North Myrtle Beach Fishing Tips

Revised and Updated on November 25, 2015 by Hilary Johnson

Elliott Beach Rentals wants to offer some great tips on fishing while you are on vacation!!!

The Grand Strand area offers several piers for fishing. A fishing license is not required for pier fishing, or if you’re fishing from a rental or area charter boat. 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. Saltwater Fishing Licenses are required for individuals 16 and older harvesting oysters or clams,or individuals fishing from privately owned boats. Click Here for current license pricing.

CG Pier

Local Fishing Piers

  • Apache Campground Pier, Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach. Hours are 8 AM. to 8 PM.
  • Cherry Grove Beach Pier, 3500 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
  • Myrtle Beach State Park Pier, three miles south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17. Pier open during park hours, 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Pier store/tackle shop open 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • 14 Ave. Pier (links to web cam) 1304 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The Pier at Garden City, 110 Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach. Open 7 am – 9 pm daily.
  • Second Avenue Pier, 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; may stay open a little later on the weekends.
  • Springmaid Pier, 3200 Springmaid Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Hours are 6 a.m. to midnight. Tackle shop open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Surfside Pier, Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach. Hours are 8 am to 8 pm. Tackle shop, arcade ice cream shop open 8 am – 8 pm.


If you looking to book a fishing charter visit our website for a list of the best around the area.

Don’t forget your tackle! The area has many small bait and tackle shops and the piers usually do too. Myrtle Beach also has one of the largest stores for all your gear Bass Pro Shop.

For great oceanfront lodging and pier fishing right out your door check out Sea Cabin!

avatar About Hilary

Hilary is from Conway, SC and has been a lifelong visitor to North Myrtle Beach. She has lived in North Myrtle Beach permanently since 2009. A graduate of CCU’s History program, Hilary enjoys the local history and legend of the low-country as well as the modern growth of the tourism industry in Myrtle Beach. She works as a Marketing and Guest Services Assistant for Elliott Beach Rentals where she has been given the freedom to express her love and enthusiasm for the Grand Strand.

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