The Baltic Sea in winter – just breathe and relax!

Most people think of summer when they think about booking a seaside holiday. The beach, cocktails, swimming in the sea while soaking up the sun sounds like a match made in heaven.

And it is, I don’t disagree. But there is another perfect time to book a little seaside getaway, and that time is… November.

The Baltic Sea in Winter
The Baltic Sea in Winter

Of course, swimming isn’t up there on the list of November activities, but there are a lot of advantages when you travel throughout the colder months.


The price

As stated above, most people travel throughout the summer months, so renting an apartment or even a small house is much more affordable than anytime else. Note: That time ends around Mid-December, when the Holiday season arrives.

Many restaurants and cafés will have special offers, so you are actually saving money when not cooking yourself! Just eating outdoors will not be an option.

The outdoor facilities are usually closed though.
The outdoor facilities are usually closed though.


The space

With barely anyone around, the wide, open landscape will be even more impressive than it is in summer. Most days, the weather up on the coast is very nice, and the light blue winter skies, the sand and the sea help you relax and refocus.

But even if it starts raining, standing at the shore and watching the waves roll in is much more enjoyable than facing the rain surrounded by cars and dirty streets.

Endless space and blue skies.
Endless space and blue skies.


The air

The Baltic Sea (and pretty much any other seaside climate) is known to be great for people with breathing difficulties and chronic infections. But even if you don’t suffer from asthma or anything similar, chances are you have had a cold or two by now and your lung needs some TLC. Just make sure to bundle up nicely and get a hot drink.

All bundled up, sipping on some Hot Chocolate.
All bundled up, sipping on some Hot Chocolate.


The discoveries

I have been to the Baltic Sea before. We actually stayed at the same place in November 2014 we had stayed at in June 2014, but I saw a lot of different things I just didn’t notice before.

It might have been the fewer people, it might have been the longer walks I was able to take with my daughter, but to be honest I think it was the different mind set I was in.

The serene and calm landscape, the endless skies paired with the crisp and fresh air, everything made me feel focused and relaxed at the same time. Little things like a hidden art exhibition in a garden caught my attention, offering inspiration. During the summer months I had always walked straight past to the Frozen Yoghurt Shop located right beside.

Two parents offering freedom and protection to their child.
Two parents offering freedom and protection to their child.


So if you find yourself hectic, stressed or with a cold you can´t seem to shake off, maybe opt for a few cold days at the coast to just breathe and relax.


Have you been to the coast in winter before? Maybe even at the Baltic Sea?

Or do you prefer the mountains come winter?


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  • Such a lovely post! I love going to the seaside in the winter too and find it so relaxing to be at an empty beach. You look great and are glowing in that pic. Have a lovely day. Gemma xx

    • The picture was taken back last year, I was feeling pretty great back then. It was a lovely time.

  • I love being seaside at anytime of the year. I swear I could stare out at the ocean for hours no matter the weather.

    • Me too. As much as I love the mountains, the sea is so fascinating, no matter the weather and time.

  • I love the seaside. There’s just something about the salty air that relaxes me.

  • I’m more of a mountain girl rather than a seaside girl, but it does sound very relaxing the way you describe it!

    • You know I love the mountains, but when it is raining, I´d rather be at the shore than up in the mountains.

  • I love sea side during summers and mountains and snow during winters. I think we should enjoy every bit of nature. 🙂

    • That´s right, getting outdoors is always a great way to relax. Do you ski?

      • I tried many a times but ummm failed.. 😉

        • I took up snowboarding, but I have to say, learning it when you are an adult is way harder than it seems to be as a kid!

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I live near a seaside, and honestly it WOULD be amazing if not for the awful British weather. It’s always raining and muddy, and very, very windy. That being said, I spent the first 15 years of my life living in Poland quite near the Baltic sea. We went there once in October I think, and it was beautiful. No crowds, lovely landscapes and such peace and quiet! <3


    • Yes, constant rain and mud can ruin every experience. But I guess it is lovely in summer, living close to the sea! Do you take advantage of it often?

  • Gosh, absolutely stunning photos, and I’d love to visit the place. The seaside sounds like the most wonderful place to relax and unwind.

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    • It s. haven’t you been lately with your mother? I think I remember you writing about it.

