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My favorite place on earth!

I discovered this beach on a drive to Mississippi. I fell in love. Depending on what your looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joey C
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Great weekend to go

Had a great time, great weather, even the deputy on the beach was a hoot. Not too crowded. Will... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Toni R
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  • Terrible5%
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“beach house”(12 reviews)
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Surfside Beach, TX 77541
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A pristine beach for TEXAS! Built a small fire, popped some chairs and enjoyed a Sunday evening just listening to the waves. PLEASE clean-up after your visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this beach on a drive to Mississippi. I fell in love. Depending on what your looking for, this beach could be amazing, or not so much. I was there in July and back in August. I spent 5 weeks camping ⛺️ on Surfside...More

Thank Joey C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Had a great time, great weather, even the deputy on the beach was a hoot. Not too crowded. Will skip the summers from now on.

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beach right at Surfside gets very crowded, the Ocean Village Hotel Restaurant is very good. We drove down a bit to the public park and it was a bit less crowded but parking was very limited and the beach houses dont want you parking on...More

1  Thank Chad P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The beach is wonderful because it is THE BEACH! Beaches feed your soul-not to be too corny. The waves, the view restore something in most of of us humans. The sad part for me is that the oil industry takes priority there. If they would...More

Thank blahblaheck
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Had a family day with friends that live near there and had a great relaxing day. Pulled on to the beach, set up umbrellas, made sandwiches and just enjoyed the beautiful day. This is not a white sand beach or a beach with blue green...More

2  Thank jamiern
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Everyone was friendly, beach stayed fairly clean with so many families there -- drivers were nice and the beach was lovely. Not much seaweed. Water smelled nice -- not icky or dirty and was not TOO hot. Really great experience.

1  Thank MyParisMoon
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visit family in Kemah every year and have visited a lot of the beaches on Boliver Peninsula and Galveston Island. This beach wasn’t as crowded and has cleaner sand and water despite all the car traffic. Our Friday visit wasn’t to crowded until later...More

Thank rmcleod999
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Considering the proximity to Galveston or Houston, this is a great beach. Yes it does get crowded on weekends and looks like a parking lot at times. I was impressed at how clean it was considering the large numbers of people that were there. There...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This beach allows you to drive on but you better have 4 wheel drive. There is also a fee. Beach can be stinky at times and seaweed wash up can be excessive sometimes but the people watching is magnificent.

3  Thank Dan D
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steve l
12 August 2018|
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Response from Joey C |
The gas stations sell an annual pass for 12$. This is good for a year.
Crystal L
12 August 2018|
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Response from Ashley G | Reviewed this property |
This is from the surfside beach website. Camping is not permitted on the beach within the Village of Surfside Beach boundaries. Camping is permitted on the county beach located east of the city limits at Beach Access... More
Jerome G
4 August 2018|
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Response from Rita L | Reviewed this property |
It cost $12.00 for the pass and it's good for one year.