North Myrtle Beach offers some of the best restaurants and beautiful beaches on the East Coast. The Grand Strand is the perfect city to come and visit at any time of the year. If you’re looking for a nice summer vacation where you can enjoy the weather while splashing around in the Atlantic Ocean or a cozy getaway from the winter cold, North Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for that. Though the most popular times to visit the area is summer, here is a broken down idea of what it is like to visit during every season as well as month.
The summer months are typically North Myrtle Beach’s peak season. This time is filled with sunny days, watersports, music festivals, and a ton of fun. The average temperature is in the upper 80’s to the lower 90’s. Rain showers may pop up on really hot days to cool off the area, but there are plenty of indoor activities such as Ripley’s Aquarium and Wonderworks at Broadway at the Beach. Because of the nice weather, you may experience longer wait times than usual at restaurants.
Summer is officially here and the warm weather will be sticking around for a while. With school letting out it becomes the perfect time for a beach vacation. If you are interested in experiencing everything the area has to offer, like the top attractions, June is a great option. The waterparks will have already opened as well as amusement parks and many other local attractions. The average temperature is around 88° and the average water temperature is around 78°. It is important to book in advance because many places will have a 100% occupancy rate. The main events that take place in June are the annual Carolina Country Music Festival, which lasts 4 days, the Conway River Fest, the Italian Festival, and the free concert series at the Boathouse.
If your favorite holiday is the Fourth of July, you may want to consider visiting North Myrtle Beach during this time. Though you will have to make your way through quite the crowd, it will be well worth it. There are many different places to celebrate, including Barefoot Landing, you can enjoy fireworks, live music, great food, and unique shopping all in one place. July is also known for the Father-Son Team Golf Classic, as well as Mustang Week, and the Summer Concert Series. The temperature is usually about 91° and the water temperature is around 83° Much like June, it is important to book in advance because many places will have a 100% occupancy rate.
Since North Myrtle Beach has several months of warm weather, August is still a great time to visit. The attractions are still open and the high temperature is around 89°. At this point, many of the kids are starting to go back to school so the crowds begin to dwindle down. The hotels are starting to be a little less packed and it is not as rainy as June or July. The summer concert series is still going, and Music On Main Street is still lively. You can also spend a cool summer night at Brookgreen Gardens to see all of the beautiful flowers, trails, and wildlife. Enjoy shopping during Tax-Free weekend or the Beach Boogie BBQ Festival. August will not disappoint you!
Fortunately in North Myrtle Beach warm weather is extended much longer than just a few weeks. In fact, the beaches cool down and are less packed, but the temperature is still warm enough for beach walks and soaking up the sun. The average temperature is anywhere from the mid-’70s to the upper 60’s. You can typically start to see and feel the nice crisp fall air closer to the end of October and November. As the start of the holiday season comes around, the Grand Strand is filled with laughter and cheer. The Fall is something you truly have to have the North Myrtle Beach experience.
Some may say September has the best weather in North Myrtle beach. There will be one last rush of crowds during Labor day weekend, so most of the summer attractions remain open until then. The family vacationers have usually headed back home and the beaches become a nice serene, relaxing place. All restaurants and indoor attractions will remain open, however, the waterparks and some amusement parks will close by the end of the month. The average room rate has dropped significantly by September but the temperature outside remains nice and toasty at 84°. The water is still warm enough to splash around in as it is still 77°. The Irish Italian Festival and the St. John’s Greek Festival both take place this month.
Much like September, October is a great month to visit the North Myrtle Beach area. It is the start of the off-season and it’s the time of year where many families return home. While the sizzling sun may not be quite as warm as in July, it is still warm enough to enjoy a day at the beach. The temperature is usually around 77° and the water temperature is around 72°. October is known for its Fall Bike Week which brings down thousands of bikers. You can also experience your first Oktoberfest, taste of the town, or run in the Mini Marathon.
As the weather begins to get cooler and beach days are fading out, it is now the award-winning golf courses time to shine. The North Myrtle Beach area brings in thousands of golfers each year. The average temperature is 69° and the water temperature is around 60°. If you love the holidays this is the place for you, every attraction will roll out its Christmas shows in November. You can also catch the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival.
The winter months are great months to come to the beach to escape the cold. While there may not be many beach days, there are rarely, if any, snow days. The humidity drops and there are virtually no crowds. While some businesses on the boardwalk will close down for the season, many remain open all year. You can stay in an oceanfront vacation rental for as much as half of the price for the summer.
Though the beach days may be over in December, the snow days are nonexistent. While the temperature has dropped to 55° you can still walk the beach and relax. Christmas is in full swing and many restaurants, hotels, and other attractions will have decorated and even the shows will have changed things up for the season. This is also when you will start to see some of the lowest rates for rooms all year. Throughout the month you can visit many events like Night of a Thousand Candles, Beach Ball Classic, and even Christmas parades.
As the new year makes an appearance and beach chairs feel like a thing of the past, North Myrtle Beach weather is still warmer than most places on the coast. With the average temperature being around 53° it makes being outside still bearable. This is when snowbirds begin to come down. To stay a week during the summer, you could stay the entire month for a similar price in the winter. Many who know about this option, choose to come down and stay for the entire winter, making North Myrtle Beach their home for a while. With the SOS mid-winter Break taking place on Maine Street, the town takes you right back in time.
February is actually quite a popular time in North Myrtle Beach. Runners come from all over the world to visit Myrtle Beach and run in the Myrtle Beach Marathon, one that qualifies you for much larger races. The weather is about 60°, making it a runner’s dream as they run a flat race. With spring right around the corner, the room rates begin to rise as the start of fun activities starts to increase. You can take a day trip to Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island to be part of the Shuckin’ The Strand Oyster Roast, for some delicious food from many vendors.
In the blink of an eye, the busy season is already returning to North Myrtle Beach. With schools letting out for spring break and colleges releasing for the summer, spring is a popular time to come visit before the real crowd starts to pile in. Typically the temperatures are already starting to reach the mid-70s and even sometimes 80s. While the water may not be warm enough for many, it is the best time to visit the beach seeing as it is less crowded.
Here on the Grand Strand, we like to start spring a little earlier than others. Since the temperature is already in the high 60° to mid 70°, this is the perfect time to squeeze in an early vacation. Many local businesses begin to open for the season and welcome the fresh, spring air. You can find many golfers here throughout the month as they attempt to beat the heat of the scorching summer and play their favorite game on the many courses we have in the area. The National Shag Dance Championships take place as well as the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
April is all about golf in North Myrtle Beach. The Monday After The Master’s party takes place every year at the House Of Blues. You can find many celebrities at the closed event held there, with live entertainment and music. IT may be hard to book tee times during this period as there are many in town to celebrate golf. If you are uninterested in golfing, April is a great time to visit the beach, since the average temperature has already risen to 76°.
Memorial day is the real marker for the busy season that is about to take place. With the start of Bike Week and many families kicking off their summer with a vacation, summer is in full swing by May. May has the Harley Davidson Bike week as well as Atlantic Beach Bikefest just a few days apart. North Myrtle Beach’s Blue Crab Festival will take place offering locals and visitors a better look at the culture. The temperature has now hit the 80’s and we hope you are ready for a fun season and visit.