The Best Times to Visit Surfside Beach, SC

If you’re a lover of the beach, you’ve probably spent all winter trying to decide when you’re going to plan your next beach vacation. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Once you’ve decided on the beach rental that’s perfect for your family and are ready to choose a date, check out our list of the best times to visit Surfside Beach, SC.

April

April is the perfect time for those who just can’t wait any longer to escape the chilly weather. Spring is in full effect and temperatures usually rest in the 70’s, making for some great weather that allows you to fully enjoy the outdoors. If you’re a golfer, April is also the perfect time to visit Surfside Beach, SC and try out some of the best golf courses in the area. Though some attractions may still be closed in April, there is no shortage of festivals to enjoy like the Horry County Fair, SpringFest and SOS Spring Safari.

May

In May, you’ll find that the weather in Surfside Beach, SC rests at about 80 degrees and the water temps have increased as well. Not only will the weather be ideal, you’ll also find that there are less crowds as May is not officially considered summer for many. On top of the attractions that you’ll find just minutes away in Myrtle Beach, you may also find yourself in the midst of some fun festivals like the Blue Crab Festival or the Mayfest on Main. Additionally, rates for hotels and beach rentals won’t be nearly as high as they are in peak months like June, July and August.

June and July

June and July are considered peak season for Surfside Beach, SC and surrounding areas and though rates may be higher, all attractions will be fully operational. The hot summer days of June and July quickly turn into hot summer nights, making your night time adventures just as enjoyable as your daytime adventures. For many, it’s also fun to find yourself amongst a crowd of other families laughing, enjoying the beach and parading around the surrounding areas like North Myrtle Beach.

October

October brings chilly fall weather to many areas, but in Surfside Beach, SC temperatures are still averaging in the 70’s, which makes for some relaxing beach days. Though daytime temps are higher, you’ll find that nighttime temps can quickly drop, but for many, this is a perk. Hot cocoa, a blanket and the beach, anyone?


What months do you think are the best times to visit Surfside Beach, SC?

Houses to Rent This Fall

The fall season is upon us and that means cooler weather, thinner crowds, and even better rental specials on our fabulous Surfside Beach, SC beach homes! Although we have a ton of great rentals, we’ll spotlight a few here that we think you’ll particularly love. 

Just Peachy

Deal: 10% off any new weekly reservation through the end of 2016!

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Walk to the Beach
  • Amenities: private pool, handicap-accessible elevator, short walk to the beach

New Beginnings

Deal: Book a new weekly arrival for October or November for only $1500 per week and we’ll give you a $50 gift card!

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Oceanfront
  • Amenities: Jacuzzi tub in the master suite, 2 large screen TVs, high speed internet, oceanfront hot tub, pet friendly

Out of the Blue II

Deal: Book a new weekly reservation and stay through December 2016, and receive $100 off your weekly rate! 

 

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Walk to the beach
  • Amenities: professionally maintained private pool, sun deck, covered parking, TVs in every room

Ready to escape to Surfside Beach for your fall vacation? Contact the vacation experts at Surfside Realty to book your weekly getaway today!

5 Things To Pack For Your Beach Vacation

When it comes to packing for a beach vacation, most people know to back the basics--bathing suit, sunscreen, flip flops, check--but that's not where your packing list should end! Here's our list of the 5 things you should pack if you're staying in a beach rental.

1. Household Necessities
Although we provide basic kitchenware, like plates and utensils, it's important to remember that you'll need to bring your own food, including spices and herbs. Many of our houses also come with washer / dryers and dishwashers, so you'll also want to bring detergent, dish soap, sponges, paper towels, toilet paper, and trashbags.

2. Linens
We offer linen packages with every booking, but if you elect not to purchase a linen package, then you'll need to remember to bring your own sheets and bath towels.

3. Beach Gear
Just like you would for any beach vacation, you'll want to bring things to make your time spent on the beach more comfortable. This could include beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, beach games, shovels, buckets, books, and a waterproof camera, among others!

4. In-Home Entertainment
Although Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, and Garden City Beach offer countless opportunities for entertainment, you might want to spend part of your vacation by staying in instead of going out. Keep yourself entertained with books, board games, DVDs, and arts & crafts supplies that will beat the occasional bouts of boredom.

5. An Extra Bag
It's inevitable that after any vacation, you're going to end up with some souvenirs. Be sure to bring an extra bag to carry all of your vacation purchases in, be they t-shirts, seashells, or your own arts & crafts projects! 

