North Myrtle Beach in July: What to Expect

Tucked along the South Carolina coast, the city of North Myrtle Beach offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of neighboring Myrtle Beach.

Featuring 9 miles of beaches along the Intracoastal Waterway, world-class golf courses, and family-friendly activities, North Myrtle Beach is the ideal place to spend your summer getaway. Whether you prefer a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed trip loaded with family fun, visiting during the month of July offers the best of both worlds.

Here at Grand Strand Resorts, we love showing off what makes North Myrtle Beach so special. We’ve put together everything you need to know to have the ultimate July North Myrtle Beach getaway.

July Weather in North Myrtle Beach

July is the warmest month of the year in North Myrtle Beach. The average temperatures reach 88 degrees by mid-July, while low temperatures hang out in the 70’s. You can expect every day in July to reach above 80 degrees with minimal cloud coverage and plenty of sun.

We recommend packing light, breathable clothing for your July trip to North Myrtle Beach. You’ll also want to pack plenty of sun protection for your beach activities!

July Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Go Beach Hopping

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What’s the most popular activity in the North Myrtle Beach area in July? A beach day, of course! With over 60 miles of beaches, you’ve got plenty of options for your fun day in the sun.

Cherry Grove Beach is perhaps the most popular local beach destination. Home to the infamous Cherry Grove Pier, it’s a great spot for fishing, surfing, lounging on a beach chair, and delicious grub nearby. Enjoy shaded picnic tables at Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park when you’re ready for a break from the sun.

Other popular beach options nearby include Ocean Drive Beach, known for its golf courses, and Crescent Beach, a small beach perfect for relaxation. If you want to take a day trip, head to Surfside Beach for its notable waves and laid-back atmosphere.

Cool Off at Local Waterparks

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Nothing screams “Summer!” more than a day at the waterpark. Lucky for our guests, multiple waterparks are nearby our Grand Strand rentals.

Head to Shark Park 843 in Little River for an action-packed day of water sports. The waterpark offers two attractions. The first is Obstacle Island, a giant floating playground complete with towers, slides, and more. Next is Cable Park, the ultimate adventure park featuring wakeboarding, kneeboarding, water skiing, and more.

Just a short drive away is Myrtle Waves Waterpark, a classic waterpark offering 20 acres of slides, a lazy river, wave pools, and thrilling rides. It’s the perfect place for a day of family fun.

Get Active at The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

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Located in Little River, the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is the premiere destination for all things sports.

The 162-acre park is home to multiple walking and biking trails, playgrounds, a dog park, a 25-acre lake, and more. The grounds also feature soccer fields, baseball fields, softball fields, and even batting tunnels. This sports complex is basically a giant playground for people of all ages!

The park regularly hosts live entertainment and games, so be sure to check out their events page during your visit. There’s nowhere better to get your energy out on a beautiful July day than the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.

Pro tip: The complex amphitheater is home to the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, a free summer concert series that runs from June to September. Don’t miss this fan-favorite event during your visit.

Enjoy Live Entertainment at the Alabama Theatre

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Located in the Barefoot Landing shopping complex, the Alabama Theatre is known for its incredible live shows, featuring everything from acrobats to comedy to live music.

Enjoy their ICONIC show, which takes you on a diverse musical journey from top Country hits, Classic Rock tunes, Broadway classics, and more. This entertaining show happens daily throughout the month of July.

Be sure to check out their July events calendar for featured performances.

Play at Local Golf Courses

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Named a “Best U.S. Golf Destination” by USA Today, the North Myrtle Beach area is home to over 100 golf courses.

Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced golfer, there’s a wide variety of course options for you. Some of our favorites include Beachwood Golf Club, the Dye Course and Fazio Course at Barefoot Landing, and Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links. These award-winning golf courses offer challenging holes, breathtaking views, and world-class amenities.

July Events in North Myrtle Beach

Celebrate The 4th of July

Looking for the ultimate way to celebrate Independence Day? North Myrtle Beach is your spot. Featuring multiple Fourth of July celebrations, there’s no shortage of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

North Myrtle Beach Farmer’s Market

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  • Address: 925 First Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Dates: Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm from April to October

This open-air market takes place each Friday during the summer months. The farmer’s market features a variety of local produce, artisan goods, hand-made crafts, and more. It’s the perfect place to support local artists and farmers while enjoying Downtown North Myrtle Beach.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

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  • Address: 150 Citizens Cir, Little River, SC
  • Dates: The 3rd Friday of the Month from 7pm to 9 pm

On the third Friday of July, head to the NMB Sports Complex Amphitheater for a free show at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy family-friendly music, with drinks and food available for purchase.

Music on Main Concert Series

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  • Address: 11 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Dates: Thursdays from 7pm to 9 pm from June to September

Don’t miss this free concert series that takes place each Thursday on Main Street in Downtown North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy Downtown restaurants and shopping before making your way to Music on Main at 7 pm. Bring your beach chair and enjoy live music all night long.

Stay in North Myrtle Beach This Summer

North Myrtle Beach is the place to be during the month of July. Featuring long stretches of beautiful beaches, tons of family entertainment, and incredible sporting opportunities, there’s no shortage of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

When you stay at our vacation rentals, you have easy access to the many amenities that North Myrtle Beach is known for.

Book your summer getaway to North Myrtle Beach and have a beach vacation to remember!