With the recent opening of Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park, fishermen have new access to the waters of Charleston Harbor. The remnants of the infamously narrow bridge over the Cooper River have been repurposed as a fishing pier, and trout, redfish, and sheepshead are all fair game. Bring the family and drop some chicken affixed to a string, and be ready to net some blue and stone crabs. There is a $5 charge to fish from the pier.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 N and take the first left in Mt. Pleasant. Signs guide you through another left turn into the newly opened park.
Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park: 843-884-8517 / Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant / www.mountpleasantwaterfrontpark.com