6 Excuses to Make Myrtle Beach Your Winter Home

We could think of much worse ways to spend a holiday than in Myrtle Beach. Every time you have to scrape ice off your windshield at home, remember:

You could be on the Grand Strand right now.

(It can get chilly at night here, but still … you’re in Myrtle Beach!)

If you’re looking for reasons to spend the season in your favorite vacation spot, this post is for you. It doesn’t take much convincing, does it? But yet, here it is, all practical, and so inviting.

1. It’s So Q U I E T

Summertime is all about the sizzle and the crowd. In the winter, you get to recharge, mull around beach towns, and retreat to the quiet. It’s a slower pace that allows for a good read, long naps, and continuous relaxation. You’ll find sparse crowds, more seclusion, and tons of peace.

Reading on the beach

2. It’s More Workable Than Ever

If you’ve been working from home anyway, why not make that home in a place you’re steps away from the beach? Log in from a luxury room on the coast, and see how easier Mondays (and video meetings!) are. If you’re in a job and position in which you can make it happen, why not do it?

3. Easier Treasure Hunting

Pawleys Island is a popular spot for shell hunters in winter, and the sand isn’t so hot! You should be able to bring in a good haul of shells, and of sharksteeth. Treasures in places such as legendary beach shop The Gay Dolphin are simple to find in winter, too.

looking for seashells

4. You Can Make a Habit of Bike Riding

With highs in the upper 50s, Myrtle Beach is a great place to take up biking.  The East Coast Greenway runs through King’s Highway Trail and more. The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is also a nice ride to make part of your routine.

5. Winter Birdwatching Rocks

The S.C. coast presents ample chances to observe an array of species. Migratory waterfowl arrive in winter, including:

  • American wigeon
  • Green-winged teal
  • Lesser scaup
  • Ring-necked duck
  • Ruddy duck

Head to the Huntington Beach State Park jetty for the ultimate birding. Many uncommon birds have been spotted here, including:

  • Black Guillemot
  • Harlequin duck
  • Purple sandpiper
  • Razorbill

6. It’s Good For You

Your mental health stands to benefit, but that’s not the only upside to spending winter on the coast. Moderate sun exposure, the best exercise conditions, and salty air all are good for you. A barefoot walk in the sand and surf is a great exfoliator, too.


Choose Compass Cove as Your Winter Retreat

For a clean room at exceptional value, look to Compass Cove Resort. You’ll have plenty of room to relax, cook, work, and more in your room. The gorgeous view and prime location are also stellar. Check out their exceptional golf packages, too, and book your winter stay today.


compass cove oceanfront room
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