2nd Avenue Pier – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


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The 2nd Avenue Pier on Myrtle Beach’s famous Ocean Boulevard is the longest pier in the celebrated Grand Strand city. Built in 1936 by Julian Scarborough and St. Julian Springs, the 906-foot-long pier takes visitors out into the Atlantic’s depths for unbeatable fishing and expansive ocean views.

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Gregg Turbeville of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The same family has owned this pier since the 1960s, though it has been rebuilt twice in its history – first after Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and again after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Despite these setbacks, the pier is a popular entertainment spot for locals and out-of-towners who want to glimpse the majestic creatures that call the ocean home or leave with a good fish story or two.

Second Avenue Pier

Gregg Turbeville of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

A bait shop and fishing tackle rentals are conveniently located at the 2nd Avenue Pier, and no permit is necessary. The license fees are covered in the price of a fishing day pass for the pier. For those wishing simply to stroll along the boardwalk, a restaurant, bar, and gift shop are also available to escape the summer sun.

Second Avenue Pier Myrtle Beach

Gregg Turbeville of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The pier is open most of the year, closing during January and part of February. There is a fee of one dollar to enter the boardwalk. This fee goes towards maintenance.

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Dawne Dunton of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Whether viewed in the light of a brilliant sunrise or no sun at all, the area surrounding the Second Avenue Pier provides a beautiful view of the Atlantic.

Second Avenue Pier Horry County

Dawne Dunton of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on the 2nd Avenue Pier


Contributor Dawne Dunton describes her experience taking the above photo: “Here’s a photo I just took on December 5th when we had all that fog. It was featured on WPDE News both at 6 and 11. It’s only a portion of it because of the fog…but it is the pier!!”

She shares a more personal story about her sunrise photo: “Every October 28th, I go to the beach in memory of my fiancee who passed away. I try to get a beautiful sunrise to help me through the day. This day I captured a beautiful sunrise under the 2nd Ave Pier. The colors were amazing.”

Add your own reflections here.

2nd Avenue Pier Info


Address: 110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Website: http://secondavenuepier.com/

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2 Comments about 2nd Avenue Pier

Maggie Stagner-Houchens says:
October 3rd, 2014 at 7:12 am

Great info … perfect setting for a story I am writing on.

elizabeth turbevilleNo Gravatar says:
November 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

Beautiful scenery!






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