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7 Best Fishing Piers in Myrtle BeachPrepare for the fishing vacation of your dreams when you book a condo at The Caravelle Resort in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Where the sparkling Atlantic Ocean meets the Myrtle Beach shoreline, known as the Grand Strand, the fishing opportunities are plentiful and memorable.
With seven amazing piers in the Myrtle Beach area, pier fishing is a popular activity that allows anglers to catch the fish that live in deeper water. This is your guide to pier life in the Grand Strand’s shining gem!
About Myrtle Beach Piers
The Myrtle Beach area truly has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for exhilarating amusement parks, relaxing days on golden beaches, unforgettable views on a helicopter tour, or incredible fishing options, Myrtle Beach piers are the place to be!
Pier fishing is popular because it allows you to reach water depths that are difficult or impossible to reach from the shore, thus giving you a better chance of catching certain fish that aren’t in the shallows.
Piers themselves attract fish and mean you have a better chance of getting a bite. As an added bonus, you are not required to attain a fishing license from a public pier, while shore fishing and saltwater fishing from non-chartered boats require a license. Opting to fish from a pier simply makes your vacation that much easier!
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier
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- Address: State Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Fishing rate: Around $8
For a quiet, crowd-free fishing experience, the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park is your best bet. Nestled within the 312-acre state park, the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier is a peaceful retreat from the buzz and excitement of Myrtle Beach.
Opened in 1936, Myrtle Beach State Park is one of the oldest in the state and is a wonderful spot for hiking, birdwatching, and fishing. Some of the many species of fish found in the area include barracuda, flounder, sea trout, Spanish mackerel, amberjack, and more.
The Myrtle Beach State Park Pier features a tackle shop and a gift shop, where you can rent fishing rods for $25 daily. The pier is open from 6:30 AM to 7 PM and offers discounts for children and senior citizens.
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- Address: Apache Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Fishing rate: Around $10.50, including two fishing rods
The Apache Pier can be found close to Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach. This impressive pier is actually the longest on the entire East Coast, stretching an incredible 1,206 feet!
Apache Pier is a great destination for a full day of fun. Not only do you have great fishing opportunities here, but there is also an arcade, bait and tackle shop, live entertainment, and an oceanfront restaurant and bar.
The fishing at Apache Pier is amazing, and some of the possible catches include flounder, Spanish mackerel, and winter trout. Apache Pier offers rod rental packages, as well as multi-day discounts and discounts for children. The pier is open year-round from 6 AM to 10 PM.
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- Address: 3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Fishing rate: $12
The Springmaid Pier is one of the most beloved piers in the area and is a great option for fishing. Measuring 1,060 feet long and 36 feet wide, there is plenty of room for a peaceful day of fishing. The length also gets you further into the water, thus providing more variety for your catch.
Fishing tournaments are commonly held at Springmaid Pier, and it even was the location of the record-breaking catch of a 125-pound Spanish Mackerel. Additionally, live entertainment is often along the pier, making this a fun and memorable location. The Springmaid Pier is open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM.
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- Address: 1306 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Fishing rate: Around $7
Pier 14 is a great option for pier fishing in Myrtle Beach. The 600-foot-long pier was originally built in 1926, and after being damaged by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, it was rebuilt to its current glory.
Pier 14 is attached to the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, making it an obvious stop for anyone strolling along the boardwalk looking for great views, exciting fishing, and fantastic dining. Situated at the start of the pier is the Pier 14 Seafood Restaurant, a firm favorite with locals and visitors alike.
The tackle and bait shop on the pier is a great spot for renting gear, purchasing bait, or simply chatting with the expert staff and getting tips on fishing from the pier. The 14th Avenue Pier is generally open from 7 AM to 11 AM.
Cherry Grove Fishing Pier
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- Address: 3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
- Fishing rate: $3 admission, $7.50 per rod
Just a few minutes from Myrtle Beach is the small town of North Myrtle Beach, home to the beautiful Cherry Grove Fishing Pier.
This 985-foot wooden pier is great for fishing and is even the location of multiple world record-breaking catches, including a 98-pound tarpon and a tiger shark weighing over 1,700 pounds! You will surely enjoy fishing here even if you don’t break records with your catch!
Along the pier, you will find a tackle and gift shop where you can rent equipment or purchase bait. There is also a unique two-story observation deck at the end of the pier, the perfect spot for watching the sunset! Cherry Grove Pier is open for fishing from February 1st to December 1st, and the hours are typically from 6 AM to midnight.
Garden City Pier
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- Address: 110 S. Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
- Fishing rate: Around $9.50
Head about eight miles south of Myrtle Beach to visit the exciting Garden City Pier! Perfect for families and those looking for an upbeat, party atmosphere, the Pier at Garden City is focused on fun. The pier offers live music, full bars, karaoke, and an arcade.
In addition to its varied entertainment options, Garden City Pier is great for fishing. Stop by the tackle shop to rent equipment, and if you intend to spend multiple days here, inquire about their multi-day fishing pass.
In the summer, Garden City Pier is open for overnight fishing, providing a unique experience with opportunities to snag some of the fish that you might not see during the day.
2nd Avenue Pier
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- Address: 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
- Fishing rate: Around $9
Like the 14th Avenue Pier, the 2nd Avenue Pier is connected to the beloved Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and is conveniently located just outside downtown Myrtle Beach. The pier boasts the delicious Wicked Tuna restaurant if you want to grab a bite or a drink while here.
Anglers will love spending a day fishing from the 2nd Avenue Pier. Common catches include sea bass, Spanish mackerel, flounder, and trout. Check out the Second Avenue Tackle and Gift shop for gear, bait, or tips from local experts. The 2nd Avenue Pier is open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.
Cast Off in Myrtle Beach
Whether you are going for a new record-breaking catch or simply want to relax and cast your line in the sparkling sea, the fishing piers at Myrtle Beach are where you need to be. Offering unmatched fishing opportunities, great views, fun entertainment, and delicious food, the Myrtle Beach fishing piers are a must-visit for any anglers vacationing at the gorgeous Caravelle Resort.
Book your vacation stay today and prepare for the saltwater fishing vacation of a lifetime!