  • First of all, I believe I have a very similar parka like you, Linda! 🙂 Isn’t it perfect for this cold season? I’ve never visited the coast in winter but it sounds like it could be a really cozy stay there. Wonderful way to let yourself go!

    xoxo Ira

    • The parka is great, and it is the only one I am still able to close with my ever growing belly. I hope it will stay that way throughout the colder months, otherwise I will be in trouble!
      Where do you go for relaxing?

      • Though I’ve bought mine a size up it was still too small for my huge belly back then.
        Haha, I love your questions! I enjoy thermal spas a lot, especially in winter.

        Have a great Thursday, Linda!


  • I actually love visiting sea in winter season, it’s so beautiful! I actually been to Baltic Sea as I live near it and we used to go near it every summer and some winters. This reminds me that I need to go there this winter as it been a while since the last visit! x

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    • Drink some hot chocolate for me when you are up there, I am way too big to take the long drive these days.

  • my boyfriend actually suffers from allergies at time and i think your suggestion to take a trip down the coast is an excellent idea!

  • Beautiful photos! I have been to Baltic Sea in the winter time in fact! It does have a completely different feel to it!


  • Kate

    This looks so lovely. I’ve never been to the Baltic coast, but in general I love the seaside any time of year. Mountains are pretty to look at, but I would choose a break by the sea every time. Love your wool hat and red lip combo! x

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    • I am indecisive, I do love the mountains too, but when the weather is really off, I prefer the sea.

  • The Baltic Sea area looks like such a nice place to spend time! Warm or cold, haha! We live quite close to the ocean as it is, but we usually travel a little closer for a day during December to see family. All of my family live in homes with ocean views, where you can smell the salt water. It is really refreshing!


    • Smelling the ocean sounds like a dream. I have always wanted to live close to the sea or close to the mountains, but neither is going to happen anytime soon.

  • Ellese Launer

    I totally agree! The sea is so relaxing to be in the winter season as well. There is something so peaceful. XO, Ellese

  • Nicole

    Such beautiful photos!! Looks like you had wonderful time! 🙂

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  • I live about an hour away from the beach so, yes, I’ve been there in the winter as well. I love swimming and soaking up some sun, but I also really enjoy the unique atmosphere of the seaside during the colder months.

    • Do you go there often? I have had people tell me that because they lived close to the sea, they rarely ever went there, because it wasn’t special anymore.

      • I adore the sea, I don’t think it could ever get boring to me!

  • never knew how lovely it is there. I wish I could come to this place in this season too. someday 🙂


  • Lauren Blair .

    Pretty! Going to places off season can be fun and you’re totally proving that with this post! XO

  • Beautiful pictures. It might be cold, but it’s still sunny and you can see the blue sky. Stunning views!

    • Have you been to the sea in winter?

      • I visited in October a couple of years ago and went to the beach, but it was too cold for me 🙂
        I also lived for many years in a beach town in my home country and winters were so harsh there.

  • This seems like a very lovely place.

  • I love being at the seaside! All my life I’ve lived so close to sea so I don’t even want to think about being away from it. I love UK shores, there are so much to see. I visited Wales and York shores and absolutely amazed, nature is beautiful! In Istanbul I live like 15 minutes walk distance from the sea however it is nothing close to your photos but full of buildings. My fiance keeps talking about how beautiful Baltic sea is and your photos are the proof, hopefully one day I’ll be visiting there!

    • I have always wanted to live close by the sea (or in the mountains), but neither is going to happen anytime soon, I fear.
      Is your fiancé from up there?

      • No, he is not however whenever he visits his family, they end up going there for a family trip.

        • Sounds like a great tradition. So you will most likely get the chance to visit some day too.

  • Toyas Tales

    I love the beach no matter what time it is. It is just peaceful to stare out at the water and you have it to yourself since like you said most people do not go during this time of year.

  • trend-mixblog

    I love this idea! A sea side escape sounds so magical this time of year. 🙂

  • This is gorgeous! I recently travelled to Niagara in October, and it was great because with less people there it’s easier to move around and see so many different sites!
    Your pictures are gorgeous 🙂

    • I have never been to Niagara, but I´d love to visit some day!

