Garden City Pier – Garden City, South Carolina

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The Garden City Pier – located in the community of Garden City Beach – is 668 feet long and stays open from March through December, sometimes 24 hours a day. It regularly hosts live bands during the summer and draws many fishermen. Originally known as the Kingfisher Pier, it was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and rebuilt in 1992, this time called the Pier at Garden City.

Garden City Beach Pier

Shannon O’Shea of Harrisburg, 2014 PA © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Pier has earned accolades from visitors, who named it “The Best of the Beach” in a visitors’ poll conducted by a local newspaper, The Sun News. It was also voted “Best Pier” by locals in 2004 and again for five subsequent years from 2006 through 2010.

Garden City Pier at Night

Chris Austin, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The pier has a tackle shop as well as an arcade and a small cafe. It is an old-fashioned, laid back place. At the end is a covered shelter where you can have a drink and listen to music on weekends. There is no fee to walk out on the pier, but you do have to buy a ticket to fish.

Garden City Beach Pier

Austin Bond of Murrells Inlet, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Garden City Beach is an unincorporated place located partially in Horry County and partially in Georgetown County. Since it’s only eight miles south of Myrtle Beach, it’s a popular day trip for many vacationing families.

Garden City Pier Horry County

Brian Abeling of West Des Moines, Iowa, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Garden City Pier during Sunrise

Jeb Brigman of Conway, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Sunset at the Garden City Pier

Nicole Roloff © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Garden City Pier at Daybreak

Chris Austin, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on the Garden City Pier

The third photo was shot by Brian Abeling of Iowa, who tells us, “We took our family on our first ever vacation to South Carolina. We stayed near the Garden City Pier and walked the beach every morning for a week and never tired of the sunrises like these…”

The fourth photo above was taken by Jeb Brigman of Conway in January 2008. Jeb writes, “It was a wonderful morning on the beach with the cool breeze and the playful gulls. Most of the day was covered with clouds but they broke for just a few seconds and I was able to get this shot. The pier itself is quite impressive. It has been voted best fishing pier in 2004, 2006, and 2007. With a rain shelter at the end and no charge to enjoy the pier it’s always a delight to head out there.”

Garden City Pier Info

Address: 110 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City, SC 29576

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6 Comments about Garden City Pier

Annette GarciaNo Gravatar says:
April 2nd, 2015 at 9:30 pm

This pier is the cornerstone of my childhood. I spent 15 summers living in S.C. every year from the first 2 weeks in June. I learned so much about the ocean and how this beach was so nice. I loved this city so much I brought both of my husbands there. My dad retired to Murrells Inlet and he loved it. Kudos to the pictures.

pat mngleNo Gravatar says:
March 28th, 2015 at 10:29 am

When does karaoke start for the summer?

Rita CoxNo Gravatar says:
August 18th, 2014 at 7:57 am

I was wondering who I could contact in regards to advertising a picture on the pier?

KaitlynnNo Gravatar says:
August 24th, 2012 at 12:33 am

Garden City is my absolute favorite place to go when I’m in South Carolina. Its beautiful and not wild but a great place to relax and listen to live music and have a drink. Love the pier!

J WebNo Gravatar says:
June 14th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

My husband and I love to take the kids here after a yummy lunch @ Sam’s Corner.

Pam RoloffNo Gravatar says:
October 1st, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This picture of the Garden City Pier is absolutely beautiful. I can see why it won Picture of the Month. Great work, Nicole.

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