There are definitely advantages to having the longest pier on the East Coast. The biggest advantage, of course, is the great fishing opportunities it presents.

The Apache Pier at Apache Family Campground stretches more than 1,200 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. It is open 365 days a year, so you'll always have the opportunity to reel in that big catch while visiting the Myrtle Beach area. A bait and tackle shop is also on hand for your convenience.

Plus, there is plenty of live entertainment throughout the year at the pier's covered center stage. And, if you're looking for a great place to lay your head, the Apache Family Campground is the perfect spot. Or, if you just day tripping, the area offers scenic strolls, a swimming pool, playground, hand-dipped ice cream cones and one of the area's best arcades.