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Relax or Revel in Surfside Beach

Allison Vile Allison Vile
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.
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Surfside Beach will engage the kids in outdoor activities that provide experiences they will remember for a lifetime.

Take them to the 16-acre Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach for a day of fun in the sun. On the wild water side of the park, you'll have the chance to go screaming through the tunnels of the Dark Hole, compete on the Wild H2O racer and float down the 950-foot lazy river. There are also 18 holes of mini-golf, bumper boats, go-karts and kiddie rides. When you need a break, rest comfortably in a poolside cabana. Located in a totally shaded area overlooking the wave pool, the cabanas accommodate up to 12 people and include a table with chairs, a fan and mini-fridge with water.

It’s just a quick 20-minute drive from Surfside Beach to Brookgreen Gardens, an enchanting place to marvel at nature’s beauty, admire magisterial art, befriend animals, and learn about South Carolina Lowcountry history. A National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen is considered to be the jewel of the Grand Strand and has been welcoming visitors to its 9,000 acres since 1931. This historic property was previously a working rice plantation and is now an award-winning sculpture garden surrounded by nature’s most beautiful creations. Families will enjoy Brookgreen's Lowcountry Zoo, showcasing South Carolina native wildlife through exhibits, tours and programs.

Make sure to save some time to stop at Huntington Beach State Park, one of the state's premier park destinations. Huntington Beach State Park has some of the finest surf fishing to be found along the coast or you can just walk along miles of pristine Grand Strand beach, or do some bird-watching along the causeway or boardwalk. You might even see an alligator or two in the freshwater pond. Make sure you explore Atalaya, a Moorish-style castle that was once the home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, a philanthropist and a sculptor who established Brookgreen Gardens.

Allison Vile
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.