Piers of the Grand Strand
Chauncey Smith | 13 Jul 2014
Cherry Grove Fishing Pier: Located in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier has a history dating back to its construction in the 1950's of providing its visitors with memorable fishing adventures. For example, in 1964, a world-record 1780-lb tiger shark was landed by Walter Maxwell off the pier! While we can't guarantee every catch to be that large, it's a good indication of the kind of action anglers can anticipate. Measuring in at 985 feet, this pier features a unique two-story observation deck at the end and a tackle shop and restaurant at its base. They can be contacted at 843-249-1625 for more information.
Second Avenue Pier: Built in 1936, the 905-foot Second Avenue Pier is a favorite of tourists. Considered the southern anchor of the Boardwalk, it's one of the best places to take in the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach. For a fee, guests are welcome to fish off the pier and take their shot at mackerel, flounder and even barracuda! Guests can also take advantage of their open-air bar and full-service restaurant, both great for starting or ending your day with a fantastic Atlantic view. More information can be found on their website.
Pier 14: With great location in central Myrtle Beach, Pier 14 is another popular tourist spot. Home of the Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge, a fantastic dining experience is to be had with a menu featuring local seafood and steaks. A large gift and tackle shop is on-site, offering a sprawling assortment of various knick-knacks and souvenirs. Guests are able to fish directly off the pier for a small fee, and the tackle shop rents rods and reels for those that don't have their own. To learn more, check out their website.
Springmaid Pier: At a whopping 1068 feet long and 36 feet wide, Springmaid Pier holds the title of largest pier on the Grand Strand. Known as a hot spot for Spanish Mackerel (the state record was set here) and Tarpon (the largest caught was a 125-lb mammoth), a top-notch fishing experience will be had by guests. Their full-service tackle and gift shop makes sure you have all the gear you need to land a big one, and when the day is done, the Barnacles Bar and Grill offers guests tasty meals and icy-cold drinks.