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Beaches Outdoor Activities

Surfside Beach features 36 access points to the beach throughout town. During your stay in a Surfside Beach rental, make the most of your vacation to enjoy the sandy shoreline. As a renowned family-friendly destination, the beach is a perfect place to enjoy the salty ocean air, sunny weather, and fun that can be found playing on the shoreline!  A view of Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach Access & Facilities

  • 36 Access Points
  • Wheelchair access is available at the entrances at 3rd Avenue North, Surfside Pier, Melody Lane, and 13th Avenue South
  • Facilities can be found 13 different points on the beach. Learn more here

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Swimming & Surfing

  • Swimmers should be sure to always follow lifeguard instructions
  • The Summer Surfing Season is from May 15th to September 15th. During this season, surfing is only allowed in designated areas between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM
  • During off-season, surfing is allowed anywhere on the beach from sunup to sundown except for within 300 feet of any piers

Surfside Beach Rules

  • No alcohol is allowed on the beach
  • Beach gear (chairs, umbrellas, surfboards, volleyball nets, etc.) may not be left or set up upon the beach between 9:00 PM and 7:30 AM
  • Beach gear may not be set up between the ocean and any lifeguard stands
  • Shading devices cannot be larger than a maximum size of ten feet by ten feet (10' x 10')
  • Fires are prohibited on the beach
  • Smoking is prohibited on the beach
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM May 1st — Labor Day. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach at other times
  • No alcoholic beverages on the beach
  • Fireworks are not permitted on the beach
  • Holes dug in the sand are not permitted to be deeper than 2 ft deep and must be filled in

Learn More About Surfside Beach Rules


  • Paid parking can be found throughout Surfside Beach at metered spaces and 12 parking lots

Learn More About Parking in Surfside Beach

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