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Oceanfront Cottage, Comfy and Pet/Family Friendly!

Kick up your feet with margaritas and ice cold beers on the deck or in the living room while you live the good life and let the salty air and ocean breeze calm your body and soul. You will love how close to the sand you are. There are multiple walkways to get across the rocks and onto the sand. This means there’s only a few feet between you and the sand, and no cars driving on the sand area. Please note that this property is a duplex.

$220 per night
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Sun Kissed Retreat, FRONT ROW! BEACHFRONT! BEAUTY!

BEACHFRONT! FRONT ROWYou'll love this UNOBSTRUCTED retreat for your entire family and friends, to make wonderful memories. You have 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The home sleeps 8-10 guest comfortably. You have beautiful unobstructed views of the beach from the living room as well as the master bedroom. There are two deck areas with gorgeous views of the Gulf. There are bars and restaurants are within walking distance. Enjoy, ya'll have fun

$288 per night
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The Blue Mermaid

This cute rustic A-Frame house is the perfect getaway and it's on the beach! It is located on the pedestrian beach which means there are no cars, roads, or obstructions between the house and the beach. The house has a seaside decor and an upstairs bedroom that kids of all ages love with its own private balcony. This home was featured in the 2010 issue of TEXAS HIGHWAY MAGAZINE.

$338 per night

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Beach house rentals in Surfside Beach

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Lookout at Paradise Point
$415 per night
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Stunning Beach House w/Firepit&Grill!
$98 per night
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Bungalow Studio✰Walk2Beach✭Self✔In✭Kitchen✰Parking
$169 per night
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Beachfront 1st Row
$413 per night
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BeachFront Bungalow
$443 per night
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DayDreamBeliever 3 Bedrm Beach House
$285 per night
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Dolphin Views - on the Beach!!
$345 per night
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Surfside Beach House w/Ocean View, Steps to Shore!
$251 per night
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Family Surfside Beach Home - Just Steps to Shore!
$242 per night
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Amazing Gulf Views!!!!
$332 per night
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Sunset Sanctuary - Adorable Beach Bungalow with Gorgeous Gulf Views!
$284 per night
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Wonderful Escape by the Beach W/ Wraparound Deck, Fast WiFi & Ideal Location!
$159 per night

Beach condo rentals in Surfside Beach

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Unobstructed Oceanfront SEA OTTER Unit 4 Beach Pad!
$234 per night
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SurfsideVIP:Truly Beachfront!See Our PICS & VIDEO!
$261 per night
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Turtle's Pace. Beachfront condo
$293 per night
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Luxury Beachfront 2B/2B - Sleeps 8
$354 per night
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Dog-friendly condo with shared pool, hot tub, and ocean views
$215 per night
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Beachfront Resort Condo - Gulf View + Beach Access
$342 per night
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Gulf-View Pointe West Condo - Pools, Hot Tubs, WiFi, Central AC, Washer/Dryer
$242 per night
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Affordable luxury Condo! (4 Your Friends 2NV)
$381 per night
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Top Floor RENOVATED Beachfront 3/3 Resort Condo
$608 per night
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New-3bed-2bath condo in Pointe West Resort!
$374 per night
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Nirvana, The Beach Paradise.
$335 per night
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Bayside, Dog-Friendly Condo with Gulf Views - Close to the Beach!
$274 per night

Your guide to Surfside Beach

Introduction

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.


How do I get around Surfside Beach?

Surfside Beach is just an hour’s drive from Houston and about 4 hours southeast from both Austin and San Antonio, making it a great weekend getaway from any of those cities. If you plan on flying, the easiest way to get here is via Houston: Several major airlines fly into that city’s two airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Taxis and rideshares are available at both airports, but with the spendy fare to get to Surfside Beach, it might be more cost-effective to rent a car.

You’ll have no problem navigating the village’s two square miles on foot, but a car comes in handy if you want to visit Galveston, which is an hour east.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Surfside Beach?

Expect sunny days no matter what time of year you stay in one of Surfside Beach’s vacation rentals. 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.


What are the 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.