All of the Water, None of the Salt

June 2018
Written By: 
Paul Grimshaw

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.

Myrtle Waves
3000 Mr. Joe White Ave.,
Myrtle Beach
(843) 913-9250
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
(843) 238-3787
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
(843) 626-3447
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