Which Season is the Best for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation?

If you think about it, every season is Myrtle Beach season.

Golf courses remain playable 12 months a year. There are festivals on the Myrtle Beach calendar from January through December. It’s reasonable in most seasons for a walk on the beach, a hike on the trails, or even a cocktail on the balcony.

Here, we’ve broken down Myrtle Beach’s seasons and outlined the reasons you’d want to visit then. Some activities are too big — and too much fun — for just one season. Do you love a blazing hot beach? How about a cool stroll on the MarshWalk in the fall, or a round or two of golf in the spring? You’ll have plenty of fun in Myrtle Beach, no matter when you visit.


Mild weather makes Myrtle Beach a fantastic place to visit anytime. In the winter, it’s chilly at night, perfect for a warm drink on the balcony of your resort.

What to Do:

1.) Take a walk on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade offers 1.2 miles of wooden walkway along the beach. It’s a favorite spot for families, couples, groups, and single travelers. The Boardwalk offers fun stops along the way, including everything from surf shops to places to get ice cream.

2.) Visit the small, local, intimate stores in Hammock Shops Village. You’ll find gifts for everyone, including hammocks.

3.) Brookgreen Garden is a botanical wonder in Murrells Inlet. Don’t miss Night of a Thousand Candles for a one-of-a-kind exhibit.

4.) Or, stay in at Compass Cove Resort. Keep that at-the-beach vibe with a huge indoor pool and deck (with window ceilings) and hot tubs for when it’s time to unwind. Take the kids to the on-site arcade and let them test your gaming skills.


You’re getting warmer. The weather is pleasant for attractions. Have a few beach days and make memories to celebrate your escape from winter’s clutches at home.

What to Do:

1.) Get some laps in at Broadway Grand Prix! Gentlemen (and women and kids!) start your engines! Broadway Grand Prix is an indoor and outdoor complex with seven tracks. But that’s not all. They offer rock climbing, mini-golf, rides for little kids, and much more. It’s an awesome place for everyone in the family.

2.) Spring is also prime time for golf. And the Grand Strand features more than 80 courses! You’ll find challenging layouts and spectacular views. Set your tee times at MyrtleBeachGolf.com.

3.) Make it out to Señor Frogs for cocktails and Mexican fare. Grab a margarita and nachos and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

4.) Spring is perfect for outdoor fun without all the heat. Compass Cove has a larger-than-life chess set and shuffleboard just waiting for the weather to warm up! Visit The Crow’s Nest for a delicious lunch (and plenty of options), with a fantastic view of the Strand.


Ready to turn up the heat? Summer is the most popular time to visit Myrtle Beach. Tourist season is exciting here, and it’s loaded with outdoor activities and alfresco dining. Later, visit some of the indoor attractions you’ve come to love to cool off for a bit!

What to Do:

1.) Spend the day at Broadway at the Beach! Venture out with your family and friends. There are plenty of places to enjoy a snack or a drink at Broadway at the Beach. Lots of Myrtle Beach’s coolest specialty shops and restaurants are found on Broadway. Pick up snacks, gifts, or have a wine-tasting experience, all in one place.

2.) Here, there’s so much to entertain everyone in your group. Come in from the heat of the beach to visit the wonder zones in WonderWorks while you’re visiting.

3.) After your shopping/dining/entertainment adventure, day or night, you’re in for a spectacular view of The Grand Strand on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. Ride in comfortable, air-conditioned cabs for several rotations.

4.) You can have a blast without ever leaving Compass Cove in the summer. The Compass Cruiser and Schooner Screamer are two twisty adventurous water slides on site. Take the little ones to one of five kiddie pools, and the older children will love the Silly Submarine. This fun feature has splash buckets, a mushroom waterfall, and squirters to keep your pirates occupied and the fun and laughs nonstop. The Tiki Hut is close by, for cooked-to-order meals and cool drinks to enjoy on the deck.


The average temperatures here are around 80 degrees in September and 77 in October. You’ll also get the benefit of lower humidity. You might even be able to play in the surf on warmer days and extend your time on the shore.

What to Do:

1.) Check out the Annual Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala. It’s quite an event! Sample more than 75 wines from around the world. Eight of the area’s best chefs prepare hors d’oeuvres for the festive occasion. There will be a chocolate and cheese dessert tasting, too. Get a complimentary wine glass and bid in the silent auction. On the block: vacation packages. You can also buy wines at discounted prices during this special event.

2.) Take the kids to Thompson Farm & Nursery for outdoor fun. A corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and more will delight them. They also host Friday night drive-in movies.

3.) Visit the penguin colony at Ripley’s Aquarium. See marine life of all kinds in breathtaking exhibits. Check out the underwater tunnel. You’ll be face to face with sharks!

4.) Stay cozy and relax after a fun day by Compass Cove’s firepits. Bring your workouts inside, too. The fitness center is open 24 hours, and features all you need, whether it’s bikes, ellipticals, and treadmills for a cardio day, or machines and free weights for leg and arm days.

Compass Cove: Perfect for All Seasons

This just might become your favorite place to stay in Myrtle Beach.

Truly a place for all seasons, Compass Cove Resort features indoor pools, so don’t forget to pack your bathing suit. Let the staff help make this a memorable getaway. Discover more of what this area has to offer, and book a stay today at Compass Cove Resort.

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