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Garden City SC Pier
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This Pier in South Carolina, is a fun and unique place to go whether you are sightseeing, or fishing. The rates are resonable, and doesn'cost anything just to look, and to stroll out on to the pier. Its open year round but it starts getting chilly in late November till late March so you better bring appropriate wear.

My wife and I go about once a week, or more if its not to cold and the gas prices are not to high, and we can't afford it. My wife is in a wheelchair and we take the ramp to the pier which is fairly long it being two stories high. We like to just sit and watch to see what the fishermen are catching, and what the other people stolling by are doing.

When you first enter, there is a game room with about 20 or so games whichcan be played. Over in the back corner, a small kitchen which can fix you a meal to eat inside, or outside looking down on the beach area. The menu is varied and there is something for everyone. But if you don't see anything you like you can get a world famous hotdog across the street from the pier.

Going out onto the pier there is a bait shop where you pay $9.00 per person to fish, and the bait is resonable about $3.00 except for bloodworms which wereover $11.00 last time I went. There must be a shortage of bloodworms, now is the time to start raising them and selling to the bait shops and pier owners to bringthe price down. Bloodworms are about the best bait you can use when fishing in the ocean.

Once you start out onto the pier which is free if you are not fishing to your left you will see a coin operated telescope which is very powerful and you can even see people on the next pier over. The pier is rather long far as piers go and it is a bumpy ride for people in a wheelchair, but not so bad, its worth it to see all the fishermen and what they are catching, some days they catch only a few fish total, but I have seen them catch as a whole 300-500 fish per hour (I know becauseI counted them as best I could).

Every once in awhile, (and we stay about 2 to 3 hours each time we go) we see some unusual things caught. We have seen a couple of sharks, several stingrays, couple of flounder, one puffer fish, a seagull, a pelican, (they were set free and I guess have healed by now. Mostly Whiting , Sheepheads and Ponpano are caught and other varieties of fish depending on the season. Its fun to watch and even more fun if you are fishing, which I do every time I can afford it.. So if you are ever in Garden City Beach, check out the pier, Look for me and my wife, she will be the one in the wheelchair, stop and say hello we are very friendly people. Parking might be a problem in the summer months, but when school starts the parking at the pier is no problem.


Street Talk

Tracy Cox  

Hey Tommy, great article. We love to go to Garden City. It is such a beautiful beach and the people are so friendly. Although we don't go to the pier often we will have to stop by to say hi.

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  about 7 years ago
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