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Surfside Beach – Surfside Beach, South Carolina


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Nestled along the Grand Strand, just a few miles south of the late nights and bright lights of Myrtle Beach, sits quiet Surfside Beach. This mural depicting a relaxed beachgoer was painted by local artist Tommy Simpson and graces the corner of Surfside and Poplar Drives.

Surfside Mural

Austin Bond of Murrells Inlet, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The community originally was known as Roach’s Beach, and it barely survived the hurricane of 1893. The land changed hands over the decades following the storm until it finally became Surfside Beach in 1952. Two years later the area was again decimated, this time by Hurricane Hazel. Rather than seeing razed houses, developers saw opportunity. They rebuilt the area and marketed it as the “Family Beach.” Incorporated in 1964, Surfside Beach remains a popular vacation spot for families.

Surfside Beach

Andy Hunter of Denmark, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Surfside Beach


Contributor Andy Hunter shares his experience capturing the photo above at Surfside Beach: “During my recent vacation, I stayed in a condo just south of the Surfside Pier. This was the morning of my first full day at Surfside. You can see the pier in the distance. This was one of my favorite sunrises of the week.”

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Surfside Beach Info


Address: Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Surfside Beach Map



Surfside Beach – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Surfside Beach, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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