Check Into Crown Reef Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach

Beach view of Crown Reef
Beach view of Crown Reef Sara Kendall

Myrtle Beach has long been a destination of choice for families, and at just under 4 hours by car, it’s a great choice for vacationing Charlotteans. Arcades, t-shirt shops, and entertainment venues coupled with a revamped boardwalk solidifies this bustling seaside town as a must-visit place for kids of all ages. Among the almost limitless places to stay is the Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark. This cool, super kid-friendly resort boasts oceanfront accommodations, an onsite waterpark, and reasonable rates, making Crown Reef an ideal choice for families.


Beach View from A Balcony at Crown Reef by Sara Kendall
Beach view from a blacony at Crown Reef Sara Kendall

Fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation, all of the 514 rooms and suites have updated decor and furniture. Their suites and efficiencies include partial or full kitchens so you can prepare a few meals in your room, helping to make your stay even more affordable. The renovated kitchens have new appliances, cabinets, and granite countertops. All rooms boast flat screen television and free Wifi is available throughout the resort.

The best feature, which comes with every room, is an oceanfront view from your own private balcony! From here you can take in the morning sunrise, watch the action of the day, or enjoy a quiet place just to sit and relax.

Onsite Waterpark

Kids Splash Area at Crown Reef by Sara Kendall
Kids Splash Area at Crown Reef Sara Kendall

Splash your way to hours of fun at the resort’s waterpark. Built in 2014, it features 20 pools, hot tubs, and fountains plus two big slides and a lazy river. And, it is open year round! When the temperatures drop, the water park is enclosed and the water temperatures are raised to off set the cooler weather.

You’ll take the stairs to reach the top of the two four-story high slides – one a body slide, the other is a single or double tube slide. For the younger kids in your group, there is a two-story splash zone in a tree house themed area. After a soothing trip or two down the lazy river, you’ll find that Crown Reef’s waterpark has something fun for every kid in your group – even the ones with kids.


Walkways to Beach Crown Reef by Sara Kendall
Walkways to beach Crown Reef Sara Kendall

On the quieter southern end of Myrtle Beach, the Crown Reef occupies a wide stretch of prime oceanfront. From the resort, you take one of several elevated walkways over the dunes to the beach and the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean will be right at your feet. Lifeguards patrol the beach and umbrellas and chairs are available for rent.

From the resort, it’s an easy trip to the Springmaid Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park, and The Market Common – a unique community filled with national and local shops and casual and fine dining restaurants.

Onsite Dining

For breakfast, there is a hot buffet with a nice variety of choices located in the Town Center. If you are in a hurry, swing by the Grab’n Go for a quick morning meal. For lunch or dinner, their onsite restaurant is Loco Gecko. Snag an outside table for a view of all the pool and beach action. Here you can expect your typical American fare of salads, wings, nachos, burgers, and pizza.

Reasonable Rates

You get a lot of bang for your buck when you book a stay at the Crown Reef. You get an oceanfront room with a fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean from your own balcony and free access to the largest oceanfront resort waterpark in Myrtle Beach.

Along with the falling of temperatures, comes a fall in their room rates. Autumn rates are very reasonable and a limited amount of rooms are as low as $49.00 per night! Simply put, the Crown Reef’s amazing savings and the chance to make some Myrtle Beach memories are just too good to pass up!

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