Parasailing and 5 More Popular Watersports to Try on the Grand Strand

Looking for a grand ocean adventure? Take a trip to the Grand Strand and prepare to get soaked! From thrilling activities like surfing and wakeboarding, to more peaceful diversions like kayaking and parasailing, the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach area is a watersports paradise, offering fun for all ages and levels of skill. Here are a few of the most popular watersports to try on your next Grand Strand vacation.



Parasailing: This popular watersport is ideal for vacationers seeking a beautiful birds-eye view of the Grand Strand coast. Expect to soar hundreds of feet over the water, whether you choose a one, two or three-person flight. Parasailing is a unique experience in that it is both exciting and serene, and that is why it tops our list.


Kayaking: Speaking of serene, kayaking is a relaxing watersport that lets you take in the natural beauty of the Grand Strand. This watersport lets you drift through the calm waters of our local salt-water marshes and creeks, or float downstream on the Waccamaw River, while spotting Loggerhead turtles, Bottle Nose dolphins, and other local wildlife.


Surfing: Want to catch a wave on your Grand Strand vacation? There are plenty of places to take surf lessons along the South Carolina coast, like Kokopelli Surf Camp in North Myrtle Beach. You can also rent surfboards for your trip, or if you’re an experienced surfer, feel free to bring your own board to the beach! Click here for a list of local surf rules.


Paddleboarding: The perfect blend of kayaking and surfing, paddleboarding propels you through the water with a swimming motion. Just use your arms while lying on your stomach or kneeling, or try paddleboarding while standing up on your board, using an oar to move through the waves.


Wakeboarding: If you haven’t been to Shark Wake Park yet, you’re missing out on a full day of fun! Located at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, this Grand Strand attraction offers an exhilarating cable wakeboarding experience. Instead of a boat, riders are pulled by a high-tech pulley system. Shark Wake Park is open to all skill levels, from first-timers to professionals. There is also a massive floating playground for the young and young at heart.


Jet Skiing: If crashing through the ocean at high speeds sounds like your idea of fun, Jet Skiing may be the activity for you. To rent a Jet Ski, you must be at least 18 years old with a valid drivers license, however, a 16-year-old with a valid license can operate a Jet Ski with parental consent. Most Jet Ski rentals are on a first come, first serve basis — so be prepared to get there early.


Vacations are for making memories, being adventurous and enjoying new experiences — maybe that’s why watersports are such a popular pastime on the Grand Strand. Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach for a great place to stay, and ask about our specials!


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