Despite severe damage to Surfside Pier as a result of Hurricane Matthew, Surfside Beach has bounced back and is welcoming visitors. Though there are plans in the works to restore the historic pier to its original glory, the timeframe for completion is still being assessed. In the meantime, however, pier restaurants and shops are open for business.
FEMA has approved funds to rebuild the pier bigger and better, as of Spring 2018. They are conducting an Environmental and Historical Impact Study that could take 6-18 months. Although the pier is currently closed to fishing, there is a short section open to stroll. Surf Diner, Pier Outfitters and Licks Ice Cream remain open for business.
Surfside Pier was originally built in 1953. It has been rebuilt at least three times. The last time was March, 1993. As far as we can tell, a wealthy group of businessmen first built the pier and the Tillman Family later purchased it.During the 1970's and 80's the Holliday Family owned and operated the pier.
After the "Storm of the Century" knocked it down for the third time, Our pier was rebuilt and sold to The Scalise Family. Last year the city bought the pier and now leases it to the Kremers.
The pier outfitter carries a full line of rods, reels, tackle and bait. You will find everything you need for a great day or week of fishing.
Surfside Pier is proud of having some of the friendliest and most helpful fishermen you will find on a fishing pier. Their staff is also trained in the art of fishing and will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have. For more information on rates, bait prices, fishing tips and trends, see the Pier Outfitters web site.
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