This is a huge campground… with nearly one mile of sandy beach right on the Atlantic Ocean! Ocean Lakes has lots of amenities. “Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center” is part of a 2 acre recreation complex and includes a pool area with sun decks, a game center, a mini-golf course and an indoor/outdoor Cafe. Their “Camptown Center” is in the heart of the campground and features a store, a laundromat, “Center Stage” and “Sandy’s Meet n’ Eat”. They even have an RV Center, a large RV supply store and a service and parts department.
Right at the campground is the “Ocean Lakes Nature Center” that offers exhibits and information on shells, fossils, sea life, wildlife and ecology of coastal South Carolina.
Along the campground’s oceanfront there are large playgrounds and outdoor recreation games like volleyball in the sand, shuffleboard or basketball. You can get the equipment in the recreation office. The Recreation Building is only feet from the ocean and features many activities too! You could actually spend your entire vacation right at the campground… there’s so much to see and do.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, this is not the place to go. Ocean Lakes can be extremely busy during the summer. Campsites are really quite small, with little privacy. The pool can be packed and traffic is coming in all day and night and golf carts are everywhere. At night the oceanfront area becomes “the strip”, and everyone heads their in their golf carts.
Ocean Lakes Campground is in a great location that’s central to Myrtle Beach destinations including “Broadway at the Beach, “Surfside” and the downtown area.
Overall this is great campground for families and campers who don’t mind giving up some privacy for a lot of activity. We did enjoy it and will return… but it does also make you appreciate those peace and quiet campgrounds too!