Surfside Beach, SC

Travel Guide
Surfside Beach featuring a coastal town, general coastal views and a beach

Parks, beaches and golf courses make this town ideal for a weekend getaway or family vacation on South Carolina’s scenic Atlantic Coast.

Surfside Beach is a town known for its family activities and serene sandy beaches. Picturesque golf courses offer idyllic escapes, while theaters and other culture hubs keep adults and kids entertained. Enjoy the hot and sunny summer weather on this coastal retreat.

The town’s parks have courts for tennis, bocce and shuffleboard, a game involving discs and a cue stick. Bring your children to see the namesake stretch of sand, Surfside Beach, which is cleaned daily and has lifeguards during the summer. Stroll near the wooden Surfside Beach Pier and photograph the town and the water at sunrise or sunset through the pier’s supporting pillars.

Go swimming with your little ones in the Atlantic Ocean or take them to the Wild Water & Wheels water park. Have fun with the range of slides, a lazy river and a wave pool, as well as a racing track and a mini-golf course. For real golf, practice your swing at the Tupelo Bay Golf Center, which has an 18-hole executive course and a 9-hole par-3 course, as well as other fun activities such as soccer golf and disc golf.

On rare rainy days, the town provides myriad sheltered options. Search for gems among the antiques, jewelry and clothing in Hudson's Surfside Flea Market, which has been operating since 1975. Visit the 400 open-air stalls in the 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-meter) covered space.

The town is a little southwest along the Atlantic Coast from Myrtle Beach, in the southeastern part of South Carolina. Drive for 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Myrtle Beach International Airport to get here in less than 20 minutes. While you’re in the area, consider visiting nearby communities such as Garden City, Murrells Inlet and Burgess.

Surfside Beach is a fun setting for an ideal family vacation.

Where to stay in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach Oceanfront Hotel
Surfside Beach Oceanfront Hotel
3 out of 5
15 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575-3633
The price is $144 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Surfside Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"Clean rooms, comfortable beds, friendly service. Currently, there are bars more on one side so there is more late night music, singing and early morning clean up. I am more of a morning person and so chose the pier side. It was quieter at night, still had a view of the ocean and they started construction ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Surfside Beach Oceanfront Hotel
Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
1601 N Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575-4238
The price is $160 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Surfside Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (637 reviews)
"Love everything."

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2022

Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel
Grand Palms Resort
Grand Palms Resort
3 out of 5
1250 US Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Surfside Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 spa tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (856 reviews)
"I loved this resort! It was clean, the staff was super friendly and made me feel welcomed. It was quiet and felt safe as I was traveling with my 2 young daughters alone. Everything was as stated in the details and the amenities were a plus. I will be staying here again and already sent my mom this ..."

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Grand Palms Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Deercreek Townhomes
Deercreek Townhomes
3 out of 5
1650 Deercreek Road, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575
Stay at this 3-star condo in Surfside Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the convenient parking in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (299 reviews)
"Just want to say everything was great."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Deercreek Townhomes
Club Wyndham Grand Palms
Club Wyndham Grand Palms
3.5 out of 5
1250 US-17 BUS, S Kings Highway, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Surfside Beach. Enjoy free parking, a lazy river, and a TV. Popular attractions Myrtle Beach State Park and The Market Common ...
5/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Everything Nothing"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Club Wyndham Grand Palms
Multi Resorts at Country Club Villas, a VRI resort
Multi Resorts at Country Club Villas, a VRI resort
3.5 out of 5
1550 Fawn Vista Drive, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575
Stay at this 3.5-star villa in Surfside Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Myrtle Beach State Park and The ...
Multi Resorts at Country Club Villas, a VRI resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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