Have you ever wondered what the weather is like in Myrtle Beach throughout the year? Though most guests are familiar with the gorgeous (and hot) summer days, fewer are familiar with the agreeable spring and fall weather and the surprisingly mild winters that the beach actually offers.
Being more familiar with the seasons could help you figure out when the best time of the year is to visit (and could help you save money during an off season getaway).
Here's our rundown of Myrtle Beach weather throughout the year:
Myrtle Beach Spring (March – May)
Though Myrtle Beach winters are rather mild compared to more northern states, things really start to perk up around March when spring rolls around. The temperatures are quite agreeable, with daily averages in the 60’s-70’s and the forecast typically includes a mix of sunny days and some spring showers.
Spring is a popular time of year for spring break vacations, Easter weekend getaways, and our St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Additionally, many Myrtle Beach attractions that close for the winter re-open their doors to greet springtime guests.
Myrtle Beach Summer (June – August)
Most beach visitors are familiar with Myrtle Beach summers. Abundant sunshine, warm temperatures, and the occasional beach thunderstorm are the top three things you can expect during your summer vacation. Temperatures are typically in the high 80’s – low 90’s during the day and mid-70’s during the evening hours, making it easy to soak up the sun during the day and hit the town at night. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and beach toys if you are heading to our coastline during the summer!
Summer is the most popular time of year for beach vacations. Guests come to take advantage of summer breaks and to enjoy our many local events, succulent beach dining, and family friendly attractions. Popular summer events include the Hot Summer Nights series, hosted by the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Games (our local minor league baseball team), and various family activities and fireworks at Broadway at the Beach.
Myrtle Beach Fall (September – November)
The fall season in Myrtle Beach is often considered the most underrated time of year to visit. The weather is fantastic with temperatures typically staying within the 70’s and 80’s and far fewer rain showers than any other time of the year. Hotel prices are typically lower, the weather is still perfect for hitting the beach, and there are tons of local events and festivals to enjoy.
The fall is a popular time for Labor Day weekend getaways or for extended Thanksgiving vacations. Visitors often enjoy the empty beaches, the plethora of fun local festivals, and enjoying outdoor dining and entertainment at local restaurants.
Myrtle Beach Winter (December – February)
The beach begins to cool off at the end of the fall season and temperatures can get quite chilly! Most days stay above freezing, though we have gotten as low as the single digits before. Still, temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s are what you can expect if you are in the area during the holiday months. Hotel prices are quite reasonable during this season and many “snowbird” guests get great deals on condos while they escape the brutal snow-season up north.
Winter vacationers are typically in town for a snowbird vacation or are enjoying a holiday getaway. Winter beach visitors like to take advantage of Myrtle Beach's indoor attractions and lively holiday related entertainment and events.
Well, there you have it! Everything you need to know about Myrtle Beach weather to help you plan the perfect beach vacation.
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