′ Wooden
  105. Bradenton Beach City Pier, FL  = 550′
  106. County Dock Fishing Pier, Jacksonville, FL = 525′
  107. Spring Park Fishing Pier, Green Cove Springs, FL = 520′
  108. Anclote Park Fishing Pier, FL = 500′
  109. Laishley Park Fishing Pier, Punta Gorda, FL = 500′
  110. Riverview Fishing Pier, Sebastian, FL = 500′
  111. St. Andrews Pier, Panama City, FL = 500 (1961) Wooden
  112. Sebastian Inlet Fishing Pier, FL = 500′

Seeking additional information

  • Dunbar Pier, Bay St. Louis, MS (rebuilt in 2006) Wooden
  • Jennette’s Pier, NC
  • Ken Combs Pier, MS (rebuilt in 2015)
  • Maine State Pier (1924)
  • Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Wooden
  • St. Augustine Beach Pier, FL Wood and Concrete
  • Crest Pier, Wildwood Crest, NJ
  • Merry Pier, St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Money’s Piers, Wildwood,NJ
  • Myrtle Beach State Park Pier, SC Wooden
  • Oak Island Pier, NC Wooden
  • Ocean View Fishing Pier, Norfolk, VA
  • Pier A, New York City, NY (1886)
  • Pier 39, San Francisco, CA (1977)
  • Sandbridge Little Island Pier, VA (2006)
  • 14 Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC

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