Myrtle Waves Water Park in Myrtle Beach, SC

MyrtleWavesI recently had the opportunity to visit Myrtle Waves Water Park, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Myrtle Waves has been in the same location for many years. In Myrtle Beach, if a business survives for many years – you know you can’t go wrong visiting! I remember taking my kids to Myrtle Waves 20 years ago when we still lived in New Jersey and would vacation in Myrtle Beach.

2014-07-10 11.30.502014-07-10 11.28.26The park offers a great mix of water rides for the entire family and all age groups. The park is very well staffed, extremely clean and a full day of great family fun! Actually two full days of fun since you receive a second day free when you purchase your admission! I really can not say enough wonderful things about the water park.

2014-07-10 11.29.342014-07-10 12.23.53There are 7 really, really big slides that twist and turn both outside and inside tubes; a wave pool; two specialty areas for small ones; and 2 lazy rivers! There is something for every age and size! Tickets are available on-line and at the gate ($1.00 savings on line) for Adults (42″ tall and over) $24.99/$23.99; Junior (under 42″ tall) ($19.99/$18.99; Children under 3 years of age are free and Seniors (55+) $10.99. Seniors tickets can only be purchased at the gate. There is also a small discount for SC residents. These prices DO NOT include tax. The park offers packages for large groups and birthday parties.

2014-07-10 11.33.02The park offers 2 different levels of cabanas rentals for an additional cost – Hula Hut Cabanas ($99.99) or Big Kahuna Luxury Cabanas ($129.99). Both cabanas are large and comfortable for 6 to 8 people, your food order is taken and delivered to your cabana (you receive a pizza and soft drinks with your cabana rental) and if you are visiting with another family is well worth splitting the cost…..and, the pizza is very good! The park also offers 2 different sizes of rental lockers.

2014-07-10 11.27.59Although extremely pleased with the park itself, some of their policies are a bit strict. Although I understand the need to control glass, trash, etc., at an attraction of this kind, there are ways around this that would still work. The park has a strict “no outside food or drink” policy. All bags are searched as you enter the park. There is a small picnic area outside of the park that you can enjoy your own lunch at. However, this means you have to leave the park, go back to your car, carry your cooler to the picnic area and then return your cooler to your car after eating. My daughter suffers from extreme food allergies and the park did allow us to bring in her food. This also means that a family of 4, after spending over $100 to enter the park must now spend a good bit of money in order to have drinks and food for the day. I will say that the food available (typical park food of pizza, nuggets, burgers, etc.) is good and prepared fresh, and I have seen other parks charge much more for the food offered. However, the policy does not even allow you to bring in a bag of chips or crackers or a bottle of water for mid-afternoon snacks for your children. You can purchase re-fillable drinks.

2014-07-10 11.29.51Overall, Myrtle Waves Water Park is a great place to spend a day when you are visiting the Myrtle Beach area. The park is well staffed and the staff are all personable and eager to help. If you live in the area a season pass is around $55 and if you are a lover of water parks, well worth the cost.

I received the product/service mentioned free of charge, however, all opinions are my own.