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 kitchens. Prices start at $119 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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

Lazing by the coastline

Surf City offers the quintessential beach vacation. As well as lazing on the beach, you can fish or crab from the sea wall. Make the most of your seafront location by zipping through the ocean spray – local companies rent out equipment so you can try your hand at sailboarding, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, or SUP. Thrill seekers can make a splash waterskiing, tubing, or wake boarding. For a gentler excursion, head to the marina at Surf City Yacht club, or book a historical sightseeing or romantic sunset cruise by paddleboat on Barnegat Lake.

Weather

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.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Surf City

Fly into Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.), the closest airport, located 25.9 mi (41.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 52.9 mi (85.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Surf City, NJ?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,180 vacation rentals around Surf City. From 1,007 house rentals to 128 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Surf City?

Crystalline waters, smooth sands and blue skies as a backdrop. If that sounds like your idea of a vacation, now's your chance to get your bliss on. Vrbo has 369 beachside vacation homes to take your pick of. Alternatively, you might be looking for something a bit different. Vrbo has stacks of properties to pick from, including:

  • 229 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 220 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 177 beach-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Surf City?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. Providing tons of room to move, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 1,026 options currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $141 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after lodging options, such as:

  • Condo: 88 vacation homes. Prices start from $169 per night.
  • Apartment: 46 vacation homes. Prices start from $163 per night.
  • Townhome: 28 vacation homes. Prices start from $333 per night.

Can I stay in Surf City in a large group?

Getaways with family can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you'll be visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help you out. 260 house vacation homes are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the most popular option here for sizeable groups. If you are hoping to stay in a large group, the vacation rentals that will serve you well include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can hold 8 of you? We have 297 that will be perfect. The prices start from $199 per night.
  • Looking for a vacation rental for 6 guests? We have 224 that will be ideal. Prices start from $163 per night.
  • Looking for properties for rent suitable for 10 people? You'll be delighted to hear we have 202 that'll be ideal. You can bag one from just $200 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your brother and all your buddies to Surf City.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Surf City?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Make new memories with those who mean the most to you and organize a budget-friendly escape with Vrbo. Forked River is a fantastic area to investigate if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 5 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $165 per night. Another 26 Vrbo rentals are available in or around High Bar Harbor. With an average price of $417 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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