Fishing is one of the most relaxing and fun things to do with the family, and the Myrtle Beach area is known for having tons of prime fishing destinations. The types of fish visitors can expect to catch in area waters are wide-ranging, too — among them are flounder, red drum, spotted sea trout, black drum, sheepshead, bluefish and tautog.
From chartering a boat out on the water to fishing right from the shoreline, the opportunities to find a great place where the fish are always biting abound on the Grand Strand. And by staying at Ocean Reef Resort, guests are centrally located and within easy reach of some of the best fishing spots along the Atlantic coastline, the Intracoastal Waterway and the local rivers.
If you’re ready to grab a pole and try your luck, head on down to these three places to make the most of your fishing days in Myrtle Beach!
- Cherry Grove Fishing Pier: This historical pier has long been a big part of not only the local fishing scene, but also the Grand Strand itself. Located along the coast in North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier — a longtime favorite among local fishermen — has been standing tall and fighting off numerous hurricanes since the 1950s. Fish tend to be biting here in the morning and at night, so you and your family can not only catch a few fish at those times, but also a pretty sweet sunrise or sunset! Make sure to stop by the on-site tackle shop and ask the pros what type of bait will have the fish biting and how you can maximize your chances of grabbing dinner, or just make the most of your fishing experience.
- Surf Fishing at Myrtle Beach State Park: Just a short drive off of South King’s Highway in Myrtle Beach, you can find wide, white sandy beaches where the waves are good for swimming and the fish are often biting. Myrtle Beach State Park is one of the few area beaches that allow all-day surf fishing when the waters are not crowded with kids, so it is the perfect place to go if not everyone is on board with spending the day fishing. Let your kids swim and play in the ocean while you keep an eye on them as you fish along the shoreline.
- Murrells Inlet Kayak Fishing: If you are on the more adventurous side or are looking to try a different type of fishing, head on down to Murrells Inlet on the south end of the Grand Strand. Here, you can rent a kayak from your choice among multiple vendors, paddle on out and cast a line. With this unique type of fishing, you’re bound to catch more fish due to the lack of noise caused by your boat and a reduced number of other people around.
With so many great and varied fishing spots you’ll have a range of opportunities to have a successful day out on the waters. And to make the most of your time fishing on the Grand Strand, stay and play with us at the centrally located Ocean Reef Resort, Myrtle Beach.