5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in February

By Marissa Polascak • January 12, 2016
With Myrtle Beach's mild weather, February is a great time to stroll on the beach!
With Myrtle Beach's mild weather, February is a great time to stroll on the beach!

We know what you’re thinking; who would visit the beach in the middle of winter?! While we understand your concerns, visiting Myrtle Beach in the winter is actually quite fabulous. We’ve already covered December and January, so here is a list of reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in February:


The average occupancy rate for hotels in February is approximately 35%, which makes is quite easy to find great deals for accommodations. Myrtle Beach average room rates in February are around $64.03, which is much more affordable than rates during the most popular months. Many restaurants and attractions also offer deals around this time of year to draw people to their businesses, so you may also find yourself saving money while having fun and eating a good meal!

Fun Events

Myrtle Beach has fun events year-round, but the month of February welcomes several annual events.  Some of these events include: Taste of the MarshWalk, KidzTime Festival, Stamp & Postcard Show, Shuckin’ The Strand Oyster Roast, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Collector’s Event, and much more! And, of course, there are always several Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras festivities in the area, too.

Indoor Attractions

On the chillier February days, you can always head to one of the many indoor attractions around the Grand Strand. Some of these indoor attractions include: WonderWorks, Duplin Winery, Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Complex, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odd-torium, 710 North Myrtle Beach, Fun Plaza Arcade, and many more. Plus, of course, you could always go see a new movie or go shopping at any of the area’s shopping malls.

New Shows

February is the month when the local theaters transition from their holiday shows to their new shows for the year. By visiting Myrtle Beach in February, you can be one of the first people to see the new shows!


While many other states are battling snow storms in February, Myrtle Beach welcomes mild weather. The average air temperature in February is approximately 60º, making outdoor activities such as visiting Brookgreen Gardens and outdoor shopping much more enjoyable. However, the ocean may not be so inviting with an average water temperature of 51º, but at least it is still warm enough outside to take a nice stroll on the sand.