Sand, Surf, and Safe Rides

May 21, 2015 / US

Last updated: 7 Dec 2015

There’s no better time to hit the beach than Memorial Day Weekend—especially since uberX is beginning service in 20+ new beach towns across the East Coast!

Starting tomorrow, May 22 at 5pm ET, you can be one of the first to request a safe, affordable ride at the touch of a button. From Bar Harbor to Tybee Island, get ready to have more fun in the sun.


We’ve teamed up with Chubbies, the ultimate beach apparel company, to ensure you can hit the sand in style with exclusive beach essentials. Ride for a chance to win an Uber beach kit, which includes: a limited edition tote bag, pair of sunglasses, and koozie. Entering is a breeze:

  1. Open up your Uber app
  2. Apply promo code: BEACH2015
  3. Ride in one of the above beach cities before Monday, May 25, 11:59pm ET
  4. 5,000 lucky winners will be selected
  5. Official rules here

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No sweat! If it’s your first time riding the Uber wave, we’ve got answers to all of your questions. In the United States, our ridesharing service, uberX, offers reliability with affordable prices. uberX driver-partners have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to 4 passengers. To maintain the Uber standard you deserve, all driver-partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX driver-partner in the US, a person must pass:

  • A screening process, including a driving and criminal history check
  • Ongoing quality controls

As always, safety remains our highest priority. All Uber rides are backed by our insurance policy, and you will always have the option to rate every driver to help ensure the highest quality experience. Sounds great, right? Sign up now!


Whether you’re hitting the boardwalk and want to skip the search for parking, or tiki bar hopping and need to ditch your keys—we’ve got you covered like SPF 100 this summer.

P.S. Don’t forget, we’re also live in Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach! Check out the 300+ cities where you can hit the road with Uber.