"Shoulder Seasons" at the Beach

Beach resorts were created with summer in mind, right? Cooling off in the water and ocean breezes is certainly tops on the list of reasons to head to the beach, so why would you want to make the trip in the spring or fall? We're glad you asked! First of all, you're right… the Myrtle Beach area is first and foremost a summertime destination. The main reason (aside from the weather) is pretty simple: we're the premier family beach destination in the country, and summer is when kids are out of school and able to take a vacation. However, if you are able to visit in the "shoulder seasons," you'll be amazed at just how many things there are to do. To help you make that decision, here's a few of the top reasons to visit the Myrtle Beach area in the spring or fall.


1) Fantastic Weather: Unlike summer, when the mercury regularly reaches into the upper 90s, spring and fall bring ideal temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The ocean may stay a little cooler in the spring, but many of our properties offer heated pools and/or hot tubs that work like a charm. Later in the year, it's not unusual to see swimmers in the ocean until well into October.


2) Smaller Crowds: Between Easter and the start of summer and again after Labor Day, our country's educational requirements largely take crowds out of the equation here at the beach. The best part is that, unlike some northern resort areas, just about every restaurant and attraction (with the exception of waterparks) stays open year-round. Same selection, but no lines!


3) Lower Prices: With smaller crowds, local businesses must become more competitive to earn your business. One of the first ways they do this is by lowering prices, often to a fraction of what you might pay in the summer. Some of our nicest properties rent for as little as half of their peak rates during the spring and fall!


4) Golf, golf and more golf: With nearly 100 different courses in the area, there's never a shortage of places to play. The milder temperatures in the shoulder seasons lend themselves perfectly to long days on the links, and we'll help you find the perfect course for your game.


5) Special Events: Smaller crowds often mean that local businesses organize special events to help boost attendance. The Grand Strand is no exception, and festivals can be found for almost any taste. From Coastal Uncorked and the Little River Blue Crab Festival to the Beach Blast Christian music event and the Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days to two separate "Bike Weeks", the spring truly offers something for everyone.