The relatively small water park features enclosed and open body and tube slides as well as speed slides, a lazy river, and a play area designed for younger children. Don't expect to find any of the featured attractions found at major parks such as a water coaster or funnel ride.
Splashes is one of the few water parks located directly on the shore. While it offers a good amount of wet fun, it does beg the question: Why pay to get wet when the public beach on the other side of the park's fence offers free wet fun?
In addition, many of the hotels along the Grand Strand include their own lazy rivers and other water park attractions as complimentary amenities for guests.
Then again, a combo water park/amusement park pass does provide decent value. Since the water park opens earlier than the amusement park (and closes earlier), families could make a day of splashing in the water park, taking a beach break in the afternoon, and returning to the amusement park in the evening.
Guests must purchase wristbands to enter the water park. All rides are included in the pay-one-price admission. (The dry amusement park offers free admission, and visitors can purchase individual tickets for the rides.) Discount for children (under 48 inches). Combo amusement park and water park passes are available.
Phone and Location
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The water park opens late May and is open daily through early September.
What's to Eat?
A small cafe is available at the water park. Coolers are not allowed inside the park. There are more food options at the amusement park, and, of course, there are no shortage of places to eat up and down the Grand Strand.
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The park is located on Myrtle beach's Grand Strand. The physical address is 300 South Ocean Blvd.
From Garden City: Business 17 North to Myrtle Beach. At 3rd Avenue South, turn right. Right at Ocean Boulevard.
From North Myrtle Beach: Business 17 South. Bear right onto 17 Bypass to Highway 501. Right onto 3rd Avenue South to Ocean Boulevard.
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Family Kingdom Photo Gallery (of the amusement park)
Nearby Water Parks
Myrtle Beach Info:
The adjacent Family Kingdom Amusement Park offers free admission and pay-as-you-go tickets or unlimited ride passes.