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FAQ: Does Myrtle Beach Shut Down in the Winter?

By Vacation Myrtle Beach

We often get asked, “Does Myrtle Beach shut down in the winter?” Not at all! Myrtle Beach isn’t your typical beach town that rolls up the boardwalks in the winter months. The weather in Myrtle Beach is generally mild, and while a few outdoor water parks and amusement parks do shut down during winter, there’s still plenty open to provide entertainment and fun.

Indoor activities such as Ripley’s Aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks, and Barefoot Landing remain open all year-round. Most restaurants and bars also remain open, and some even offer outdoor seating if the weather is nice.

Many outdoor attractions, such as the Waccatee Zoo, Alligator Adventure, and Brookgreen Gardens remain open in Myrtle Beach during winter, and you may even find them more enjoyable in the cooler temperatures than during the heat of summer. Museums, art galleries, stores, and entertainment such as the Alabama Theater and House of Blues stay open all winter, and may even offer special holiday and winter programs for you to enjoy. Winter is also a productive fishing season in the Myrtle Beach area, and you can still book fishing charters and look forward to a great catch with fewer crowds out on the water.

Mild South Carolina winter temperatures make it a pleasure to walk along the beach, Boardwalk, or piers in cooler months. So, don’t let winter keep you away from Myrtle Beach. There’s still plenty of vacation fun to be had.

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