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Best Times to Visit Myrtle Beach

The best time to visit Myrtle Beach is in from June to August, when there's the most activity and prime beach weather. However, rain showers are common, so be sure to bring an umbrella. (June through November is the region's hurricane season). If you're looking for some sun at a cheaper price, note that spring temperatures range from the high 60s to the 80s and prices stay low until late May. The winter and fall seasons can also be a bargain. Average temperatures can dip from the lower 50s to the mid 30s. These chilly temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities away from the water -- plus there are far fewer crowds.


Although room rates are high and the beach can get a bit crowded, this is the best time to experience a typical American-style vacation. The area sees prime weather and the attractions are all open and ready for visitors. There's also a big festival calendar this time of year.

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This shoulder season is pretty pleasant with warm temperatures and lower humidity and hotel rates than the summer months. But be sure to call ahead; some business will close down off peak season.

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Temperatures tend to dip a little, so the crowds thin out. But there are still a good amount of festivals, and hotel rates are pretty cheap.

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Many restaurants have closed up shop for the season, but relatively cheap holiday deals are available -- shows, dinner, hotels and of course, the shopping are all discounted this time of year.

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