AVON, N.C. (WAVY) – The Avon Fishing Pier is set to reopen back to the public on Thursday morning.

The pier will have in between 250-350 feet of Pier open as crews continue to work on the rest.

The Avon Pier suffered damages from the Nor’easter that recently swept across Cape Hatteras last week.

Owners and staff of the pier say they are dedicated to the Avon Pier as they understand, “its impact and importance to this community.”

The public is encouraged to contribute to the “Save the Pier” campaign coming soon. 


AVON, NC (WNCT) – The Cape Hatteras National Seashore said Tropical Storm Melissa severely damaged the Avon Fishing Pier on NC-12 in Avon over the weekend.

According to park officials, a low-pressure storm system, which was later named Tropical Storm Melissa, sent large waves onto the Outer Banks islands.

The waves damaged several sections of the Avon Fishing Pier, and also tore through sand dunes, which caused flooding in parts of NC Highway 12.

The Avon Fishing Pier’s official Facebook page posted the video of the storm damage:

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore owns Avon Fishing Pier and said it was constructed in the 1960s and is managed by a private company that sells concessions on the pier.

Officials said they will work with Avon Fishing Pier managers to examine and repair the damages to the pier.

They said they hope to reopen the pier to the public as soon as possible.