Why it’s perfect to hit the beach during off-season?
First and foremost the cost of beach vacation sinks like an anchor during off-season. But it’s not just about the cost anyway if you are the romantic type that think the best beach vacations are about quiet walks on the sand, intimate dinners and feeling like you have the sea all to yourself, then off-season travel is for you. Visiting a beach town when the tourists are gone lets you absorb and enjoy the local landscape and culture.
Author Megan Soll put together some of the perfect beach resorts to visit during off-season. Here is 8 of our favorite.
1. The Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach, OR
The rocky shores of Cannon Beach were the setting for The Goonies and host the real-life Ocean Lodge, a relaxed retreat steps from Haystack Rock. The hotel’s veranda is the spot to cozy up in an Adirondack chair. Peruse the beach town’s boutiques and art galleries, duck inside Sea Level Bakery and Coffee for a pick-me-up, or head to the wineries at Manzanita or Nehalem Bay to taste California reds. A warm welcome awaits in the main lodge, with its two-story wood-burning fireplace and regular supply of home-baked cookies and coffee.