Did you know that the Cherry Grove Pier, built in the 1950s, is the home of the world record Tiger Shark catch at 1,789 pounds? This 985-foot classic, wooden pier has some of the best fishing and scenery in the Carolinas!
In 1965 the Prince family bought the pier. By 1968 the quaint township of Cherry Grove combined with three other local beaches ---Windy Hill, Ocean Drive. and Crescent Beach to form the city of North Myrtle Beach. In the 1970s the pier added a full-service bait and tackle shop, and a restaurant. The Cherry Grove Pier also has the only two-story observation deck in the entire Myrtle Beach area!
The pier was destroyed in 1989 when Hurricane Hugo hit. It was quickly rebuilt and in 1999 was damaged again by Hurricane Floyd. In 2001 the pier was widened, as well as the bait and tackle shop, making it possible to accommodate more tourists.
The Boardwalk Beach Café is a great place on the pier to enjoy a frozen drink and casual bill of fare like burgers, fish baskets and hot dogs.
Today there is also a beautiful art deco resort ---- Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier with lovely 1,2, and 3-bedroom condos located right next door. You'll love the fine dining at this resort's 3500 Ocean Grill restaurant featuring delicious seafood and steaks, and a casual atmosphere bar with floor to ceiling views. There are also six other great restaurants within one mile of the pier!
The full-service Tackle and Gift shop can outfit the angling enthusiast for any season of fish. Enjoy fishing for bluefish, mackerel, pompano, red drum, trout, sheepshead, spots, flounder, whiting, and blue crab. The bait shop also offers aquatic-themed jewelry, ice cream and souvenirs. Fishing season from the pier runs February 1st to December 1st.
Cherry Grove Pier is near the quaint fishing village of Little River, SC which has La Belle Amie Vineyard for wine tastings and tour, and The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro, an elegant French low country fine-dining establishment.
Families love the pier experience so don't miss the trip to the Cherry Grove pier!
Cherry Grove Beach Pier, 3500 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach. Open 6 a.m. to midnight daily (subject to change off-season). Fishing pass $2.00 admission with $6.00 per rod. No fishing license needed with paid admission. 843-249-1625.