Summer may be the peak season to visit the Myrtle Beach area — but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best time to take a vacation on the Carolina coast. In fact, many Grand Strand locals (and seasoned coastal vacationers, too) will tell you that there’s a long list of compelling reasons to visit in the fall.
Have all of your past Myrtle Beach visits been during the summer? Consider these seven leading reasons to expand your horizons and plan an autumn getaway to the Grand Strand:
While Myrtle Beach sees average high temperatures hit the high 80s in July and August, the months of September, October and November see average highs of 83, 75 and 67 degrees, respectively — making fall a great time to head for the coast in comfort.
As one of the top beach destinations on the East Coast, the Myrtle Beach area sees its peak numbers of tourists visit each year during the summer months. But in the fall, the crowds thin out substantially — all while nearly all the same top attractions are available for Grand Strand vacationers to enjoy.
With fewer visitors in the Myrtle Beach area during the fall, Grand Strand accommodations tend to see higher levels of availability than what is typically seen during the summer months. And as a result, visitors can often get better deals on their stays thanks to an increased supply of rooms, condos and vacation homes.
Of course, one of the Grand Strand’s top draws is its beautiful coastal surroundings, including the Atlantic Ocean, the area’s 60 miles of white-sand beaches, the Intracoastal Waterway and a long list of other natural attractions. And all of these are arguably even more breathtaking in the fall, when lower visitor numbers serve to heighten the sense of serenity when enjoying the outdoors.
Adding to the Grand Strand’s autumn appeal, the fall events calendar in the Myrtle Beach area is loaded with great festivals and events for visitors to enjoy. Just a few alluring examples include the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, the Little River ShrimpFest, the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival and the I Love Seafood Fest.
With 70-plus golf courses found up and down the Grand Strand, it should come as no surprise that the Myrtle Beach area is known as the “Golf Capital of the World.” And during the fall, when fewer visitors are in the area, Grand Strand vacationers can enjoy a broader selection of tee times at some of the area’s most renowned courses.
The Myrtle Beach area is well-known among anglers as a prime destination for wetting a line, whether you prefer chasing saltwater or freshwater catches. The area is also popular with wildlife lovers — and for good reason. For example, Murrells Inlet’s Huntington Beach State Park is one of the top bird-watching spots in the Southeast, as more than 300 species of birds have been spotted in the park. And in the fall, both the fishing and the wildlife-viewing opportunities in the area are at or near their peak levels.
Looking for the perfect place to stay during your fall Grand Strand getaway? MBResorts offers a range of resorts and properties in the Myrtle Beach area, and they’re all great choices when you’re chasing autumn adventures in the Myrtle Beach area. To ensure you’ll make long-lasting coastal memories during your fall vacation, book your MBResorts stay today!