Fishing at the Piers
Most travelers know that the Grand Strand is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the East Coast. Hugging the coastline for 60 miles from Georgetown to the North Carolina border near Little River, the area is abundant in its variety of activities and entertainment. Even with the extensive list of theaters, shopping and dining options in our area, often the most lasting memories are the ones that have changed little over generations. The area is home to a number of the largest fishing piers on the East Coast. The piers in our area have long served as a focal point for casual beachgoers and serious fishermen alike. It’s not uncommon to see vacationers young and old casting their rods into the Atlantic in hopes of landing a fresh flounder dinner or perhaps a trophy picture to show their friends. The Myrtle Beach area piers are well constructed, clean and family-friendly. Many of them offer full fishing gear rentals, live bait, numerous food and beverage options, arcades, and open-air restaurants, complete with live entertainment.
Open 365 days a year, The Apache Pier is one of the largest piers in the area. Apache is the longest wooden fishing pier on the East Coast at 1206 ft long. Families have been strolling the pier for decades, enjoying ice cream cones and casually asking the fishermen, What’s biting?” A well-informed staff and fully stocked tackle shop will provide you with everything you need to reel in dinner or teach your grandkids about the great outdoors.More Info
Cherry Grove Fishing Pier
Originally built in the 1950’s, the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier is the northernmost of our area piers. It was extended and renovated extensively in 1999 following Hurricane Floyd. At 985-ft in length, there is ample room to find a spot with your rod and reel while you enjoy the sun and salt air. A raised observation deck at the pier’s end also makes for spectacular views of the coastline.More Info
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier
The Myrtle Beach State Park offers a more natural setting than typically found among the busier resort areas. A small admission fee grants you access to the park and the use of its numerous nature trails, picnic areas, and beachfront. The fishing pier is at the center of the wide, undeveloped beach area. It is free to walk on but requires a small fee to get your hook in the water.More Info
The Surfside Beach Pier, which sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew in 2016, is under construction. The new pier, which will include concrete piles and be built to withstand 100 mph winds, is expected to be completed in fall 2022 and fully operational by spring 2023. The pier will be home to a restaurant, and other businesses are under consideration to be housed there as well.
The Pier at Garden City Beach
With entertainment including live music on two stages, two full-service bars, karaoke and a full arcade, the pier at Garden City is about more than just the great fishing! The kids will love the arcade, which is packed with popular games like Skee Ball, Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, Clown Roll Down and more. A cafe serves hot dogs, burgers, fries and cold sodas. For the grown-ups, two bars offer cold drinks and live music with a spectacular view of the beach.More Info
For sweeping, scenic views of the Atlantic while you’re eating, it doesn’t get much better than this downtown Myrtle Beach pier. Open for lunch and dinner, this oceanfront eatery offers something for pretty much everyone, so long as you’re in the mood for seafood, steaks, pasta, or salads.More Info
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