Lowcountry Family Fun: Wild Dunes Resort

Seaside Point near the Wild Dunes Resort. Photo by
Seaside Point near the Wild Dunes Resort. Photo by Wild Dunes Resort

We walked a short distance to another boardwalk that dropped us at the sea. We found an endless oceanfront paradise in which to frolic. Come dusk, the beach was serene with games of Frisbee and football. Dora had the ocean to herself as the others played in the sand. She was in heaven.

I nearly had to drag her out of the water to grab a quick pizza and nosh from the grocery and head upstairs to get her into the bath. I knew she would be up by dawn’s light for another chance at the ocean.

At 8 am, we logged another couple hours on Wild Dunes private beach. I convinced her we could grab a quick breakfast from Hudson’s Market again and visit the pool.

While the resort is home to five pools; we choose the child-friendly Palm Cove pool. She immediately jumped in the deep end and found some new friends. By the time her fingers were more wrinkled than a Shar-Pei and she had snacked at the poolside bar, we took a tour of the property.

From the Sand & Sea Day Spa to golf to bike rentals to nature excursions, boating and tennis, Wild Dunes Resort went on for acres. Dora and I plotted a three-week trip that would hopefully cover all the things we would want to accomplish on our next visit to Wild Dunes.

A spa at the Wild Dunes Resort. Photo by
A spa at the Wild Dunes Resort. Photo by Wild Dunes Resort

Families looking for a reunion destination, last-minute holiday vacation or affordable Lowcountry adventure should head to Wild Dunes Resort, as it’s the ideal destination, especially for the Atlantic Virgin who can dip their feet in the water year-round.

If You Go to the Wild Dunes Resort:

Don’t miss Wild Dunes Resort’s “Hot Dates”, with special nightly rates in the AAA Four Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn and the Village at Wild Dunes guestrooms and suites over select dates this fall and winter, beginning at $139 per night. Low season will mean lower rates, and weekday stays can be an even better deal. (http://www.wilddunes.com)