The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Panama City Beach in October

Panama City Beach in October is truly one of the best times to visit PCB. The water is generally clear and a pleasant temperature, but without the oppressive heat of summer in the air. October events in Panama City Beach like Pirates of the High Seas Festival, Oktoberfest & Halloween themed events make October one of the best times to visit.

Every Columbus Day weekend brings waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Make plans now to visit PCB in October 2023 for this year's festival.

Oktoberfest Panama City Beach Florida
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Authentic German beer and brats are the star of the show of this annual celebration of German heritage. The 2023 festivities will feature stein hosting competitions, live music and plenty of activities for the kids.

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally in PCB
October in PCB

Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

Thunder Beach is a biannual motorcycle rally in Panama City Beach, Florida that first began in 1999 in the Tiki Bar at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, as an event named "The Bike & Beach Bash".

Upcoming October Events in PCB

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Yes, the weather is perfect. October is a great time to visit Panama City Beach because the weather is pleasant with averages in the low 80's, the water is warm enough to swim in, and there are many fun annual October events like Pirates of the High Seas Fest, Oktoberfest, and more!

Each October, Panama City Beach is host to some of the most fun events in PCB! Annual October events in Panama City Beach include:

Yes, definitely. With average highs in the low 80's and a comfortable water temperature in the 70's, it's a wonderful time to take a swim in Panama City Beach. Added bonus....during the month of October in Panama City Beach, the water has much less of that PCB seaweed ...unlike in the summer months.

FAQs - Panama City Beach in October

YES...October is one of the best times of year to visit Panama City Beach for the following reasons:

  • The crowds are gone
  • The temperature averages in the low 80's
  • The water is still warm enough for swimming
  • The sun sets more over the water than in the summer months
  • While still in hurricane season, October hurricanes are less common than in August and September
  • There is less seaweed than in the summer months
  • There are a lot of fun annual events that happen in PCB in October like the Pirates of the High Seas Fest and Oktoberfest

No, it's not too cold to swim in PCB in October. The Panama City Beach average water temperature in October is in the 70's with average highs in the low 80's. It's actually very pleasant to swim here in October.

If you're looking for great weather and relatively crowd-free beaches and sightseeing, October is one of the best times to visit Florida.

News & Announcements October in Panama City Beach

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