In some places, September means an end to summer fun.
Myrtle Beach is not one of those places. With an average high of 83 degrees and a low of 68, it’s safe to call the area idyllic for the onset of autumn.
Myrtle Beach season extends way beyond traditional summer months anyway. Although a jaunt to the coast in the middle of summer is an iconic vacation, some travelers prefer to wait for temperatures to cool and crowds to disperse before enjoying the beach life.
Enjoying Myrtle Beach at night in a light jacket or by day in jeans rather than board shorts isn’t such a bad thing, either. There are tee times to catch, plenty of outdoor dining to sit in on, and tons of indoor attractions to visit in September. You’ll definitely find it easier to book a hotel room after the August rush has come and gone.
Why is September a good month to visit Myrtle Beach?
Jetsetter.com named Huntington Beach, a half-hour drive south of Myrtle Beach, as a top-10 coastal destination for fall. For good reason: This state park beach is home to an array of avian life. Bring your binoculars and guidebook. There’s an alligator in the education center and a castle on site. The Atalaya Castle, the winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington, is a whimsical retreat and perfect spot for lots of photos.
1. Hot Summer Nights at Plyer Park, downtown Myrtle Beach
Catch live entertainment all week from 4-10 p.m. The weekly lineup includes a great variety of talent. Plyer Park is between the Myrtle Beach Skywheel and Moe Moons. Enjoy the final week of entertainment in early September in a green space with room for the kids to play, too.
2. Go fishing
Catch your share of black drum, pompano, and whiting in Myrtle Beach in September. You might even hook bluefish, red drum, and Spanish Mackerel. Much of the species popular all summer are still biting, such as amberjack and shark, especially in the waters of Cherry Grove.
3. Enjoy the day on the beach with your family and friends
Don’t forget the sunscreen, even though the weather will be much milder than summertime. Keep an eye out for dolphins, or toss a football or frisbee on the beautiful sands of Myrtle Beach. Take a hike in Myrtle Beach State Park or pack a picnic.
4. Walk along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
It’s a famous landmark in Myrtle Beach and a favorite of visitors and locals alike. A walk on the Boardwalk is a wonderful way to have that beach experience without the sand in your shoes. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, too.
That’s how to have summer fun in September
Those are just 5 of the best ways to enjoy September in Myrtle Beach. What are some of your favorites? So many things that were hot all summer are still available and open as we reach fall. Some, like music events, requires a little planning. Others can be totally spontaneous, like a picnic on the coast or a walk along the boardwalk.
Escape to Ocean Reef Myrtle Beach this fall
Where you stay on your Myrtle Beach getaway is just as important as what you do. Ocean Reef Resort offers condos, parlors, suites, and more, perfect to accommodate your entire family or just the two of you. With Brittain Resorts rewards and onsite choices for drinks and food, spending the day in at Ocean Reef just might make your list of favorite fall activities here. Book your getaway today.