Guide to the Famous Myrtle Beach Piers

South Carolina’s coastline is not to be missed. Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area are full of seaside gems, places you could sit, reflect, and watch the waves for hours. Piers and boardwalks are abundant, providing the perfect opportunity to get out on the water without getting wet.  Visit any of the following piers for memorable, family-friendly fun!

Apache Pier

The Apache Pier is the longest pier on the entire East Coast at an impressive 1206 feet! Locally, it’s known as a very popular family campground complex, the Apache Campground, where there are 937 sites for RV camping.

For pier access, go to the corner of Kings Road and Lake Arrowhead Road, through the Apache Campground entrance. At the front gate, tell the attendant you’d like to go the pier, and you will be directed to the parking area. Hours are 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., and a fishing pass costs $9.50 per rod.

2nd Avenue Pier

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Located in the historic district of Myrtle Beach, 2nd Avenue Pier is the centerpiece of town. It was originally built in 1936 but has been destroyed by hurricanes twice, only to be rebuilt each time. Visit the pier at 110 N. Ocean Boulevard. Opening hours are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., though hours sometimes extend later on weekends. Fishing passes are $9.00.

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier

Myrtle State Park was one of the first to open in South Carolina in 1936. This historical woodland park is popular for oceanfront camping with over 300 campsites for both RVs and tents with picnic shelters, restrooms, and other amenities. 

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To get there, travel three miles south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17. The pier is open during park hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with costs of $8 for ages 16 and older, $5 for seniors and the disabled, $3 for children ages 6-15, and free for anyone under 5. Currently, a portion of the pier is closed off for construction after being by Hurricane Florence. 

Springmaid Pier

“Best of the Beach” has been the Spingmaid Pier’s title many times over the years. It is one of the longest in South Carolina at 1060 feet and 36 feet wide. Numerous fishing tournaments take place here, and it offers a spectacular view of the entire Grand Strand. 

You can access the pier at 3200 Springmaid Boulevard, near Huffman Helicopter tours and Midway Par 3 golf course. Visit from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The cost is $12 per day to fish.

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Surfside Beach Fishing Pier

This charming 830-foot-long pier was built in 1953 by a group of wealthy businessmen. After Hurricane Matthew in 2019, the pier was temporarily closed. As of March 2024, Surface Pier has reopened for fishing, walking, and more! Follow Highway 17 to Surfside Drive, and you will find the pier! 

Pier at Garden City

The Pier at Garden City consistently claims the titles “Best Fishing Pier” and “Party Pier”! It’s also popular for its karaoke and free-spirited live entertainment. There are family-friendly activities for all ages, and it is located near many great oceanfront restaurants

You will find the pier at 110 Waccamaw Drive at Garden City Beach. It is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fishing is $9.50 for ages 13 or older and $4.75 for age 12 or younger. 

A day trip to one of the many local piers is one of the best ways to enjoy the coastline. However, you can take all of these memories home – the wind in your hair, smell of salty water, and gorgeous views – to your oceanside vacation rental. Our accommodations are cozy, stylish, and provide a wide range of amenities to ensure you feel at home.