5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in May

By Marissa Polascak • April 11, 2018

May is a beautiful time to visit Myrtle Beach as the summer crowd hasn’t fully arrived yet, the weather is gorgeous, and it is finally the perfect time to go to the beach! There are tons of fun things to do in May including events, outdoor attractions, water sports, golf, and much, much more.

If you’re thinking about coming to Myrtle Beach in May, check out these 5 reasons to visit to help you make up your mind to book your vacation:


Myrtle Beach is great to visit any time of the year, but May is an awesome time because all of your favorite attractions are open! From award-winning shows to amusement parks and water parks, vacationers can easily buy tickets to go do all the fun things in Myrtle Beach. Also, visitors don’t have to fight the attraction lines that occur during peak summer months like June & July.


Of course the beach is relaxing throughout the year, but May is an amazing time to dig your toes into the sand and take a dip in the ocean. During May, the average water temperature is 71º, making it warm enough for swimming and watersports. Set up the perfect beach spot, lay out on your towel, and soak up the warm South Carolina sun while listening to the serene sound of the waves crashing against the shore.


The Grand Strand is the place to be in May, as there are so many fun events going on! For the 2018 season, the following events are slated to take place in May: Blue October, Jackyl, Chase Rice, and Tech N9ne at House of Blues; Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival; Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally; Mayfest on Main Festival; World Famous Blue Crab Festival; Atlantic Beach Bike Week; Cinco De Mayo events; and more!

Hotel Deals

Since May isn’t considered “peak tourist season” in Myrtle Beach, it is still easy to catch a good hotel deal at some of your favorite Myrtle Beach properties. On average, the occupancy rates during May tend to be around 52% with the average room cost rates falling around $100 per night.


One thing’s for sure: you can’t beat the weather in Myrtle Beach during the month of May! The average air temperature in May is around 83º, providing sunny days that are great for outdoor events, going to the beach, and enjoying outdoor attractions.