Discounted Myrtle Beach Pelicans Tickets from Surfside Realty

When it comes to enjoying your Surfside Beach vacation, there are so many more things to see and do than just the beach! Although most people are content to spend the whole day lounging in the sand, or frolicking in the waves, what is there to do once the sun goes down? Not to worry; Surfside Realty has you covered:
 
Enjoy the Beach during the day and some “Baseball” at Night! We want you and your family to enjoy an evening at the ballgame with The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, just a short drive from beautiful Surfside Beach. Get discounted tickets to see the 2015 Class A-Advanced affiliates of the Chicago Cubs in action!
 
Follow these steps for discounted Game Seats (note: Offer valid ONLINE ONLY)
  1. Go to The Myrtle Beach Pelicans website, or simply scan the following QR Code on your phone.
  2. Pick your game date(s) and click “Buy Tickets”
  3. Enter promo code: SR2015
  4. Print your tickets, or better yet: order on your phone and you can simply show the barcode on your phone at the gate!
  5. ENJOY THE GAME!

Opening night for the Myrtle Beach pelicans was April 9th, so you have all season long to enjoy this spectacular deal. Share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging them with #MySurfside!  

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! 

1st Annual Taste of Surfside Beach

 With the arrival of springtime come lots of special events taking place in the local area. Now that we’ve turned our clocks ahead we have another hour of daylight left to get out and make the most of each and every day!

We thought you’d want to know about a very special local event being held in Surfside Beach this month. If you’re staying in any of our Surfside Beach vacation rentals you’ll be within walking distance to the even. Why not come and check it out and be sure to enter the contest! It's open to residents, neighbors, and visitors to the area to experience first-hand all that the local business have to offer you.

1st Annual Taste of Surfside Beach

Taste of Surfside Beach
March 21-28, 2015

The Town of Surfside Beach will be hosting an eight day 'Taste of Surfside Beach' event to promote the restaurants in the area. The event will be held Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, March 28. Discount passports will be available for purchase at Surfside Beach Town Hall and local branches of the South State Bank. The $10 passport will entitle the purchaser to discounts at many businesses throughout town. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Location: 115 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC

Participating merchants include retail, restaurants, furniture stores, auto repair, printing, shipping, beauty/barber shops, nail salons and many more. Merchants will list the discounts they’re giving to those who purchase a “Taste of Surfside Beach Passport Card.” When you purchase the passport card you’ll be provided with a merchant’s gift bag as well as a list of participating merchants prior to the event.

On Saturday, March 28 from 3-6 p.m., Neal and Pam’s will host the Taste of Surfside Beach Event Grand Finale and Raffle Drawing. Raffle tickets are being sold and prizes valued up to $1,000 will be awarded. Grand prize is a 3-day 2-night vacation for two that includes one breakfast and one dinner. This is one event you won't want to miss!

Best Songs to Listen to on the Beach

When you think of paradise, what do you imagine? For us, it's lounging on the beach, margarita in one hand, a good book in the other while Jimmy Buffett plays in the background. No beach trip is complete without the music to go along with it (although, sometimes the only music you need is the sound of the waves as they hit the shore). Here's a list of our favorite beach tunes to get you in a surf mood, whether you're at the shore or stuck behind a desk!
 
  1. "Margaritaville," Jimmy Buffett
    How can you not include this Jimmy Buffett classic on a list of best beach songs? Listen to any song by Jimmy Buffett and it’s easy to close your eyes and pretend like your troubles are a million miles away.
  2. “Sun Daze,” Florida Georgia Line
    Because isn’t summer just all about getting your sun daze on?
  3. “The Tide is High,” Blondie
    This breezy reggae song by the rockband Blondie isn’t your typical “beach” song, but something about it sounds great when paired with summer sun and sand. Give it a try!
  4. “Toes,” Zac Brown Band
    Zac Brown Band, like Jimmy Buffet, has a knack for putting out music that just screams to be played at the beach! “Toes” is our top choice because he specifically mentions putting your toes in the water. Which is exactly what we wish we were doing right now!
  5. “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding
    This is a song that seems to appeal to people both young and old. It’s just a classic and it makes you feel like taking things down a notch and living life a little more slowly, just like when you’re on vacation.
  6. “Summertime,” DJ Jazzy Jeff &  The Fresh Prince
    Will Smith exudes a lazy confidence in this song and it’s easy to imagine listening to it while the sun’s setting on another beautiful day at the beach.
  7. “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas
    Something about the way Santana plays his guitar begs for this song to be played at the beach, wouldn’t you agree?
What songs are on your beach playlist? 

 

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!

Don't Miss Taste of the MarshWalk This Weekend

This weekend is when the 2nd Annual Taste of the Marshwalk is taking place along the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. Why not come out and experience some of the most tasty dishes the area has to offer at thisevent from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8.

 

Don't Miss Taste of the MarshWalk This Weekend

 

Local chef’s from seven award-winning area restaurants will be offering some of their favorite dishes as samples for $3-$5. Come enjoy the local artisans, crafters, live music, and kids activities all along the MarshWalk during the event. Last year was a blast and had super attendance. This year will probably be even better now that word is out!

