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2nd Avenue Pier — Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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2nd Avenue Pier

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.

2nd Ave Pier in Myrtle Beach, SC

Gene Berkenbile of Conway, 2019 © 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 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.

2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach

Chuck Lawhon of Myrtle Beach, 2019 © 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.

2nd Ave Pier Myrtle Beach

Jacqueline Sue of Murrells Inlet, 2019 © 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. (Note that in 2019, the “2nd Ave Pier Restaurant and Bar” was replaced with a Wicked Tuna franchise. Contributor Gene Fireworks of Conway notes “Wicked Tuna took over the upper deck, enclosing the outdoor portion of the deck for its restaurant’s needs. It did incorporate large windows that open up for a fresh salt air atmosphere. Great food, great times, and fireworks on the 4th of July make for great get-togethers with family and friends!”)

Second Avenue Myrtle Beach

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

Second Avenue Pier Myrtle Beach

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

Second Avenue Pier

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

Reflections on the 2nd Avenue Pier

Contributor Dawne Dunton describes her experience taking the photo below: “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!”

Second Avenue Pier Horry County

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

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.”

Second Avenue Myrtle

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

2nd Avenue Pier Info

Address: 110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
GPS Coordinates: 33.684274,-78.886496
Website: http://secondavenuepier.com/

2nd Avenue Pier Map

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7 Comments about 2nd Avenue Pier

SC Picture Project says:
June 9th, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Hello Len! We believe just the restaurant that once was there is closed. The pier itself is open, although it is currently under construction. However, except for the head of the pier, visitors can walk around and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. We believe that another restaurant will soon open there as well.

Len King says:
June 9th, 2019 at 11:52 am

I am seeing notices that the pier is permanently closed and other talking like it is open. What is its status?

SCIWAY says:
April 14th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Hello, Carol. Here is a link from our website to SC Hotels: https://www.sciway.net/hotels/ There is also website for the pier above the map, if you would like to talk to someone from the Myrtle Beach area. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Carol says:
April 14th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Please send me a list of hotels near 2nd Ave Pier, on ocean side. Within walking distance.

Dennis H. says:
March 8th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Of all the places my family and I ate at the beach, we expected little from a restaurant on a pier. BEST MEAL IN MYRTLE BEACH BY FAR!

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

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

Elizabeth Turbeville says:
November 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

Beautiful scenery!


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