Monday, July 23, 2012

North Myrtle Beach’s “Endless Summer”

One of the greatest benefits of living or vacationing in South Carolina is the mild climate. The winter is relatively warm and snow-less, the spring is cool and green, and the summer weather lasts well into autumn. Of course early to mid-summer is the season of choice for vacations, especially for families with children that head back to school in August. As the tourist exodus occurs around the beginning of the school season, it leaves almost half of the summer open for prime vacationing opportunities.

The period from mid-August until late September may be the best time to take a trip out to the Grand Strand. First, the rental rates for condos and houses decrease dramatically. It is not uncommon to find a condo for half the cost of a weekly rental in July. If you were not able to book a trip to North Myrtle Beach due to price, look for great deals in September. Accommodations become much more affordable after Labor Day, even for luxury properties.

Dates are also more flexible. Most rental companies will only allow a weekly stay during the summer, but partial week rentals become available in September. If it’s a weekend vacation you want, then plan your trip for a week or two after Labor Day. You’ll enjoy great summer weather and a welcoming beach community at a fraction of the cost of a typical summer vacation!

The Cherry Grove Beach in North Myrtle Beach

Perhaps the best reason to plan a trip for late summer is the diminishing crowd. After most people head home around the first or second week in August, the Myrtle Beach area will become much less congested. Traffic is lighter, restaurant wait times are shorter, and the beach and popular attractions are less crowded. You’ll have room to spread out, which will make relaxing much more effortless. The Atlantic Ocean stays warm until October, so don’t worry about swimming in cold water. Come stretch out on the beach, catch some waves, and enjoy North Myrtle Beach’s “endless summer”!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

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