We all (most of us, anyway) love the beach, but sometimes the kid in us (or the kids with us) want the excitement that can only come from an adrenaline-fueled trip to the waterpark. While some of the larger resorts feature small waterparks for guests, three full-featured area waterparks are open to the public and offer big thrills made for summer fun.
PHOTO: (left) Myrtle Waves; (right) Splashes at Family Kingdom.
3000 Mr. Joe White Ave.,
Myrtle Waves is South Carolina’s largest waterpark with 22 slides, a FlowRider surfing attraction and plenty for toddlers through seniors to enjoy for a full day. Lockers can be rented and food and beverage are available for purchase.
Wild Water & Wheels
910 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach
In addition to favorite waterpark rides, Wild Water & Wheels also offers Go-Kart racing and mini golf. If that doesn’t spell one-stop summer fun, what will?
Splashes at Family Kingdom
300 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
The area’s only oceanfront amusement and waterpark, Splashes, Family Kingdom’s water attraction, includes a lazy river, speed slides, water flumes and more.
Photos courtesy of Myrtle Waves and Splashes at Family Kingdom