All the Reasons to Break for the Beach this Fall

Autumn may mean pumpkin spice, hayrides and Halloween, but why not rum punch, beaches and kayaking? You can drink in all of that and more with a fall beach getaway to the South Carolina coast. In case you need a few reasons to make a beach escape, we’ll help you out.


Perfect Weather

Fall provides ideal temperatures for escaping to the Hammock Coast. During October, for example, highs hit the upper 70s, so it’s still warm enough to hit the beach or walk into the waves. Low temps hover around 55 degrees, so roast those marshmallows on a campfire or enjoy cool evenings sitting on a beachside deck. 


Crowds? What Crowds?

While thousands of visitors flock to these quaint communities during the summer, most of the crowds leave as the season ends. Pick a secluded site on Pawleys Island, a barrier island with an undisturbed view of the Atlantic Ocean. Or, select a spot along the three-mile stretch of pristine coastline at Huntington Beach State Park. Not only are the beaches less crowded, but so are your favorite seafood restaurants.


Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Does your perfect fall getaway include active outdoor adventure? The location of the Hammock Coast communities allows you to indulge in both saltwater and freshwater activities like kayaking, fishing and standup paddle boarding. Bring your own canoe or kayak and paddle one of the many local waterways. For rentals, hit up Crazy Sister Marina or Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet. Take in the incredible wildlife, spectacular natural beauty and historic sites along a scenic paddle.


Great Deals on Digs

Fall also means special rates and great deals on your accommodations. TideLife Vacation Rentals offers an array of well-outfitted beachfront and oceanview properties for a perfect stay. Happy Days, a four-bedroom villa in the DeBordieu Colony gated community, offers awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean.


The Little House, located on the south end of Pawleys Island, provides oceanfront seclusion in a classic beach house.


Cambridge 305 and 306 are three-bedroom units, each with oceanfront balconies. Located in Litchfield by the Sea, guests have access to all the amenities including multiple pools, a spa and tennis courts.


So Much to Do, So Little Time

Whether you’re a beachcomber, shopper or foodie, you’ve hit the Mother Lode here. Georgetown has been named one of America's Best Coastal Small Towns by USA Today readers for two years in a row. There’s a reason for that. Visitors relish this iconic setting with its rich history, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, unique boutiques and spectacular beauty. 


Come during autumn to discover new reasons to fall in love with the Hammock Coast.