Plan Your Vacation – Annual Atlantic Beach Weather and Temperatures

Atlantic Beach’s warm and temperate climate makes it an excellent year-round beach destination. Planning your trip is half the fun, but knowing what to pack can be a challenge.

It helps to know what the weather will be like and the average temperatures for each season. Whether you’re flying or driving to Atlantic Beach, our guide will help you know exactly what to pack in your suitcase.

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Weather in the Winter

If you’re living in the mountains of Western North Carolina or even Greenville, South Carolina, you may want an escape from winter weather and the snow. Atlantic Beach’s mild winters make it the perfect getaway from the cold. What are the average high temperatures during the winter?

  • December: 57°F
  • January: 53°F
  • February: 56°F

Even in the dead of winter, the weather is still warm enough to enjoy a walk along the beach – complete with a stunning sunset. But we do get snow on occasion. On average, Atlantic Beach receives about an inch of snowfall each year.

Because winter is the off-peak season, you’ll enjoy mild weather and won’t have to fight with crowds. Plus, you can usually score a great deal on Atlantic Beach winter rentals to make your trip even more affordable. 

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What’s it Like in the Spring?


Things start to warm up at Atlantic Beach in the spring, but you’ll still beat the crowds if you travel at this time of year. Average high temperatures during the spring are:

  • March: 61°F
  • April: 69°F
  • May: 76°F

While the weather is still relatively dry, we do see a little more rain in March and May.

Sunset on Atlantic Beach

How Hot is it in the Summer?


Summer is peak tourist season here in Atlantic Beach. The weather is heating up, the beach comes alive, and the city is bustling with visitors. 

But exactly how hot does it get in the summer? If you live in the mountains, where it tends to be cooler in the summer, you may be worried about sweltering temperatures. Don’t be. Average high temperatures in the summer are:

  • June: 83°F
  • July: 87°F
  • August: 86°F

June and July are still relatively dry, but August can be rainy, with the average precipitation being 7 inches. Because summer is the busiest season, we recommend booking your Atlantic Beach house rental early in the year. 

What to Expect in the Fall


The weather starts to cool down in the fall, but September and October are still warm enough to enjoy long days at the beach. Here are the average highs for the fall:

  • September: 83°F
  • October: 75°F
  • November: 67°F

September is the wettest month, averaging about 8 inches of rain. October is a great month to visit Atlantic Beach because the weather is still warm, tourists have gone home, and the weather is drier. 

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What to Pack


What should you pack for your Atlantic Beach vacation? That depends on what time of year you’re visiting. Plan for the warmer seasons with these specifics: 

Spring, Summer & Fall

  • Light, comfortable clothes
  • Light jacket
  • Swimsuit 
  • Umbrella
  • Hat 
  • Beach towels

Any time of the year, essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes are a safe bet. Even in the cooler winter months, it’s important to wear sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. Of course, you’ll also want a heavier jacket during this time of year.

Don’t forget to pack any other personal care items and essentials you may need.

Atlantic Beach Rentals are Perfect Year-Round


Atlantic Beach’s long summers and mild winters make it the perfect year-round beach destination. 

We have several beachfront rentals available, whether you’re visiting for 4th of July or want to ring in the New Year on our white, sandy shores.

Two of our featured rentals include:

  • Seabiscuit: With 5 bedroom and 3.5 bathrooms, this beach house can accommodate up to 10 guests. This property has a private pool, Wi-Fi, a grill, laundry facilities and more.
  • Shearwater: A 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home that hosts up to 8 guests. This beach house has towering windows offering stunning ocean views and private oceanfront decks. An apartment above the garage offers extra privacy.

These are some of our most luxurious rentals in Atlantic Beach, and they’re all just a quick walk to the beach, boardwalk and some of the best restaurants in town. Contact us today to learn more about our properties!