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What to Pack for an Early Spring Vacation to Myrtle Beach

If you’re visiting in early spring, say, so early that it’s still practically winter, it can be hard to know what to pack. Will the weather be flip-flop-worthy? What about rain? We can say with utmost certainty the exact conditions you’ll find, but we can help give you an idea of what to include in your suitcase.

The average air temperature in Myrtle Beach in February is 60°F, though of course it’s warmer at the end of the month than the beginning. The average ocean temperature is 50 degrees. Toward the end of the month, you may be likely to run into a few nice and warm days, with sunshine and temps into the 70s. For some people that may well be flip flop weather—though for South Carolina natives used to hot and humid summers, that still feels pretty chilly.

Once you’re into March, the average temperature reaches 68 degrees, and in April, the average temperature raises to 76°, with an average ocean temperature of 66°.

So what do you need to pack for these temperatures? Here are some ideas:

  • Open and closed-toe shoes: Bring good walking shoes for strolls on the boardwalk, but it takes so little space to also pack a pair of flip-flops, we say go ahead and do it.
  • Layers: Since it’s hard to say with certainty what kind of weather you’ll encounter, bringing layers is always a safe bet. Put more on if the temps cool down.
  • Golf clubs: Spring and late winter are terrific times to get out on the golf course! And with more than 100 courses to choose from on the Grand Strand, you’ve got plenty of options.
  • Your upcoming gift list. If you have gifts to buy, bring your list with you to the beach. We have outstanding shopping for everyone in the family, from the Tanger Outlets to Coastal Grand Mall and the upscale The Market Common.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen! We’re talking about South Carolina, after all. Myrtle Beach gets 215 days of sunshine every year, and you’re incredibly likely to encounter some sunshine while you’re here.

(posted 12/22/13)