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Beat the Myrtle Beach Heat!

By Ocean Creek

It’s almost August and things sure are heating up in Myrtle Beach. Although the weather will keep heating up, we have plenty of solutions for you to keep your cool. Ocean Creek’s convenient location offers tons of unique options for you to cool off this summer. Check out our list and let us know what you think!


Myrtle Waves Water Park

When you get tired of the sand and salt, head to one of Myrtle Waves, Myrtle Beach’s largest water park! With over 20 acres of waves, swerves, and curves, Myrtle Waves offers something for everyone. Thrill seekers in the group will love the variety of water slides. Enjoy a heart stopping ride down one of three turbo twisters, enclosed dark tunnels that send you spiraling down at over 50 miles per hour! Other slides include the Riptide Rockets, Snake Mountain, and the famous Arooba Tooba. For a more relaxing experience, grab a tube and enjoy a ride down the 1,200 foot lazy river or catch some waves in the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool. The toddlers in tow will love Bubble Bay and the Racin’ River. Myrtle Waves is the perfect outdoor attraction to beat the heat!

Ripley’s Aquarium

Get in touch with your nautical side at The Ripley’s Aquarium. Located at Broadway at The Beach, the Ripley’s Aquarium features a variety of exciting exhibits. The Rio Amazon recreates the lush aquatic landscape of the Amazon Rainforest. Here, you can look forward to seeing wild piranhas, poison dart frogs, and redfish catfish. Further along, Rainbow Rock features several colorful species found in the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef and even some of your favorites from Finding Nemo like the Clownfish. The Dangerous Reef takes you into an underwater gilde path where you can get up close and personal with friendly sharks! Guests can even make friends with a few friendly stingrays at the Ray Bay. The Ripley’s Aquarium is an exciting way to beat the heat and maybe even learn a thing or two about our nautical friends.

Crazy Sister Marina

Located in the heart of Murrells Inlet, Crazy Sister Marina offers the perfect location to enjoy wet n’ wild fun in a variety of forms. Just call and make an appointment and enjoy an afternoon cruising the inlet! Visitors can rent everything from boats and jet skis to paddleboards and kayaks and have half day or full day options. If you want to try and catch you dinner, book a seat on the Inlet Princess Charter Boat for an afternoon full of fishing fun. Other, more intimate charters are also plentiful. In addition, guests can also go parasailing, get a ride on a banana boat, cruise on the pirate ship, or even go on a dolphin tour! Crazy Sister offers to much to do and the welcoming waters of the inlet are the perfect way to battle the hot Myrtle Beach weather!

Big D Theater

What could be a better way to cool off than sitting back and relaxing in the coveted air conditioning while taking in that movie that you have been dying to see? We couldn’t agree with you more! For the best movie viewing experience the Grand Strand has to offer, head to The Big D Theater. The Big D promises the biggest screens, the biggest sounds, and the biggest seats, combining to make an unforgettable experience. Sit back in plush seats and enjoy either a 2D or 3D movie on a giant wall to wall screen measuring 78 feet wide and 35 feet tall. Now that’s impressive! Fantastic features plus mouthwatering popcorn equals an afternoon well spent!

Pirates Voyage

Prepare your crew for a swashbuckling good time at Pirates Voyage. This dinner and show combines a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat with a meal fit for a captain. Sit back and watch as the Sapphire and the Crimson pirates battle it out on deck and in the water and air with unbelievable acrobatic stunts. Live animals and friendly mermaids also make appearances in this wet n’ wild adventure. While you feast your eyes on the live entertainment, enjoy a real feast consisting of creamy vegetable soup, half o’ roasted cackler, captain BBQ pork, corn on the cob, shipwreck taters, and homemade apple pie. Pirates Voyage is an adventure for guests of all ages and is an ideal way to beat the heat and enjoy a good eat!


So what do you think? What is your favorite way to beat the Myrtle Beach heat? Let us know what you and your family do during your Myrtle Beach vacation to stay cool, calm, and collected.


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