Information & Facts
Myrtle Beach and adjacent coast enjoys a mild climate, with hot
summers tempered by ocean breezes, and winters with temperatures
that stay cool and comfortable. The influence of the warm currents
of the gulf stream just offshore ensures that this holiday strip is
warm enough for fun in the sun most of the year. It does rain
suddenly, and heavily, particularly during summer, but the sandy
soil allows for quick drainage and even the emerald green golf
courses are ready for action again as soon as the showers let
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.