Destination guide

Relaxing by the sea in vacation rentals at Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach is a laid-back beachgoer destination in the state of South Carolina. With its abundance of family-friendly activities, restaurant options, shopping, and outdoor recreation, Surfside Beach offers a little something for every vacationer. Vacation rental homes can be found near the most exciting attractions to make the most of your trip.


History and culture in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach is found near a variety of historical attractions that are sure to delight history buffs. The South Carolina Hall of Fame, which honors contemporary and past citizens who have contributed to the state’s success, and the Hopsewee Plantation, a Low Country rice plantation, offers a glimpse into life in the 1800s. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is a living history museum that honors the U.S. Navy, and the Brookgreen Gardens have an interesting mix of American sculptural masterpieces, a zoo with exotic wildlife, botanical gardens, and historic sites of Low Country heritage.

Things to do

A world of excitement near vacation homes in Surfside Beach

One of the most appealing aspects of Surfside Beach is its diverse range of activities to suit any traveler. Vacation rentals can be found near everything from family-oriented theme parks, such as Wild Water & Wheels, a high-energy water park and go-kart track, and Surfside Pier, a fishing pier with amenities and watersports. Myrtle Beach State Park is also nearby, which has a recreational waterfront, nature center, and forest for watersports and nature walks, and Fun Warehouse, an indoor amusement park with roller skating, laser tag, and an inflatable play center for children.


Activities and attractions in Surfside Beach

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Surfside Beach has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wild Water and Wheels (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Tupelo Bay Golf Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Waccatee Zoo (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Family Kingdom Amusement Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Arrowhead Country Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Surfside Beach

Travelers enjoy Surfside Beach for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Surfside Beach

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Surfside Beach is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Myrtle Beach State Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Warbird Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Midway Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Huntington Beach State Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Chapin Memorial Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Anderson Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Surfside Beach

Fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away.

Getting around

Getting around Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach and the larger Myrtle Beach area have plenty of public transportation options to choose from. In addition to walking from your summer rental to nearby attractions, you also have rental cars, taxis, rideshare, and a local bus service with regular stops to popular sites. You can also bike through the area, which is a popular way to experience the scenery and take in the sights at your own pace.

Food and drink

Best dining in Surfside Beach

No matter your taste, Surfside Beach has a range of incredible restaurants offering everything from mouthwatering seafood to delectable pastries, all reflecting the unique infusion of cultural influences. Local delis near the water offer light lunches after a long afternoon at the beach, while sophisticated restaurants have gourmet dining options with exciting cocktails for a touch of the local nightlife. No matter if you’re craving fine-dining Italian or a casual eatery that’s family and pet friendly, you’re certain to find the right cuisine in a restaurant near your summer rental. Culinary tourism is also popular in and around Surfside Beach, offering unique Carolina dishes like calabash, stone-ground grits, long-grain rice, shrimp, blue crab, country ham, and grouper.

Essential info

Key facts for stays in Surfside Beach vacation rentals

If you’re planning to stay in one of Surfside Beach vacation homes, there are some things to know. The population in Surfside Beach is 4,422 and the crime rate is low, though it’s important to follow the local laws and use your judgement in keeping valuables protected. The traffic can get congested on major highways at times, so it’s best to check local maps and find alternate routes whenever possible. Several hospitals and pharmacies can be found throughout the area, but in the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for emergency responders.

Where to stay around Surfside Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,924 vacation rentals near Surfside Beach. From 1,313 Houses to 1,974 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Surfside Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Surfside Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Surfside Beach:

  • Sea Bridge: 324 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 3,722 vacation rentals
  • Windy Hill: 4,029 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Drive Beach: 2,200 vacation rentals
  • Debordieu Colony: 97 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Surfside Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Surfside Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hudson's Surfside Flea Market: 7,385 vacation rentals
  • Wild Water and Wheels: 7,515 vacation rentals
  • Surfside Beach Town Hall: 8,066 vacation rentals
  • Grand Theatre: 8,033 vacation rentals
  • Celebration Music Theatre: 8,035 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surfside Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Surfside Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,313 Houses in Surfside Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Surfside Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,974 rentals available
  • Villas: 59 rentals available
  • Cottages: 76 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Surfside Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,266 vacation rentals with pool available in Surfside Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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