If you're looking to plan a family vacation in a recreational vehicle (RV) in the US, you'll quickly notice that there are only a few locations with direct beach access, warm water, and children's activities. To meet all those criteria, you should think twice about Virginia Beach. Thankfully, there’s Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! This popular family vacation destination offers numerous fun activities for children of all ages.
For an unforgettable family RV vacation in Myrtle Beach, here are the three best seaside campgrounds that provide children’s water games.
PirateLand Family Camping Resort (for toddlers)
You may have already heard of PirateLand! Located along the oceanfront just outside the city limits of Myrtle Beach, this campground has been welcoming families for over 55 years! PirateLand Family Camping Resort is a popular family establishment with various lodging options, including campsites for tents, full hookup RV campsites, and vacation rentals.
You can take advantage of PirateLand’s facilities, including a private beach, a large pool, a waterpark, a mini golf course, an open-air cinema, a children’s play area and an arcade. The resort also has organized activities for children, such as treasure hunts, group games and evening entertainment for the whole family.
As a resident, you have free access to the complex’s impressive Pirate’s Oasis Waterpark. You will appreciate the Olympic-sized outdoor pool and the vast 18,000-square-foot terrace with hundreds of lounge chairs. And prepare to explore an entirely new world with the all-new pirate-themed pool.
Your favourite will surely be the 510-foot Lazy River, where you can float gently with your baby (they even provide water wings!) It’s the perfect place for families with young children as the pool is really adapted for toddlers. Parents can relax on the lounge chairs while their kids play safely.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground (for young children)
When vacationing with young children, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, another seaside campground in Myrtle Beach, could be your dream destination. Located only 7 miles from downtown and with almost a mile of beachfront, the Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a gigantic resort with 859 campsites and a variety of aquatic recreation for young and old. You will find a waterpark, a covered heated pool, a kiddie pool, several swimming pools, water slides and water blasters. The campsites are very spacious and have electric, water and sewer hookups.
If you’re travelling with your pet, you will be happily surprised by the dog play area and activities. The Lakeside Paws N’ Play area features four playground attractions for your dogs as well as Sandy’s Wash N’ Wag to bathe your pups.
It is impossible to be bored at this campground! One visit may not be enough to try out all the activities, including the famous 18-hole mini-golf course. This resort is truly perfect for young children, as there are a variety of activities to entertain them.
Lakewood Camping Resort (for pre-teens and teenagers)
If you have pre-teens and teenagers, you should choose Lakewood Camping Resort. Some 6 miles from downtown and located directly on the beach, this campground has a waterpark with heated pool, a large swimming basin, numerous water slides and water jets for fun. It also offers 1,043 spacious campsites with full water and electric hookups.
Lakewood Camping Resort is the perfect spot for families with older children. This campground offers a variety of activities for teenagers, including water sports, volleyball and basketball courts, board games and nighttime concerts. Parents can also enjoy the facilities, including a sports room, a mini-golf course, a pool and a whirlpool.
How to get around these gigantic campgrounds?
You may be wondering how you will manage to enjoy all of the facilities provided at these resorts. The facilities are often spread over a large area, and if you have young children, you need a transport option for when they are tired or sleeping. One fun way to reach the various activities is to use a golf cart. These electric vehicles are available for rent on a daily or weekly basis. You can travel as a family and explore these vast sites during your seaside RV vacation.
On your way for your family sun and sea getaway!
You are now ready to choose the best seaside campground for an unforgettable family vacation in Myrtle Beach. Before you leave, contact a soNomad agent to purchase your travel insurance.