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Top 5 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in March

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Top 5 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in March

Spring is just around the corner, teasing bundled-up beachgoers with breaths of warmer air and memories of short sleeves, hot sand and sun-soaked days.

Though summer is still months away, March is a fine time to celebrate the loosening of winter’s grip in Myrtle Beach.

Spring at the beach is a great time to shake off the cold-weather blues before sweltering heat of the dog days descends. Here are some ways to get back in the swing of all things spring.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Although spring doesn’t officially arrive until the end of the month, warm weather begins to return as the calendar changes from February to March. Average high March temperatures hover in the mid-60s, making it a perfect time to explore the outdoors around the Grand Strand. 

Of course, the beach is the most scenic (and free) spot to plant yourself during March in Myrtle Beach. The endless crashing of the waves, soft-sand beaches, people watching, fresh salt air. There’s so much to love about a March day at the beach. A light jacket is usually all you need to block the cool breeze off the ocean. 

Brookgreen Gardens, located south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, is a hidden gem full of outdoor appeal. The gardens really come alive in March. Spring daffodils, azaleas and dogwoods will be in full bloom as you wander through the world-renowned sculpture gardens, take a river boat tour or get to know some four-legged locals in the Native Wildlife Zoo.  An added perk: Regular admission tickets are good for seven consecutive days.

Across Highway 17 from Brookgreen is Huntington Beach State Park, home to stunning beach views and Atalaya Castle. Atalaya, Spanish for watchtower, was the winter home of Anna Hyatt Huntington, who founded Brookgreen Gardens along with and her husband, philanthropist Archer Huntington. The sprawling structure, now a lovely ruin of crumbling red brick, was designed to showcase Anna’s sculpture. Built using local labor during the Great Depression, the castle is an ideal backdrop for family photos or a day of exploring. 

If you’re looking for a more active outdoor excursion, check out River Island Adventures near North Myrtle Beach. The outpost offers a unique glimpse of Waccamaw River wildlife, which you can explore via kayak or pontoon boat. Other activities include the Escape River Island challenge, float trips, full-moon paddles, overnight camping and much more! Though you’ll be just a few miles from the ocean, you’ll feel worlds away from from typical touristy Myrtle Beach vacation.

Explore the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk 

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the centerpiece of the city’s oceanfront with over a mile of beach, bars and restaurants to explore. Many attractions, including the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, Fun Plaza Family Arcade, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and the Gay Dolphin gift shop, call the Boardwalk home. If you’re looking for take in the views, grab a bite or spend the day fishing, two piers jut into the Atlantic from the Boardwalk — both with fan-favorite restaurants on-site. Pier 14 is home to the Pier 14 Restaurant, which serves a variety of seafood and “land” food with a spectacular ocean view. Wicked Tuna is located on the 2nd Avenue Pier with a rooftop bar along with an extensive sushi and seafood menu. Many other restaurants call the Boardwalk home, including Riptydz Oceanfront Grille and Rooftop Bar, Tin Roof, and Peaches Corner. Visitors can spend hours walking, shopping and dining in this scenic spot. Our live webcams offer views of the Boardwalk all year long.  

Visit the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Spectacular views, world-class dining and toe-tapping music can all be found in one leisurely stroll. Sample fresh Lowcountry seafood, snared mere steps from your table, as the sun sinks into the inlet waters. The wooden marshwalk runs alongside a variety of restaurants with varied menus, so you can stroll along and find the perfect place to eat and have a cold drink. March is an “R” month, which makes it local oyster season, and several inlet eateries, including The Claw House and Wicked Tuna can serve you your fill on the Marshwalk. Stop by Bovine’s for steak or a wood-fired pizza. Whether you visit for lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed with a March day spent on the Marshwalk. 

Enjoy Area Events 

Activity around the beach heats up along with the weather starting in March. Myrtle Beach Marathon weekend is March 3-4 with events that include a 5K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. The fast, flat route makes the Myrtle Beach Marathon a popular event for both novice and experienced runners. Get your green on at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on March 11 in North Myrtle Beach. The popular parade steps off at 9 a.m. followed by a fun family-friendly street festival that includes music, food, and games.  The annual Run to the Sun Car Truck Show gives automobile enthusiasts the chance to check out more than 3,000 classic cars and trucks from across the country. Presented by the Pee Dee Street Rodders, the show is set for March 16-18 at the former site of Myrtle Square Mall. 

Hit the Links

The Grand Strand is home to more than 100 golf courses, and the greens will be in tip-top scenic shape as spring begins. From Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, a Golf Digest, Golfweek and Golf Magazine Top 100 course in Pawleys Island, to the aptly named Angels Trace in Sunset Beach, N.C., there is a course for every game and budget.