Why Autumn is the Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

Cool ocean breezes, daylight until 8 pm, and ample relaxation time are just a few reasons why we love the summer months at the beach. But autumn brings its own unique perks. And dare we say, they can be better than summer. Read on for a few tips on planning your fall beach vacation in Myrtle Beach to get the ultimate experience.

Reduced rental rates: Aside from our year-long Specials & Deals page, you’re bound to find vacation homes at a fraction of the cost during the fall season. You’ll notice certain rentals are only $450/week and select homes are available on a monthly basis for those of us who need an extended vacation. Autumn allows us, vacation goers, to take a much-needed break from work without breaking the bank. 

(Seas the Day via Surfside’s website) 

Temperature: Thankfully, the southeast is blessed with warm weather in the fall. In fact, the average air temperature in October is 77 degrees while the water temperature is around 72. Although cooler than the dog days of summer, you’ll still get a glowing tan. Plus, the UV index will be lower, so you’ll be able to spend as long as you want on the beach without worrying about skin damage so long as you are wearing a light coverage SPF, of course! 

(Seaside Retreat via Surfside’s website)

Less Tourism: Whether you live close to the Myrtle Beach area or you’re traveling in from out-of-state, you’ll fit right in with the locals. In fact, they might not even notice you’re a foreigner so long as you don’t ask for directions! All jokes aside, while the Myrtle Beach area is bound to be less http://www.health-canada-pharmacy.com/analgesics.html congested in the fall, you’ll still find plenty of events to attend. Harvest Home Festival on October 5th, Oktober Fest on October 11-12th, and several music festivals will be there to set the fall vibe. So, pack your bags and join the locals for a wonderful time. 

(Pier View Cottage via Surfside’s website) 

Golf Season: As you may already know, Myrtle Beach is home to many enthusiastic golfers. Fall is the peak time when avid golfers emerge thanks to cooler air temperatures, crisp breezes and ample golf tournaments. Whether golf is a big part of your family’s life or you simply enjoy watching others golf, fall is the best season to catch a game without suffering in the brutal heat. 

Music Festivals: As we alluded to previously, Myrtle Beach delivers when it comes to music festivals. The Annual Jazz Festival, Live Oak Art and Music Festival, Autumn Big Band Blast, Annual Greek Festival, and Hippie Fest all take place during October and are great family-friendly events. November also comes with its fair share of music festivals for those of you looking to visit family during the holidays or plan your own family getaway. 

What are some of your favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach during the fall season? Do you find the fall to be the best time to enjoy beach life with cooler air temperatures and less people or are you are summer baby at heart? Check out our Specials & Deals page to find the best accommodations for your group size and budget. We look forward to welcoming you to Myrtle Beach!

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