The old adage “What goes up must come down” applies to Myrtle Waves: As the sizzling summer temperatures go up, thrill-seekers start coming down the waterslides at a record rate.
Located near Broadway at the Beach, this 20-acre waterpark is the largest in South Carolina and features some of the wildest waterslides on the Strand. Myrtle Waves has more than 30 rides, slides and attraction, including a wave pool, lazy river and kiddie aquatic playground.
For those who want to experience the thrills as well as the chills, Myrtle Waves offers the popular Riptide Rockets, featuring two flumes that drop 350 feet over the 1,300-foot track. Others include the Arooba Tooba, Night Flight, Super Chute, Turbo Twisters, Snake Mountain, and the Thunderbolt, just to name a few.
For the little ones, Saturation Station is a Caribbean-themed playground and kiddie pool covering more than 7,000 square feet and featuring two four-story towers with connecting bridges, waterslides and a 700-gallon volcano and waterfall. And for grown-ups, the lazy river and a private cabana provide relaxing places to kick back and watch the kids play.
Myrtle Waves has a snack bar and several beverage stations located throughout the property, and holds a movie night during the summer months where patrons can catch a G-rated flick while swimming in the pool late at night. The park is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from mid-May through mid-September. For more information, visit www.myrtlewaves.com.