PierOn the weekend of October 8, 2016, Surfside Beach was hit by Hurricane Matthew, the first category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007. Matthew was down to a category 2 by the time it hit the South Carolina coast. Despite the downgrade in strength, Matthew hit hard. Our pier suffered extensive damage, losing over 50% of its length and scattering debris from Ocean Lakes to Garden City. It was a devastating blow. View a video of pier damage.

The pier is currently closed to fishing.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved funds to rebuild the pier and the reconstruction is currently advertised to accept bids.

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Pier Damage

Renderings of the New Pier Project

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Pier Construction Images

Source: Charles Henion, January 2022

Pier Construction 1

Pier Construction 2