My Husband and I really enjoyed Surf City. The condo is clean with cooking supplies – pots, pans, dishes. Make sure to bring your own sheets, pillow cases, blankets, bath towels, and beach towels. 5 minute walk to the beach and Helen has all beach supplies underneath the condo for easy access which includes umbrella, wave boards, and beach chairs. The pool is very clean and big. We enjoyed walking to the beach daily. I would also recommend bringing your own pillows. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that is close to the beach than you will be happy with this choice. The condos are also is a great location – close drive to all the restaurants. Everything takes about 5 – 10 minute drive in the car. You cannot really walk to the restaurants because some are over the bridge. There is a 10 minute drive to the Food Lion ( Grocery store ) and CVS.
Also, take one day to enjoy Wilmington NC, about 1 hour drive to see the battleship and downtown – restaurants, river boat rides, horse and carriage ride. There is one restaurant that is a must is riverboat on 2 Market Street that has private balconies that overlook the river.
There is a lot of things to do in Surf City, First Herrings Outdoor Sports we got a private 3 hour kayak tour, which was amazing. Highly recommended. Since, I do not kayak we did a double Kayak so when I got tired my husband took over. Restaurants that are the best included Quartermaster and Beauchaines. I would not recommend daddy Mac’s because we felt rushed by the staff to leave and the food is average. Overall we were there for 1 week and enjoyed every day. : )