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26 Jul 2018
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Wondering where Surfside Beach is and what all the buzz is about? We've got you covered with our guide to Surfside Beach. Learn about the location of Surfside beach, why it's so popular with families and the best area attractions to visit during your vacation. 

Part of the Grand Strand in South Carolina

Surfside Beach is a small, family-friendly town nestled in-between Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet. With a population of just under 4,000 people, many of the residences in Surfside Beach are dedicated to providing visitors with beautiful homes to stay in. The whole town is about 2 square miles, and it is filled with fun retail shops, beachwear boutiques, great dining establishments and places to rent bikes, cars, boats and golf carts.  

Known as The Family Beach

Pier at Surfside Beach

If you're a family with young children or teenagers, then Surfside Beach is the perfect place to plan a vacation. It is so popular among families with children that it is known nationwide as "The Family Beach." Surfside Beach is within close proximity to the best area attractions, so your family can enjoy a few hours at the beach before heading over to play a round of mini-golf or grab some dinner at a local restaurant. 

The First "Autism Friendly" Travel Destination

An estimated one out of every 37 boys and one out of every 151 girls in the United States are diagnosed with autism. Those living with autism possess unique, wonderful abilities, and they also encounter unique challenges. Surfside Beach is committed to making the area an informed, safe, fun, and judgement-free zone for individuals on the autism spectrum. Local businesses and restaurants are being trained to understand and act on the needs of these individuals. 

The Best Attractions in Surfside Beach

If Surfside Beach sounds like the right place for your next family vacation, you'll want to check out the local attractions. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Wild Water and Wheels - Wild Water and Wheels is a mecca of fun! Stop in for mini golf, speed slides, tube slides, mat slides, wave pools, rides and a race zone for all different ages. 
  • Ripley's Aquarium - Ripley's Aquarium offers two levels of fun with animal exhibits and conservation education in a family-friendly, kid-approved environment. 

Start Planning Your Trip

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