Myrtle Beach, S.C.

08. Playing at the Piers

Playing at the Piers

Aside from the world-class views and recreational fishing, the many Myrtle Beach piers also offer a variety of dining and entertainment options. From simple hot dog stands to full-service restaurants, vacationers can find something to suit every appetite. Many of the piers also offer live entertainment several nights each week during the summer months.  Open-air rooftop bars and covered dance floors keep the atmosphere lively after the sun goes down featuring smaller acoustic acts and high-energy dance and rock ‘n’ roll bands. Younger vacationers taking a break from the sun and surf may enjoy endless varieties of ice cream and frozen treats without ever leaving the oceanfront. Myrtle Beach area piers such as Garden City and Apache also feature modern arcades filled with the latest video games. Classic games of skill such as Skee Ball may also be found, and players can redeem reward tickets at the gift shop for a memorable souvenir.

Apache Pier

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One of the largest piers on the East Coast, Apache Fishing Pier boasts a covered band shell and dance floor halfway down the pier. With nightly live entertainment from 8-11 p.m. in the summer season, vacationers can dance over the ocean and beneath the stars for a truly memorable experience. Pier admission is only $3; kids 12 and under free. Courtesy shuttle is also provided.

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Second Avenue Pier

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Featuring the Pier House Restaurant and an open-air rooftop bar, 2nd Avenue Pier’s dining and entertainment options offer something for everyone. The second-floor restaurant features creative coastal cuisine while the upstairs bar offers a relaxed atmosphere with live acoustic music and spectacular views of the coast. The professional and family-friendly staff goes out of their way to ensure that visitors return again and again.

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The Pier at Garden City Beach

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Located eight miles south of Myrtle Beach, the Garden City Beach pier serves as a bustling hub of activity in the summertime. With a café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the ocean and a full arcade, the Garden City Beach Pier is a great start or end to a family beach day. At night, the rain shelter at the end of the pier hosts a wide variety of exciting bands.

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Pier 14

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Home to the popular Pier 14 Restaurant, the Pier at 14th N. in Myrtle Beach is a must-visit for many vacationing families and couples. With views of the SkyWheel and other Myrtle Beach attractions the location is perfect for a fantastic cocktail or dining experience. Specializing in seafood and steaks, the Pier 14 Restaurant offers classic coastal cuisine, reasonable prices, and unmatched views.

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Cherry Grove Pier

Boasting some record catches and a long history on the Grand Strand, the Cherry Grove Pier is a well-loved landmark at the beach. The pier, which has been in Cherry Grove since the 1950s, has been rocked by a few hurricanes. Hurricane Hugo destroyed the pier in 1989. A two-story observation deck

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Surfside Beach Pier

Surfside Beach Pier

At the Grand Strand’s Family Beach,” Surfside Beach Pier offers 830-ft of fishing and family fun. A $1 charge allows walkers all-day access to the pier. A fully stocked bait and tackle shop covers all your angling needs. A gift shop on the pier is loaded with souvenir options, while a snack bar and ice cream counter offers refreshments throughout the day.