Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Surf City, NJ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $175 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Surf City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Catch a wave in Surf City

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Surf City on Long Beach Island, which is just a quarter of a mile wide, draws a mix of families and surfers who flock in search of the best beaches on the East Coast. Book a Surf City vacation rental in the center of town and have the Atlantic beaches and the quieter bayside within a moment's walk. Salty sea dogs will love the New Jersey Maritime Museum, while kids hanker after Fantasy Island Amusement Park. Then after dark, feast on local seafood in one of the island's many beach restaurants.

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Tranquil beaches and high thrills

Surf City is one of the quieter stretches of beach on Long Beach Island, and Surf City vacation rentals are a favorite of families and couples seeking tranquil beaches, fine dining, and attractive boutiques. To the north, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park offers more glorious white sand beaches. Come summer, you can climb the historic lighthouse for panoramic, sunlit views of the bay and island. If you prefer high-adrenaline entertainment, head south to Beach Haven to enjoy the rides, games, and arcade at Fantasy Island Amusement Park or the neighboring Thundering Surf Waterpark and Adventure Golf.


Sun, sun, and more sun in Surf City

Long Island Beach is widely regarded as the jewel of the Jersey Shore. It attracts a loyal following who flock to its beaches during the balmy summer months. Temperatures regularly reach 85 degrees and higher, and the best Surf City vacation rentals can get snapped up months in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall still see warm temperatures and sunny days, interspersed with the odd rain shower. For the widest choice of accommodation, visit in the cooler winter months when temperatures drop to 30 degrees, but snowfall is rare.

Natural features

Natural attractions near Surf City

The island is perfect for exploring by bike or on the water. It is a haven for wildlife, with the white sandy beaches and dunes providing a tranquil habitat for sea and wading birds, and migrating songbirds. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is a peaceful spot for watching the wildlife, ocean swimming, or shore fishing. Pack a picnic, relax on the warm sand, dance through the waves, or build a sandcastle. On the other side of the inlet, the Island Beach State Park is one of the last significant stretches of an ecosystem that once dominated this coastline.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Surf City?

Whether you're looking for a cozy escape for you and your special someone or somewhere spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Surf City. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • "Great Views. Only Steps From The Beach" is a guest favorite. Around 5 miles from Surf City, it has 6 bedrooms and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including outdoor furniture and a fridge.
  • Another enticing choice is "Beautiful, Pristine Surf City 2 Bedroom", which is around 0.1 miles from Surf City. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a dishwasher and WiFi, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Surf City vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Surf City?

There's nothing like a short break to dust away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and settle into one of these top weekend getaways in and around Surf City:

  • Located 0.1 miles to the southeast of central Surf City, "Surf City, Nj Lbi. Steps From Pristine Beach. Family Friendly" is popular among adventure lovers and nature fans. Get out and discover nearby outdoor attractions, such as Jacques Cousteau Coastal Center and Absecon Wildlife Management Area. If you still have time, try some windsurfing or sailing.
  • Alternatively, take some time out at "Beach Block, Professionally Decorated 4bed". About 0.1 miles east of Surf City, activities around here include basketball and windsurfing. Rather visit some sights? Plan an excursion to Bass River State Forest and Point Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Surf City?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, perfectly suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your cozy hideaway. These getaways in or near Surf City are sure to please:

  • After a day filled with urban exploration, put your feet up and relax at "Updated 2nd Floor Surf City - 1 Block From Beach". Cable/satellite TV services and a microwave oven are just some of the amenities on offer here.
  • Alternatively, use "Cute 1 Bedroom Condo On Quiet Street Walk To Beach" as a base to check off the top attractions around you. This home away from home offers WiFi, heating and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Surf City?

Just because you only have a couple of days off work doesn't mean you have to spend it in a lifeless hotel room. Take a little vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Surf City:

  • Close to the center of Surf City, "Spacious Island Get Away 1 Block To Bay 3 Blocks To Ocean Pet Friendly" is an ideal base for a quick getaway. While you're around, don't miss leading sights like Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Thundering Surf Waterpark.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Ocean Block - Pool Home", another enticing option. Bay Village and Settler's Mill Adventure Golf should be on your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Surf City?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Surf City that will get your heart racing:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Great Views. Only Steps From The Beach". Around 5 miles from Surf City, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including a nearby bay and a fireplace.
  • "Beautiful, Pristine Surf City 2 Bedroom" is another retreat guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 0.1 miles from Surf City and comes with a nearby bay and outdoor furniture.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Surf City?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Surf City and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • A wealth of amenities including an ocean view and a fireplace make "Great Views. Only Steps From The Beach" a winner. This retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the heart of Surf City, it's around 5 miles away to the northeast.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Beach Block, Professionally Decorated 4bed" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 0.1 miles to the east of Surf City, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A fireplace and a garden are among the many amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Surf City?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Surf City and spend your days splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Oceanblock Home - 6 Houses From Beachsept 3", where your highest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a living room and a TV help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "Location 1 Off The Ocean House". This property is another favorite and features a separate dining area, a living room and more.

Surf City has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 70 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Surf City vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Surf City?

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning some time away with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Surf City offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Around 5 miles to the northeast of Surf City, "Great Views. Only Steps From The Beach" has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a kitchen island and a smart TV.
  • Another top choice is "Beach Block, Professionally Decorated 4bed". This property is 0.1 miles east of Surf City and features beach sun loungers, a porch and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Thundering Surf Waterpark and Settler's Mill Adventure Golf offer fun for both adults and kids.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Surf City?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a wise pick if it's just the two of you. Here's a taste of Vrbo's range in or near Surf City:

  • Consider "Updated 2nd Floor Surf City - 1 Block From Beach", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. An oven and a barbecue grill are just two of the amenities here.
  • "Cute 1 Bedroom Condo On Quiet Street Walk To Beach" is another comfy one-bedroom escape also not far from the center. When you're not out and about seeing the area's top sights, enjoy a kitchen, off-street parking options and much more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Surf City?

Yes you can. From funky apartments to comfy cabins, Vrbo offers a selection of rental places. Families or small groups will like these two-bedroom options in or near Surf City:

  • With handy amenities like a kitchen and a garden, "Beautiful, Pristine Surf City 2 Bedroom" has all the ingredients you need for an excellent stay. Settle in and then head out and explore your surrounds.
  • "4 Houses To The Beach Enjoy This Completely Renovated Duplex - 1st Fl" is another lovely two-bedroom place. It has a water park, a kitchen and lots more.