We all love the sea shore and flock to the beach. Visiting the beach is wonderful at any time, although we all tend to congregate there in the summer months which means crowds and noise. True, summer is the time to go for warmer water to swim, and for sunbathing and tans, but the lure of the sea need not be reserved exclusively for summer. Why not fall season for beaches?
Unlike some Atlantic coast cousins, Virginia Beach is a nice, upscale beach which we enjoy visiting. The boardwalk is well maintained, parking is plenty, the hotels are upscale, and we generally find it less dumpy. Visiting Virginia Beach in the fall is a wonderful choice.
During the fall, the weather is still moderate. Temperatures in November were still in the upper 50s to high 60s which is very comfortable. The water is cooler, although we did spot a few brave souls out swimming, and this is not really sunbathing weather, but it was very comfortable for long, romantic walks along the beach. Best of all, there is virtually no traffic along Atlantic Blvd so taking the car out, is a breeze.
On the downside, many restaurants are closed for the season although we did find many open. Stalwarts such as Mahi Mahs and Tautog’s were doing a brisk business, so upscale dining is certainly still available.
Crowds are much less so the beach is wide open for those morning and evening strolls. Or, simply stroll along the boardwalk or pick any bench to sit and watch the seagulls. Enjoy morning coffee on the hotel balcony, and listen to the waves crash into the shore. The peaceful atmosphere is simply delightful.
Virginia Beach is one of our favorites, and hope it is one of yours too. Whether a week long say, or simply a weekend getaway, consider the fall season for beaches