It’s sad to say that the summer has come to an end. We hope that over the past few months, you had every opportunity to really enjoy the warm weather and particularly that you got to rest and luxuriate on some great beaches… But, even though the summer may have come to a close, that doesn’t mean there aren’t yet more beaches and beach towns that are worth checking out.
In fact, there are some beach towns around the world – maybe even one place close by to you – that really come into their own during the autumn months. That’s why we though it would be fun to put this list together. On it, we’re going to introduce you to some tremendous beach towns that are definitely worth a look as the final pages of the year’s calendar begin to peel away.
So, what are our picks for the best beach towns to check out this autumn? What do they look like, and what makes them so special? There’s only one way to find out… You’ve got to read on! So, let’s take a look…
1. Kennebunkport (Maine)
Made famous as the vacation destination for the Bush family, there’s a reason that they love it so.
And with the leaves beginning to turn during late September and October, there’s perhaps no better time to visit.
3. Montauk (New York)
Though one of the most beautiful summer destinations on Long Island, there’s something about fall here that’s simply intoxicating.
4. Sweater Weather
The temperatures hover around sweater weather, and the winds and smell of wood-burning fires will infatuate you.
5. Traverse City (Michigan)
It’s not just New England where the foliage gets beautiful in October. Just as those who live in Traverse City.
6. Peace and Quiet
And with the famed cherry season drawing to an end before fall, you’ll find that things are much more peaceful.
7. Cannon Beach (Oregon)
One of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, autumn may be the ideal time to check out Cannon Beach.
8. Really Experience
Because there won’t be as many tourists around, you can really sample the natural beauty and take in those famed sunsets that the beach is known for.
9. Jekyll Island (Georgia)
Once the summer ends, the prices on Jekyll Island come down significantly, making it a great time to visit if you’re budget conscious.
10. Driftwood Beach
An October night stroll along Driftwood Beach might just be one of the most sublime beach experiences you can have.
11. Gulf Shores (Alabama)
During the summer, the temperatures and humidity of Gulf Shores can be nothing short of oppressive.
12. A Break in the Heat
But once the calendar turns toward October, things get much more moderate, giving you the chance to really experience the area’s beauty.
13. Clearwater (Florida)
The autumn months bring a much-needed break in the humidity to Clearwater, making them an ideal time to visit.
14. Swim Away
Plus, the waters at the beach are still plenty warm, meaning you can absolutely continue to get your swim on.
15. Carmel (California)
Only a two-hour drive from the sweeping hills of San Francisco, there’s something about Carmel that feels almost otherworldly.
16. The Right Time
And the autumn months are definitely an ideal time to check out this locale, with the temperature hovering at a comfortable 68 degrees.
17. Newport (Rhode Island)
A gorgeous place to visit, one needs to contend with hours of traffic to get out here during the summer months.
18. Beautiful New England
But, once the summer crowds leave, it’s easy to get out here. Plus, you’ve got all the benefits of a New England fall to enjoy while you’re there.
19. Nantucket (Massachusetts)
While many think of this island off the coast of Cape Cod as an ultimate summer destination, it’s perhaps even better in the fall.
20. No Swimming
The lack of warm water means that swimming won’t be an option. But, the fact that it’s past Labor Day means that things will be far cheaper.