With six piers within 30 minutes of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Annie’s Resorts, finding your new favorite Atlantic Ocean fishing post only requires a little research. Thankfully, the East Coast’s longest wooden pier is merely a half-mile beach walk from Sands Ocean Club, home to the city’s most beloved beach bar. That being said, we felt the urge to compile a comprehensive Myrtle Beach pier guide, complete with five unique destinations. Reason being: Each pier is distinctive and strategically located near a touristy hot spot.
The All-Encompassing Myrtle Beach Pier Guide
While most Myrtle Beach piers primarily entice anglers and casual tourists, many of these architectural marvels offer much more than a platform for fishing and sightseeing. As mentioned above, sometimes the pier itself acts as a gateway to something wholly unique, such as the SkyWheel, the Boardwalk and Promenade, or Myrtle Beach State Park. Without further ado, let’s begin our comprehensive Myrtle Beach pier guide with Apache, a 1,206-foot-long beauty.
As the East Coast’s longest wooden fishing pier, Apache remains a must-see attraction, even if you don’t plan to fish. Again, it’s approximately half a mile from Sands Ocean Club (as the crow flies). Parking is difficult to find near this oft-overlooked Myrtle Beach pier, so we recommend strutting the beach en route to this 26-year-old structure.
Unlike Apache, Pier 14 has stood above the Atlantic Ocean since 1926. Over the years, it has undergone many facelifts, some of which from pesky hurricanes. Today, Pier 14 is more of a continuation of the Boardwalk and Promenade and less of a fishing post. That being said, it’s a splendid place to hang out after a ride on the SkyWheel or a stroll through Ripley’s.
For all intents and purposes, the Boardwalk and Promenade stretches from Pier 14 southbound to Second Avenue. At 775 feet, it’s one of the longest piers in Myrtle Beach (and the Grand Strand, for that matter). It’s a short walk from the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, and Ripley’s. Because the pier has several tables with sizable canopies, it’s a sublime place to enjoy a mid-day picnic.
North Myrtle Beach’s Cherry Grove Pier sees much less foot traffic than the three previous entries. Thus, it entices birdwatchers, joggers, photographers, and casual travelers from dawn to dusk. If you peer to the northeast, you’ll start to see signs of uninhabited land near the North Carolina border.
Lastly, Springmaid Pier might be the most overlooked fishing destination in the city. Because it’s so close to Myrtle Beach State Park (which boasts its own pier), Springmaid typically only attracts surfers and shrewd fishers. After all, South Beach remains the city’s best spot to ride the tides.
The Best Myrtle Beach Resorts: Ocean Annie’s
Ocean Annie’s Resorts—Sands Ocean Club and Sands Beach Club—is not only 12 steps from the sea but home to the city’s most popular beach bar. We couldn’t think of a better place to start and finish each day of fishing, sightseeing, and sunbathing than along Shore Drive. Complimentary luxuries include free tickets to Myrtle Waves Water Park, freshwater pools, tennis courts, free parking, on-site dining, and unobstructed Atlantic views.
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