6 Beaches to See in the Fall and Winter

Even as those late-summer rays warm your shoulders, your thoughts are turning to wood smoke, hoodies, and evenings warmed by hot chocolate. Getting your cozy on is great, but the change in seasons is no reason to give up your inner beach bum. If you’re going to avoid cabin fever, you need to get out of the house. Luckily, these beaches make great fall and winter destinations.

Fly a Kite in Lincoln City, Oregon
If standing barefoot on the shore while brightly colored kites flutter all around you sounds like a good way to spend a fall weekend, check out Lincoln City’s Kite Festival October 1­–2. Then stick around to enjoy the hospitality of this cool seaside town.

Lincoln City, Oregon