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As the temperatures rise this summer, many Myrtle Beach vacationers will head for the area’s cooling waters looking to beat the heat. And of course, the Grand Strand has no shortage of natural water features to set your sights on - including the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and a number of local rivers, marshes, lakes and more - which, taken together, offer plenty of opportunities to splash around. Further, guests at Ocean Reef Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront also have access to an array of on-site water attractions, including Shipwreck Water Park with its Lagoon Launcher waterslide, Tiki Men Waterfall and Kiddie Water Park, as well other amenities on the resort property such as a lazy river, an outdoor pool deck, and indoor and outdoor kids’ pools.
But the opportunities for wet and wild fun on the Grand Strand don’t end there. For visitors looking to venture out into some of the area’s most exciting waters, local water park Myrtle Waves offers a collection of more than 30 waterslides, tube slides and other fun water attractions - all located less than 15 minutes south of Ocean Reef Resort. With more than 1.2 million gallons of water taking the soothing and soaking satisfaction to new levels, Myrtle Waves offers the following can’t-miss attractions - and more:
Waterslides - The park’s collection of waterslides includes the Riptide Rockets body speed slide with an open flume, the Super Chute body slide with a 20-foot-long enclosed tube, the Thunderbolt Speed Slides that allow riders to race down parallel slides, and the Turbo Twisters with their three completely enclosed dark slides that send riders spiraling down at up to 50 feet per second.
Tube Slides - Riders hop on inflatable inner tubes to speed down the high-intensity Rockin’ Ray, a double-tube ride sends a pair of riders into its half-pipe together; the Arooba Tooba, which takes riders down an enclosed flume before sending them whirling and twirling around a large bowl/funnel and finally falling through a center drop; the Night Flight enclosed slide that offers high-speed (and super-soaking) thrills in the dark; and Snake Mountain, with its trio of serpentine slides.
FlowRider - The FlowRider Tsunami offers a fun and safe standing wave that allows young and old to enjoy the thrill of surfing or bodyboarding.
Family Attractions - Guests of all ages can cool off in the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool (the state’s largest, with water depths from 0 to 6 feet); the Lazy River with its gentle current, perfect for a relaxing ride; and the faster Racin’ River, where guests ride the currents of approximately 10 mph on skimmer boards.
Kids’ Paly Areas - Bubble Bay offers splashing good times for toddlers 45” and under, and Saturation Station boasts three open body slides and a volcano waterfall bucket for smaller guests to enjoy.
After you and the vacation crew have had oceans of wet and wild fun at Myrtle Waves, head back to Ocean Reef Resort and enjoy the comfortable oceanfront accommodations and wide-ranging amenities families from all over have come to enjoy. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today, and get ready for your family’s summer fun to heat up (before you cool off in the area waters).