Piers Along the Grand Strand

Plan a Myrtle Beach Fishing Expedition

Oceana Resorts is happy to provide guests with an in-depth guide to fishing in Myrtle Beach SC. When planning your ideal Myrtle Beach fishing excursion, refer to our guide for an insider’s look into this age-old sport along the Grand Strand.

Apache Campground Pier

9700 Kings Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-497–6486

Prices: $2-5, depending on season, for pier parking. Walking on the pier $1 until 7pm, $3 8pm – 11pm for live entertainment, (12 years and under Free); Fishing pass $9.50, (12 years and under $4); Fishing rod rental for $23.00 which includes fishing pass and bait ($35 deposit). Oceana Resorts guests with Guest Rewards Card receive $5 off fishing package. Fishing permits included in your paid admission on Myrtle Beach piers. Hours: summer hours, 6AM-Midnight; winter hours, (October – May) 8AM-6PM (8PM some nights) at the Apache Campground. Crabbing Information – from Apache Pier (above): “We don’t rent crabbing nets, though we do sell them. You may bring your own. Discounts apply for guests of Apache Campground.”

Cherry Grove Beach Pier

3500 N. Ocean Blvd.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 843-249-1625

Daily. Prices: $1.00 a person to walk. With your own rod, a one day fishing pass is $7 for the first rod, and $6.50 for each additional rod. The Pier is open 6AM-2AM, 7 days a week during June, July and August. They are closed for the months of December and January. All the other months open Sunday till Thursday 6AM-10PM, Friday and Saturday 6AM til midnight. Fishing rod rentals are $20 before 3PM and $10 after 3PM (with a $50.00 deposit), and include your 1 day fishing pass. Crab Nets are $6.50 per net per day.

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier

4401 South Kings HWY
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Phone: 843-238-5326
Three miles south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17

Prices: Free to walk on pier with paid park admission; Fishing pass $4.50; Rod $4 plus $20 deposit. Fishing permits included. April – October 6:30AM-8PM; November- March: 10AM-5PM.

14 Avenue Pier

1304 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-448-6500

It’s located in the Myrtle Beach downtown area, along with a restaurant of the same name. FREE to walk on the pier. Daily fishing pass $6; Weekly fishing pass $30; Yearly fishing pass $75; Locals daily pass $3. Rod rental requires pass plus $6 rental fee and $20 refundable deposit. Fishing permits included. Summer hours 6AM-1AM; off season weekdays open 8AM-7PM, Friday and Saturday 8AM-11PM. Closed between Nov. and Feb.

The Pier at Garden City

110 S. Waccamaw Drive Fr
Garden City Beach, SC 29576
Phone: 843- 651-9700

Free to walk on the pier; Fishing pass $8, children $4; Weekly fishing pass $40; Season pass available, Fishing rod rentals $8 plus a $15 deposit. 6AM-9PM or 11PM during summer season.

Second Avenue Pier

110 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-626-8480.

This pier is the beginning of the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, scheduled to open in the summer of 2010. Walking fee: $1. Fishing pass $8; Rod rental $9.65, plus $10 deposit for gear; Bait $5. Fishing permits included’ Hours 7AM-11PM in summer. Closed between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.

Springmaid Pier

3200 Springmaid Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-315-7156

One dollar walking fee is free if you stay at Springmaid. Fishing pass $6; Fishing rod rental $8.50 (discount, if staying at Springmaid). Fishing permits included in your paid admission on Myrtle Beach piers. Fishing tackle and bait, and a yearly fishing pass are available. Hours: 6AM-12AM.

Surfside Pier

11 S. Ocean Blvd.
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Phone: 843-238-0121

One dollar walking fee. Bottom fishing: $9 daily, $45 weekly, $150 yearly (each fisherman is allowed 2 fishing devices); King fishing: $12.50 daily, $65 weekly, $200 yearly (each fisherman is allowed 2 bottom rods); Rod rentals: $9 plus $30 deposit. Fishing permits included in your paid admission on Myrtle Beach piers. Open from 6AM-11PM.

Garden City’s Best Kept Secret

Last but not least, one of my favorite spots! Photos and directions to a lovely pier, extending into the Marsh. The park is perfect for children. Enjoy the picnic area and the pier for crabbing. It’s free.


The Fish Chart below will give you an estimate of when the fish are running at the various Grand Strand Piers

Also be sure to check daily reports from the SC Dept. of Natural Resources Salt Water Fishing Trends:

  • Amberjack: May-October
  • Barracuda: April-October
  • Blue Fish: April-October
  • Cobia: June -October
  • Dolphin: April -September
  • Flounder: April -September
  • King Mackerel: May-November
  • Red Drum: May-November
  • Red Fish: July -November
  • Sea Bass: January – December
  • Sea Trout: July – November
  • Shark: May-October
  • Spanish Mackerel: May-November
  • Speckled Trout: Jan-March and Nov-Dec
  • Spots: October – November
  • Stripers: Jan-March and Nov-Dec
  • Tarpon: Jan-Feb and May-Sept