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The Best Time to Visit South Myrtle Beach

Many may say that June through August is the best time to visit South Myrtle Beach when the weather is excellent for beach days and many Myrtle Beach attractions and restaurants are open for business.


We believe any time of year is the best time to visit South Myrtle Beach! The shoulder seasons offer their own vacation-friendly perks, from lower rates for Myrtle Beach suites and rooms, to even more room for social distancing and great weather that make for an unforgettable beach vacation.

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See what you can expect each time of year in South Myrtle Beach:


June through August

Why it’s the best time to visit South Myrtle Beach: The summer months are by far the most popular for vacationers in South Myrtle Beach. With average highs reaching the high 80s, the beach is the most popular attraction for summer vacationers. During this time of year, vacationers can expect more open attractions and restaurants to enjoy, too.

Our favorite summer attractions:


myrtle beach waterpark water slideCrown Reef Waterpark

Available to Crown Reef Beach Resort guests, Crown Reef Waterpark features two four-story tall waterslides, a kiddie slide, and a splash house. Plus guests have unlimited access to our Myrtle Beach waterpark throughout their stay.


Myrtle Beach State Park

Phone: (843) 238-5325

Explore, fish, hike, bike, swim, and sunbathe at Myrtle Beach State Park. The park is the perfect spot for beachgoers during the summer months thanks to its secluded location on Myrtle Beach’s south end.


Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Phone: (843) 626-3447

This seaside amusement park is a summer staple in Myrtle Beach and features many thrills for all ages, including coasters, kiddie rides, and go-karts.


September through November

Why it’s the best time to visit South Myrtle Beach: This time of year typically boasts milder weather that is still pleasant enough for beach days, even more space for social distancing, and often lower rates at South Myrtle Beach resorts. Plus, there’s still plenty of open attractions and things to do for vacationers to enjoy this time of year.

Our favorite fall attractions:


The Market Common

Address: 4017 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach

This outdoor entertainment and shopping complex is home to a myriad of restaurants and stores. The complex is walking-friendly, with sidewalks lined with shops and restaurants, and walking trails in the nearby park. 


Fun Warehouse

Phone: (843) 748-0302

This indoor amusement park offers tons of fun for all ages, including go-karts, laser tag, roller skating, and arcade gaming. The indoor soft play jungle gym provides hours of fun for the kids and the virtual reality arena is a favorite among all ages.


810 Billiards & Bowling

Phone: (843) 839-2695

It’s all fun and games at 810 Billiards & Bowling. Games include bowling, air hockey, skee ball, cornhole, pinball, and darts. Plus you can catch the big game on one of the many big screens throughout the facility.


Did you know that Crown Reef guests can receive discounts and special offers to various attractions and restaurants throughout the year? Learn how you can save during your next Myrtle Beach vacation!


December through February

Why it’s the best time to visit South Myrtle Beach: Despite the cooler temperatures, there’s still plenty of fun to enjoy in South Myrtle Beach. During this time of year, vacationers can typically expect lower room rates at South Myrtle Beach resorts, and plenty of great shopping deals at various malls in the area. It’s also not uncommon to enjoy warmer days that reach the low 70s in December.

Our favorite winter attractions:


Crown Reef Waterpark

Crown Reef Waterpark isn’t just a summer-friendly waterpark. Even during the cooler months, Crown Reef Resort guests can slip and slide at the oceanfront resort waterpark that is seasonally enclosed.


Couple Shopping

Coastal Grand Mall

Address: 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach

Coastal Grand Mall is South Carolina’s largest single-story shopping mall. Vacationers will discover the newest styles at favorites like Old Navy, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, and Palmetto Moon.


Edventure Myrtle Beach

Phone: (843) 839-0475

Little ones will love this indoor interactive children’s museum. Hands-on exhibits will inspire curiosity using STEM concepts that cover aviation and astronomy.


March through May

Why it’s the best time to visit in South Myrtle Beach: Temperatures can reach the low 80s during the spring months and while many attractions remain open year-round, those that aren’t open year-round typically reopen in spring for the new vacation season. Spring visitors can typically expect lower room rates than the summer months during this time of year, too.

Our favorite spring attractions:


Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells InletBrookgreen Gardens

Phone: (843) 235-6000

Visitors are surrounded by colorful spring flowers in the botanical garden, making for vibrant photo opportunities. The Lowcountry Zoo is a favorite among all ages, and the 2,000+ sculptures create a remarkable garden setting.


Savannah’s Playground

Address: 3600-3640 Emmens Avenue, Myrtle Beach

Perfect for those pleasant spring mornings and afternoons, Savannah’s Playground is an enabling playground for children of all abilities. Savannah’s Playground, located across from The Market Common, is actually divided into several playgrounds and parks, including an early childhood playground, a school-age playground, and a challenge ropes and ziplining course.


Huntington Beach State Park

Phone: (843) 237-4440

Enjoy the first days of spring with sweeping, pristine beachfront at Huntington Beach State Park. The park also includes nature trails, a boardwalk, and Atalaya, a former winter home that was built in the 1930s.


We have Myrtle Beach resort deals that will help you save no matter when you visit. Start planning your Myrtle Beach vacation today!

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