Activities To Do With Your Teen in Myrtle Beach

At Surfside Realty, we get it! It can be hard to decide what activities to do with your teen! So, after you’ve planned your family vacation to Surfside Beach and booked your vacation home, consider putting a few of these activities on your to-do list. They're a great starting point to helping your teen have fun on your family vacation!

 

 

Shoreline Watersports

Shoreline Watersports offers banana boat rides, parasailing and jet ski rentals. Teens will love the adventure aspect of it and you’ll love that you get to enjoy it with them!

 

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Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center

Surfside Bowling Center offers food, an arcade and hours worth of bowling! It’s a great place to stay out a little later than normal with your teen.

 

Broadway Grand Prix

Broadway Grand Prix has an arcade, a rock climbing wall, bumper karts, mini golf and 7 go-kart tracks making it the perfect place to spend a few hours having fun and competing with your teen!

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Broadway at the Beach

At Broadway at the Beach, you’ll find interesting shops, great food and Ripley’s Aquarium. Spend a few hours walking around the area and you’ll find your teen actually having a good time!

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Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

Go Ape! Treetop Adventure offers an outdoor adventure that your teen won’t forget. Wind your way through different obstacles and watch your teen enjoy themselves!

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With vacation home rental specials always running, it’s never too late to plan your next Surfside Beach family vacation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning a Girlfriends Getaway in Surfside Beach

Sometimes you need to leave the kids and the stress and the husband at home and just enjoy a getaway with your girlfriends. Surfside Realty’s vacation experts make it easy for you to reconnect with your best friends while enjoying some fun in the sun! We’ll make planning your next girlfriends getaway easy & stress-free:

Lodging

We offer everything from oceanfront condos to entire houses, depending on how many friends will be joining. Look for amenities like wet bars, swimming pools, outdoor grills, ocean view, and proximity to the pier, depending on what’s most important to your group.

Dining

A girl’s gotta eat! Surfside Beach offers great dining options for every palate. Plus, it’s close enough to Myrtle Beach that finding the perfect restaurant is simple. Whether you want seafood, pizza, or sushi, you can find it all within just a few minutes of your vacation!

Shopping

Myrtle Beach has some of the best shopping in the Grand Strand. From the Coastal Grand Mall to Broadway at the Beach to The Market Common, your options for shopping are limitless!

Activities

The beach makes a great activity on its own, but if you’re looking for something more than that, you’re in luck! If you’re feeling adventurous, try spending an afternoon at Wild Water and Wheels in Surfside Beach or at the Sky Wheel in Myrtle Beach. For an afternoon filled with R&R, check out Oceans Edge Salon & Spa and let yourself be pampered. Once the sun goes down, grab a cab into Myrtle for one of the great night clubs and dance the night away!

Trying to plan your next girlfriends getaway? We’ve got lots of beach rental deals for the off season that will help you save money so you can spend your vacation enjoying time with the girls! 

Introducing: mySurfside.com!

 We’ve been part of Surfside Beach since 1962, and we’re proud to call this town home. So proud, in fact, that we launched a new website, mySurfside.com to celebrate the great food, recreation, and entertainment in Surfside Beach. 

This site has it all. Want to know where to go to get a great bagel? Click into the “Eat” tab on mySurfside and you’re presented with lots of options. Want to learn more about the different parks and attractions in Surfside Beach? Click the “Explore” tab on mySurfside and you’ll have great entertainment right at your fingertips. Looking for something to do this weekend? Click over to “Events” and see just what’s on the calendar. Interested in finding a vacation rental or calling Surfside Beach home permanently? mySurfside can help you with that too, just visit the “Stay” or “Live” tabs. Use this website to fall in love with Surfside Beach and see why people keep coming back here year after year.

Surfside Beach makes a great backdrop for a beach vacation for people from all walks and stages of life. Whether you’re looking to create childhood memories for your kids, celebrate life, relax with an unforgettable escape, or all of the above, Surfside Beach is ready and waiting to exceed your expectations. You'll enjoy our white sandy beaches, endless shopping, spine-tingling attractions, mouth-watering seafood dinners, and championship golf. It's a great vacation waiting to happen.  It's a beach thing!

