Did you know that the 2nd Avenue Pier was built in 1936 and was destroyed by hurricanes twice and rebuilt into a great centerpiece of downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?

Built by Julian Scarborough and St. Julian Springs in 1936, the 2nd Avenue Pier has been a sentimental icon of Myrtle Beach to millions since that time.

In 1954 Hurricane Hazel destroyed this glorious pier. The owners rebuilt and business continued to grow.

The Lucas/Collins family has owned and operated the pier since the mid-1960s, when modern tourism began to explode in our area.

In 1981, Hurricane David damaged the pier, but it was Hurricane Hugo in 1989 that took the pier out once again. The pier was rebuilt to its current state of glory as an ever popular tourist destination.

The fishing is great off the 2nd Avenue pier with mullet, trout, flounder, mackerel, and even barracuda being caught!

The inviting 7-million dollar 1.2 mile traditional wooden Boardwalk is located in the historic district of Myrtle Beach. Running south from 14th Avenue to the Second Avenue Pier in three sections, you'll enjoy strolling by fabulous ocean views, five grand hotels, specialty shops, restaurants and the new SkyWheel. The Boardwalk, in summer, comes alive with festivals, the "Hot Summer Nights" program of live music, street entertainers and fireworks! People are having some fun right along the picturesque Boardwalk so bring the camera!

Enjoy memorable seafood right on the 2nd Avenue Pier with those million-dollar oceanfront views. The Pier House is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Feast on low country egg rolls, bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled grouper salads, and lump crab remoulade. Get delicious frozen cocktails and craft beers. The Pier House restaurant is located on the new Boardwalk in beautiful downtown Myrtle Beach.

Be sure to experience the fantastic Pier View open-air bar on the deck.

There are many great family friendly lodging options nearby.

Don't miss the 2nd Avenue Pier, located in the downtown historic district of Myrtle Beach.

Second Ave. Pier, 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; may stay open later on weekends. Fishing pass $9.00. 843-626-8480.