The New Bayport Pier on Florida’s Adventure Coast

The view is beautiful from the new Bayport Pier! The ribbon cutting ceremony and official re-opening of this local icon was Thursday September 24, 2020. In 2016, the pier suffered significant damage due to a five-foot storm surge as a result of Hurricane Hermine. The process to receive pertinent permits, the Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation review process and an archaeological assessment delayed this project. The archaeological assessment was a requirement due to a previously recorded shipwreck that is located within the vicinity of the pier with two additional overlapping archaeological sites also recorded in the project area. The builder worked to properly mark the shipwreck area and set buoys for the entire time of construction in order to protect the integrity of these sites. Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee Florida’s Adventure Coast is the destination name for Hernando County, Florida