 

Share your love for Surfside Beach by using the hashtag #mySurfside on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and show the world just how great this place is! 

8 Great Beach Games

The great thing about the beach is that it means so many things for so many different people. Adults see the beach as an oasis where they can relax and soak in some sunshine, kids see the beach as a never ending playground, and everyone sees it as a great way to escape from reality for a bit. No matter your age, the beach makes a great backdrop to play games and enjoy being outside. Here are some of our favorite games to play on the beach:

Sand Volleyball

Equipment: A large net, volleyball
Age: All ages
Sand volleyball is a classic beach sport that requires relatively little in terms of necessary equipment. Grab a net, some poles, and a volleyball and you’ll be ready to serve up fun all afternoon (pun intended!)
 

Football / Catch

Equipment: ball (football, beach ball, baseball, etc)
Age: All ages
Catch is an old standard and can pretty much be played with anyone who still has use of their arms…you can even play sitting down if you really wanted to! Just toss a ball back and forth, but don’t let the tide suck it away!
 

Bocce

Equipment: bocce ball set
Age: All ages (but better for older kids with a little more coordination)
Bocce is a great way to keep kids (and adults!) occupied for a while, and practice hand-eye coordination at the same time! All you need is an open space on the beach and a bocce set. Divide into teams and toss the center ball (pallino) and then try and toss your team’s balls one at a time to try and get closer to the center ball than the opposing team. You’ll be surprised how long you’ll find yourself playing!
 

Ultimate Frisbee

Equipment: Frisbee (or “flying disc” if you want to get really technical)
Ages: 12 and up (it can get a little competitive)
It seems like everyone has their own rules for playing ultimate Frisbee, so you can adapt the rules to your comfort level. The basics are you can’t run with the disc and once you receive the disc, you have 10 seconds to throw it to your teammate. For more comprehensive rules, consult USA Ultimate.
 

Silly Bucket

Equipment: 2 small buckets and 2 much bigger ones
Age: All ages (but we recommend little kids if you want to wear them out!)
This is fun twist on the classic relay race. Divide into teams and then Put each big bucket high up on the beach and give 1 kid on each team a small bucket. Teams compete against each other by running down to the beach and getting a bucket of water to pour into the big bucket, switching off between teammates each time they “dump.”
 

Flick’n Sticks

Equipment: 4 bamboo poles, 4 plastic cups (like Solo cups), and 1 frisbee
Age: 13+
This is a new, but really popular game that’s really taken off recently. To get the full rules for this game, watch the Youtube video. This one requires that you have a bit of skill in the Frisbee department, so you better start warming up now!
 

Musical Towels

Equipment: Towels for each person playing (minus 1)
Age: All ages
Basically musical chairs, but with towels. You know the drill.
 

Shell Toss

Equipment: Seashells
Age: All ages
This one is a fun onebecause you can change it up each time you play. Start by drawing concentric circles in the sand (like a dartboard), with each circle being worth a different amount of points (the smaller the circle, the more points it’s worth). Stand a designated distance away and try to toss your shell into the “bullseye” in the center! For added difficulty, try drawing non-concentric circles worth different points!
What are your favorite beach games? 

 

5 Things to Love About Surfside Beach

Surfside Realty has been a part of this wonderful little beach town since 1962. That’s over 50 years’ worth of planning summer vacations, building relationships with tourists and locals alike, and making beach memories. We’re as much of a part of Surfside as the pier is! We wanted to take a minute and share with you our top 5 things we love about Surfside Beach.
 
