After a long wait, the completely re-built Newport Fishing Pier will be opening this summer, replacing the historic pier destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. This will be the only public fishing pier in Miami-Dade County. The $6.5 million project was completed using public and private sector money by way of an agreement between The Cornfeld Group and the City of Sunny Isles Beach.
The new pier is impressive, with the complete length stretching to 776 feet, 610 of that over the water, and containing 11,593 square feet of usable space. The pier features a lifeguard observation area, a public fishing concession and a world class restaurant (opening in late 2013). Public parking for the pier is located at 16501 Collins Avenue.
On Saturday, June 15, join your neighbors and city officials for the ribbon cutting celebration to open the completely renovated Newport Fishing Pier. It is sure to be a fun time, beginning with a “SNIP” of the scissors and ending with a BANG as fireworks are displayed at the end of the pier! This free event will feature activities for children and musical entertainment. A free community shuttle bus will run before, during and after the event to transport residents to and from Pier Park. For questions please call Cultural & Community Services at 305-792-1706.