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Best time to visit Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Myrtle Beach is March-April

Want to know when to travel to Myrtle Beach? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, March-April is the best time to go to Myrtle Beach. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach a maximum of 32℃ (89℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 6℃ (42℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 2℃ (36℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Myrtle Beach when the days are longest, you should visit in August. On average it rains the most days in August, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Myrtle Beach, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Myrtle Beach seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Myrtle Beach as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Myrtle Beach is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Myrtle Beach

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Myrtle Beach for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Myrtle Beach climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Myrtle Beach for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Myrtle Beach in January

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Myrtle Beach in February

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Myrtle Beach in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Myrtle Beach in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Myrtle Beach in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Myrtle Beach in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Myrtle Beach in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Myrtle Beach in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Myrtle Beach in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Myrtle Beach in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Myrtle Beach in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Myrtle Beach in December

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Myrtle Beach is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Myrtle Beach is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Myrtle Beach is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Myrtle Beach, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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