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Beaches So Spectacular You'd Visit Them In A Sweater

Ask just about anyone and they'll tell you that beach getaways are for summer, but we think there are a few out there that are worth a visit when the weather cools down.
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Ask just about anyone and they'll tell you that beach getaways are for summer, but we think there are a few out there that are worth a visit when the weather cools down.

Sure, the hot sun, smooth sand and revitalizing water that laps ashore can easily be enjoyed during the hotter months, but there are some beaches so spectacular that visits shouldn't be confined to one season. We set out to highlight those magnificent sandy shores from around the country.

Some of the beaches on our list feature brilliant changing leaves, while others offer spectacular fall sunsets, but each stretch of shoreline has a few spectacular things to offer visitors. From California to Michigan, these are the beaches that are so spectacular you'd visit them in a sweater.

Seabrook Island, S.C.
Just a 50-minute drive from downtown Charleston, Seabrook Island is home to 3 miles of beautiful beaches that are even better in the fall. The stretch of coastline is as varied as it is beautiful. According to Seabrook Island’s visitor center, a walk along the beach will take visitors from “one of the widest beaches in South Carolina” to “the serene shores of Pelican Beach.” With that kind of landscape and temperatures in the 60s and 70s, Seabrook Island is a top beach spot for fall. Photo Credit: ShutterstockClick Here to See Beaches So Spectacular You'd Visit Them in a Sweater
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine
It’s clear that Acadia is simply stunning any time of year, but perhaps even more so in the fall. The changing leaves and lighter crowds make this national park—and Sand Beach, in particular—a must-visit during autumn. Weather in the 50s and 60s means you’ll need to bring an extra layer, but with views like this, we’re betting you won’t mind a slight chill. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Indiana Dunes State Park and National Lakeshore, Ind.
Set on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, this 15-mile stretch of lakeside beach is the perfect place to visit in the fall. With temperatures hovering in the 60s and fall foliage on full display, the quick hour-long trip from Chicago is well worth it. Photo Credit: ShutterstockClick Here to See Beaches So Spectacular You'd Visit Them in a Sweater
Nantucket, Mass.
“I call Nantucket Island home and it is the perfect place to visit in the fall for its spectacular beaches,” said Kristen Kellogg, a digital storyteller and filmmaker behind Border Free Travels. “The water is still plenty warm enough to surf or splash around, and you'll likely get one all to yourself because most of the summer residents and visitors have left for the season. September and October can be quite heavenly for those looking for some downtime in this picturesque place.” Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Block Island, R.I.
This island (and its beach) is so naturally spectacular that The Nature Conservancy called it one of the “last great places in the Western Hemisphere.” Both beautiful and untouched, Block Islandis an understated destination with tons to offer, especially in the fall. With weather that hovers in the low 60s and sparse crowds, there’s no better time to explore Block Island’s 17 miles of beaches. Click Here to See Beaches So Spectacular You'd Visit Them in a SweaterPhoto Credit: Shutterstock


- Diana Gerstacker, The Active Times

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