Myrtle Beach offers lots of great family fun, oceanfront restaurants and bars and excellent sportfishing — just not normally at the same place. But that’s the case at Second Avenue Pier, where you can fish all day and enjoy a romantic night out on the town all on the same deck.
Located in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district, Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach allows visitors to venture farther out into the Atlantic Ocean than anywhere else on the Grand Strand without taking a boat or plane. This pier gives guests the rare chance to stroll 900 feet out over the ocean waves and get a spectacular view of both the sea and the city skyline back on dry land. But the scenic vistas are only part of the big picture at Second Avenue Pier. By day, this wooden walkway is a hub of activity as anglers fish the deeper waters in hopes of hooking a big one. Depending on the season, sea bass, flounder, Spanish mackerel and trout are among the species regularly caught from the pier. And if you need gear, bait, licenses or tips, you’ll find it all at the Second Avenue Tackle and Gift Shop.
But for those who prefer to let someone else do all the catching and cooking, The Wicked Tuna is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a seafood feast that came from the waters where you are perched. The restaurant is situated on the second floor and features large plate-glass windows for excellent views to match the food, and the open-air bar upstairs lets patrons enjoy the ocean air and breeze as well as a cocktail and appetizers. Second Avenue Pier also serves as the host of the weekly fireworks shows that delight downtown crowds and beachgoers up and down the coast.
As the southernmost point of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Second Avenue Pier is only a short stroll from Plyler Park, where free concerts are held throughout the summer months, as well as all the great shopping, dining, and attractions.