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Best Time of Year to Visit Myrtle Beach, SC


Posted: September 07, 2016 by Rod Smith


You've been working hard for months now, and you've been thinking about taking some time off to enjoy your vacation home in Myrtle Beach. When should you go? While many people would argue that there's not really a "bad" time to visit Myrtle Beach, there are a few months out of the year that is widely considered to be the most opportune times to enjoy everything that the Grand Strand has to offer; read on to find out which ones they are:


1. October
While it might not be the first month that comes to mind when you think about visiting the beach, scores of Myrtle Beach locals and frequent vacationers will tell you that October is the best time of the year to hit the Grand Strand. The main reason why is because the months where the heat is most intense (July through August) are over, but the weather and water are both still warm enough for plenty of beach fun. Not only that, but the crowds at the beach have thinned out, and there are still dozens of great activities and festivals to enjoy, including the, can't-miss Oktoberfest and Lip Rippin' Chililympics!


2. May
This is the last month of what is considered to be the "shoulder season" (March through May), and it is conveniently sandwiched between the chaos of spring break and the heavy crowds of the summer months. One of the best things about visiting Myrtle Beach in May is the outstanding weather; with an average air temperature of 83 degrees and an average water temperature of 71 degrees, you'll be able to enjoy the sun and sand without feeling like you're frying. Keep in mind that if you're looking to avoid crowds and congested traffic, avoid planning your trip for the second week in May, as this is the date for the highly popular Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally. You will also want to skip the last weekend in May to avoid the Memorial Day crowd.


3. September
September is another stellar month for enjoying the Grand Strand, and if you're a golf enthusiast, in particular, you will really love a September Myrtle Beach vacation, because the weather doesn't get any better than this for hitting the links. In addition, once Labor Day passes, the crowds tend to thin out, but the weather and temperatures remain amicable for enjoying plenty of sand and surf. It is worth noting that the beginning of the fall season is the time when some of the amusement parks, water parks, and attractions begin to shorten their hours or close, so if you have any particular attraction in mind that you want to enjoy while you're there, be sure to double-check their post-summer hours of operation.


The Grand Strand truly has great things to offer no matter what time of the year you plan to visit. If you are in the market for purchasing a vacation home or primary residence in the Myrtle Beach area, you can enlist the help of a Coldwell Banker Chicora Real Estate professional to gain valuable insight into the local real estate market, as well as what property type would be the best fit for your particular needs and lifestyle. Contact us today to see how our team of real estate experts can help you find the perfect Myrtle Beach home for you.

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