52 Deerfield Moments: #25
The First Deerfield Pier

The First Pier in early Deerfield Beach, FL

52 Moments in Deerfield History

The First Deerfield Pier

Let the Fishing Begin

The original pier in Deerfield Beach was built in 1951-1952. It was a picturesque, wooden pier, built low to the water and great for fishing. It quickly became a meeting place for locals and an attraction for seasonal tourists.

According to long time Deerfield Beach resident Jerry Gerardi, “ There wasn’t a lot to do for the locals except farm and fish. The pier served as a gathering point for townspeople after a day at work, whatever that might have been.”