Anglers may leave the boat at home and enjoy fishing year-round from the Sea Gull Pier, which extends from the southernmost of the four man-made islands at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
The 625-foot, wheelchair accessible fishing pier at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel extends into the Chesapeake Bay and allows fishermen to experience deep-sea fishing, 3.5 miles from the Virginia Beach shoreline. Cleaning stations, as well as a certified weighing station are available. A one-way toll of $13 per car is collected to access the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel; there is no additional fee for unlimited use of the fishing pier.
A fishing license is not required; however, anglers must register with the Virginia Fisherman Identification Program every year on their website or by calling toll-free 1-800-723-2728.
For more information on this program, please click here.
For more information about the fishing pier or the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, call 757.331.2960.
To obtain a copy of an Eastern Shore Tide Table, March through December 2016, please click here.
If you catch a sea turtle while fishing in Virginia, immediately call the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program at 757-385-7575.