Sure the beach is the most enjoyable during the hot, summer days when choosing what bathing suit to wear is the biggest concern of the day. Fall is in season, but that does not mean beach season is over. It’s time to appreciate the calm, peaceful atmosphere of the rain hitting the windowsill. Grab a book and curl next to the fireplace as you getaway from stress and celebrate a sandy hibernation.
Canon Beach, Oregon
Located approximately one hour west of Portland is Canon Beach. Known for the Haystack Rock, Canon Beach is a popular year-round destination. The quaint town features various fireplace cabins and delicious Northwest Restaurants. Bring Fido as this dog-friendly town welcomes pups on the beach and as guests in the hotel.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Vancouver Island flourishes with beach towns. Ucluelet, Sidney and Tofino are two popular towns, which are situated on the Pacific shores. Take a walk along Long Beach and keep your eyes open for migrating whale blows. Explore the rain in one of many rainforest trails. Or stay at the many bed-and-breakfasts for food-lovers getaway.
Relax on the small seashores of Brinnon. Stay at the houseboats located at the Brinnon Marina. Stand up paddle or kayak the calm, scenic waters. No need to worry about chilling to the bone, warm up indoors in houseboat hot tub.
Iceland rains year-round. The island country, Iceland, is most beautiful on fall rainy days. For a photogenic experience, take your camera to the black, volcanic beaches in Vik I Myrdal. Head further east to Jokursalon to experience the beached iceberg chunks floating along the shoreline. Night visitors may experience the Northern Lights during the fall and winter months.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The stunning city of Vancouver flourishes with city beaches. Walk, bike or build sand castles at the many urban beaches. English Bay, Kitsilano and Third beach in Stanley Park are family-friendly beaches to experience the best of the rainy Vancouver. Rain is a part of life in Vancouver and locals embrace outdoor pursuits during the cold, rainy months.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.