Captain Sinclair’s Fishing Pier

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Situated on the 200-acre waterfront property making up Captain Sinclair’s Recreational Area, the pier is located near the mouth of the Severn River – one of the most pristine recreational saltwater sport fishing locations on the Middle Peninsula.

This pier is 400 feet long, ADA compliant and features an L-shaped head with staggered-height railings for maximum enjoyment. There is no fee to use the pier and it will be covered by a blanket pier fishing license, so an individual saltwater license will not be required to fish.

During the season, Captain Sinclair’s Fishing Pier gives anglers a wonderful chance to catch drum, croaker, spot, striped bass, speckled trout, gray trout and other species.

In addition to fishing, tourists and locals alike flock to Captain Sinclair’s Recreational Area to hunt, paddle, swim, bird watch, picnic, enjoy trails and host gatherings.

Captain Sinclair’s Fishing Pier was funded by the Virginia Marine Resource Commission’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Board under the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund and the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority (MPCBPAA), more commonly known as Virginia’s Coastal Wilds. Money was also raised from a public crowdfunding campaign.

The pier is located in the rural Land’s End area of Gloucester County, just past Naxera.

Click here to get directions using Google Maps or follow the directions below:

  • Take US Rt 17 into Gloucester County.
  • Turn onto Rt 614, Feather Bed Ln (6 m).
  • Take a LEFT into The Corduroy (.4 m).
  • Continue onto Rt 614, The Bay Cottage Ln (404 ft).
  • Continue onto The Corduroy (434 ft).
  • Slight LEFT onto Land’s End Rd (.5 m).
  • 1st RIGHT onto Whittaker Drive (.2 m).
  • Turn LEFT onto the driveway and follow for about .1 miles to the Main House Area.
  • Continue taking the driveway past the Main House and around the Pool House to the right to park closer to the pier entrance.

Note: Captain Sinclair’s Recreational Area is located in a low-lying tidal waterfront area. Higher-than-normal tides exceeding 3.2 ft may make the VDOT road impassable. 

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