Located just south of Myrtle Beach is the small seaside town of Surfside Beach, also known as the Family Beach. The town, originally accessible by a single-lane sandy road, was named Surfside Beach in 1952. The region experienced significant growth during the late 1950s when the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was reactivated by the United States Air Force. Surfside Beach sealed its reputation as the Family Beach during the 1960s and continued to grow through annexation as the town government developed its infrastructure. In addition to miles of beaches, today's visitors can enjoy area attractions that include the Surfside Beach Pier, and Wild Water & Wheels. View our Surfside Beach Rentals.