When you're ready to book your Myrtle Beach vacation, contact one of our vacation specialists!

Top 4 Things to do on your Beach Vacation

 Taking a break from reality is a much needed luxury this time of year. The holidays have come and gone, you’ve been back to work for two cold, dreary months, and you’re ready for a change of scenery. The weather is warming up in the Carolina’s, and our beaches are calling your name! So whether you’re interested in a romantic couple’s getaway, or a family trip packed with great memories, our beach properties are the right place for you. Here are some of our suggestions for what to do when you get to the beach:

1.       Tour like a visitor. Whether you take an off-shore fishing trip, or a quiet kayak tour through the inter-coastal waterway, take advantage of the beautiful landscape at the beach! Relax on the deck of a pontoon rental for the day, or get your heart racing in pursuit of a prize dolphin fish.

2.       Eat like a local. Scope out seafood restaurants and find yourself some of the Carolina’s most treasured delicacies. Shrimp and grits, fresh oysters, and Carolina-style BBQ should be at the top of your list of things to try.

3.       Relax. This may seem obvious, but for a lot of people, planning a vacation can be stressful and end up feeling like work. That is not what we want for our guests at Surfside Realty. That’s why we make it easy to find the perfect house for your trip where you can unwind. Work on your tan or cross something off your reading list.

4.       Make memories. Now is the time to put the everyday stresses aside, and spend time with those you love the most. The beach is a special place where laid back people and good vibes are all around. Take photos, build sandcastles, and make it a family vacation to remember!

So get yourself to the beach, where good times are had all year long. Read more about what to do at the beaches of Coastal Carolina, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!                

Now is the Time to Book Your Beach Vacation

What do you have on the calendar for 2014? If your New Year’s resolution is to enjoy quality time with your family, travel more, or just to treat yourself to some fun, renting a home with us is a great way to achieve it. Get ahead of the crowd and start planning your spring and summer travels by reserving one of our fabulous rental properties. With plenty of options and amenities, our beach rentals are centrally located and provide all you need for a memorable vacation.

Why choose to take a vacation to the Surfside and Garden City Beach area? The beaches of coastal Carolina offer a wealth of entertainment and relaxation for travelers of all types and ages. You can choose to spend lazy days on the beach, or to venture over to the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area for shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. The area is also spotted with luxury hotels, golf courses, and spas. Take a look at the Myrtle Beach calendar and plan your trip around one of the many festivals and events that take place year round. Take day trips up and down the coast to experience the culture, history, and scenery of South Carolina.

 

 

While nothing beats relaxing on the beach, there is a lot to do when you’re visiting Surfside and Garden City Beaches. Surfside Beach is admiringly known as “the family beach.” The area offers pet-friendly and family focused entertainment like dog parks, fishing piers, casual restaurants, mini-golf, and waterparks to name a few. There are also plenty of high end bars and restaurants in the area if you’re looking for a more mature, or romantic outing. The Garden City area offers stunning views of marshland and tidal creeks that inspire visitors about the beauty of the coastal Carolina landscape.

Now is the time to reserve your home for the spring and summer season! So there’s only one question left; which property will suit you the best? Use our online search tools to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Where to Find Beach House Rentals in South Carolina

If you’ve never been to coastal South Carolina before and you’re making plans for an upcoming trip, you’ll want a reliable source for finding the best beach house rentals in South Carolina. At Surfside Realty we’re prepared to help you find what will be the best accommodations you’ve probably ever stayed in and all at off-season rates! Come for a week, a month, or the winter – we have vacancies of all lengths of time.

beach house rentals in South CarolinaFrom small beach cottages perfect for one or two people to spacious 6+ bedroom homes we’re sure to have the right size home-away-from-home for you and however many people are coming with you. You’ll appreciate all the amenities provided for your convenience. Things like washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, cable TV, VCR, grilling stations, and balconies or porches complete with beach furniture.

We also have a nice assortment of pet-friendly beach house rentals that will also accommodate your four legged family members. They’re welcome to walk the beach with you while you’re here but they’ll need to stay on leash in Surfside Beach.

If you’re planning on coming over the holidays be sure to make your reservations soon! Coming over Christmas through New Year’s Day is a popular time for people to get away and kick up their heels and it’s a wonderful way to bring in a new year!

We’d be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Just call us toll free at 1-800-833-8231. Happy holidays!