Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach: VMB Partner Spotlight
One longstanding attraction of Myrtle Beach that is also a VMB partner is the Apache Pier.
The pier and its adjacent campground have been an essential part of the Myrtle Beach scene for more than 35 years, and are located just 8 miles from the city center towards North Carolina.
If you’re staying at one of the Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts and are looking to do a little fishing or just strolling over the Atlantic, Apache Pier is the place to head for. If you’re not sure if your hotel is close to the pier, use this Myrtle Beach hotel locator to find out! It’s closest to Sea Watch Resort and not far from some others.
At nearly 400 yards in length, the pier is claimed to be the longest on the East Coast, and is open 365 days of the year.
Half way down the pier there is a covered center stage, and in season you’ll find nightly live entertainment. This varies from night to night, and includes line dancing, karaoke and live groups. At the shore end of the pier you’ll find Croakers, a family restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accent of the restaurant is on fresh local shrimp as well as salads and burgers. The restaurant also has a snack bar on the pier where you can get burgers, hot dogs and other snacks. The kids will enjoy the pier’s games arcade with its pinball machines and other games.
Apache Pier is primarily a fishing pier, and has a shop that sells bait and tackle on the pier and where you can rent a rod and line if you don’t have your own. If you use your VMB card you’ll get $4 off the usual price of $22 for a day’s fishing. Expect to hook King and Spanish Mackerel, Sea Trout, Sea Bass, Flounder, Cobia, Red Drum and several others, but most common catches are small Black Drum and Whiting.
If you’re looking for a church service on the Sunday of your Myrtle Beach vacation, you’ll find a non-denominational service on the pier every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Services last for about 30 minutes.