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Absolute Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

When planning your getaway to Myrtle Beach, thinking about when the best time is to visit is top of mind. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a popular vacation destination known for its stunning beaches, warm weather, and family-friendly atmosphere.

Myrtle Beach is a great place to visit year-round, and booking accommodation at the beautiful hotel BLUE beachfront resort is an excellent choice. So, what unique seasonal offerings does Myrtle Beach offer?

While the summer months offer peak beach rays, they’re also the busiest time of year. In the fall, crowds thin, and the weather is pleasant, making it a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. The town transforms into a winter wonderland with festive lights and events in the winter months. The flowers are in bloom in the spring, and the weather is perfect for golfing and other outdoor activities.

Each season can bring something a bit different to your Myrtle Beach vacation. This is your guide to weather and peak times for different activities and events by the season in Myrtle Beach.


Myrtle Beach In The Spring

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Ready to trade those winter blues for sun-kissed days and balmy breezes during your Spring Break? This coastal haven comes alive in the springtime, shedding its winter cloak and embracing great weather that's sure to put a smile on your face.

Spring in South Myrtle Beach means the absence of the bustling crowds that flock during the peak summer months. You'll enjoy shorter wait times and favorable hotel rates with fewer visitors.

Spring offers picture-perfect beach weather. Temperatures are mild, with average highs from mid-60s to 70s F, making it ideal for basking in the sun's warm embrace without feeling too toasty. The ocean water may still be a bit fresh in March, but as the season progresses, it warms up.


Spring Activities

Spring in South Myrtle Beach is not just about the weather and the crowds; it's also a time when the town comes alive with a vibrant calendar of events. From lively festivals to culinary delights, there's something to tickle everyone's fancy.



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Myrtle Beach is a golfer's paradise, with nearly 80 golf courses. The lush green fairways, picturesque landscapes, and legendary courses like the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club offer truly spectacular settings.


Festivals & Events

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If you’re into food and drink, check out the Surfside Beach BBQ Festival, Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival on the Grand Strand, Little River Blue Crab Festival, and the Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens at Brookgreen Gardens.

Want to get moving? The Myrtle Beach Marathon and National Shag Dance Championships might be right up your alley.


Kid-Friendly Spring Adventures

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South Myrtle Beach offers many activities catering to families and children. Broadway at the Beach is an entertainment complex that features a variety of rides, shows, attractions, and restaurants, making it a perfect destination for kids of all ages.

If the kids need to run off some energy, explore Brookgreen Gardens sprawling sculpture garden with over 4,000 sculptures amidst lush greenery and a zoo.


What To Pack For Your Spring Trip

Pack for mild temperatures with layers. A light jacket or sweater is recommended for evenings and cooler days. Bring comfortable shoes for walking on the beach and exploring the area.


Myrtle Beach In The Summer

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Following Memorial Day is peak season. It’s the time of year when the vibrant coastal town becomes a sizzling hub of fun and excitement. With its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant atmosphere, and endless kid-friendly activities, it's no wonder this coastal gem is a summer hotspot.

Summertime in South Myrtle Beach brings warm, sunny days with average temperatures in the mid-80s to 90s F and balmy nights that dip into the mid-70s. The Atlantic Ocean waters are crystal-clear and inviting, perfect for water sports, swimming, surfing, or just splashing around.


Summer Activities

In summer, South Myrtle Beach comes alive with a kaleidoscope of events and festivals. From heart-pounding concerts to electrifying fireworks displays, there's something for everyone to enjoy.



Myrtle Beach is a fantastic destination for watersports enthusiasts, especially during summer. With its pristine coastline stretching for miles, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in thrilling activities on and in the water.

Whether you're into jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding, or kayaking, Myrtle Beach has a water-based activity for all speeds.


Festivals and Events

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Get ready to two-step to the rhythm of country music's biggest stars at the epic Carolina Country Music Fest. Experience the magic of watching the fireworks over the ocean at 2nd Avenue Pier on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.


Kid-Friendly Summer Adventures

South Myrtle Beach is a haven for families, with a treasure trove of activities to entertain the little ones. Guests of hotel BLUE will have a great time poolside by the Shipwreck Lagoon Pool. Located just steps from the outdoor pool deck at hotel BLUE, the three-foot deep Indoor Lazy River and Whirlpool is a perfect way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. Grab an inner tube and float down the lazy river.

For a day out to experience the unusual, bizarre, and downright unbelievable, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium is a great place to visit to beat the heat on a hot summer day!


