Soundside Pier opens to visitors

Filed under: Roanoke Island by roanokeisland on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

DSC04445The new, multipurpose Soundside Pier at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island opened to the public on Friday, June 21.

Built of salt-treated wood, the 200-foot-long structure connects Aquarium visitors to beautiful and scenic Croatan Sound, as well as provides an ideal location for many of the Aquarium’s outdoor educational programs such as fishing, birding, kayaking and dolphin watching.

The pier’s lower deck is designed for school group and summer camp participation in programs such as crabbing and other aquatic adventures. The gazebo at the pier’s end offers an inviting spot to relax and enjoy the area’s local beauty.

Visitors can fish from the pier using their own gear, and interpretive graphics add to the visitor experience by providing information on notable points of interest visible from the site.

The Aquarium is at 374 Airport Road, just north of Manteo, N.C. For more information, click here or visit our Facebook page at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Aquarium admission tickets and program registration are available online.