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Best East Coast Winter Beach Vacation Spots

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Best East Coast Winter Beach Vacation Spots

Those who love to travel often enjoy visiting beach towns. Beaches offer a sense of relaxation and bliss paired with a beautiful natural environment. Usually, when people think of visiting a beach, they think of warmth. However, you can enjoy a winter beach vacation just as much as a summertime one.

Many east coast states experience four full seasons, each offering its own unique weather patterns and conditions. East coast states are also home to some of the most stunning beaches that people will visit year-round. If you’re looking to plan a winter retreat in 2020, here are some of the best east coast winter beach vacation spots for you to consider.

Camden, Maine

There are more than half a dozen gorgeous beaches in Camden, Maine. Some favorites include:

  • Barrett’s Cove
  • Laite Memorial Beach
  • Shirt Tail Point

When you’re not enjoying a peaceful, snowy scene on the shores of the great state of Maine, shred down one of the 20 ski trails at the Jack Williams Toboggan Shoot while taking in the ocean views. You can also explore Camden’s lively downtown area with plenty of bars, shops, and restaurants for unbeatable cuisine.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a quaint, but ritzy town known for its upscale yacht-clubs and breathtaking mansions. It is also home to many scenic beaches, including:

  • Easton’s Beach
  • Gooseberry Beach
  • Fort Adam’s State Beach

During the winter months, Newport becomes a tranquil and sleepy town. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do! Newport plays host to a number of fun events including a week of live music, a mac and cheese and chili cook-off during the Newport Winter Festival, seal-watch cruises, and polo right on Easton’s Beach.

Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May, New Jersey has some of the most gorgeous beaches in the country. The winter season is a perfect time to enjoy them without the stress and chaos of the summer tourists. Favorite local beaches include:

  • Cape May Public Beach
  • Higbee Beach
  • Poverty Beach

Cape May is also well known for its National Historic District, home to almost 600 preserved Victorian buildings, where you can visit and tour. You can also climb to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse to take in the surrounding views, and them warm up with local wine and fresh-caught New England Lobster at the Cape May Winery and Vineyard.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket is an incredibly popular New England town because of its incredible beaches, especially during the summer months where the population grows to nearly 50,000 people. The off-season is much better for enjoying the natural beauty and walking along the favorite area beaches:

  • Cisco Beach
  • Jetties Beach
  • Sconset Beach

After strolling the crowd-free beaches, enjoy the off-season prices at many local restaurants including the Breeze Bar & Cafe and The SeaGrille Restaurant. Be sure to also visit Bartlett’s Farm to pick up some local produce or check out a lecture or other event. Top the day off by grabbing a local craft beer at the popular Cisco Brewery.

Book Your Winter Beach Vacation Today

A winter beach vacation could be just what you need to kick the winter blues and start enjoying the beauty of the season. Shop our selection of rental deals to find accommodations in these east coast beach town and many other popular locations!