The 60-mile long Grand Strand area of South Carolina’s coast boasts some of the best beaches in the United States. With a large campground designed for families, Ocean Lakes is a perfect place for a family getaway to the Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina. Once you arrive, there are many different activities at Ocean Lakes so you don’t have to leave the area unless you want to. Ocean Lakes offers fun events for all ages every month of the year, such as a bluegrass festival, surf camp, karaoke and movies.
The Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center has a mini golf course and a water park, as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool to cool off on a hot summer day. Or head down to the beaches, where you can enjoy days on end of warm sand and cool surf with the convenience of a snack bar and playground nearby. Visit the Ocean Lakes Leonard Raker Nature Center Discovery Lab, where you can learn more about all the different shell varieties along Grand Strand Beach and see exhibits on the wildlife and marine life of the South Carolina coast. Families can go on a Beach ID walk to learn more about the species there. At the Recreation Office, you can easily rent bicycles and ride around the family campground, seeing the eight different lakes along the way. Or play volleyball on the beach, fish in one of the lakes, or head to the basketball courts after a long day of unwinding. Billabong Surf Camp operates summer sessions here, which is a great activity during a vacation.
Myrtle Beach is only four miles north of Ocean Lakes and is the biggest destination on the Grand Strand. This is a great place to spend the day, or even come back to a few days in a row. Head to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which has a beach, an old-fashioned amusement park (with one of the tallest ferris wheels in the country) and souvenirs, as well as great concerts all summer long. Myrtle Beach is also famous for its golf courses, so golf lovers should be sure to plan to visit. Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach is a great way to see marine life up close, like eels, turtles, and sharks. Two hours south is Charleston, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the South and worth a visit if you have the time. Pawley’s Island, one of the oldest and most beloved beaches on the Grand Strand, is another great day destination a half hour south of Ocean Lakes. Or consider going to Calabash, North Carolina, which is less than an hour away and is known as the seafood capital of the world.
The Ocean Lakes Family Campground is the main center of activity here, with vacation rentals, a camping area for families as well as an RV park. However, you can still be part of the action if you choose to stay four miles to the north in Myrtle Beach, or anywhere along the coastline. There are great vacation rental options just to the south in Surfside Beach and Garden City.
Onsite at Ocean Lakes Family Campground, you can rent golf carts, which is the preferred method of transportation around the area. You can also rent bikes, which is a popular option. To get to Myrtle Beach, take Coast RTA public transit from the neighboring Springmaid Beach Resort. There are many different taxi services, as well as a regional airport and car rental service.
Looking for a vacation rental in Ocean Lakes? Tripping.com has 476 vacation rental homes available in Ocean Lakes. You'll find 9 studios, 142 1-bedroom, 204 2-bedroom and 121 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $47 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Ocean Lakes is $238 while the average price of a weekly rental is $8365. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Ocean Lakes home is $2070.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 27 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Ocean Lakes. In addition to accommodating pets, Ocean Lakes rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 401 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 409 have TV and/or cable and 347 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Ocean Lakes where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and PerfectPlaces. There are 261 HomeAway rentals, 69 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 45 PerfectPlaces vacation rentals.