What To Pack For Your Summer Trip

Pack for the heat! Light, breathable clothing is the order of the day. Think sundresses, shorts, and t-shirts. Don't forget your swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun's rays.


Myrtle Beach In The Fall

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As summer's vibrant hues fade into the warm embrace of autumn, South Myrtle Beach transforms into a haven of tranquility and charm. Fall is a season of beauty, offering a blend of pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and more favorable hotel prices.

Fall in South Myrtle Beach is a nature lover's paradise. The average high temperatures of mid-70s to 80s and average lows, mid-50s to 60s, create an ideal environment for exploring the outdoors. Whether you're strolling along the beaches, biking through lush trails, or golfing amidst picturesque scenery, fall provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable experiences.

Fall marks a transition from the peak summer season. Fewer crowds allow you to appreciate the town's charm and less crowded beaches.


Fall Activities

Fall in South Myrtle Beach is not just about the weather and the crowds; it's also a time when the town comes alive with events.


Explore Myrtle Beach’s Green Spaces

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Fall is a fantastic time to visit the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge offers miles of interpretive nature trails, a mountain biking trail, a boardwalk, kiosks, and a picnic pavilion, making it an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

Fall brings cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage, creating a scenic backdrop for your adventures. This is the perfect spot to enjoy hiking, birding, wildlife observation, or nature photography.


Festivals and Events

Find handcrafted treasures and artistic expression at the Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival at Huntington Beach State Park. Enjoy live music, local art, and Low Country cuisine at the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art held in the charming town of Pawleys Island, or raise a glass to Bavarian culture and indulge in authentic German cuisine, lively music, and traditional dance performances at this Oktoberfest celebration.


Kid-Friendly Adventures

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Embark on a pirate-themed adventure at Barefoot Landing, featuring a mini-golf course, a carousel, shops, and restaurants. Experience the thrill of roller coasters, water slides, and classic carnival games at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.


What To Pack For Your Fall Trip

As the temperatures dip slightly, pack light layers. Long-sleeved shirts, light jackets, and comfortable pants are ideal for evenings and cooler days. Don't forget your swimsuit to enjoy the sun's gentle warmth.


Myrtle Beach In The Winter

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As the festive spirit fills the air and the town transforms into a winter wonderland, Myrtle Beach reveals its charming holiday spirit.

Winter in Myrtle Beach is a nice surprise. Average highs are from mid-40s to 50s, and average lows are from mid-30s to 40s. The cool, crisp air invigorates the senses. Winter brings a welcome respite from the bustling, warm weather crowds, making it a tranquil haven. With fewer visitors, you'll enjoy the town's charm at a relaxed pace.


Winter Activities

Winter in Myrtle Beach is the best time of year for enchantment, with various events that fill the town with warmth and merriment, from holiday celebrations to cultural gatherings.


Catch a Show

Wintertime in Myrtle Beach offers a variety of entertainment options, including catching a show! Whether you're a fan of classical music or prefer cabaret-style performances, there are options to suit every taste. The Long Bay Symphony is a popular choice for those looking to experience the magic of orchestral music, while GTS Theatre offers captivating cabaret shows for a different type of entertainment!


Festivals and Events

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Immerse yourself in a magical world of twinkling lights and enchanting holiday décor at Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles. Experience the joy of a winter carnival with dazzling light displays, live entertainment, and festive activities at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Stroll along the beautifully decorated Grand Strand, enjoying festive lights, carolers, and holiday shopping opportunities. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Market Common generally happens in mid-November.


Kid-Friendly Adventures

Winter in Myrtle Beach offers kid-friendly activities that spark imagination and create lasting memories. Let the little ones bounce off the walls and unleash their energy at the thrilling Sky Zone indoor trampoline park, or discover the wonders of the underwater world as you encounter fascinating marine creatures at Ripley's Aquarium.


What To Pack For Your Winter Trip

As the temperatures dip, pack layers. Warm sweaters, jackets, and comfortable pants are ideal for cooler days. Hat and gloves to keep cozy. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit for the year-round indoor lazy river and whirlpool fun at hotel Blue!


When Is The Best Time To Visit Myrtle Beach?

Whether you're seeking sun-kissed days on pristine beaches, thrilling adventures, or the festive charm of winter, Myrtle Beach offers unforgettable experiences for every season. So pack your bags. Hotel BLUE is waiting to welcome you with open arms and a heart full of endless possibilities.

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