We fell in love with Surfside Beach the first time we visited it back in 2006. We purchased our first vacation rental here in 2009.
After having vacationed at OBX, Ocean Isle, North Myrtle Beach, Isle of Palms, and Litchfield, among other fine NC/SC beaches, Surfside seemed to offer the best all-around experience for our family. This small beach community packs a lot into its 2 square miles of official town boundaries (extends from Business 17 (Kings Highway) east to the Atlantic Ocean and north from Melody Lane to 16th Avenue North).
It’s extremely family oriented; we appreciate the town leaders having the foresight to limit the number of high rise buildings which obscure ocean views or put 1000’s of people onto the beach. We love its walkability and its parks and playgrounds – there are 4 public parks and 3 public playgrounds within the town limits. There are lots of water features and small lakes to discover. Streets, sidewalks, common areas and private yards are carefully tended to and maintained.
We love how golf carts are a major mode of transportation and such a fun way to explore the community between Ocean Blvd. and Business 17 (Kings Highway). We love how clean the beaches are and how easily accessible they are (29 beach access points and several with handicap accessiblity with 10 lifeguard stations during the summer).
There’s lots to do right in Surfside (and along Hwy 17A) yet you are also close to all the amenities of Myrtle Beach, the restaurants of Murrell’s Inlet or the more serene nature of Pawley’s Island/Litchfield Beach and Brookgreen Gardens. Also, Charleston, Wilmington & Georgetown are a short drive away. We believe once you stay with us, you’ll love Surfside too!