What to Pack for Your Winter Myrtle Beach Getaway


A winter getaway to the beach means one thing: Relaxation. Myrtle Beach may positively bustle in the summer, but it’s pretty peaceful in the cooler months. You can expect long walks without the crowds, visits to your favorite attractions without the lines, and you can even expect to avoid parking and traffic hassles. You’re going to love it!

To help you prepare for your winter getaway to Myrtle Beach, we’ve put together a few tips on what to pack:

Dressing in layers is especially key in winter months, because it’s hard to know what the temperatures will be like. The coldest month of the year here in Myrtle Beach is usually January, but even then average temps only get down to 57 F. You could still find yourself walking around town in sunny and mild high-60s, so plan to wear layers, such as long-sleeved T-shirts, lightweight sweaters, cardigans and jackets.

• Sunglasses
Just because it’s colder doesn’t mean it won’t be sunny! Myrtle Beach just is not one of those gray and overcast places, even when the weather cools down. You will still want your sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, especially when you’re out strolling near water, for instance along the Oceanfront Boardwalk & Promenade.

• Walking shoes
When you visit Myrtle Beach in the summer, it can be too hot and humid to enjoy a long walk. But the cooler months can be perfect for long walks exploring Myrtle Beach’s downtown, great shopping—including The Market Common and Barefoot Landing—and parks.

• Golf clubs
Fall and winter are our favorite times of year for Myrtle Beach golf! The courses are gorgeous and the weather is great. In fact, August is usually wetter than November in Myrtle Beach! So don’t forget to bring your clubs and head out for some fun on one of our iconic Myrtle Beach golf courses.

What are your favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter? Any tips you’d like to share?

Posted 10/21/13