Reprinted From Island Free Press
The Avon Fishing Pier will open for the 2021 season Wednesday, according to a recent online update from pier operators.
In previous years, the Avon Pier had a late start to the season due to damage from a number of nor’easters or hurricanes.
In 2020, after suffering damage to the roof of the pier house after 2019’s Hurricane Dorian, and a split in the pier itself from a series of subsequent nor’easters and storms, the pier was unable to open until June, when repairs were finally completed.
This past year, however, there have been no major storms that damaged the pier, and annual required repairs were minimal.
Stu’s Food Truck, which serves a wide range of breakfast and lunch items and was a fixture in the pier parking lot in 2020, will also be returning for the 2021 season.
The Avon Pier will also once again host Hatteras Island’s Independence Day fireworks, also returning for 2021, and will be launched from the end of the pier on July 4.
Hatteras Island’s two fishing piers, the Avon Pier and the Rodanthe Pier, will both be open throughout the summer and fall months.
This story is provided courtesy of the Island Free Press, a digital newspaper covering Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. Coastal Review Online is partnering with the Free Press to provide readers with more environmental and lifestyle stories of interest along our coast.