Myrtle Beach Weather in December

Averages By Month

Even in December temperatures at Myrtle Beach reach a mild 60°F during the day and only drop down to a minimum of 41°F during the night. These are temperatures that you don’t get at many places during winter in the United States. December at Myrtle Beach is dry (only 6 days of rain on average)and even though the water temperature is pretty cool at 55°F, you can still swim at one of the indoor water parks or in an indoor hotel pool which many hotels offer. So you can still make a lot out of the 7 hours of sunshine a day.

December in Myrtle Beach, with its mild temperatures, will also allow you to enjoy the outdoors. From playing a round of golf to taking a stroll along the beach - there are many things to do. Around the holidays you will also find lots of related entertainment such as special holiday shows, tree lightings or the Ripley’s Festival of Trees. You will also have lots of opportunities to do your holiday shopping. If there for New Year’s Eve, don’t miss checking out the New Years Eve Garden By Candlelight Pre-Party. Being in off-season you will also find great hotel deals in Myrtle Beach in December.

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather

62°F clear sky
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Myrtle Beach

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

56° 58° 65° 73° 79° 85° 88° 87° 83° 75° 67° 60°

Low °F

38° 40° 47° 55° 63° 70° 74° 73° 68° 57° 48° 41°


6h 7h 8h 9h 9h 9h 9h 8h 8h 7h 6h 6h

Rain Days

6 5 5 5 6 7 8 9 6 5 4 6

Water °F

51° 52° 57° 62° 69° 77° 81° 83° 80° 73° 65° 55°

Myrtle Beach Weather by Month

Best Time to visit Myrtle Beach

In terms of weather, the best time to visit Myrtle Beach is between March and November. The months of spring and fall are pleasant and mild- perfect for outdoor activities. The hot months of June, July and August provide ideal beach vacation weather. The best months for swimming in the ocean are July, August and September. August and September are the wettest months of the year so it might be wise to bring some rain gear. January is the coldest month but even during the winter temperatures rarely drop under 55°F during the day.

Things to know about Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach used to be made up of just a few fishermen’s houses along the coast not too long ago. Today, Myrtle Beach has become a busy and well known vacation destination. The Oceanfront Broadwalk is an over a mile long promenade along the sea where you can stop at one of the numerous and very inviting restaurants with a sea view. Myrtle Beach is also famous for its more than 100 Championship Golf Courses and you won’t get bored during the nights, where numerous bars and clubs will keep you busy. Even if you are simply after a relaxing beach vacation - there are many vacation possibilities in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel
Myrtle Beach high rise buildings

The 10 top sights are:

Waccatee Zoological Farm

The Waccatee Zoological Farm is an absolute must if you are travelling with kids. You can watch a number of different animals including the famous peacocks. The entrance is cheap and even on hot days you will find plenty of shady spots.

Palace Theatre

At the Palace Theatre you can watch Broadway inspired shows directly on the beach. The small and pleasant theatre offers great views from any seat. If you are up for a matinee you get even cheaper tickets.

Myrtle Beach State Park

The Myrtle Beach State park is just a few minutes walk away from the center. If you are after a quiet place to relax this is exactly what you are looking for.

Nascar SpeedPark

Kids as well as adults can expect a lot of fun go-karting at the Nascar SpeedPark. If you aren’t physically into racing you can simply experience the thrill in the video game hall.

Myrtle Waves Water Park

If just enjoying sunbathing and swimming in the oceon is too boring for you, you can find all kinds of water slides and water waves in the Myrtle waves water park.

Broadway at the Beach

What would Myrtle Beach be without shopping? Visit the Broadway at the Beach and its’ unique shops, the IMAX cinema, the Ripley’s aquarium, mini-golf and much more.

Barefoot Landing

Another famous shopping destination of Myrtle Beach is the Barefoot Landing. In between shopping you can take a rest on a deck chair looking out over the ocean, observe the crocodiles or take a ride on the carousell.

Huntington Beach State Park

Just a few minutes walk from Myrtle Beach you will find this park which also offers an area designated to relax and swim. The untouched coastal line invites you to fish or observe the birds and alligators.

Brookgreen Gardens

On 13.5 square miles the botanical gardens of Brookgreen will offer yousight of countless types of plants as well as many interesting sculptures. You might want to bring a picnic or check out any concerts.

The Beach

Last but not least, the beach! The one and main thing you might want to visit Myrtle Beach for. It’s huge with lots of sand and waves and it’s also free!

Myrtle Beach Location

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