Sometime after the Revolutionary War, John M. Tillman's 3,200 acre Ark Plantation was established and much of that land is now the town of Surfside Beach. After the Civil War, Tillman's family divided the property and the area became known as Roach’s Beach and in the 1920s Floral Beach and then in 1952, Surfside Beach. Officially incorporated in 1964, the beautiful beach town with serene beach vistas bordered by lovely sand dunes had an established moniker as a “the family beach”.
Super clean and gorgeous, white soft, sand is what you can expect to find when visiting the beaches in Surfside Beach. There are dozens of accesses to the beach itself for watersports, fishing and surfing. Many beach access areas also have showers, restrooms, and handicap ramps.
A charming community of a mere two miles long, Surfside Beach is filled with rows of lovely pastel beach houses, modern hotels, condos and trendy restaurants.
The Surfside Pier was built in 1953 and offers magnificent view of the area and is a local favorite for fishing. This Pier is perfect for experiencing romantic sunsets or taking the family for a walk to experience the tremendous panoramic views. Fishing rod rentals and bait is available in the full service pier's bait shop.
Tennis, baseball and shuffleboard can be played at one of Surfside Beach’s many public parks. Passive Park, a quiet place of nature sits beside the newly remodeled public library.
One of the great attractions of Surfside Beach is the Wild Water and Wheels Water Park complex with giant speed slides, relaxing pools and a family go-cart racing track. Surfside Beach is also an autism friendly community with restaurants, lodging and special events that cater to those needs.
Experience many bright sunny beach days in your Surfside Beach stay!