It is important to note that there are times throughout the year that coming to this area are anything but Sensory Friendly.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week (http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com), usually in early May and October, brings with it thousands of Harley Davidson’s with most of the activity in Murrells Inlet. The rumble of the bikes is heard all throughout the day and night.
Atlantic Beach Bike Week (http://www.blackbikeweek.us ), traditionally on/around Memorial Day weekend, holds most of it’s activities in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, but again, there are hundreds of thousands of bikes out and about day and night.
July and August–the high season here–is anything but Sensory-Friendly. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to this area. Traffic is heavy, there are long lines and waits at attractions, businesses and restaurants and it is HOT, HOT, HOT.
We are working hard to educate the residents and business owners in Surfside Beach and the surrounding area to raise Autism Awareness, but suggest your experience will be much better if you schedule your visit around the Bike Week’s and consider not coming in July and August.
The Autism Friendly training was very eye-opening and I appreciated learning about autism in such an open environment where no question went unanswered. Having this training to help understand what families with a child with autism go through is an important aspect for anyone working with the public.
- Julia Woehrer, Vacation Myrtle Beach