The Buckroe Beach Fishing Pier is famous for its excellent fishing for speckled trout, red drum, cobia, croakers, spot, and other saltwater fish.
The 706-foot pier is located a few miles east of Hampton Virginia at 330 S. Resort Boulevard, near Point Comfort Road.
The pier is open 24/7 during peak fishing season. At night, lights on the pier attract baitfish, which in turn, draw in gamefish.
During Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the original fishing pier was destroyed. The pier was rebuilt by the city of Hampton and re-opened in 2009.
In November 2019, a barge crashed into the pier, causing extensive damage to the structure. The pier was repaired and reopened in October 2020.
The 16 foot wide handicapped accessible pier features concrete pilings, wooden decks and railings, restrooms, a snack bar and bait shop. The T section at the end of the pier is 70 feet wide and 26 feet long. Nearby are parking areas, fish-cleaning stations, and shelters in case of severe weather.
In 2015, Buckroe Fishing Pier was renamed the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the City of Hampton’s Parks and Recreation director.