5 Great Lunch Spots in Surfside Beach

As the sun settles high in the sky, and your stomach starts to rumble, you’re left with one question: where should I get lunch in Surfside Beach? Having lived and worked here for over 50 years, we’ve had some experience in trying out all the different restaurants that Surfside Beach has to offer. Here are 5 great spots to grab a quick bite to eat:

Pickled Cucumber

When you’ve got a hankerin’ for good old fashioned country cookin’, there’s no beating the Pickled Cucumber! With crowd-pleasing specials like country fried steak, macaroni and cheese, hoppin’ john, and collard greens, you’ll leave feeling full and ready for a nap!

Joey Doggs

Joey Doggs has probably the best selection of hot dogs on the Grand Strand! Our favorite is the chili dog, but the BLT dog and the Rueben dog are also delicious. All hot dogs come served in a dog bowl (hence the name), but be sure to try their awesome fries and onion rings! 

FishMonger Seafood

It’s not a true trip to the beach if you don’t eat some seafood! FishMonger has a great selection of fish you can take home and cook in one of the kitchens in our fantastic Surfside Beach rental homes, or you can get some of their fresh made seafood specials cooked for you! Their specials vary daily, but some of our standard favorites are the crab dip, the fish and chips, and the scallop basket.

Dagwood’s Deli

Dagwood’s is a great spot to get out of the sun and enjoy a sports game on one of their many TVs. It’s classic bar food done right. Our favorites are the turkey sandwich, the Hail Mary dipper, and the filly cheesesteak. Definitely come hungry, because these sandwiches are huge!

Malibu of Surfside

You don’t always want Italian food when you’re at the beach, but trust us: Malibu’s is the real deal! Their pasta is sure to please. Some of our favorites include the lobster ravioli, lasagna, and the cheesecake, although we’ve never had a dish that disappointed!

 

What are some of your favorite lunch spots?

Plan the Ultimate Golf Getaway

Are you a golf lover? Surfside Realty wants to help you plan the ultimate golf getaway! There are over 70 different golf courses to choose from in the Myrtle Beach area, which means the world’s your oyster when it comes to picking the perfect course!

Here’s how it works:

  • Pick the courses you’re interested in
  • Pick your dates & the number of people in your party
  • Determine amenities for your stay (private pool, oceanfront, etc).

Surfside Realty will handle the rest! We’ll schedule tee times and find the perfect rental for your vacation. It’s as easy as that!

Benefits of Golf

  • Exercise – Walking the 18 holes plus carrying your own bags means you’re getting lots of exercise, which is good for your heart!
  • Exposure to Nature – Being out in nature is good for both your body and mind. Plus, a little vitamin D from the sun helps promote bone growth and reduce depression!
  • Stress reduction – Golfing helps your brain produce endorphins, which in turn help you feel less stressed.

Being at the beach is also beneficial to your health for the same reasons as above! Just be sure you drink lots of water and wear plenty of sunscreen to avoid dehydration and dangerous sun burns!

Ready to plan your golf vacation? Fill out our golf form and a member of our staff will be in touch with you to finalize the details of your vacation!

Houses to Rent This Summer in Surfside Beach

Summer is right around the corner and that means one thing: time for a trip to Surfside Beach! Surfside is known as “The Family Beach,” which means it’s perfect for your entire family to enjoy. Surfside Realty is proud to have over 100 fantastic properties available for rent this summer. Here are a few to consider:

Whispering Sands 311B

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Second row – short walk to the beach
  • Condo
  • Shared pool
  • King size bed
  • WiFi

Kodak Moments

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • Sleeps 14
  • Third row – Walk to the Beach
  • House
  • Full outdoor entertainment area
  • Private pool
  • Outdoor living room
  • WiFi

Two Views

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5.5 baths
  • Sleeps 12
  • Oceanfront
  • House
  • Private gated community
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Two living areas
  • Wet bar
  • Fire place
  • Wrap-around covered porch
  • Charcoal grill

 

To rent any of these gorgeous properties, contact a Surfside Realty agent today!

Enter to Win $500 Cash from Surfside Realty!

For the second year in a row, Surfside Realty is proud to be The Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals for the Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach. Usually, Surfside Realty’s vacation rentals are only offered for full week rentals (Saturday – Saturday), but we're offering a special Carolina Country Music Festival rental rate for the 4 days of the Festival (Thursday – Sunday) so that festival attendees will be able to enjoy our fantastic rentals for the entire festival (June 10-12, 2016, with a kick-off concert on June 9th).

To take advantage of our exclusive Carolina County Music Festival rate, head on over to our events page, and submit the form using the event code “CCMF2016.” For the entire month of April, everyone who books a home for the Carolina Country Music Festival (June 9 - 12) and enters code CCMF2016 on our events page will be entered to win $500 cash! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for chances to earn extra entries to win. Winner will be announced on April 1, 2016.

Benefits of renting with Surfside Realty:

  • A full house or condo that can sleep from 4 – 14 people, so you can be like Sam Hunt and have a house party!
  • Full kitchens with full size refrigerators that you can stock with your favorite snacks and beverages.
  • Many properties sit right on the beach, offer fantastic ocean views, or are within walking distance of the ocean.
  • Properties have a variety of amenities, many have private pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, outdoor showers, hammocks, flat screen TVs, WiFi, and more!
  • Homes are only a short distance from the festival grounds and can easily be reached by taxi or Uber.

