Mount Pleasant Pier

Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. The pier’s foundation was created from pared-down pilings from the old Silas N. Pearman Bridge. 

Pier Features 

  • 8,100-square-foot covered pavilion that hosts dances and other events throughout the year
  • Fishing
  • Gifts and souvenirs 
  • Made-to-order sandwiches, ice cream, fruit smoothies, and more at the River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop [View Menu]
  • Swings, picnic tables, and rocking chairs 
  • Tackle sales and rod rentals 
  • Dogs other than service animals are not permitted on the pier.

Pier Hours & Fees

  1. Hours
  2. Fees

Pier Hours

  • January: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • February: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • March: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • April: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • May: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • June: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • July: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • August: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • September: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • October: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • November: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • December: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. 


River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop Hours

  • January: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • February: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • March: 8 a.m. - sunset 
  • April: 7 a.m. - sunset 
  • May: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • June: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • July: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • August: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • September: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • October: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • November: 8 a.m. - sunset 
  • December: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

*Note: Mount Pleasant Pier restroom hours follow that of the Gift Shop.