5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in August

By Marissa Polascak • July 05, 2017

It’s almost August, but that doesn’t mean the fun is ending in Myrtle Beach! Sure, August is considered the end of summer for many as kids start to go back to school, but summer in Myrtle Beach is in full swing throughout the entire month. From beautiful weather to tons of fun things to do, here are 5 reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in August:

Total Solar Eclipse

This August, visitors to the Grand Strand have the chance to experience a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Those who want to have the full experience should travel slightly south to Georgetown or Charleston to see the full solar eclipse. This is truly a unique event that will make your vacation unforgettable!

Tax Free Weekend

Take advantage of tax-free shopping during the South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017. This special weekend allows shoppers to save money on back-to-school clothes, school supplies, computers, and more.

Great Weather

Enjoy fantastic summer weather all throughout the month of August in Myrtle Beach. The average air temperature during August is about 89º , and the average water temperature is around 80º, making it perfect for spending the day at the beach! The nice weather is also great for enjoying many outdoor activities such as Brookgreen Gardens, Broadway at the Beach, watersports, and much, much more.

Hotel Deals

If you’re thinking about booking a Myrtle Beach vacation in August, be sure to check out our deals from our Myrtle Beach hotel partners. Who knows; you may even save money on your favorite Myrtle Beach property and have some extra cash to spend on dining and attractions.

Things to Do

Of course, while you’re in Myrtle Beach you’re going to want to spend a day (or more) sitting in the sand and basking in the sun next to the ocean. But there are plenty of other fun things to do, too! Myrtle Beach is home to great shopping, watersports, dining, theaters, and many other family-friendly activities. Spend the day at Myrtle Waves or racing eachother at Broadway Grand Prix. Or, take a walk around Brookgreen Gardens, or take a kayak ride in North Myrtle Beach. No matter what you do, you’re bound to have an amazing time.