January Weather in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak
February 1, 2019

Celebrate the New Year in Myrtle Beach! Many people may think that visiting Myrtle Beach in January is kind of crazy, but in all actuality, it’s a great time of year to visit! January weather in Myrtle Beach is refreshing compared to the sweltering summer months, and there are plenty of festivals and events going on to keep visitors entertained throughout the month.

While January may have cooler weather compared to other months in Myrtle Beach, the air temperature is definitely warmer than other places in the United States. In fact, the average air temperature in Myrtle Beach in January is around 56ºF, with an average water temperature of 51º F. While you may not find yourself swimming this time of year (unless your resort has an indoor, heated pool), it is still warm enough to go outside and enjoy a walk on the beach or any outdoor attraction as long as you wear appropriate clothing.

Some of the best parts about visiting Myrtle Beach in January are that there are virtually no crowds and it is easy to score a great deal at your favorite hotel or resort. The average occupancy rate in January is around 24% with average daily rates around $57.69. Who can resist that?!

January weather in Myrtle Beach is great for various events along the Grand Strand, including Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week, SOS Mid-Winter Break, Taste of the Inlet, the Grand Strand Boat Show, and more!