Dog Regulations at Surfside Beach, SC

We often get asked about dog-friendly vacation rentals. After all, who wouldn't want to bring their four-legged kids along on the family trip? Surfside Beach does have strict policies when it comes to dogs on the beach during peak months, however. This is not only for the protection of all visitors, but also for the protection of your beloved fur kids. The sand is hot and the summer sun is powerful, making it a tough environment for canines. Here's the scoop on year-round dog rules so you can plan your vacation accordingly:

May 15 - September 15

Dogs or other domestic pets are not permitted on the public beach.

September 16 - May 14

Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach.

So if you're looking for the perfect getaway for your family and looking for dog-friendly rentals in Surfside Beach, try looking for fall, winter or early spring dates so that your pup can enjoy the beach as well. And don't forget that your pet must be up-to-date on all vaccinations (always a good idea before you travel anywhere) and owners are always responsible for picking up after dogs. Please help us keep the town of Surfside Beach looking beautiful for future visitors! And for those who love the idea of horseback rides on the beach, Surfside does not permit this. Horses and other large animals are not allowed on the beach at any time during the year.

Making Plans for That Great Summer Vacation


If you’ve begun the process of planning a trip to the beach for the upcoming summer consider staying in one of our Surfside Beach SC vacation rentals. When you stay in a vacation home you’re afforded lots of extra space, your own kitchen, and plenty of privacy – things you won’t get from a hotel. You can rent a vacation property for just your family or gather a group of friends together and rent a larger house to share. We have many homes with a large number of bedrooms. Share the cooking and childcare responsibilities but most importantly of all — share the cost of the rental.


Making Plans for That Great Summer Vacation


You should always do plenty of online research before you choose your vacation rental. Read the testimonials from previous guests and learn what they have had to say about their stay. Look at all of the photos provided of the rental you’re considering. And of great importance – build your itinerary far in advance of leaving home. It’s easier to research the area and what there is to do during the time you’ll be there right from your own living room.


Making Plans for That Great Summer Vacation


No matter where you decide to stay, be sure to ask plenty of questions before you make your reservations. If you’re traveling with an infant or small child, ask about the baby equipment some units may supply. Ask about furnishings as well as extra features like dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc., that may be important to you. Be sure you know the distance of your vacation home to the beach, if you’re unclear look the address up using Google Earth for a live real-time image.

We’re happy to answer any questions our guests may have about any of our rental properties. We have a wealth of information on our website at Surfside Realty but if you still have questions you can reach us by phone toll free at 800-833-8231.


Memorial Day in Surfside Beach

Whats going on this Memorial Day on the Grand Strand? A lot! Check out some the events below, or call and speak with one of our reservationsist about more activity information;

Brookgreen Gardens Red, White and Blue Salute to Veterans – Brookgreen Gardens, located about  just a few miles south of Surfside Beach. The famous gardens are a must see attraction when visiting the Grand Strand. And if you visit Brookgreen Gardens May 24-26, you’re in for a real treat! The gardens will be decorated with American flags and other items to show patriotism! To learn more about Brookgreen Gardens, click here.

Surfside Beach Memorial Day Cook Out
- Join us at the pier from 4-8 pm on Sunday May 25th. Visit for more information on this family friednyl event.

Memorial Day Service
-  Join us on Monday May 26th at 230 at the veterans memorial in Fuller Park.

Kick off your summer by spending Memorial Day Weekend in Surfside or Garden City Beach.

How To Find Your Perfect Rental

Once you decide that you want to stay in Surfside Beach SC vacation rentals on your coastal South Carolina vacation instead of a hotel, what should you consider when looking for one? Here are some tips that will help you when looking at Surfside Beach SC vacation rentals.

1. Set your price range.

It's important to know your budget and have a price range in mind when looking for a vacation rental.

2. Choose the type of rental that best meets your needs.

With so many Surfside Beach SC vacation rentals to choose from, it's important to determine how much space you need before you begin looking.

3. Decide on a location.

All of our rentals are close to the area attractions. Do you want to be able to walk to restaurants? Do you want to be oceanfront or have a fairway view?

4. List the amenities that are important to you.

Surfside Beach SC vacation rentals offer a range of amenities that include furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, swimming pools, tennis, broadband Internet, hot tubs and Jacuzzis.

5. Look at photos and read reviews from former guests.

Be sure to look at photos of the properties you are considering and read what other people have said about their past experience.

6.  Watch for specials.

There are always special deals on vacation rentals. Because there are so many vacation rentals available, homeowners and leasing companies are constantly striving to offer the lowest prices.