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Myrtle Beach Weather in October

Pineapple Jack-o-lantern and Myrtle Beach weather in October
If you’re thinking about planning a fall getaway then you’re probably wondering what Myrtle Beach weather in October is like. You may also be wondering what is there to do in October in Myrtle Beach?

We have those answers and more!

From sunny beach days to seasonal events and popular attractions, learn more about Myrtle Beach weather in October and things to do:

What is the Myrtle Beach weather in October like?

During this time of year, vacationers can expect average temperature highs that reach the upper 70s, perfect weather for enjoying outdoor activities, festivals, and beach days. October in Myrtle Beach also typically sees higher chances of clear skies, which means lower chances of rainfall and more time spent with family out and about exploring Myrtle Beach!

Is it too cold to swim in Myrtle Beach in October?

October is one of the best times of the year to plan a vacation to Myrtle Beach. So it’s no surprise that there are still plenty of beach days to enjoy before the end of the year! During this time of the year, the ocean is still fairly warm, with water temperatures typically reaching the high 70s. Add that with a higher chance of clear skies and lower chance of rainfall, and you’ve got an excellent chance to enjoy plenty of beach days during your October beach trip!

Is October a good time to visit Myrtle Beach?

The best part about vacationing in Myrtle Beach in the fall is that you’ll most likely have the beach to yourself! At this point in the year, many vacationers have come and gone, leaving the beach, nearby attractions, restaurants, and shops with fewer crowds. On top of the fewer crowds, vacationers can expect lower hotel room rates and great hotel specials, too!

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What is there to do in Myrtle Beach in October?

Like we mentioned before, October is the perfect time of the year to plan a visit since peak season has passed. This means fewer lines and shorter wait times at popular Myrtle Beach restaurants and attractions. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach in October, including some great fall events:

Captain George’s Seafood Buffet

During the off-season, you’d be surprised how many of the mouth-watering seafood buffets close for the season, but not Captain George’s! They are one of THE BEST seafood restaurants and buffets on the Grand Strand! Order from the A La Carte menu or enjoy over 70 items from their buffet.

Need more restaurant suggestions? Check out the very best places to eat in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

With temperatures in the 70s, this is a great time to take a stroll on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! There is plenty to do, see, and eat while you enjoy gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean from the 1.2-mile boardwalk. Even during October, vacationers will find fewer crowds and many activities to enjoy.

Better yet, South Bay Inn & Suites is located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, so guests staying in our Myrtle Beach rooms have quick and easy access to many of Myrtle Beach’s best attractions!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Considered by many to be one of the landmark attractions in Myrtle Beach, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach sits nearly 200 feet above the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, offering spectacular views of Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront. Each gondola is completely enclosed and air-conditioned for a relaxing sky-high journey by the beach no matter the time of year you visit. Plus, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is just a short walk from South Bay Inn & Suites!

Check out all the things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

A Round Of Mini-Golf

It won’t be too hot to enjoy a round or two of mini-golf while you’re visiting. Myrtle Beach is known as the Mini-Golf Capital of the World because we have a mini-golf course on just about every corner. We’ve got a list of the best mini-golf spots for you!

Shop and Save at Tanger Outlets

These outdoor shopping centers will get you the best bang for your buck thanks to low prices on designer brands. If you’re in need of a new fall wardrobe or want to get your holiday shopping done early, Tanger Outlets has dozens of brand-name shops with inventories at affordable factory prices. From shoes and apparel to jewelry and accessories, don’t skip a trip to Tanger Outlets during your October visit!

Tanger Outlets has two convenient locations in Myrtle Beach, just a short distance from South Bay Inn & Suites:

  • Tanger Outlets Highway 17 | 10835 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach
  • Tanger Outlets Highway 501 | 4635 Factory Stores Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

A group of kids enjoying a fall event in Myrtle Beach in october.October 2021 Festivals & Events

October is the best time of year for festivals and events in and around Myrtle Beach! You’ll be able to enjoy the cool weather, food, vendors, and music that comes with these events. Be sure to check out the following events while you’re in town:


Now’s the time to start making plans for your fall trip to Myrtle Beach! Get low rates on oceanfront rooms and suites today!