Located in the heart of the town of Surfside Beach, SC, the Surfside Beach Fishing Pier stretches 814 feet into the Atlantic Ocean and is a one-of-a-kind concrete fishing pier on South Carolinas east coast. At 25 feet tall, the twenty-million-dollar town-owned facility houses several amenities, businesses, events & family-friendly activities. The Surfside Beach Fishing Pier is known for its great fishing and family fun atmosphere, solidifying it as “The Family Pier.”

Pier Operational Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. April 1 through September 30. 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. October 1 through March 31.

History of the Surfside Beach Fishing Pier

The pier was first built in 1953 and has been rebuilt four times since storm damage. During the 1970s and 1980s, the Holliday Family owned and operated the pier. It was destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and then again by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and wasn’t rebuilt until March 1993. The Town of Surfside has owned and operated the pier since 2008. Surfside Pier, Inc., which was comprised of a group of businessmen, first built a pier on Surfside Beach in the 1950s. Since then, the pier was rebuilt several years later, in 2024, after being damaged in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew. The pier design construction was completed by LSP3/Collins Engineering/Consensus/Intercoastal Marine Construction & included an all-concrete structure that is one of a kind on the east coast of South Carolina. The new pier opened to the public during the 60th birthday celebration of incorporation on March 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm

On the weekend of October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit Surfside Beach, the first category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007. By the time it hit the South Carolina coast, Matthew had been downgraded to a category 2. Despite the downgrade in strength, Matthew hit hard. Our pier suffered extensive damage, losing over 50% of its length and scattering debris from Ocean Lakes to Garden City. It was a devastating blow. View a video of pier damage.

Please review the Surfside Beach Fishing Pier Rules before planning your visit.

There is a fee to fish from the pier (see website for current rates). There is no fee to walk on the pier.

Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
There is an elevator and an easy walk ramp as well as the monumental stairs
The pier parking lot parking fee is modest between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm; before and after those hours, it’s free to park
Drippy's Homemade Ice Cream is NOW OPEN Perry's Bait & Tackle is estimated to open by mid-April
The Whistling Duck restaurant is estimated to open close to Memorial Day
Surf Diner restaurants are estimated to open in September

Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach, SC

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A view of the beach from Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach, SC

Fishing at Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach, SC

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