Fall at Edisto Beach, SC

When you hear fall, your first thought may drift to all-things-pumpkin spice, football season, and beautiful red and golden foliage. While all of that is wonderful, for us, fall means most of that PLUS sun and sand! If you’ve never experienced fall at Edisto Beach, you’re in for a glorious autumn treat! Cue still-warm temperatures, less-crowded beaches, and plenty of things to do!

It’s a Beautiful Time of Year

Moderate fall temperatures* means there’s still time for spending days soaking in the sun on the beach. With school back in session, the crowds are smaller during the fall season, offering plenty of room to really spread out on our already quiet shores. As a bonus, rental rates are lower in the fall than in peak summer months! Our lodging providers are happy to help you find the ideal place for you to rest your head.

Did you know Fido & Rover are welcome on Edisto Beach? That’s right, if you can’t bear to leave your four-legged friends behind, dogs are allowed on our beaches year-round, and from November 1 – April 30th, no leash is required! Did we mention Edisto Beach also offers a number of pet-friendly accommodations? And, if you need to board your furry best friend, Edisto Kennels can help you out and ensure you both have the best trip possible. Get your pup(s) ready for this fall vacation!

Dog-Friendly Edisto Beach Getaway

*Average Highs/Lows: September 85°F/69°F, October 77°F/58°F, and November 68°F/49°F

What is there to do?

The event calendar is full in October and November. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your trip:

More info on Edisto events here.

Get Outdoors

Those same moderate fall temperatures make outdoor fun a must-have on your itinerary! And we are full of great ideas for ways to get your fitness on this Fall at Edisto Beach.

Spending time on the water brings adventure, relaxation, and guaranteed fun! Rent a kayak or paddle board, take a dolphin cruise, cast your line to reel in the season’s catch, or grab your sweater for an evening sunset tour. Find all the details on marinas, rentals, charters, tours, and how to book your time on the water here.

If on-the-water doesn’t fit into your itinerary, then a cruise around Edisto on land may be more your speed. Our rental companies offer golf cart rentals as well as bikes for adults and children alike! Even items such as bike baskets, helmets, and baby seats are available for rent.

Rather do a little hiking? Check out the trails at the Edisto Beach State Park or take a walk down to the untouched beach at Botany Bay. You can even enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in the comfort of your car while taking the Botany Bay Driving tour.

If hitting the links is on your vacation agenda, then pack your clubs to play through at The Plantation Course At Edisto or The Links at Stono Ferry. The weather is great year-round for golf and our courses offer superb service in the pro shop, dining opportunities, and beautiful greens!

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, sign-up to run (or walk!) our 12th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race. Edisto is also hosting its third Triathlon this year! Come enjoy the views of Edisto in the Fall from a healthier perspective while taking care of your mind AND body. All ages are welcome at the 5K/1M Walk/Run! And, if you need other ideas for your kiddos, we have several kid-friendly activities to enjoy – both inside and outside in case the weather isn’t cooperating!

The Fall at Edisto is a perfect time for an oyster roast! It gives you an excuse to gather outside with your friends and family while enjoying the bounties of the sea. Visit our local seafood markets Edisto Seafood or Flowers Seafood Company to kick off the season with a bushel of oysters fresh from the ocean. If you’d rather have the experience of an in-home chef, give Edisto Beach Services or Too Good Foods a call!

Edisto Seafood

Or Stay Inside

Shopping is a great way to explore and grab a little piece of vacation to bring back home. We all know how important shopping local is to communities across the country and Edisto Beach is no different! While you’re here, be sure to grab some souvenirs from our boutiques and specialty shops to bring back home such as art, resort wear, books, gourmet foods, bath and body products, and so much more!  

Is there any better way to experience relaxation during your vacation than having a massage? Spa treatments, manicures, and other services are available at our local spots. A day on the beach, followed by some pampering? Sounds like the perfect day to us!  Want even more ideas of how to plan your ideal vacation day? Check out this list of things to do while you’re here. And if you’re wondering about how to travel responsibly, find out more about safe travel to Edisto Beach here.

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