For more info, please visit SurfsideRealty.com or call 1-800-833-8231.

ENTER TO WIN: submit the form to book a vacation rental for June 9 - 12 using the event code “CCMF2016.”

YesWeCAN! Autism-Friendly Events in Surfside Beach

In April, the town of Surfside Beach, SC—recently named a top Autism-friendly travel destination—will be sponsoring a number of events and activities specifically for autism families. Surfside Realty is proud to be a part of this great event!

Families looking to rent a house or condo during their stay in Surfside Beach, are invited to fill out the event form on our website with event code "YesWeCAN" or call us at 1-800-833-8231 so that we may match you up with one of our many autism-friendly vacation rentals. 

Here is the schedule of events for April:

When: April 1, 15 and 22, 10-2pm
What: Family Surf Experience. 
Where: Beach access 13th Avenue South, Surfside Beach SC. 
A supported, safe surfing experience for your child with Autism and the entire family.  Reservations required 2 weeks prior to the event to ensure proper supports and volunteers; by March 15th for the April 1 event, April 1 for the April 15 event and April 8 for the April 22nd event.  Parents should be prepared to go into the water if needed.  Life vests and surf boards provided.  Children with Autism can be on the board alone, or ride tandem.  There will be a “gauntlet” of people that your child will surf through so they will be caught immediately if they fall.  Once you sign-up, you will be contacted to answer a detailed questionnaire about your child with Autism to ensure proper support.

When: April 1, 15 and 22, 11am-1pm
What: Sand Castle Building. 
Where: Beach access 13th Avenue South, Surfside Beach, SC. 
Come and build a sand castle while waiting for your surf experience or watching the surfers.

When: April 2, 10am-2pm
What: Reggie Sanders Foundation Advantage Games
Where: Pelican Stadium, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 
The Advantage Games is a one-day private event for our families, sponsors and volunteers. Each game has been carefully designed by ABA therapists to help participants work on their fine/gross motor skills, safety skills, living skills and team building. While the kids are engaged in the games we will have an Informational Fair for the parents to gain information about services that are provided in our area as well as strategies for their child to become self-sufficient and positive members in the community after the school bell and graduation. Learn more & register.

When: April 15 and 22, 4pm to 6pm
What: Ripley’s Sensory Friendly Aquarium
Where: 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 
House lights up and music and sound effects down, lots of fun to be had.

When: April 16 and 23, 12-2pm
What: Fire House Open House and Cook out
Where: Poplar Drive between Surfside Drive and Pine Street, Surfside Beach SC. 
Come check out the fire trucks and police cars, shoot the firehose, meet Biko the police canine and enjoy a cook out with the area’s finest first responders.  NO sirens!

 

When: April 16 and 23, 10am
What: Sensory-Friendly Showing of Zootopia
Where: Grand 14 in Market Common, 4002 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Lights up, sound down and children free to move around.  Admission is $5 per person with $1 drinks and $1 popcorn and all concessions available. Phone: (843) 315-2991

When: April 17 and 24, 8-11am
What: Pier Fishing Experience
Where: Surfside Beach pier, the end of Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach SC.
Learn to fish using supplied bait and poles.  Volunteers will be there to help you catch some fish.

April 23, 10 am
Spanky’s Ride for Autism Awareness. 
For those motorcycle enthusiasts, the ride begins and ends at Aynor Park N Main St, Aynor, SC 29511 (973) 917-9058 Registration 10am-11:30am, Ride Begins at noon. 
$15 entrance, $5 additional passengers. Cookout follows the ride, non-rider’s plates for $5.

To learn more about Surfside’s autism-friendly properties, fill out our events form with event code “YesWeCAN” or call 1-800-83-8231.

Houses to Rent for the Carolina Country Music Festival

Surfside is proud to be the Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals for the 2nd year in a row for the Carolina Country Music Festival! We’re offering exclusive 4-day rental blocks specifically for festival goers for June 10 – 12, 2016. To learn more, click over to our “events” page and fill out the form, using “CCMF2016” as the event code.

Here are a few of the amazing houses available for you to rent!

Windswept 104 – Surfside Beach, SC

Studio / 1 Bathroom

Sleeps: Up to 4

Features: Shared pool, oceanfront views, private balcony, 1st floor, non-smoking, dishwasher, washer / dryer

Cape Coddages I 107 – Surfside Beach, SC

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 6

Features: shared pool, shared grill, private balcony, outdoor shower, non-smoking, washer / dryer.

Sandy Clam – Surfside Beach, SC

4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 12

Features: Pet friendly, elevator, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, sun deck, fenced-in yard, Jacuzzi tub

Southern Elegance – Garden City Beach, SC

7 Bedrooms / 7.5 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 18

Features: Elevator, 2 oceanfront master suites, 2 wet bars, 60” smart TVs, high speed internet access, washer / dryer, dishwasher, private pool, dog friendly, non-smoking.

