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12 July . 2017

Cool down at these Charleston region waterparks

The Lowcountry summer has a been a sizzler so far! Luckily, Nexton’s superb location allows easy access to a number of water features perfect for taking a dip and cooling down. Brighton Park Swim Club is at the top of the list, and we’ve also shared some of our favorite ways to hit the natural waterways here. But there’s another way to cool down that we think you and your kids are REALLY going to love: waterparks! Put these on your to-do list this summer, and then report back with your favorite.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

Whirlin’ Waters is just 15 minutes from Nexton and packed full of summer fun. Spread over 15 acres, there are water features to suite everyone in your family. The Otter Bay kiddie pool area includes six lane racer slides, sprays, and interactive features. For smaller babes, head to the Lily Pad Lagoon for a shallow pool and three spray geysers. For the more adventurous, check out Rip Tide Run and The Tubular Twister – both feature slides that add up to more than 300 feet of fun. Big Splash Tree House is fun for all ages, with 66 interactive play elements, including a giant bucket to get everyone thorough drenched! Prefer your waterpark days a little more subdued? The Rollin’ River is 870 feet of relaxation.

Splash Zone Waterpark

Located in 643-acre James Island County park, this summertime sanctuary is a favorite across the Lowcountry. The kids will have the two 200-foot slides on repeat, only pausing to enjoy the Caribbean-inspired play structure that includes a variety of wheels and sprays. A leisure pool is available for kicking back a little, and the 500-foot lazy river mixes relaxation with little surprises here and there – channels of sprays and waterwalls will keep you cooled down as you float ‘round. A small café serving summertime fare like burgers, hot dogs, and fries will keep bellies full and happy.

Splash Island

Tucked deep in the tropical vegetation of Mt. Pleasant’s Palmetto Island Park, you’ll find a beacon of summertime fun. Get started with the 200-foot body flume and follow it with the 16-foot otter slide. Round it all out with the cyclone swirling water ride! Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls abound. The concession stand – ice cream included – will keep everyone fueled for a full day of water adventuring!

Join our fun Summerville, SC community – located in the midst of Charleston’s most energetic growth, and close to all the summer excitement you can imagine. See available homes today.