Sep 6, 2015

5 Reasons to Spend Fall at the Beach

When we hear “fall travel”, the first things that come to mind are foliage tours, forest hikes, and pumpkin patches. But what about the beach?

We tend to think that beach holidays are for summer, but here are five reasons spending fall vacation at the beach will change your mind:

Peace and quiet
With the beginning of the school year and the end of a hectic summer, fall vacation is the perfect time to take it easy. Books, board games, and leisurely strolls are the best part of many autumn holidays, so who wants to go where the crowds are? While most people are packed into campgrounds and state forest parks, you’ll have the seaside to yourself.

Make the most of the off-season and enjoy cheaper accommodation. A beachside rental that might be prohibitively expensive during the summer is likely to be much more affordable in the autumn months. Check out Airbnb for some gorgeous beach houses and apartments available at reasonable prices. If one of your favorite things about fall vacation is camping, check out some of these stunning beachside campsites.

Spoiler alert: beaches are beautiful all year round! While it may too cold (for some!) to swim, there are few things more relaxing than watching the sparks of a bonfire on a moonlit beach or taking in the coastal views. Many beaches are surrounded by landscapes just begging to be hiked and coastal towns full of authentic local charm.

The beach has so much to offer aside from swimming and sunbathing. Many seaside destinations offer bicycle paths, boardwalks, boat tours, horseback riding, and even whale watching! Explore the surrounding towns and sample the local flavors at restaurants overlooking the sea. Roast marshmallows and stay cozy by the fire after dinner.

Whether you’re vacationing with family, friends, or as a couple, an autumn beach vacation is bound to be a memorable one. Life is all about trying new things with the people you love, and fall at the beach is a great way to start!