After Labor Day, people across the country pack up their towels, stash their unfinished beach reading, and stow their beach chairs for the winter ahead. But what they don't realize is that fall and winter are actually the best times of year to visit many beaches around the country. Smaller crowds, empty swaths of sand, and lower prices on lodging make beach vacations even more appealing in September and beyond. These 10 beaches are some of the best to visit in the offseason.
(Photo: Ecola State Park in Oregon via Victoria Ditkovsky/Shutterstock.com)