Surfside Beach Pier

On 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.

A new pier is currently under construction.

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

Pier Construction Video
Source: Robbie Bischoff, July 2022

PierPier 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