Summer might be over, but your beach vacations don’t have to be! Fall is actually one of the best times to visit the North Carolina coast. Carolina Retreats provides plenty of relaxing stays year-round, and you’ll love having fewer crowds. To help you decide why you should start planning your trip to the coast, we’ve made a list of 5 reasons you should take a vacation to the NC Coast this fall.
1. Soak Up Mild Temperatures & Warm Water
High summer temps and humidity not for you? Warm days and chilly nights are a staple of the North Carolina coast during autumn. Averaging 70 degrees on most days, you can comfortably relax on the beach during the day or go on a nice boat cruise. While the nights are a bit cooler, they make for a refreshing evening, perfect for strolling around town. Especially nice are the water temperatures, averaging around 70 degrees, making it ideal for a relaxing dip or shell searching. It is also the ideal time to take some surf lessons or rent a kayak!
2. The Best Sunrises and Sunsets
While our sunsets and sunrises are beautiful year-round, it is known among locals that the most spectacular ones occur during the cooler months. These picturesque skies are attributed to the lack of haze and humidity, along with weather patterns that allow for dry, clean air to sweep across the coast during the fall months. It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up on the back porch and soak up the beautiful views.
3. Enjoy Lower Rates & No Fighting the Crowds
Fighting crowds for the perfect beach spot is not your thing? With the off-season in full swing, your dreams of a deserted stretch of beach have come true. With the busy summer crowds gone, there are plenty of wide-open beaches and shorelines to stretch out and relax. Additionally, the lower rates on rentals are the cherry on top!
4. Fall Fishing!
There’s no better time than fall for fishing along the North Carolina coast. The beaches of the Outer Banks are favorites for surf fishermen, while the backwaters of Topsail are abounding with red drum, trout, and more. Looking for a more off-shore experience? Guided trips can be readily booked in whatever location you are visiting. Or, try your hand at pier fishing, with over 19 piers on the NC Coast, you are sure to find your perfect spot. Do you prefer more of a competitive edge? Plenty of annual fishing tournaments occur in the fall each year. Check out the annual Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Challenge in Topsail (https://www.fishermanspost.com/tournaments/topsail-fall-surf-fishing-challenge) or the Eastern Carolina Trout Tournament in Jacksonville (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100039607877418)
5. Take A Break From Your Routine
The North Carolina coast in autumn is the perfect setting to connect with nature and take a break from the stresses of the day-to-day. Whether it’s on a long walk on the beach, lying on a blanket on the sand, relaxing on the back porch, or enjoying the sunrise, these little moments will fill your soul and recharge your batteries. #You Deserve This!