Things to Do at Surfside Beach

Things to Do at Surfside Beach
The 2-mile stretch of sand known as Surfside Beach lies in the heart of South Carolina's Myrtle Beach, a popular vacation destination. Surfside Beach has a reputation for being clean and family friendly. Historically, it used to be called Roach's Beach, and it was then named Floral Beach. It didn't become a popular Grand Strand destination until the late 1950's when the Myrtle Beach Air Force opened.

Fishing off of Surfside Pier

The Surfside pier allows visitors to go fishing without boarding a boat. It's also a place for strolling; a walk out to the end of the pier and back is a nice. After all, it's a sand-free alternative to a walk at the beach. Originally built in the 1950's, the Surfside pier has been rebuilt three times due to hurricane damage. Fishing passes are available on a daily, weekly and annual basis. The pier office also rents fishing equipment with no reservation required.

Surfside Pier
11 South Ocean Blvd
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575
(843 )238-0121
www.surfsidepier.com

Water Park

The Wild Water and Wheels Myrtle Beach Water Park has 16 acres of water slides, tube slides, mat slides, a free fall speed slide and a miniature golf course. There's also a water-play area for small children. It also hosts a waterfall, cave and spray park, go-kart racing and bumper boats. It's a nice alternative to the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean and fun for all ages. The water park is open seasonally. It has accommodations for large parties and family reunions.

Wild Water & Wheels
910 Highway 17 South
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575
www.wild-water.com

Bicycling at Surfside Beach

Feel the wind in your hair as you coast through the paved trails of Surfside Beach. Bicycles aren't allowed on the pier, but they are allowed on the beach, and beach cruisers are popular rentals for Mr C's, Surfside's oldest bike rental stand. They have bicycles for adults and children; there's also safety equipment and accessories. Trails run all along the Grand Strand, north to Springmaid Beach and south to Garden City and Murrell's Inlet.

Mr C's Bicycles
720 Highway 17 North
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575
(803) 238-3222

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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