Top 10 Reasons to Visit North Myrtle Beach in October

October Pumpkin on beach[space height=”20″] North Myrtle Beach has long been a favorite summer vacation destination….what about the rest of the year?  October is one of the best times of year along the Grand Strand!  This is a great time to enjoy not only the beaches but also all the area has to offer.  Here are my top ten favorite things about October in North Myrtle Beach:

[one_half] fall day on beach

1.  Beautiful Weather

Most people associate the beach with long, hot, sunny days.  However the temperatures are still enjoyable in the Fall.  The average temperature in October along the Grand Strand is around 77 degrees, with the water temperature around 73 degrees.  This is perfect for spending the day outdoors, at the beach, on the golf course, shopping, or on a nature walk.  Warm enough to enjoy the same activities of summer, but without the sweltering heat!

[/one_half] [one_half_last] couple watching sunrise

2.  Less Crowds

A huge perk of visiting North Myrtle Beach in October is less crowds.  You wont have to worry about heavy traffic, long waits at restaurants, crowded beaches, or congested parking lots.  Chances are, if you get up to watch the sunrise, you may be the only one on the beach.  This is also a prime time to enjoy attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium or Brookgreen Gardens without having to fight the crowds.

[/one_half_last] [one_half] ocean front balcony

3.  Lower Prices

I mean SERIOUSLY lower prices!  Condo rental rates drop more than half the price you would pay in the peak summer season.  With these lower rates,  anytime in October is the perfect time to visit, from a super affordable weekend getaway, to a 1 or 2 week stay that will still meet a modest budget.  Take a look at our great deals on Fall rentals to see what discounts you can take advantage of today.  Even a monthly stay is around the same if not less than what you could pay for 1 week in July.  Good news, we now have a search option on our website for monthly condo rentals, check it out!

[/one_half] [one_half_last] golf course

4.  Golf

Golfers flock to the #1 golf destination in the world for a number of reasons.  Myrtle Beach not only boasts over 100 courses but the conditions in October are perfect and Daylight Savings Time allows golfers to get in 36 holes if they wish.  In addition, most courses perform maintenance in the summer months so course conditions are pristine.  For more information about golf packages available, contact one of our golf directors at 1-800-624-6418 or visit

[/one_half_last] [one_half] oysters

5.  Seafood

October 1st marks the beginning of oyster season!   For the oyster lovers out there, we have been counting down to the cool days of October when we can enjoy a fresh oyster roast, oysters on the half shell, even some oyster shooters!  For those who have yet to try an is the time!!  If by chance, oysters don’t really do it for you, fall is an excellent time to try some local shrimp.  You can even check out everything “shrimpy” at the Little River Shrimp Fest, October 12-13th.

[/one_half] [one_half_last] football

6.  Football & Sports Bars

Worried about missing a game while on vacation?  No worries, North Myrtle Beach has plenty of sports bars that will help you cheer on your team.  A favorite among locals and visitors is Overtime Sports Cafe, where there is  a selection of over 150 TVs to watch the big games!  In addition to sports bars, what could be better than staying in one of our condos, utilizing the fully equipped kitchens and hosting your own game day party…oceanfront!!

[/one_half_last] [one_half] Family Walk

7.  Nature Walks

Sunny skies, cooler breezes and mild temperatures make the perfect opportunity for a little stroll through nature.  Heritage Shores Nature Preserve is perfect for spending just a couple hours out in the marsh of Cherry Grove.  If you’re not the picnic type,  The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk invites visitors to stroll and enjoy the beautiful scenery, along with opportunities for shopping and dining.  Looking for more nature??  Check out Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park!

[/one_half] [one_half_last] oktoberfest

8.  Oktoberfest

October 4th – 6th marks the 6th annual Oktoberfest at Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  Yes, there will be plenty of beer being served, but this is also a very family friendly event.  There will be games and a pumpkin patch for the kids, as well as live German music and food galore.  A definite must-go event to mark the beginning of fall!  For more information check out their website

[/one_half_last] [one_half] Conway Riverwalk

9.  Day Trips

With the lower prices, less crowds and lower prices, October is also a great time of year to visit surrounding areas.  Conway is just a short 30 minutes from North Myrtle Beach, and home to a very quaint downtown featuring eclectic boutiques, art galleries, gourmet bakeries and all variety of dining.  Wilmington, NC is about an hour drive, rich in history and home of the USS North Carolina.  Charleston is another great day trip, only about 2 hours away, with endless historical tours, shopping and dining.

[/one_half] [one_half_last] sunrise surf fishing

10.  Fishing

Grab a pole and some bait, because the fish are running (or swimming) in October.  Whether you prefer pier, surf, river,  or deep sea fishing, you’ll be sure to reel something in.  In the month of October,  you can expect to catch speckled trout, red drum and spots.  For more information on fishing reports, visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.