How to Beat The Myrtle Beach Heat

Kids beating the heat with ice creamSummer in Myrtle Beach is serious business—the hot sunny weather is one reason people love visiting, but it can also be a lot to bear! If you’re visiting when the mercury starts to soar and you’re starting to feel a little scorched, we’ve got some tips for you on how to beat the heat.

1. Take a break from the sun with our indoor water park
Water parks are a great way to cool off, but sometimes you need more than just getting wet under the blazing sun and that’s where indoor water amenities like Dunes Village’s indoor water park can really pay off. We’ve got a great pool for swimming laps, a teen pool with basketball and volleyball nets, and a great silly submarine for the little kids. There are even water slides and waterfall buckets—and they’re all inside, away from the heat of the sun.

2. Visit an indoor attraction
There are many indoor attractions in Myrtle Beach and, if you’re planning to visit some, it’s wise to go in the middle of the day (when it’s hottest out). Ripley’s Aquarium, Wonderworks and the Palace Theatre are a few of our favorite indoor, family friendly Myrtle Beach attractions, but that’s just a start! You can also visit Myrtle Beach’s art museum (which boasts the dual benefits of being indoors and FREE), Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone or MagiQuest.

3. Cool off with a scoop
Ice cream is still probably our favorite way to cool off. We love Brusters Real Ice Cream, Friendly’s and Mad Myrtle’s on the Boulevard. It seems like there’s something about a sweet cold cone that not only helps cool you off, but also makes everyone happy!

4. Make sure to bring shade to the beach
While it may be exciting to try to work on your tan, you might not realize until it’s too late that you’ve gotten too much sun. So be sure to bring some sort of shading apparatus to the beach, whether that’s a tent or a beach umbrella. And if you don’t want to carry it all the way down to the beach, don’t worry! You can rent a beach umbrella from the lifeguards at the beach all summer and even into early fall. An umbrella and two chairs is only $30—money well spent if it means more time on the beach!

That’s our top four ways to beat the heat in Myrtle Beach. They’ll help assure you have a fun trip so when you’re done with your vacation you’ll feel rejuvenated, not burned out!