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Surfside Beach Introduction

A bastion of sun, sand, and ocean-fresh seafood, Surfside Beach is one of the Lone Star State's favorite getaways. The vibe is laid-back, with locals and vacationers alike zipping around by golf cart. Spend your days basking on the golden sand, sipping margaritas at waterfront bars, and visiting nearby attractions like the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. There are plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet, whether you're crabbing off the pier or sport fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hotels in Surfside Beach

From breezy beach houses to budget-friendly motels, hotels in Surfside Beach cater to every budget. You'll find plenty of chain brands, as well as independent Surfside Beach hotels. Serviced properties offering swimming pools and continental breakfasts are a great option if you're travelling with kids. As well as spacious living areas and separate bedrooms, self-contained vacation rentals offer a unique chance to gaze at Surfside Beach through a local lens. You'll love relaxing on your private patio and preparing meals in a well-equipped kitchen. Waterfront properties make the most of the setting, with knockout views of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Where to stay

Hotels in Surfside Beach village put you just steps from the sand, as well as popular bars and grills. You won't need to worry about parking and can simply get around by foot, bicycle, or golf cart. For more choice, head up the Bluewater Highway to nearby vacation hubs, such as Jamaica Beach, where you'll find everything from cheap hotels to luxury resorts. Budget travelers can snap up discount hotels and inns clustered along the main highways leading out of town. Lake Jackson, a 20-minute drive from Surfside Beach, is another popular base.

Things to see

Fringed by soft sand and rolling breakers, Surfside Beach is a great spot to soak up the Texas sunshine. Head to the pedestrian beach if you don't want to encounter 4WDs and golf carts. Picnic tables and a playground make Jetty Park a favorite with families. It's also a great spot to watch ships sail in and out of the channel. Stretch your legs or give your golf cart a workout on the Bluewater Highway Nature Trail, which runs from Surfside Beach to the edge of town. Anglers will jump at the chance to set sail on charter fishing trips that take you deep into the Gulf of Mexico. Cross your fingers for snapper, as well as trophy-sized grouper and barracuda. After a day in the sun, unwind with fresh seafood and ice-cold drinks at a waterfront bar and grill. Alternatively, hit up one of Surfside's colorful food trucks for BBQ brisket sandwiches and shaved ice.

How to get to Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach is in Brazoria County, a 1-hour drive from Galveston and Houston. Flights arrive at George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Both are a 1.5-hour drive from Surfside Beach. Road access to Surfside Beach is via the Bluewater Highway and Texas State Highway 332. San Antonio, a 3.5-hour drive from Surfside Beach, is another popular gateway. The city is also serviced by a busy international airport.