19 Aug 2021
We love the lively beaches, buzzing restaurants and summer sunshine that high season in Myrtle Beach is renowned for, but we're going to let you in on a little secret. If you're looking for big savings, fewer crowds, mild weather and plenty of in and outdoors diversions, you may want to consider visiting us this winter.
Still not sure? Check out our favorite aspects of Myrtle Beach's off season!
#1 - Myrtle Beach Winter Weather is Surpisingly Mild
According to Google, average winter temperature highs in Myrtle beach range from 56 - 60°F from December through February. In terms of precipation, there is an average of 6 days of rain throughout each month. Myrtle Beach's mild winter weather makes it a very attractive destination if you're living in a Northern states facing bitter, snowy conditions.
Naturally, fall and early spring are also considered part of the off-season and provide mild temperatures ranging from 65 - 75°F.
Learn more about the off-season Myrtle Beach temperatures and conditions on our Tides & Weather page.
#2 - It's Less Crowded in Myrtle Beach During the Winter
Traditionally, high season in Myrtle Beach lasts from Memorial Day through Labor Day. When the school year starts up, the beaches die down, making it the perfect time for someone seeking crowd-free strands and noticeably reduced traffic. When eating or taking out during the off season, you will likely notice reduced wait times at the many Myrtle Beach restaurants.
#3 - There are Plenty of Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter
The fun doesn't stop during Myrtle Beach's off season! Take the opportunity to explore the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with fewer crowds. The waterfront boardwalk boasts some of the best seafood on South Carolina's shores! If a rainy day threatens your plans, head to the Fun Warehouse for entertainment including roller skating, go karts, and an arcade. More indoor fun can be found at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach which is home to amazing sea creatures including a variety of jelly fish, stingrays, sharks, and more!
For a day trip, drive just around an hour to Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina! Stroll through the historic town and explore the waterfront shopping and dining experiences that await! Back in Myrtle Beach, find your favorte Myrtle Beach seafood restaurant or fuel for the day at a brunch spot!
#4 - You'll Save Money at Myrtle Beach in the Winter
Nightly rates can be reduced by up to 50% during off season months vs. high season months. Alternatively, you can stay longer during the fall season through early spring for the same price of a shorter summer stay. A Myrtle Beach vacation rental is a perfect spot for your next remote office! Lastly, miniumum night stays are often not required during the off season, whereas in the summer more rigid Saturday to Saturday reservations are required.
Offering off-season discounts and deals, Myrtle Beach in the late fall, winter and early spring is a sale hunter's delight.
Plan Your Myrtle Beach Winter Getaway
We've got all the details on planning the ultimate cold-weather escape to Myrtle Beach. Get the local scoop on things to do while you're there. Plus, browse a great selection of Myrtle Beach vacation rentals.