There is never a shortage of water sports and activities to participate in when you stay in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There is kayaking, parasailing, fishing, swimming, and more. Sixty miles of shore make up the Grand Strand, and surf and sand are an intricate part of a beach vacation. The aquatic fun doesn’t end on the shoreline. One fun activity the whole family can enjoy is visiting a waterpark, and there are a few excellent choices in the area. Check out one of the waterparks below during your next beach getaway for a day of fun in the sun!
ADDRESS: 3000 MR. JOE WHITE AVE, MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29577
HOURS: SUN, MON, TUES, WED, THURS, SAT 11am-6pm
Myrtle Waves is a family-friendly destination with over 30 waterslides, attractions, and 1.2 million gallons of water! Most days during summer, they are open from 11 am to 6 pm. This year they are hosting Family Fun Fridays, which means wrist bands are only $15 from 3 pm to 8 pm. During this time, they will offer $3 food specials from 5 pm-8 pm and beer garden specials. The whole family can enjoy waterslides, a giant wave pool, a 330,000-gallon lazy river, and more. Cabanas are also available for rent. If you are staying in Myrtle Beach proper, check out Myrtle Waves!
ADDRESS: 300 OCEAN BLVD, MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29577
HOURS: Monday-Friday 6pm-11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 5pm-11pm
Family Kingdom Amusement Park has the only oceanfront waterpark in Myrtle Beach. There are waterslides and a lazy river for all to enjoy. While you will receive waterpark admission, you will also have access to the amusement park. While visitors must pay to ride, admission is free. There are kiddie rides, thrill rides, and go-karts. One of the biggest attractions is the wooden rollercoaster. All-day unlimited ride wristbands are $32.95 without tax. Guests may also pay for individual ride tickets, and it usually takes 3 to 5 tickets to ride. Individual tickets are $1.15 plus tax. Swim and ride all in one convenient location.
ADDRESS: 910 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
HOURS: SUN, MON, TUES, WED, THURS, SAT: 11am-6pm
Wild Water & Wheels has something to offer the whole family. Not only do they have waterslides, but they also have go-karts, mini-golf, and bumper boats. Families with small children will appreciate that there are family go-karts so children and parents can ride together. There is a kiddie area and a large lazy river. The different slides include tube slides, speed slides, and mat slides. On Sundays and Mondays, Wild Water offers $18.99 wristbands for the waterpark and $10.99 wristbands on Fridays from 3 -8 pm.
ADDRESS: 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC, 29566
HOURS: Sunday-Saturday 10am-7pm
Shark Park is not a traditional waterpark but has a lot to offer in the way of water sports. There is a Cable Park, where riders can kneeboard, wakeboard, water ski, and wake ski around a lake while being pulled by a high-tech pulley system instead of a boat. Kids of all ages will love Obstacle Island, an inflatable obstacle course with monkey bars, climbing towers, slides, and more. Pricing varies depending on which attractions you want to visit. You can come and watch for free. Feel free to bring the kids and watch while they have the time of their life! The Shark Shack offers food and drinks, including adult beverages. There are also trained staff on hand to assist you, and no experience is required. Visit Shark Park and try out a new kind of waterpark.