The Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach have numerous piers available for you to experience the fun of salt water fishing. The best part is that pier fishing isn’t as costly as you may think.
Owners of our local fishing piers want to make your pier fishing experience enjoyable, fun, and productive. To help you meet those ends, they have included many fishing necessities so you don’t have to worry about bringing them.
Carolina Pier Fishing Tips
Successful fishing requires both the right equipment and knowledge of the conditions that effect the fish.
For information on catch and size limits, view the Department of Natural Resources South Carolina Saltwater Fishing Regulations. Pier shop owners are your first source of information on what is biting and what bait to use. They want you to enjoy your pier fishing experience and will happily give you some tips and tricks. Your fish shop pros have everything you’ll need to make your outing fun and prosperous.
Don’t forget the sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a chair. Piers offer little to no areas where you can escape the sun. Also, bring some bottled water.
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When fishing from the pier, cast your line and let your bait drift with the tide, or fish on the bottom. The marine life attached to the pier’s pilings means a supply of readily available food to the fish, so they naturally tend to gather around the pier.
Watch the experienced fishermen. You can learn a lot from the pros just by watching their techniques. Fishermen are friendly people who love the sport. Most will gladly answer a question or two, and some will even offer colorful stories about “the big one that got away”.
The Surfside Beach pier is currently closed for repairs.
Cherry Grove Beach Pier Fishing
Address: 3500 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 249-1625
During the months of February through November, the Cherry Grove Pier is open Sunday till Thursday 6 a.m.-10p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. til midnight. Cherry Grove Beach Pier is closed for the months of December and January.
A fishing license is not required to fish from the Cherry Grove Pier with your admission.
Apache Pier Fishing
Address: 9700 Kings Road
Phone: (843) 497–6486
Apache Pier is the East Coast’s longest wooden fishing pier and it is open 365 days a year. Rod rentals are available and include fishing gear, bait & tackle.
Walking on the Pier: $1 per person, off-season. $3 per person, summer. 12 and under are free.
Fishing Pass: $9.50 per person. $4 for ages 12 and under.
Rod Rentals: approximately $20.65 with a $35 deposit.
Pier 14 Fishing
Address: 1304 N. Ocean Blvd.
Phone: (843) 448-6500
Pier 14 is located in the downtown Myrtle Beach area. It is convenient to the hotels along Ocean Boulevard and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Walking on Pier 14 is free.
Pier 14 fishing prices include:
Fishing Pass: $7.00
Pole Rental: $8.00 with $20.00 deposit
Additional Pole: $2.00 (Limit 2 poles per person)
Bait is also available for sale:
Finger Mullet: $6.00
2nd Avenue Pier Fishing
Address: 110 North Ocean Blvd.
Phone: (843) 445-7437
Hours: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. during the summer
Located at the southern end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The 2nd Avenue Pier is newly renovated and offers inexpensive and convenient pier fishing to visitors staying along 2nd Avenue North. There is a $1 fee for walking on the pier.
Second Avenue Pier fishing prices include:
Fishing pass: $8, includes your fishing license
Rod rental: $9.65, plus $10 deposit for gear
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier Fishing
Address: 4401 South Kings Hwy.
Phone: (843) 238-5326
Hours: April – October 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; November- March: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Located just south of Myrtle Beach on Business 17. Free to walk on pier with paid park admission.
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier Fishing Prices:
Daily fishing pier pass: $8 ages 16 and older; $5 SC senior 65 and older and disabled; $3 children ages 6-15; free ages 5 and under. Annual fishing passes are available for purchase.
Garden City Pier Fishing
Address: 110 S. Waccamaw Drive
Phone: (843) 651-9700
Hours: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., during the summer season the Garden City Pier stays open until 11 p.m.
Free to walk the pier.
Garden City Pier Fishing Prices:
Fishing pass $8, children $4. Weekly fishing pass $40. Season pass is available for purchase. Fishing rod rentals $8 plus a $15 deposit.
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