What is the weather in early October. I never was in South Carolina before and I want to go to the beach.
Upper 70's to low 80's.
Water temps could be iffy depending on where you're from. A Canadian might think it's a warm while somebody from Virginia would stay out of the water. Might look for place heated pool just to be on safe side.
Still hurricane season. That's just a gamble. Odds in your favor. We're going first week of Oct. Won't check weather til week before leaving. Even then if they predict rain it's seldom ever bad enough to lose sleep over.
We love October. I thought the ocean temp was still REALLY warm. I'm not an ocean swimmer, but would have gladly taken a full plunge because it was really warm. You may have more cloudy days/rainy days, but it's fall. I wore shorts the entire time. I recall the breeze after getting out of the pools was what made me feel a chill, other than that it is great weather.
Pop was dead on. We are generally about 75-80 for the high during October. The ocean is still rather warm (usually still above 70) so swimming is still an option.
October is a great time to visit the beach as the summer humidity is gone but we still have the nice warm weather. Keep in mind that a few of the attractions and restaurants have limited operating hours during the "shoulder" season. However, October/November is prime golf season so we're still getting visitors.
Also, you may want to note that there is a fall bike rally the first week of October, it's not as busy as the spring rally, but still can get a bit loud and rowdy. If that's not your thing you may want to push it back a week.
Hope this helps!
we've been going down the 2nd week in october for the last 3 years and love it! going again this year
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