Blessed View – Surfside Beach, SC

6 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 14

Features: Oceanfront deck, hot tub, wet bar, wireless internet, 2 oceanfront master bedrooms, non-smoking, Jacuzzi, dishwasher.

For more details about these or any of our other available homes, click HERE, fill out the form using “CCMF2016” as the event code and one of our agents will contact you shortly!

Carolina Country Music Festival

This 4-day musical event happening June 10 - 12, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC is sure to make you "kick the dust up!" This is one of the biggest weeks for country music with its biggest stars. This year's headliners are Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line. Other confirmed artists are Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Michael Ray, and more!2016 no doubt is bound to be even bigger and better! Surfside Realty is proud to be named The Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals. Enjoy all the amenities of home when you stay at one of our spacious condos or homes in South Myrtle Beach close to all the action of the festival but far enough away to feel like you're on vacation!

Get your tickets to the Carolina Country Music Festival here. Contact Surfside Realty for exclusive festival rates!

What to Pack for Your Winter Beach Trip

For many families, winter is the best time to visit the beach. The crowds are significantly thinner, the temperatures are not so sweltering, and the prices are often much lower than what you’d find during the summer. But visiting during the winter means packing slightly differently than you would if you were vacationing during the summer.

Here’s our breakdown of what to pack for your winter beach vacation to Surfside Beach.

Bathing Suit.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still try to splash around in the water! Yes, it’s going to be a bit on the chilly side, but does it really count as a beach trip if you don’t at least try to get in the water? Plus, many of our vacation rentals include pools with optional pool heat.

Layers, Lots of Layers.

Winter in Surfside Beach means that temperatures will vary. Oftentimes, you’ll find it chilly in the morning, warm by the afternoon, and chilly again in the evening. Pack lots of options so that you can add or remove layers, depending on the temperature at different points of the day.

Umbrellas.

Winter in the South means that you’re more likely to encounter rain. Prepare by packing umbrellas, galoshes, rain coats, or anything else you think you’ll need to shield you from the elements.

Beach Shoes.

We South Carolinians swear by our flip-flops. Even on the off chance we get snow, most of us will still venture out of the house in our treasured sandals. But it’s smart to have a pair of boat shoes or slip ons that you can wear on the beach to keep your feet warm if it’s chilly.

Start planning your winter vacation with Surfside Realty!

Why You Should Vacation with Surfside Realty

When it comes to your family vacation, you have so many options: should you go to the mountains? To a national park? To Disney World? Figuring out where you want to spend your vacation is only the first piece of the vacation puzzle. From there, you need to figure out where you're going to stay, and what you're going to do while on your vacation.

We at Surfside Realty know how precious your family vacation time is and we've made it our personal mission to ensure you have the best vacation possible. Here are 5 reasons you should choose to vacation with us in Surfside Beach, SC:

"The Family Beach"

Surfside Beach is known as the family beach because it really was made for families to come visit! We%u219re located about 20 minutes the bustle of Myrtle Beach, so you don't have to worry about your children wandering off or getting lost in the crowds.

We've Been Around Since 1962

We have over 60 years of experience helping families plan their summer vacations. People who used to vacation with us as children are now bringing their own children to vacation with us!

Over 200 Properties Available

Whether you're looking for a house or a condo; oceanfront or 3rd row; dog-friendly or with an elevator; the options are endless! We'll do our best to accommodate your budget and accommodation needs.

Live Where You Vacation

In addition to beach rentals and vacations, we also represent a number of properties on the real estate side with our MLS listings. We know you%u219ll fall in love with Surfside Beach, so we're here to help you turn your vacation into a permanent living situation.

Everything You Need to Enjoy Your Vacation

You might not live at the beach, but we have everything you need to make your vacation feel like home! You can rent bikes, golf carts, propane, boogie boards, baby items, back chairs, and more!

Ready to start planning your beach vacation? Contact one of our Surfside Realty agents today!

The 2nd Annual Carolina Country Music Festival Comes to Myrtle Beach June 12 - 16, 2016

This 4-day musical event happening June 10 – 12, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC is sure to make you “kick the dust up!” This is one of the biggest weeks for country music with its biggest stars. Last year’s inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival was a huge success; 2016 no doubt is bound to be even bigger and better! Surfside Realty is proud to be named The Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals.

Here are 4 reasons to come to the Carolina Country Music Festival in 2016:

Over 30 Musicians Performing

This year’s headliners are Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line. Other confirmed artists are Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Michael Ray, and more!

2. Tickets

General Admission tickets start at just $199 a person and include entry into all 3 days of the festival. You can upgrade to Main Stage VIP for $299 or Super VIP for $999 a person.

3. Fun & Music Under the Sun

Enjoy all the fun on the beach as you listen to a huge lineup of music from 2 stages with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic. Visit with vendors and experience a number of activities included in your ticket!

4. Stay at the Beach

Enjoy all the amenities of home when you stay at one of our spacious condos or homes in South Myrtle Beach close to all the action of the festival but far enough away to feel like you’re on vacation!

Get your tickets to the Carolina Country Music Festival here. Contact Surfside Realty for exclusive festival rates!

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