Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Surf City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Surf City. Well-liked for its surfing, spas and dolphin watching, this city is both romantic and relaxing. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Surf City

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Surf City a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Olde Point Golf & Country Club (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Castle Bay Country Club (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Surf City

Travelers enjoy Surf City for its surfing. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Surf City

Travelers enjoy Surf City for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Surf City is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southside Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Topsail Island (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Wrightsville Beach (20.5 mi / 33 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Surf City

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 23.7 mi (38.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), which is 27.6 mi (44.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Surf City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,022 vacation rentals near Surf City. From 739 Houses to 163 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Surf City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Surf City?

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 Surf City:

  • Island Oaks: 91 vacation rentals
  • Shell Island: 222 vacation rentals
  • Ocean City Beach: 378 vacation rentals
  • Airlie: 48 vacation rentals
  • South End: 331 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 Surf City?

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

  • Surf City Pier: 1,172 vacation rentals
  • Southside Park: 1,165 vacation rentals
  • Seacoast Art Gallery: 1,137 vacation rentals
  • Inis Spa: 1,129 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Tackle and Seafood: 1,218 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surf City 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 Surf City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 739 Houses in Surf City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Surf City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 163 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Surf City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 303 vacation rentals with pool available in Surf City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.