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Popular amenities for Surfside Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Surfside Beach's top sights

Jetty Park47 locals recommend
Quintana Beach County Park3 locals recommend
Stahlman Park6 locals recommend
Seahorse Bar & Grill70 locals recommend
Red Snapper Inn70 locals recommend
Dorado's Dive Club42 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Surfside Beach

  • Total rentals

    460 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $50 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    15K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    420 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    300 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    210 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Surfside Beach

All About Surfside Beach

Easygoing Surfside Beach is the kind of place where crowds are discussed in the hundreds, not the thousands, and loyal vacationers return annually. The village itself is an unfussy cluster of pastel-colored stilt houses with wide decks, seafood shacks and biker bars with ocean views, and nautical-themed shops for souvenirs and bait.

There’s plenty to do in Surfside, whether it’s fishing along the jetty, birdwatching, or visiting the waterpark. But with four miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the beach is the main attraction here. The section east of Highway 332 is a drive-on beach, so you can cruise along to find your perfect stretch of sand (provided you’ve purchased the annual pass at a local supermarket). Then spread out and sip a frozen blended drink while watching the sailboats and oil tankers float by.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Surfside Beach

Expect sunny days no matter what time of year you visit Surfside Beach. July and August tend to be the hottest months, with temperatures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are nice and mild, with temperatures in the mid- to high 60s, and lows around 50 degrees. You may experience an isolated thunderstorm or a day of scattered showers anytime throughout the year, but beach weather usually returns quickly after the rain. Late summer through fall does bring a risk of hurricanes, so be sure to check the forecast.


Top things to do in Surfside Beach

Surfside Jetty County Park

Surfside Jetty County Park sits at the southern tip of the village and features beach access, a playground, and the 0.6-mile-long jetty for which it’s named. It’s a great place for a stroll, or you can bring your fishing tackle and join the local anglers on the rocks. If you prefer crustaceans, consider heading to the Crabbing Pier near Stahlman Park, north of town.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

Just 30 minutes north of Surfside, the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge contains more than 44,000 acres of salt and freshwater marshes, ponds, mudflats, and coastal prairies. Sitting under the Central Flyway, it is home to some 300 species of birds for all or part of the year. Wander the boardwalks in search of herons, roseate spoonbills, sandhill cranes, snow geese, and possibly even an alligator or two! In town, the Surfside Beach Bird and Butterfly Trail attracts all sorts of native and migratory animals. Just don’t forget to pack your binoculars.

Surfing

As its name suggests, Surfside Beach is known as one of the most consistent surf spots on the Texas coast. The waves are best in the winter, but storms in the Gulf of Mexico can produce big swells during hurricane season. Paddle out from the shoreline near Texas Street, or head to one of the rental shops around town and ask about lessons. Surfside is also a great spot for windsurfing and kayaking, too, depending on the conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Surfside Beach?

    Surfside Beach has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers averaging 90°F (32°C), and mild winters, averaging around 60°F (16°C). The area receives ample sunshine throughout the year with frequent rain during spring and summer.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Surfside Beach?

    Some popular activities at Surfside Beach include beachcombing, bird watching at the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, fishing from the jetty, and exploring the local cuisine at beachfront restaurants.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Surfside Beach?

    The most popular time to visit Surfside Beach is from April to October when the weather is warm and sunny. The Surfside Beach Annual Treasure Island Art Fest in August is a popular local event attracting many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Surfside Beach?

    The Village of Surfside Beach, with its numerous beachfront homes, is a popular area to stay. Jetty Park, with its waterfront lodging options, and the quieter Oyster Creek area are also frequently suggested.

  • What are the best places to visit in Surfside Beach?

    Popular places to visit in Surfside Beach include the local beaches, Jetty Park, and the nearby Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. For history enthusiasts, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum is a short drive away.

  • What are some hiking trails in Surfside Beach?

    While Surfside Beach may not have extensive hiking trails, it does have a scenic shoreline ideal for long, leisurely walks. For more traditional hikes, the trails at the nearby Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge are often recommended.

  • What are some family activities to do in Surfside Beach?

    Families can enjoy activities like bird watching at the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, beachcombing, or building sandcastles at the Surfside Beach. The fun-filled BlueWater Highway Park is another popular spot for family outings.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Surfside Beach?

    Popular day trips from Surfside Beach include a visit to the Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson, exploring the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, or taking a short drive to Galveston for its historic attractions.

  • Do cottage rentals in Surfside Beach have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cottage rentals with wifi in Surfside Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cabin rentals in Surfside Beach have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cabin rentals with a bbq area in Surfside Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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