Samples will include small dish tasting of the area’s freshest seafood as well as non-seafood items for the land lovers, too. Enjoy tasty dishes like seared scallops, low country boil, shrimp & grits, crawfish, pulled pork, smoked salmon, BBQ, sushi, trigger fish tacos, and more.

 

Don't Miss Taste of the MarshWalk This Weekend

 

Here's just some of what you can expect to try...

Dockside:
Shrimp & Grits, Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage
Drunken Jacks:
Seared Sea Scallop over Crab Risotto with Micro Greens, Hushpuppies & honey butter
Dead Dog:
Low County Boil * BBQ Ribs * Pulled Pork * Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
Bovines:
Marinated Beef Kabobs (Sirloin Tips Char-grilled with peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes) * Local Seafood Gumbo
Wahoo’s:
Trigger Fish Tacos with Mango BBQ glaze, Shredded Red Cabbage, Avocado Puree & Queso Oaxala * Smoked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Crème Fraiche & Dill Charred Scallion Oil * Fried Shrimp
Wicked Tuna:
Chef Selection of Sushi Rolls * Local Creole Catch with Cheddar Grits
Creek Ratz:
Mahi Tacos * Gator Bites * Oysters on the Half Shell

There will be live music that will include popular local bands such as Randy McQuay, Ronnie O’Briant, Sweet Sweet, The Matt Parker Duo, Fret Buzz, Julio Navarro, Ed Torres, and more. Local artists, jewelry designers, crafters, wood carvers, and unique clothing items, will be featured among the many vendors present. There will be bounce houses, face painting, temporary tattoos, and crabbing demos for the children.

If you’d like more information or have questions please call 843-497-3450.

The Best Winter Beach Recipes

One of the biggest advantages to renting a beach house for your vacation instead of staying in a hotel is that you get a full kitchen to cook in (and can therefore save some money on going out to eat every night). In order to avoid having to buy a bunch of groceries that will just end up going to waste at the end of your vacation, we've come up with these recipes that use all the same basic ingredients and can be thrown together really quickly and easily!

Ingredients You’ll Use:

  1. Proteins: Chicken, Salmon, White Fish, black beans
  2. Vegetables: Broccoli, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, lemons
  3. Basics: olive oil, salt and pepper, Cornmeal, flour, butter, chicken broth, garlic
  4. Carbs: Tortillas, Rice, sweet potatoes
  5. Dairy: Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan, sour cream
  6. Condiments: Mustard, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, salsa

Meal #1: Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Parmesan Broccoli – Cut chicken breasts into chunks and then toss in cornmeal & season with salt and pepper. Pan fry in olive oil for 6-8 minutes. While chicken is cooking, steam broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes. Top broccoli with parmesan cheese. Serve nuggets with mustard for dipping and broccoli on the side.

Meal #2: White Fish Tacos with Spanish Rice – Saute ¼ cup of chopped onion & 1 clove of minced garlic in olive oil in a pot. Add 1.5 cups of rice, 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 can of chunky salsa and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is gone. While rice is simmering, season fish with salt and pepper and then grill or pan fry until flaky. Microwave tortillas for 10 seconds until soft. Add some fish to each tortilla and top with a little mayonnaise, tomatoes, chopped onion, sour cream and any other veggies you desire. Serve with Spanish rice.

Meal #3: Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Salad – Let chicken marinate over night in mixture of olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest, salt and pepper, and for 6-8 minutes per side or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Mix together juice from a lemon, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Thinly slice cucumber and onion and dice a tomato and add to the lemon-olive oil mixture and let sit for 10 minutes. Serve chicken with BBQ sauce and cucumber salad.  

Meal #4: Mustard Crusted Salmon with Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Peel and chop sweet potatoes and boil for 20 minutes. While sweet potatoes are boiling, mix equal parts mustard and sour cream, with 1 tsp of lemon juice. Season salmon with salt and pepper and coat thoroughly with mustard mixture and roast salmon in oven for 10-12 minutes. Once sweet potatoes are soft, mash and add sour cream, salt, and pepper and serve with Salmon.

Meal #5: Chicken and Broccoli Sauté with Rice – Boil 1.5 cups of chicken broth and add 1 cup of rice and simmer for 20 minutes until all liquid is gone. While rice is cooking, add olive oil to a pan and sauté diced onions, broccoli, and chicken breast cubes. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove pan from heat and add diced tomatoes and stir. Serve chicken and vegetables over rice.

Meal #6: Loaded Quesadillas with Sweet Potato Chips – Thinly slice sweet potatoes and toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, flip, and then cook for another 10 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, melt ½ tbsp of butter in a pan and place a tortilla in the center of the pan over medium heat. Layer with cheese, chicken, black beans, tomatoes, onions, more cheese, and a second quesadilla. Cook until the bottom tortilla starts to brown and then carefully flip over so that the second side browns and the cheese melts thoroughly. Cut into quarters and serve with sour cream.

What are your favorite easy recipes for cooking at the beach? Leave your suggestions in the comments! 

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.

 

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!” 

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