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Charleston, SC-Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Updated on December 3, 2010

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

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.

Parking

Pay Parking

As you can see you're parking under Wonders Way. This is "pay as you park" so bring some quarters.

A Bridge For Kids!
A Bridge For Kids!

There are many things for the kids to do right here!

Visitor Center And Restrooms

USS Yorktown

Memorial

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.

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Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC:
Mt Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Hallman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

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      Sundance 

      3 years ago

      That really caturpes the spirit of it. Thanks for posting.

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      meow48 

      6 years ago from usa

      wowowowow. i can always count on you to find the most beautiful calming places. i took a mini vacation while at work just looking at the photos. thanks.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Kim! God bless!

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      kims3003 

      7 years ago

      wonderful photos! Well written hub - quite interesting . like your writing style.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you Bill Robinson!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yep- that's my trash receptacle! You are so nice Peggy! I so appreciate you!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This looks so beautiful. I see you own several establishments there...at least your name is on them including a trash receptical. Wow...you have that area sewed up! Haha! I really enjoy traveling with you! Button dance about to commence.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      I love that TonyMac! Love and peace my BrotherMan!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for a lovely stroll around - loved it! You seem to take me to beautiful places, brotherman Micky!

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you Healing Touch! You relax be the warm Healing Touch! God Bless!

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      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      I am filled up with the holy spirit. Your pictures could calm any soul. Thanks so much. You are so talented. Thanks for calming me tonight. I needed it.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      At the top of that bridge it is cooler than the bottom. I'm in NC now and today I was so hot that I caught on fire. I had to put myself out! Good thing it was so humid too!

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      Pollyannalana 

      8 years ago from US

      I am hours from there and can barely stand going from car to any place air conditioned. If you are at this time in that jacket on those bridges, well...I don't know how. That's why we moved on up and its still bad but most of the year is perfect.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Sord! It's a wonderful place to "stroll over", indeed! The view and cool air is wonderful! Enjoy!

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      sord87 

      8 years ago

      good pictures,i might think twice what prettydarkhorse have said! stroll over!Yes not once but a few times!good pics and information!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Gee Habee! You know how it all is then! You need to check out this new pier when you get back there! Happy trails Habee!

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Wonderful! My family hails from "Chawston"!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Michael- you know it is. Everybody needs to do the "Charleston" sometime! Come on down! Thanks Michael

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      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Looks like a nice place to visit!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Chris Eddy. I certainly like your pictures and that trip you took to Jamaica mon! Thank you dear!

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      Chris Eddy111 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Micky, what can this girl say? The pics are beautiful and calming for me. How do you get such great pics? Keep it up!!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Bud. This has "spring up" in the last year. This is part of a sequence of hubs that actually tie in to make a great little "Charleston Area" tour. I'm not sure how long the Yorktown has been there- long time- probably not before the 80s though. The Pier, Wonders Way, the whole enchilada, is pretty spectacular. If you ever get this way I could take you around. Thanks

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Mick, some awesome stuff there! How long has this been there? I was just wondering 'cuz I'd hate to know I missed it on my last trip to that area in 1976, and by last trip I mean Last,

      Dust

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you again Ghost. It means a lot for you to enjoy them. Thanks

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Beautiful pictures-always love Charleston area. Love that little baby in the jogging suit too--really cute. ;)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You're right Maita. The Charleston area is so very pretty. Thanks for coming by.

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      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      oh they are all beautiful and I love all the images, the bird solo, and the skyline hmmm, nice to stroll over there Mick, Maita

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Myownworld. I appreciate you. Thanks very much.

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      myownworld 

      8 years ago from uk

      Oh these were stunning pics, esp, of the Charleston skyline..loved the deep blue water. Brilliantly done..! :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you as always and always Creativeone. You are always so kind.

      I can say the same for you Freya Cesare. You really have a kind heart. Thank you

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Wonderful sight seeing, Micky. You are really lucky ever been there. Beautiful! ^_^

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Great hub Micky, I enjoyed all the beauty and the pictures of it all, thank you for sharing it. Blessing to you. creativeone59

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