Property at a Glance: Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark
Water is the main attraction at Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark. The resort’s oceanfront water park features two four-story slides, a Salty’s Splah House with kiddie slide and silly sub, and other ways to make a splash. Swim in the heated indoor pool or lounge in the jetted tub for some relaxation.
- Year-round swimming: The water park is seasonally enclosed and heated during the cooler months, and also features a heated indoor pool.
- Admire the Atlantic from your room’s private balcony.
- In-room amenities: TVs, full kitchens, and WiFi
- Town Center: This area of the resort is filled with oceanfront dining options, a sweet shop, a coffee bar, and an arcade.
- Grab a bite at the Loco Gecko Beach Shak, which serves pizza, salads, burgers, and other casual dishes for lunch and dinner.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk’s hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 1,400 original sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.