Things To Do
Top 5 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in July
Things sure heat up in July in Myrtle Beach; from the beautiful weather to the fun events, there are tons of things to do throughout the month. From celebrating Independence Day in style to staying cool at local waterparks, the opportunities are endless when it comes to having fun.
Celebrate Independence Day
There’s nowhere better to celebrate the birth of our nation than Myrtle Beach!
With numerous 4th of July fireworks shows, several parades, patriotic 5ks and more, the Grand Strand is full of fun events to commemorate July Fourth. Events include:
Enjoy the Beach
Chances are you’re in Myrtle Beach during the month of July to enjoy the beautiful summer weather on the beach. The average air temperature during July in Myrtle Beach is around 91º, while the average water temperature falls in the area of 83º, perfect for a day of fun in the sun.
The beach is, of course, the most popular outdoor attraction in the Myrtle Beach area. Claim a spot on the sand and enjoy a day in the sun! The beach is open year-round and is accessible from the many oceanfront hotels in the area as well as public beach accesses. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spot for a beach read or want to compete in a rousing game of bocce ball, the beach offers a perfect backdrop for your summer day.
With the gorgeous sunny weather comes an increased UV index, which hovers around 7 from June to August in the Myrtle Beach area. Rules prohibit large tents or shading devices during the busy summer months, but round umbrellas are permitted year-round. Be sure to use sunscreen and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Nothing will kill the vacation vibe faster than a wicked sunburn.
Explore the Outdoors
Beyond the beach, the Grand Strand is a place with tons of natural beauty and wildlife to explore.
You can start with the ocean! Plenty of deep sea fishing charters and dolphin tours will take you out into the water for an ocean adventure you won’t forget. Explore on a huge charter boat or even a jet ski with experienced professionals leading the way.
The marshes and inlets around the Grand Strand offer a change of scenery and a glimpse of the native wildlife in beautiful coastal South Carolina. Kayak rentals or guided tours are popular ways to explore off the beaten path.
The Intracoastal Waterway is an inland waterway that spans the coast of the United States from Massachusetts to Florida. Grand Strand visitors can explore the South Carolina section of the waterway, which includes Little River on the north end and the Waccamaw River on the south end, via boat or jet ski.
Waccamaw Cooter Air Boat Tours takes visitors on an airboat adventure through the Waccamaw, Black and Pee Dee Rivers with up-close encounters of native wildlife. River Island Adventures offers a variety of ways to explore the outdoors, including kayak and pontoon tours, inner tubing on the river, overnight camping trips and the Escape River Island challenge.
Shop 'Til You Drop
Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe update, beach supplies, or a unique souvenir to take home, the Myrtle Beach area is full of great shopping options. The Tanger Outlet malls feature brand name stores full of deals. Get a jump on your Back to School shopping in July with a trip to the outlets. Iconic beachwear stores can also be found throughout the Grand Strand the massive stores contain souvenirs, resort wear, beach supplies and more. No trip to the beach is complete without a stop at a beachwear store.
Loving the Southern style? Grab the trendiest gear and fashion from a local gift shop like Callahan’s of Calabash on the north end or the Lazy Gator on the south end. They carry all the big names in Southern fashion and accessories.
Don’t forget to stop by Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing — or both! — during your trip. These two massive shopping complexes offer an array of specialty stores, boutiques and gift shops along with plenty of dining and entertainment to make a day of it! During July, both complexes host tons of great events, live entertainment, and even weekly fireworks shows.
Have Some Family Fun!
Vacation is a time to relax and reconnect as a family. Many family-friendly activities are available to help you engage with the ones you love.
Have some wet and wild fun at a local waterpark! Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach and Myrtle Waves are open during the summer for family fun and togetherness. Conquer your fears on a heart-pounding waterslide or float your cares away on a relaxing lazy river ride.
Test your skills at an area escape room. These family-friendly attractions will have you working together to beat the clock to solve the puzzles that lead to your escape. This is a great rainy day activity or a way to beat the heat on a hot July day!
Another family-friendly indoor activity is Ripley’s Aquarium located at Broadway at the Beach. Visitors will get up close and personal a variety of sea life, including sharks, rays, fish, jellies and even penguins!