In 1998, Gloucester County received a $50,072 grant to expand the pier located on the York River at Gloucester Point. The L-head pier was converted to a T-head, by the addition of a new 100-foot section of pier. There is handicapped parking near the walkway and the new section is ADA compliant. This pier has no fee and is covered by a blanket pier license, so an individual saltwater license is not required. This is a very popular site and provides nice catches of croaker, spot, flounder, striped bass, and gray trout.
Directions:The pier is located off of US Route 17 at Gloucester Point Beach. The pier is situated next to the Coleman Bridge and the campus of William & Mary College, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).
From the southside / Yorktown: There will be a $2.00 toll after you cross the Coleman Bridge. From US Route 17 north, turn right (traffic light closest to the bridge) onto Route 1206 (Lafayette Heights); turn right onto Route 1208 (Greate Rd), go through the VIMS campus and to Gloucester Point Beach. The pier will be on the lefthand side.
From Gloucester: From US Route 17 south, turn left (last traffic light before bridge) onto Route 1206 (Lafayette Heights); turn right onto Route 1208 (Greate Rd), go through the VIMS campus and to Gloucester Point Beach. The pier will be on the lefthand side.
Contact:Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Dept.
6467 Main Street
Gloucester , VA 23061