Charleston, SC-Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Mount Pleasant Pier
The Mount Pleasant Pier is part of the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. It's just over the Cooper River Bridge from Charleston, South Carolina. Patriots Point is part of the large park area. You can get from the "Pier" to the USS Yorktown without getting on major roads. It's very easy and safe to do by bicycle.
Wonders Way-Ravenel Bridge-Hwy. 17-Cooper River
By all means ride across the Cooper River from Charleston by way of Wonders Way on your bicycle or you can walk. You can see the USS Yorktown and Patriots Point to the right as you're crossing the beautiful bridge. After crossing the River turn right as you exit the bridge and continue making right turns as you go underneath the bridge and you are now at the Mount Pleasant Pier.
You can drive Highway 17 as well. Stay in the right lane and first chance you get make right turns and you're there by auto. If you cross the bridge and make the first hard right turn and then continue straight ahead you will wind up at Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown.
As you can see you're parking under Wonders Way. This is "pay as you park" so bring some quarters.
There are many things for the kids to do right here!
Visitor Center And Restrooms
There are many views to appreciate. They'll change with the sun.
The pier at Memorial Waterfront Park is 1,250-foot-long.
There will be a boat or another watercraft to come along really soon!
The "Pier" seems to be enjoyed by folks of all ages.
There is plenty of seating for dining and getting out of the elements should they arise.
There is an 8,100-square-foot covered pavilion for events was built at the end of the pier. The pier also has bench swings at three additional shade structures.
Bring your camera. You never know what will happen.
Charleston's skyline is beautiful.
Take a lot of shots. The sky will be different. Just hang around!
The Memorial Waterfront Park Pier offers a snack and tackle shop as well as a gift shop.
There is "Pier" fishing beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday and continues until 6 p.m. After which, the pier closes to fishing and becomes a viewing location for the fireworks that begin at 10:05 p.m. from the flight deck of the Yorktown at Patriots Point.
Ride a bike, ride a bike, ride a bike!
Walking, running, or riding- Wonders Way and the Mount Pleasant Pier are very hard to beat!
These treasures offered by the Charleston Parks and Recreation really invite you out as you can see. Once you've been here you'll want an encore.
Charleston, SC-Micks Pics
- Charleston, SC-Mick's Pics
Out in the distance is the Ravenel Bridge connecting Charleston with Mount Pleasant. The "bridge" is host to "Wonders Way" which is named after Garrett Wonders. He was struck and killed while riding a...
Charleston, SC-Wonders Way-Micks Pics
- Charleston. SC-Wonders Way-Mick's Pics
If you come to the New Charlestown Theres so much to see as you look around. But theres quite a wonderful place to play. Its over the Cooper River. They call it Wonders Way. Its named...
Charleston, Wonders Way, Mt. Pleasant, Cove Inlet, Sullivans Island, Isle Of Palms, SC-With Cue Sheet
- Charleston, Wonders Way, Mt. Pleasant, Cove Inlet, Sullivans Island, Isle Of Palms, SC With Cue Shee
This "hub" will be adding Mt. Pleasant, Inlet Cove, Sullivans Island, Ft. Moultrie, and the Isle of Palms with Charleston to connect three other hubs: Charleston, SC-Mick's PicsCharleston. SC-Wonders...
Losing Our Shoes
- Losing Our Shoes
We sought a safe harbor or simple haven. We found it in the bistro of the Raven. We shared our tuna and shrimp tacos, In the little tavern known as Poe's. I remember the clamor of the crowd. ...
Mickeys Favorite Bicycle Descending Videos
- Mickey's Favorite Bicycle "Descending" Videos
The videos get better as you go toward the bottom. My favorite is probably at the bottom. You might turn your sound down a notch or three. The wind gets pretty loud. I've tried to add music and I've...
Mountain Biking Unaka
- Mountain Biking Unaka
This is a hard ride, no matter how you do it. There were no maps for the trails when I rode this- ever. Riders should allow four our and more for this is you stop long at the pretty "view". This is why a...
The Cross Florida Ride
- The Cross Florida Ride
Cocoa Beach Pictures - Traveler Photos of Cocoa Beach, FL - TripAdvisor Cocoa Beach pictures: Browse TripAdvisor's 1106 images of landmarks, hotels, and attractions in Cocoa Beach, Florida, taken by real...
Vietnam 1968-1969 Or Was It Yesterday
- Vietnam 1968-1969 Or Was It Yesterday?
Some of this was written years ago. Some of it was written more than eight years ago, actually. So much has changed, like my address. I no longer own a bike shop or an inn or a home. My address has...
More by this Author
I usually have all photos in the frequency that they were taken. For this hub I need to start at "lunch" after the ride. I've never told anyone that I "was a fan". I think the term often lowers the...
If Mona Lisa only had a bicycle!
The story that I'm emphasizing here is of the Surrender of Camp Carroll. The "surrender" takes place in 1972. Camp Carroll was a United States Marine Corps artillery base during the Vietnam War. It was...