When the wind is streaking across your cheeks or your stomach drops five feet, you’re at your peak. You’re addicted to the way your heart soars with joy and pounds with adrenaline just as you take flight across the skies. You feel like you could die happy as long as you were able to challenge your guts and have fun in the process. But being a thrill seeker doesn’t mean you have a death wish. On the contrary, it comes from a deep love of feeling alive. If this sounds familiar, you’ll find a paradise in Myrtle Beach, where thrilling activities like these are around every corner!
There are a wide variety of Myrtle Beach amusement parks, ranging from full-scale water parks to smaller parks with a handful of rides. If you’re in town for the summer and ready to jump into bathing suits, spend a day among Myrtle Waves Water Park’s eight water and tube slides, wave pool, lazy river, and Tsunami FlowRider.
On the other hand, if you’re okay with staying dry, save time for Family Kingdom, too. It’s no wonder Family Kingdom is Myrtle Beach’s most popular amusement park with 38 extreme rides. Roller coasters, extreme thrill rides, kid-friendly roundabouts, bumper cars, go-karts and more will keep you busy for countless hours of fun!
From the palm tree-lined white sand beaches to the alligator-dominated swamp marshes, Myrtle Beach is undeniably full of beautiful scenery. Yet, it is breathtaking when viewed from above. With Skydive Coastal Carolinas, scenic views go hand-in-hand with adrenaline-pumping fun.
Take to the skies on their Tandem Skydive if you’re a beginner, or the Beach Jump if you’d love to drop directly onto the beach. You’ll be able to see the majestic Atlantic coastline from a seagull’s perspective before plummeting in a safe and controlled dive back toward earth. Skydiving is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are up for the thrill of a lifetime, it can be a lifelong memory!
Skydiving is extreme, even for some of the toughest thrill seekers. If you like the idea of soaring through the sky but prefer something a little closer to earth, ziplining is for you. The Swamp Park is only a 45-minute drive up the coast from Myrtle Beach in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
There, you’ll find a 2.5-hour tour of 10 ziplines traversing the swamp, dodging in-between cypress trees, and showing you a world of wildlife. Experienced zipliners will want to visit during the summer months to try their Coastal Chaos Zipline, a quick, 3-line course designed for speed and intensity. If you’re still looking for more fun activities after your ziplining adventure, stick around at The Swamp Park to go on an ATV expedition, explore the aerial adventure park, or take a boat tour of the Shallotte River.
Yet another way to catch some air time starts, in fact, in the water. Parasailing with Express Watersports is one of the most unique thrills in Myrtle Beach. With a parachute strapped to the back of a speedboat, you’ll fly up to 500 feet in the air, where you can sit back in your harness and enjoy the views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re lucky, you might see dolphins, sea turtles, ospreys, and much other native wildlife. Don’t worry if it’s your first time parasailing. No experience is required, and you’ll be in good hands under the guidance of 25 years of experience.
Watersports are one of the best ways to find heart-racing amusement in Myrtle Beach. Put on your bathing suit and get ready for some rip-roaring, splash-filled fun on a jet ski rental from Myrtle Beach Watersports. You can ride on your own for a half hour or full hour or sign up for the 2-hour jet skiing and dolphin-watching tour. After you’ve gotten your fill of excitement, head back to Myrtle Beach Watersports to rent a pontoon boat. Then, spend a lazy afternoon exploring the private islands and oceanic sights along the Myrtle Beach coastline.
Exciting opportunities to chase those irresistibly thrilling sensations are a dime a dozen in Myrtle Beach. You could test your limits at one of the state-of-the-art amusement parks. You might choose to defy gravity and fly with the clouds on a zipline or skydiving stint. You certainly could do worse than the broad offering of extreme watersports like jet skiing and parasailing. In the eyes of a bona fide thrill seeker, Myrtle Beach is far more than just a humble South Carolina beach town!