Check Out Summer Waves During Your Next Jekyll Island

If you’re on the lookout for exciting things to do on Jekyll Island and activities that will add a splash of excitement to your upcoming Jekyll Island vacation, you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the ultimate family-friendly hotspot: Summer Waves Water Park!

Nestled within the serene beauty of Jekyll Island, this exhilarating water park is your gateway to endless fun and adventure, promising an unforgettable family escape. At Summer Waves, you’ll discover a plethora of ways to stay cool, beat the summer heat, and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

And, if you’re wondering where to stay during your next Jekyll Island vacation, that’s where Parker-Kaufman comes in. We’ll also be going over some of our incredible Jekyll Island vacation rentals – the ideal accommodations to complement your journey!

Without further delay, let’s dive right in!


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Summer Waves Water Park will take your summer to a whole new level of excitement with their lineup of thrilling water slides and attractions that will leave you and your family grinning from ear to ear!

Here are some of the Summer Waves Water Park attractions  you have to look forward to:

Force 3: Picture this – a towering slide that stands 32 feet tall and not one, not two, but three slides to choose from! Three times the fun, three times the splash!

Flash Flood: For those seeking twists and turns, Flash Flood is your go-to ride. This double innertube slide takes you on a 350-foot journey of exhilaration!

Man O’ War: Brace yourself for the ultimate suit-soaking thrill! Man O’ War is a towering ride that offers four intertwined paths to choose from, each leading to an exhilarating splash below.

Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool: Catch the waves in the Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool! With over 500,000 gallons of water, it creates waves reaching over two feet high. 

For a more relaxing experience, you can check out: 

Turtle Creek: Those needing a break from the adrenaline rush can head over to Turtle Creek for a relaxing float down a half-mile lazy river, the perfect spot to trade in fast rides for a soothing, lazy river experience.

And for the little ones, these attractions will have them smiling: 

Splash Zone: If the little ones can’t get enough of getting wet and wild, the Splash Zone is where they can get doused by the giant water bucket and soaked with water guns, a paradise for all water warriors!

Shark Tooth Cove: Shark Tooth Cove is the kids’ zone, featuring a bigger pool, more slides and 360° seating for parents to watch over their children while they have a splashing good time!


We’ve got all the details you need to plan your trip, so you can make the most of your time at this fantastic waterpark.

First things first, the park is conveniently situated at 210 S. Riverview Drive on the picturesque Jekyll Island. Getting there is a breeze and you’ll be in for a day of fun and adventure in no time.

Now, let’s talk about the operating hours. The park’s schedule can vary depending on the season, but don’t fret; you can easily access a complete calendar with detailed operating hours on their website. This way, you’ll know exactly when to arrive to make the most of your visit.

You may be wondering what the Summer Wave admission fees are like. While it is recommended to check out their website for the most up-to-date fees, here is what you can expect for admission:

Daily Admission (Mondays-Thursdays): It’s $25 per person. Perfect for a weekday escape to the waterpark.

Daily Admission (Fridays-Sundays & Holidays): If you’re planning to visit on the weekends or holidays, the rate is $28 per person. 

For those thinking of making it a group adventure or wanting a season pass, you can always give them a call at 912.635.2074 to get the rates. They might have some fantastic deals that are just right for your gang!

With all this information at your fingertips, you’re ready for a fantastic day at Summer Waves Water Park. 


Enhance your Summer Waves Water Park experience with one of their fantastic cabanas!

Whether you’re seeking a cozy spot for a smaller group or a spacious retreat for the whole gang, Summer Waves’ cabanas are your perfect oasis providing the ideal space to cool off and unwind and make your visit even more enjoyable. 

You’ll find cabanas in three convenient locations throughout the park and they come in various sizes to cater to your needs. Cabanas may be reserved online on the Summer Waves Water Park website and are available at a range of prices depending on the size.

Plan Your Visit

Ready to experience everything that Jekyll Island has to offer? Browse our entire inventory of rentals on Jekyll Island to find your ideal accommodations!

What Will I Need?

As you gear up for your incredible day at Summer Waves Water Park, it’s important to be prepared and have everything you need to make the most of your visit. 

Lockers: Summer Waves can’t be held responsible for lost or stolen items, so locker rentals are available for your peace of mind. Remember that locker rentals are non-refundable, so choose the right size for your needs.

Sun Protection: The sun can be pretty fierce, so don’t forget to protect your skin. Bring sunscreen, hats, and cover-ups to shield yourself from those rays. If you happen to leave your sun protection behind, don’t worry; you can find sunscreen, hats, and cover-ups available for purchase at the Surf Shop. 

Snacks: Feeling a bit peckish? You’re welcome to bring small, snack-sized items with you into the park. However, please note that large food or beverage items won’t be permitted. 

But no worries – you can bring along bottled water and baby food. If you’re thinking about enjoying an outside meal, just ask for a re-entry stamp when leaving the park. This will allow you to use the outside picnic areas for your food consumption. Or you can venture off on your own to try some of the best restaurants on Jekyll Island.

Swim Diapers: Safety comes first for our littlest waterpark enthusiasts. The GA Swim Code requires all children aged 3 and under to wear approved swim diapers, whether they’re potty trained or not. 

These swim diapers are essential for entry to the park and must be purchased to ensure compliance with the Department of Public Health’s safety standards. You can conveniently purchase swim diapers online at when you’re getting your family’s tickets. Simply pick them up at the park entry and you’re good to go.

With these essentials in mind, you’re well-prepared for a day of splashing fun and adventure at Summer Waves Water Park. 

Why Stay With Parker-Kaufman 

When you’re in search of the perfect “home away from home” for your Jekyll Island vacation, look no further than Parker-Kaufman to provide the ideal  Jekyll Island rentals to suit your needs. 

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Jekyll Island by staying at The Cottages or Villas By The Sea at Jekyll Island. With outdoor living and entertaining spaces that will leave you speechless, we’ve meticulously designed every aspect to ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. 

From pristine pools and fully equipped kitchens to fitness centers, fire pits, and more, your experience with us is more than a vacation; it’s the luxury escape that you deserve.

As our guest, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from exclusive discounted weekly rates for extended stays or even extend your visit for a month or more. Don’t wait any longer! Get started on your Jekyll Island vacation with Parker-Kaufman today and let your coastal escape dreams become a reality.