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The Best Time To Visit Myrtle Beach


The best time to visit Myrtle Beach is June through August, perfect weather for splashing around in the Atlantic and lying on the beach! But, Myrtle Beach is truly beautiful year round and anytime is a great time to come stay on the Grand Strand. We have broken it down month by month so you can pick the best time to visit Myrtle Beach based on your vacation needs.

June through August

June through August is Myrtle Beach’s peak season. If you love the sun and water this is the perfect time to head to Myrtle Beach. The average temperature is in the upper 80s to lower 90s with the chance of a quick rain shower here and there. This is also the busiest time of year when it comes to vacationers and you can expect an increase in occupancy everywhere you go!

However, peak season means there’s plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach and thanks to the Brittain Rewards program, vacationers can get free attraction tickets and discount pricing at Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions!

Fun Events in the Summer:

  • Summer Light: Art by Night (May – August)
  • Summer Concert Series at The Boathouse (April – September)
  • Carolina Country Music Festival (June)
  • SummerFest at Barefoot Landing (June – September)
  • Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament (August – September)
myrtle beach boardwalk in the summer - the best time to visit.

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September through November

September through November is when the weather starts to cool down and is delightful for sunbathing and beach walks. The average temperatures are in the mid-70s and upper 60s during this time of year. Fall is typically the tail end of hurricane season and you can expect to see a decrease in crowds. But hotels still offer great hotel rates and Myrtle Beach hotel deals during this time of year.

Some of Myrtle Beach’s most popular events happen during the fall, like the St. John’s Greek Festival, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, and the Little River ShrimpFest. This is also a great time to take advantage of Myrtle Beach’s eclectic shopping centers to find the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family.

Fun Events in Fall

  • St. John’s Greek Festival (October)
  • Irish Italian International Festival (September)
  • Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival (September)
  • Little River ShrimpFest (October)

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December through February

The winter months, December through February, are a great time to visit Myrtle Beach. Temperatures are in the lower 60s with low humidity and virtually zero crowds. While some restaurants and attractions may be closed or have off-season hours, there is still plenty to do in the Grand Strand. There are a plethora of shows, Thanksgiving specials, and Myrtle Beach Christmas shows!

Plus, winter travelers can save even more on their beach vacation thanks to special pricing for Myrtle Beach winter rentals.

Fun Events in the Winter:

  • Night of a Thousand Candles (December)
  • The Christmas Show of the South (November – January)
  • Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals (November)

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March through May

March through May is the start of vacation season here in Myrtle Beach. Restaurants and attractions start to extend their hours and hotels begin to fill. The weather during this time of year is perfect, typically in the mid-70s and lower 80s. While the water may not be the ideal temperature to catch waves, the beach is great for lounging in a beach chair and soaking in the sun!

During the spring, you’ll have your pick of many fantastic oceanfront rooms and suites that include free breakfast, incredible outdoor and indoor pools, and quick walking distance to and from the beach.

Fun Events in Spring

  • Canadian-American Days Festival (March)
  • Food Truck Festival (April)
  • Monday After the Masters (April)
  • World Famous Blue Crab Festival (May)

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

What is the best month to go to Myrtle Beach?

The best months to go to Myrtle Beach is June through August. This is the best time of the year for warm and sunny beach days. For fewer crowds but warmer weather still, September to October and April to May are great times to visit Myrtle Beach, too. Even winter is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, as travelers will typically find far fewer crowds and lower hotel rates during this time of year.

What is the cheapest time of year to go to Myrtle Beach?

The cheapest time of year to go to Myrtle Beach is typically during the winter season. During this time, rates for oceanfront hotel rooms in Myrtle Beach are typically lower, select hotels like Monterey Bay Suites continue to offer money-saving hotel deals during the winter, and select hotels offer Myrtle Beach winter rentals for longer stays. Spring and early fall are also great times to visit Myrtle Beach for the budget-conscious traveler.

What months can you swim at Myrtle Beach?

While the beach at Myrtle Beach is open for swimming any time of year (weather and water conditions permitting), vacationers looking for a more pleasant swimming experience during the winter, early spring or late fall need to look no further than Monterey Bay Suites’ indoor pool, hot tub, kiddie pool, and lazy river. Learn more about Monterey Bay Suites’ hotel amenities.

No matter the time of year you choose to visit Myrtle Beach, Monterey Bay has the best selection of oceanfront suites in Myrtle Beach to fit your vacation needs.