The fishing pier, concrete walkway, and storage shed were completed in April of 2008. The City of Norfolk received $215,850 from the VSRFDF to complete the U-shaped recreational and educational fishing pier. The pier extends approximately 134 feet into Pretty Lake. The water depth at the U-head is around 14 feet. The pier and parking lots are completely handicapped accessable. The Community Center has about 73 parking spaces in two lots at the front of the building. The pier has no fee; however, an individual saltwater fishing license is required. The pier is open from sunrise to sunset. Pretty Lake is known for catches of croaker, spot, grey and speckled seatrout, striped bass, and blue crab. The Community Center also provides restroom facilities, playground areas, covered picnic tables, and fishing equipment.
Directions:The pier is located at the East Ocean View Community Center. The pier extends into Pretty Lake.
From Virginia Beach: Follow Shore Drive (Route 60) towards Norfolk/Ocean View until you cross over the bridge. The road will change into East Ocean View Ave. Turn left onto 20th Bay Street. The East Ocean View Community Center is at the end of the road. The pier is on the lefthand side of the building.
From Newport News/Hampton: Take I-64E through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel to Norfolk. Take the 4th View St. exit (east) and turn right onto East Ocean View Ave. Follow signs to continue on East Ocean View Ave. Turn right onto 20th Bay Street. The East Ocean View Community Center is at the end of the road. The pier is on the lefthand side of the building.
Map Quest: 20th Bay Street, Norfolk
Contact:East Ocean View Community Center
9520 20th Bay Street
Norfolk, VA 23518