Let’s go fishing! If you’re looking for a fun activity that doesn’t involve slogging beach chairs through the sand, take the kids fishing at Myrtle Beach State Park. You’ll pay the state park entrance fee if you’re not an annual pass holder, which is $8 per adult and $4 for kids ages 6-15, and free for kids younger than 5.
Myrtle Beach State Park pier offers rod rentals and fishing bait, making this an easy adventure if you don’t own all of the equipment. Rod rentals are $25 with an additional $25 refundable deposit. The pier is big enough to spread out so if you’re a little unwieldy with your casting (🙋♀️) you won’t poke someone’s eyeball.
We caught enough fish to keep it exciting – but all were small fish we threw back in the ocean. Highlight: a shark popped up to eat one of the fish we tossed back. Also dolphins swam by!
Here’s a video starring the fish we caught!
Shop for a kids’ fishing trip
Explore the hiking trails, oceanfront boardwalk, playgrounds, fishing pier, and more at this beautiful state park located right on the ocean.
More fun things to do in + around Myrtle Beach
Visiting? Start here: Where the Locals Go in Myrtle Beach Guide