Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is one of the most exciting places to visit on the Outer Banks. Extending 1000′ into the Atlantic Ocean, a walk to the end seems to bring the natural world of the sea a little closer.
It’s a great fishing platform; an outstanding place to just check out the scene along the beach and with wind turbines perched in the middle of the deck, it has a unique feel to it.
It is the turbines that are the most visible symbol of the latest accolade the pier has received. For the third year in a row, Jennette’s Pier has been recognized as operating a “green” facility. Additionally the pier has been awarded an official certificate of recognition for the designation by the NC Green Travel Initiative, a of program of the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service.
Although the ongoing green awards call attention to the pier’s day to day operations, possibly it’s most significant recognition was the 2012 Platinum level LEED (U.S. Green Building Council) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. A LEED certification is very difficult to achieve, and the platinum level is the highest certification possible.
Jennette’s Pier is part the North Carolina Aquariums, a Division of the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources.