North Myrtle Beach Weather

North Myrtle Beach Sunset

The weather in North Myrtle Beach is rather favorable all year round. Though warmer in the summer and noticeably cooler in the winter, there is a reason to love every season in NMB! The daily summertime average high temperature hovers around 81°F, while the winter months average high temperature is around 61°.

Typically the wetter of the two seasons, summer can also be extremely muggy. Some would say the best time to visit is mid-April to late May and late September to late October as crowds are low and temperatures are moderate, typically avoiding extremes.

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Note: The Atlantic Hurricane season typically begins in June and doesn't end until late November. While some summers are uneventful and only see minor weather implications hurricanes are a serious weather event that you should plan for if you are traveling to South Carolina during this time.

NMB Weather by the Numbers
Sunny Days   219
Overcast Days   150
Rainy Days   116
Rainfall (in.)   54.0
Days 90°F+   45
Freeze Days   45

When is the Best Time to Visit North Myrtle Beach?

Why North Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Year-Round Destination

Located on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, North Myrtle Beach is a great place to visit, no matter the season. While most commonly associated with summer vacations and long days spent on the beach, visitors may be surprised to discover that there are so many more layers to this popular destination. So, how do you decide when to plan your trip? The answer depends on your interests. Identifying the factors that matter most to your vacation will ultimately enhance your experience.

Runner on Beach at Sunset

Even though North Myrtle Beach is beautiful year-round, the benefits of each season vary. Before you start packing your bags, take a look at what you can expect, so you can choose the best time to visit based on your particular vacation needs:

During the months of March, April and May, temperatures along the Grand Strand hover around 70 degrees and sunny. With comfortable temperatures and smaller crowds, it’s no wonder why this becomes a popular time to visit North Myrtle Beach. Be sure to pack light layers that can be easily removed as the temperatures get warmer throughout the day. Additionally, some of the best events happen during the spring, such as the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, Culinary Tasting Events and more.
If you crave the heat, summer is the best time for you to visit North Myrtle Beach. The average temperature high for the months of June, July and August hovers around 86 degrees with the occasional day or two climbing into 90 degrees or above. If you visit during this time of year, pack breathable clothing, your bathing suit and most importantly, sunscreen. While you’re here, don’t miss the famous Carolina Country Music Festival or the North Myrtle Beach 4th of July extravaganza!
Summer may be over but you can still leave your heavy jackets at home. During the fall season, temperatures typically stay above the 50-degree mark so all you require are some long pants and light sweaters for the morning and evening hours. This is a great time to visit if you prefer fewer crowds in addition to finding some great deals on accommodations. From music festivals to ShrimpFest, there is still plenty of action happening all around.
There are plenty of good reasons to head to North Myrtle Beach during the winter months. Avoid the crowds of summer and enjoy a quieter and more peaceful vacation. With no humidity and temperatures hovering in the lower 60s, pack some heavier layers to help you stay comfortable all day. The winter months are jam-packed with holiday-themed events to get you into the festive spirit and visitors can also benefit from winter vacation rental rates.

Once You Know What Time of Year You Want to Travel, Find Your Ideal Vacation Home with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals!

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals is a family-owned and operated property management service, providing visitors to North Myrtle Beach with an outstanding selection of vacation homes and condos. Backed by years of experience in the hospitality industry, we are dedicated to providing our guests with exceptional customer service and high-quality NMB vacation rentals at competitive rates.

Whether you are coming to the area in the peak or off-season, we can help you find a clean and comfortable vacation rental to suit your vacation needs and budget! Contact our office today for assistance in finding the perfect place to rent.

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