is a beautiful coastal city located on the eastern coast of Horry County in South Carolina
, United States. Myrtle Beach is one of the most vital tourism spots in the county and has been ranked among the top fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the country.
Myrtle Beach forms a vital part of 'The Grand Strand,' a continuous stretch of beach-going on for approximately ninety-seven kilometers, found in the northeastern part of South Carolina. It is for this reason that Myrtle Beach has gradually developed into the center of tourist attraction in the region.
With a moderately dense population, Myrtle Beach city and its metropolitan region remain one of the most populated cities in South Carolina. Its string of beaches has millions and millions of visitors checking in every year, and its extraordinarily pleasant climate contributes significantly to the same.
Myrtle Beach is home to beautiful vacation homes, high-end resorts, and celebrity-themed beach houses. Its long beach stretch is crowned with numerous malls, elegant arcades, shopping stalls, classy hotels and restaurants, and countless fun spots. One such place is the ever-busy Family Kingdom amusement park that stands out because of the Ferris Sky Wheel, one of the highest fun wheels in the country.
Water sports and water-related fun activities are the norms in Myrtle Beach. Visitors take to swimming, kitesurfing, jet-skiing, kiteboarding, scuba diving, and deep-sea diving, among other activities. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are made possible via charter boats along the beaches. Biking and hiking go on along the many trails within the scenic Myrtle Beach State Park, alongside activities that are friendly to the whole family.
Myrtle Beach enjoys a humid subtropical climate of Köppen Cfa, as is typical of the Gulf and the South Atlantic regions. Overall, the weather entails ample sunshine all through the year, with summers that long, hot, and humid. Winters are usually short and moderately mild while springs and autumns remain mild and short, acting more as transitional seasons. Generally, extreme weather, including snowfall, very chilly days, and extremely scorching days are rare, but Myrtle Beach periodically experiences thunderstorms, tropical storms, and cyclones.
While summer experiences highs of 91.4°F (33°C) and lows of 73.6°F (23.1°C) on average, winter has a temperature range of between 64.6°F (18.1°C) and 39.7°F (4.3°C). Precipitation is evenly spread out in the year, except for June
, when there is a spike to yield 5.7" (144.8mm) approximately.
Myrtle Beach allows for the lovers of both heat and cold to enjoy touring any time during the year. The peak of the tourist season is between May
. Being summer, the days remain warm to hot enough, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities and especially the vibrant water fun and activities. Seeing that most schools close for the summer holidays, Myrtle Beach is bound to be crowded and bustling with numerous activities; visitors are pre-warned of sold-out accommodation facilities.
Apart from the summer break, more crowds can be experienced over the spring break when there are numerous events and festivals held to welcome the much-loved warmth. The famed St. Patrick's Day parades and the much loved Canadian-American Days are both held in March
. A festival involving a vibrant blend of foods, wines, and spirits brings people from all walks of life together during the Coastal Uncorked Festival in May.