(Closed) Is it warm enough to swim in FL in early October??(honeymoon)

posted 7 years ago in Florida – West Coast Florida
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep!

I’ve been to Orlando in March and we went swimming. I’ve also been to Boynton Beach in January, April, May, June, and October and swam in the ocean every time, it’s warm enough year-round.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yup it should be warm enough right now its 85 degress outside!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Depends on where you are from..If you are used to the cold then 60degrees could be warm to you. If there is a cold front or something.. it could get down to the 50s, but usually that doesnt happen until november ish. It has been 80s forever though (still is right now)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

October is generally still pretty warm in FL, most days in the low 80s. There is an occaisional cool day, like 60-70s, but is infrequent, especially in the begining of the month. The pool water may be a little cooler than in the summer, when our temps are in the 90s but I think its still doable.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m from south Florida, and usually we stop swimming in September or so.  If you’re from the north and you’re more used to colder waters, of course you can swim.  Although that’s usually how we can tell who is a tourist: it’s January, we think the water is near freezing, and there are people in the water and not dying of cold 😉

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d say no! But I’ve lived in FL since I was 5 (22 now) in different parts. In northern FL it is usually too cold for that, but this year it was warmer. In SoFl, it might be ok, depending on where you are from. 

Having grown up in the area, it is colder. But 60 degree water is still cold compared to 70/80 degree outside. 

I’d pack the swimsuit just so you can use the hot tub if nothing else. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It really depends where you are from.  It is starting to be a little chilly for locals but honeslty if you are not from florida you will be swimming in it and think it is beautiful.  The temp outside during the day is warm and at night it cools down a little bit but it is still tshirt and shorts weather.  if you are going to be ocean side dont forget to buy a boogie board 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Absolutely. Growing up in FL I normally stopped swimming in late oct/early nov (I have gone to the beach as late as the weekend before Thanksgiving though) and start again in March or so (but have gone to the beach in Feb), If you’re from the North, you’ll be good to go!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

usually, yes. i’m in florida at this very moment, and it’s still t-shirt and shorts weather outside. highs in the 80’s and 70’s this week, lows in the 60’s. this october, i remember having one cold-ish week where i was forced to wear hoodies and jeans (how horrible!), but it went right back to being warm after that.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I live in Tampa and it was 80 degrees today. October was still pretty warm as well. I would say its still ok to go swimming. We are still using the pool and its mid November.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my experience, over the past several years the weather seems to make a shift from swimmable weather to not-so-swimmable weather around halloween beacuse a cold front usually comes through.

I like the weather to be at least 80 degrees during the day for me to swim, but that’s beacuse I’m used to the weather. Tourists from up north swim in October plenty (as well as december!). Floridians can be kind of spoiled, so we generally only swim in the spring, summer, and part of the fall.

If you eve get a chance to come down during the summer, check out the beach AT NIGHT 🙂
The water is super warm and you have the beaches almost to yourself. There may be restrictions on hours depending on the beach, but no one has ever bothered us when we went out at midnight :} 

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