The two-mile stretch that runs along Surfside Beach is one of the more well-manicured parts of the Grand Strand, as it is maintained throughout the year by town employees.
Known locally as “The Family Beach” it offers a non-smoking environment that provides a friendly setting for beach games, kite flying, watersports and many other family-friendly activities.
In all, there are 36 beach access points in the Town of Surfside, including its most popular one, the Surfside Pier. Here visitors can enjoy fishing, take a leisurely stroll or grab a bite at Licks Ice Cream Shop or The Surf Diner.
Wheelchair access is available at Third Avenue North, Surfside Pier, and Melody Lane and special beach wheelchairs are available free of charge through the Surfside Beach Public Safety Department — call 843-913-6368 for info.
Parking is available at pay stations and metered spaces across 12 different lots and you can often find free parking at the area’s six parks if you’re willing to walk a few blocks.
There are a dozen different shower tower locations to rinse off after you’re done at the beach and you’ll find public restrooms at 5th Avenue South, 3rd Avenue North and Surfside Pier.