Surfside Beach (Family Beach)

The town of Surfside Beach is a small beach community that features two miles of oceanfront and is located just south of the Myrtle Beach city limits. It’s nicknamed “The Family Beach” and the town is known as a place where quality time comes easy.

This is one of the better beaches around, with clean sand and water - a wonderful spot for some fishing, swimming and picnicking. 

The town’s pier used to be a top spot for fishing, although it was destroyed in 2016 by a hurricane. There are plans to rebuild it though, so watch this space…

If you’re taking the car here, you can park beachside for a small fee, or there’s plenty of free parking a little further out.

Facilities-wise, you’ll find restrooms and showers available, helping to ensure you don’t take the sand back to the car with you. 

If you fancy a break from the beach, the town has plenty going on - there are seven public parks where you can play tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, and much more. 

And if you prefer your activities on the laidback side, then check out the many beachwear shops and restaurants that are dotted around the town.

There are plenty of places to stay nearby too, with lots of wallet-friendly hotels that are walking distance from the beach.

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Surfside Beach

Also known as:

Family Beach


  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Lifeguard service



  • Restroom/toilets

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2022-10-02 15:00:00

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