Surfside Beach "The Family Beach"
Your Autism Friendly Vacation Destination

Surfside Beach is a small seaside community nestled in the heart of South Carolina’s Grand Strand area. It encompasses 2 miles of pristine beach, enjoys a temperate climate and is both an active residential community and a thriving vacation destination.

Proudly called the Family Beach, Surfside Beach strives to maintain a small-town, laid-back, child-friendly environment for its residents and guests. It is a quiet haven close to all area attractions.

The Town-owned fishing pier, water-park, supermarkets, mini golf, and restaurants are all just a short walk or golf-cart ride away.

Surfside Beach is the first town in the United States to become an "Autism Friendly" travel destination.

Since Autism can bring with it a variety of behavioral issues, parents of children with Autism are weary of nasty looks and glares. Surfside Beach has committed to transforming itself into a judgment-free zone, both at the beach and the surrounding area with businesses, restaurants and venues being trained in the needs of the children on the Autism Spectrum. For more information, click here to visit our "Autism Friendly" page.

Surfside Beach, the Family Beach, it’s ALL right here!


See brochures below to learn more about the Town of Surfside Beach.


Surfside Beach Tour Guide and Map

Building, Zoning, and Home Improvements (Brochure)

Emergency Services (Brochure)

Enjoying the Oceanfront (Brochure)

Keeping Our Water Clean (Brochure)

Thinking About Moving Here Permanently? (Brochure)

Parking (Brochure) or visit

Parks & Recreation (Brochure)

Trees (Brochure)

Surfside Beach is Autism Friendly!  For more information, please click on the CAN logo below.

Champion Autism Network