Fishing Along The Grand Strand

Love fishing? The Myrtle Beach area has a number of great places to catch dinner
or just head out for a relaxing day on the seas. 

From deep sea fishing to pier fishing to beach fishing, there are plenty of ways to catch that big fish that will turn your fish stories into reality.

Pier Fishing

Georgetown County

South Jetty at Murrells Inlet. North Litchfield, SC, Huntington Beach State Park. Telephone (843) 237-4440. On the Atlantic at Murrells Inlet. Parking. Fee. Open 6 am to 5 pm, daily. Enter through park, long walk to jetty.

Horry County

Cherry Grove Pier. At 3500 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Telephone (843) 249-1625. On the Atlantic, 985 feet. Parking Fee. Handicapped access. Arcade, restaurant, restrooms, bait and tackle. Open March-November, 24 hours, daily.

2nd Avenue Pier. At 110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC. Telephone (843) 626-8480. On the Atlantic, 905 feet, Parking. Fee. Handicapped access. Restaurant, restrooms, bait and tackle. Open Year Round, hours vary by season, daily.

Springmaid Pier. At 3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC. Telephone (843) 238-5189 ext. 3008. On the Atlantic, 1,060 feet. Parking. Fee. Handicapped access. Gift shop, restaurant, restrooms, bait and tackle. Open 7 am to midnight.

Apache Campground Fishing Pier. At 9700 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach, SC. Telephone (843)449-6486. On the Atlantic, 1,206 feet with mid pier shelter. Parking. Fee. Tackle shop, campground, restrooms, handicapped access, aquarium, store. Open April - October, 6 am to midnight; November - April, hours vary.

Surfside Pier. At 11 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC. Telephone (843) 238-0121. On the Atlantic, 830 feet. Parking. Fee. Handicapped access. Gift shop, restaurant, bait and tackle, restrooms. Open March - November, 24 hours, daily; December - February 8 am - 4 pm.

The Pier at Garden City. At 110 Waccamaw Drive, South Garden City Beach, SC. Telephone (843) 651-9700. On the Atlantic, 660 feet. Parking. Fee. Handicapped access. Restaurant, arcade, restrooms, bait and tackle, entertainment in summer. Open December - February, 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday - Thursday: 8 am to 9 pm Friday - Saturday: March - November 6 am to midnight.

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier. At 3301 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC. Telephone 238-5325. On the Atlantic, 750 feet. Parking (6 am to 10 pm year round). Fee. Handicapped access. Gift shop, picnic area, camping, cabins, (843)swimming pool, beach, nature trail, nature center, restrooms. Open 24 hours daily for campers and cabins.

Click here for Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters.

Fishing-Friendly Accommodations 

Apache Pier – Apache Campground

Cherry Grove Pier – Prince Resort at Cherry Grove Pier

Pier 14 – Holiday Inn Pavilion

Pier at Garden City - ??

Second Avenue Pier – Bermuda Sands, Bar Harbor, Windsurfer

Springmaid Pier – Springmaid Beach Resort

Fishing License Information

A License is not needed when on a charter or fishing on a pier.  However each pier charges a fishing pass fee – approx $8. If you would like to obtain a license to fish a 14 day license may be purchased for $11.  

Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC
10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 361-4853

Boulineaus Inc.
212 Sea Mountain Hwy., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249-3556

Dick's Sporting Goods
600 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-9148

Garden City Bait & Tackle
2450 Hwy. 17 S. Business, Garden City, SC 29576
(843) 651-7833

K-Mart
10125 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 651-7741

As well as area Walmarts.

Area Fishing Events

Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo
March through October
Offers monthly catch contests, tournaments and events.-

Take a kid fishing Day
3rd Saturday in October

Murrells Inlet Flounder Fishing Challenge
June
Elizabeth Pitcher, (843) 543-4083

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fish on the beach, and do I need a license?

Yes, you may fish on the beach, but South Carolina requires a license to fish from the surf.  No license is needed to fish from a public fishing pier.

Here are the rules:

  • a resident shall purchase an annual recreational saltwater fishing license for ten dollars, of which one dollar may be retained by the issuing agent;
  • in lieu of obtaining an annual recreational saltwater fishing license, a resident may purchase a temporary recreational saltwater fishing license valid for fourteen specified consecutive days for five dollars, of which one dollar may be retained by the issuing agent;
  • a nonresident shall purchase an annual recreational saltwater fishing license for thirty-five dollars, of which one dollar may be retained by the issuing agent; and
  • in lieu of obtaining an annual recreational saltwater fishing license, 
  • a nonresident may purchase a temporary recreational saltwater fishing license valid for fourteen specified consecutive days for eleven dollars, of which one dollar may be retained by the issuing agent.
  • We do urge you to use caution when surf fishing, especially when swimmers or surfers are in the vicinity. Several piers are available for fishing, too.  For more information about fishing regulations in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

What type of gear is needed for the different types of fishing? 

The piers rent rods and reels as well as sell bait and other supplies needed. Most charters also offer needed supplies. 

What kind of fish can I catch along the Grand Strand? 

The most common fish caught in the waters off the coast of Myrtle Beach is black sea bass, snapper, grouper, larger sea bass, trigger, dolphin, wahoo, and king mackerel.