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Surfside Beach, South Carolina

A Town Where Quality Time Comes Easy

Incorporated in 1964, Surfside Beach has long been known throughout the Grand Strand as a “family beach.” For a game of tennis, bocce, shuffleboard and much more, you don’t have to look further than the town’s seven public parks. Surfside’s pristine beaches are cleaned daily and supervised by lifeguards and police, and there are several beach access points that offer showers, restrooms and accessible ramps for persons with disabilities. In 2016, the Surfside Beach town council signed a proclamation to make Surfside Beach the first autism-friendly travel destination, thus further establishing their reputation as a beach for families.

Did You Know: Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach are Autism-Friendly Destinations

Paul and Mary Stein with Daxton share their autism-friendly Myrtle Beach vacation story.

Myrtle Beach Karaoke in Surfside Beach

Julio hits "The Family Beach" for an offseason excursion, taking in the beautiful weather October brings and hanging with some families on Fall Break in Surfside Beach.

The Beach's Best Bagels

In this episode, Johanna visits Benjamin's Bakery in Surfside Beach. Benjamin's is a staple of the Grand Strand community, known for their baked goods and coffee. They have been supplying breads and other baked goods to restaurants in the community for years and years - so chances are you've eaten a roll from Benjamin's Bakery!

Visit Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Surfside Beach is an excellent little beach community just south of Myrtle Beach, SC! For amazing rental homes, quaint restaurants and more, check out Surfside Beach. It's also an "Autism Friendly" destination, and has been since 2016.

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Things to Do

There is so much fun for the entire family in Surfside Beach. From community events to safe playgrounds, you and your family can play, explore and celebrate to your hearts content. 

Ocean Blvd. in Surfside Beach with colorful homes and palm trees
Places to Stay

Surfside Beach is known for their colorful rows of beach houses, many just steps from the beach! There are also several hotel and condo options if that is more your vibe. 

Places to Eat

Surfside Beach is filled with fabulous restaurants, both tried-and-true favorites like Benjamin's Bakery and River City Cafe, and some newer options like Chimichanga Llama. The options range in cuisines, so there is always something to curb your craving - and the best part is that many restaurants are only a short golf-cart ride away! 

Sensory-Friendly Vacation Guide

Did you know that Surfside Beach was the first sensory-friendly certified destination in the country? Surfside Beach became a certified autism-friendly destination in 2016, with the Myrtle Beach area following shortly after. Check out how the Myrtle Beach area supports autism families.

Sensory-Friendly Travel Tips

With almost 100 businesses across the Myrtle Beach area pledged to be sensory-friendly, The Beach's mission is to help autism families travel to the area together, and have a great time. If you are a family with limitations due to autism, here are some travel tips to make the trip go smoothly before you even arrive.