  1. There’s Always Something Happening.
    Surfside Beach has lots of festivals and events all year round. From the Surfside BBQ festival to the SB Pet Festival, there’s always something going on that’s sure to help you build lasting memories!
  2. It’s Easy To Make A Splash
    From renting a house with a pool to lazy days on the beach (tents are still allowed!) to sliding down the Dark Hole at Wild Water & Wheels, you’ll definitely want to bring your bathing suit. Water is definitely king in Surfside Beach!
  3. It Tastes As Good As It Looks
    There are more delicious restaurants on Surfside Beach than one can even count! Whether you’re in the mood for Japanese, seafood, or a juicy cheeseburger, Surfside Beach has what it takes to satisfy any appetite!
  4. Fun For Kids (And Adults) Of All Ages
    It’s easy to pass the time in Surfside Beach because there’s so much to see and do! Visit one of the many parks, like the All Children’s Park, eat ice cream as you stroll along the Surfside Beach Pier, or spend the afternoon up in the air parasailing. No matter what the adventure, Surfside Beach is ready!
  5. Living Here Feels Like A Vacation
    Whether you’re here for a week or a year, Surfside Beach is the kind of place that makes you feel like you’re always on vacation. And isn’t that something that everyone would like to do?
Don’t take our word for it, come experience Surfside Beach for yourself. Contact one of our Surfside Beach vacation experts to start planning your summer beach vacation today!

Attraction Spotlight: Surfside Beach Pier

One of the most iconic attractions in Surfside Beach is the Surfside Pier, which has been a mainstay of visitors and residents of Surfside Beach since 1953. The pier is a great place for families and fishers to visit during their time at the beach as it offers some pretty breathtaking views of the water and the beach.

Here are 5 Facts about Surfside Pier you might not know:

  1. The pier has been rebuilt about 3 times since then, and it’s currently about 830 feet long.
  2. The Pier has a tackle shop, gift shop, and ice cream parlor located in it and is open to walkers and fishers.
  3. You can get a great meal at the Surf Diner one the pier for some of the best waterfront dining on Surfside Beach!
  4. Residents and homeowners in Surfside Beach get free access to the pier with proper identification. Visitors get daily walking access to the pier for just $1.
  5. The coast for float fishing is $12.50 per person daily for non-residents and $6.25 per person per day for residents; the price for bottom fishing is $9 per person per day for non-residents and $4.50 per person per day for residents.

Our guests have said that some of their fondest vacation memories from Surfside Beach have happened either on the pier or using the pier as a backdrop. So when you’re planning your Surfside Beach vacation, be sure to include the pier on your list of “Places To See!” 

Take A Kid Fishing Tournament

Surfside Beach vacationA Surfside Beach vacation in Autumn wouldn’t be complete without experiencing some awesome fishing. The Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo has been running since April and ends in October, which is why you won’t want to miss this last event and your chance to make a difference in a child’s life.

While it’s true that there’s always lots to do on a Surfside Beach vacation this will be an opportunity to make lifetime memories for the children in your family whether they take a prize or not.

As part of the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo the Take A Kid Fishing Tournament takes place October 22, 2011. Applications are available at piers starting on Saturday, September 3, 2011. All Applications must be picked up in person at the pier from which you will be fishing. Prizes are as follows:

OCTOBER: WHITING

First Place

Cherry Grove Pier - Season Pier Pass; 2nd Avenue Pier - $20 Pier Gift Card; WPDE- Free Koozie

Second Place
Springmaid Pier- Annual Fishing Pass; Surfside Pier Outfitters - T-Shirt (valued at 14.99); Chick-fil-a - Combo Meal; WPDE - Free Koozie

Third Place
Carolina Adventure Tours - 2 History tours; WPDE - Free Koozie

Fourth Place
Myrtle Beach State Park - 1 Night Camping; Shades of George - Polarized Sunglasses; WPDE News Channel 15 - Free Koozie


OCTOBER: TROUT

First Place

Cherry Grove Pier-Season Pier Pass; WMBF News- $20 Captive Market Advertising gift certificate; Shades of George- Polarized Sunglasses; WPDE- Free Koozie

Second Place
Apache Pier - 30 day punch passes; 2nd Avenue Pier - Turvis Tumbler; Shades of George - Polarized Sunglasses; WPDE - Free Koozie

Third Place
The Marvelous Wonderettes - 2 show tickets; Shades of George - Polarized Sunglasses; WPDE - Free Koozie

Fourth Place
Myrtle Beach State Park - 1 Day Fishing Pass; WPDE News Channel 15 - Free Koozie

So if you are in need of accommodations while you’re here on your Surfside Beach vacation, give us a call at Surfside Realty and we’ll hook you right up with perfect accommodations.