The lens flare of a fading sun at a pier in Myrtle Beach
A pier at Myrtle Beach provides a unique structure to frame the SkyWheel at sunset
Sunset casts a golden glow creating beautiful reflections of the pier at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The sunset backlighting the pier creates fascinating rays on Myrtle Beach and the windows of the restaurant
Sunset creates a golden glow at the pier at Myrtle Beach
The rays of sunset light up the underside of the pier at Myrtle Beach
The underside of a pier is lit up by the golden hue of the setting sun at Myrtle Beach, SC
A walkway and path lead to Pier 14. Located on the north end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Pier 14 is a great spot for those looking to get a different view of the ocean after a walk down the Boardwalk.
Water reflections of the 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach almost appear as if an artist has painted them
Long shadows of the 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach
The obligatory view of the ocean from under the 2nd Avenue Pier at Myrtle Beach
The 2nd Avenue Pier has become one of Myrtle Beach’s top hang outs. Located at the southern end of the Boardwalk, one can enjoy a nice stroll on the pier.
The 2nd Avenue Pier on Myrtle Beach‘s famous Ocean Boulevard is the longest pier in the celebrated Grand Strand city. Built in 1936, the 906-foot-long pier takes visitors out into the Atlantic’s depths for unbeatable fishing and expansive ocean views.
A family is camped out on the sheltered side of the Pier at Old Orchard Beach in Maine.
Three versions of the Pier were constructed by people and modified by nature. The first, built in 1898, was a “global cultural icon,” at 1,825 feet the longest steel pier in the world. Shortly after its completion a storm reduced its length by 150 feet. It was rebuilt, but 10 years later, after another storm, the pier was shortened to 700 feet. The current incarnation of the pier was built in 1980 after being destroyed by a blizzard in 1978. The current structure stretches 500 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. The wooden walk way is lined with souvenir shops, carnival-style foods, and a night club at the end of the pier.
For beautiful sandy beaches, great lobster and amazing seascapes, the Maine coastline is hard to beat – especially for families.
While it is crowded in summer, fans of 11.2km-long Old Orchard beach would have it no other way. Quiet sands fringe the outskirts, but Old Orchard is famed for its beachside amusement park and historic pier.
A wooden pier with a gazebo allows one to get closer to the water at Currituck Heritage Park, Outer Banks, North Carolina
A solitary bird poses against the backdrop of Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Jennette’s Pier is one of the longest running attractions on the Outer Banks, North Carolina although seasoned vacationers would have trouble recognizing the original 1939 structure. After taking a severe battering by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the pier was revitalized into the modern structure it is today, with a fantastic on-site educational center, seasonal programs for visitors of all ages, and of course, some pretty spectacular fishing off the 1,000 foot long pier.
Walking down the pier towards Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo, North Carolina. The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is open for visitors, and the interior features a series of exhibits that highlight the lighthouse and the area’s history, courtesy of the adjacent Roanoke Island Maritime Museum.