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“Not sure what the big deal is...”

The Pier at Garden City Beach
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had several folks tell us that going to the Garden City Pier is a MUST! So this trip we ventured out to Garden City. We were disappointed. Not knowing what to expect, we ventured up the steps to the arcade. Wow - it smelled and was disgusting! We walked out to the pier and enjoyed some of the music but we did not stay long. We got sucked in to allowing our children to get the overpriced hair wraps that ended up costing over $50!!! BEWARE!!!! Now we can say Been There Done That. We don't ever plan on going back. It looked dirty from one end to the other.

Thank SCTraveling4
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The pros:
No fee to get in.
Cold beer for those of you over 21.
Get to see some interesting fish hauled in by the anglers at the end of the pier.
Decent views of the beach.

The cons:
Dirty.
Game room/store smelled like a bowling alley in need of a cleaning.

Perhaps I expected to much, but the restaurant/bar at either end of the pier just seemed dirty. The kids had fun eating italian ices and watching the people fishing at the end of the pier and playing in the game room though. You can fish without a license on the pier, but there is a nominal charge to do so (to cover their larger fishing license).

Thank Cincybearcatfan
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We love going to the Pier early and enjoy a great breakfast while enjoying the view of the ocean. Food is good and staff friendly.
You can fish, listed to the bands or play games, all at the Pier.

Thank Cara B
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

this is the only pier we have been to that has 2 live bands a dance floor, cocktails and always has some sort of activity going on. Especially love this place at night and the shoreline with all the pretty lights. Admission is free.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We enjoy the walk up the beach to enjoy our morning coffee and watching the fisherman and the surf. We look forward to it.

1  Thank CoupleHarleys
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