Reasons to “Florida” in October

Florida seems the perfect place to vacation.  But many people question coming to Florida in the fall.  Fear of hurricane season, bugs, heat, and migrating Snowbirds are all fair concerns, but they’re not good enough to miss this particular time of year.  Here are good reasons to “Florida” in October despite what you may have heard. 

Although October is the end of our hurricane season, you won’t see much rain. Cloud filled skies turn to temperate days and cool nights. Lightning all but fades into the distance, and aside from a few windy days, the weather can pretty much be described as – perfect. 

Along with the reduction in rain and cooler temperatures, things begin to change.  The breeze cools as it shifts from the north, the seas calm as they settle back into place, and the bugs (although here) seem to take mercy on us. This opens up many opportunities that weren’t otherwise available during summer months, such as: 

  • Camping
  • Seasonal Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking
  • Picnics
  • Outdoor events

Florida is filled with renowned camping, fishing, and recreational activities.  A few of our favorites include: 

  1. Fort DeSoto National Park (20 minutes drive from Fisherman’s Cove)
  2. Skyway Fishing Pier (5-minute drive from Fisherman’s Cove) 
  3. Terra Ceia Preserve (5-minute drive from Fisherman’s Cove)
  4. Emerson Point Preserve (15-minute drive from Fisherman’s Cove) 

Although we can fish the Gulf of Mexico any time of year and catch fish, October brings an impressive season of runs.  We begin to see Gag Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Cobia, and Pompano with the influx of colder water, making anglers happy.  See our Grouper Season post for more detail. 

Getting here pre-season not only assures you will avoid the crowds, but it guarantees you first-dibs on many things. Charter dates, RV spots, and seasonal programs such as events or classes are all open to our destination travelers – while space is available. If you’ve ever tried to book a trip to Florida mid-season (November – March), you’ll learn why this is important. Florida is a hot spot for winter escapees, which is one more reason to “Florida” in October before the crowds begin. 

Fisherman’s Cove Resort is located at a unique crossroads of quiet country with access to activity in all directions.  Surrounded by the intersections of major highways opens the opportunity to day-trip with ease.  For those who like to park and explore the state, you’ll find the following destinations easy to access: 

  • Orlando (2 hours drive) 
  • Crystal Springs (1.5 hours drive) 
  • Fort Meyers (1.5 hours drive)
  • Everglades National Park (2.5 hours drive) 
  • Key West (3.5 hour Ferry Ride) 

For those who like to nestle in and explore what’s around you, we couldn’t recommend a better area than this. Beautiful sites, updated amenities, friendly community, and a fair price are all things that make Fisherman’s Cove Resort our number one reason to “Florida” in October. 

We look forward to you joining us here – any time of year. 

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