Fishing in Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head, NC

Southport is an historic fishing village so whether you are interested in pier fishing, surf fishing or trying your luck on a head or charter boat, lots of options to catch the big one are available here. The area also has great fishing supply stores where you can pick up a fishing license, tackle, live bait or the latest lures. You may even want to sign up for a fishing tournament while you are here.

Featured Local Businesses

Fishing Licenses

8800 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-9872
1675 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC
(910) 454-9909

1112 New Pointe Blvd., Leland, (910) 383-1769;
4540 Main St., Shallotte, (910) 754-2880...more about Walmart

Fishing Piers

Waterfront Park
Bay St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-7927
(800) 388-9635

This small, handicapped-accessible, L-shaped pier is located where the Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean come together. As a municipal facility, its usage is free and public restrooms are available nearby at the Garrison House. It is adjacent to Waterfront Park, where amenities include a water fountain,...more about City Pier

1411 E. Beach Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-6674

This pier near 14th Place East, voted most popular fishing pier in North Carolina in 2005 and 2006 by Fisherman's Post, includes a tackle and bait shop, rod rentals, ice cream, beer and snacks. The legally disabled fish for free, and the owners provide a live-bait tank and a shelter at...more about Ocean Crest Pier

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