  • This sounds so gorgeous and I love the idea of it! Living so close to the beach makes me not appreciate it as much as I should, especially in the colder months. This makes me so excited for my little winter getaway 😀


  • I always love being near the sea regardless of the time of year. We’re 5 minutes by car from the water but we don’t go enough. Most of the beaches/parks here are paid parking only and we don’t like to cheat the system. I think when the weather gets better, I’ll just start parking a mile away and walking down with my pup.

    When I lived in California, I prefer fall at the coast. The water is very warm due to the current and it’s many less people. Only downside is it’s shark breeding season 🙁 Gotta be extra careful.

    • Uh, I am so afraid of sharks! Just thinking about them scares me out of the water!

      The idea of parking a little further away and walking up there is great, that way you get some exercise in and feel even better about it.

  • I love going to the seaside, but I don’t get to do it often.
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    • Me neither, I don’t live anywhere near the sea. It is always a several hours drive.

  • Liebe Linda, du hast recht. Die Küste mal im Herbst zu erleben, ist mit Sicherheit auch zu empfehlen. Von deinen Bildern her zu urteilen, hat es was romantisches 🙂 Liebste Grüße

    • So romantisch, wie es mit Baby eben sein kann… Aber ja, definitiv sehr kuschlig.

  • I’ve been to Baltic Sea when I lived in Poland, never during a Winter time though! Looks beautiful 🙂

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    • I didn’t know you lived in Poland once. Were you born there?

  • cute post! i love traveling off season too since there is less people around!

    • And it is less expensive, so you can travel for a longer period of time!

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    Cute post and lovely pictures!


  • Diana Horsfall
  • wow these photos are lovely

  • It looks beautiful! I go to the beach all the time here in San Diego, but it never gets very cold. It’s chilly enough that you need a good jacket but it’s usually sunny. I’ve seen the most dolphins in the fall/winter.

    One of my nicest memories with my parents is also a beach stroll in the winter. It was in Deauville, it was cold, foggy and it started raining, so we started running to get warm and it was really fun.


    • I have seen my first dolphins on the Interislander in New Zealand this spring, until then I was always out of luck.
      We did travel a lot off-season when we were children, but I don’t think we ever got to the beach in winter.

  • I live close to Mt. Washington and also surrounded by the sea well, I am living on an island so I have the best of both world andddd on top of that, I’m also surrounded by nature with tons of trails. Now all I need is for the weather to cooperate so I can get out of the house, it’s been raining for more than a week!

    We are a huge fan of taking a vacation during low tourist seasons, just as you said, most places have special offers and better rates with hotels too. Baltic Sea sounds lovely, it never crossed my mind to visit though but I’m going to Google more about it after this.

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    • If you ever visit, give me a heads up so we can schedule a meeting. It is far from where I live, but it is even farer away from Canada!

  • Which country next to the Baltic Sea did you go to? Obviously all of them are very nice. But there are some extra special spots with ‚curly‘ sand and beautiful views.

    • I am German, so we stayed in Germany. In Zingst, to be exact. Which places would you recommend?

      • I’m Estonian, so Estonia 😉 There’s a place called Kabli, which is known for its beautiful sand. But in Germany I really liked an area near Sankt Peter Ording, which was stunning with some great seafood restaurants and kitesurfers.

        • I spend one New Years Eve in St. Peter Ording way back, it was great!

  • Roberta Romeo

    You’re perfectly right dear, I think autumn is the best season for holydays!
    I live on the southern Italy coast so I can see the difference between summer and winter and I prefer winter! ^-^

    • If our winters were like the Southern Italian one, I would be much more about winter too. Sadly it is all rain and fog up here where I live.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    What beautiful pictures, my family are from Sicily and there is definitely a difference between the coast in the winter and the summer! I love them both!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Oh, Sicily! I have been there only once, around Easter, and it was so beautiful!

  • Alice

    These pictures are wonderful, it looks like the perfect place to relax!

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  • It sounds like a lovely trip! 🙂 We like to go to the beach when it’s cooler, as you can have a more relaxing and enjoyable stroll. It’s really much too hot in summer to do anything other than swim to cool off, haha! And it is much more crowded. We still make an effort to go then though 🙂

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    • Going to the beach is perfect with a toddler, there is just so much to see and do for them!

  • Such beautiful pictures Anne and the picture of you is lovely! This does sound like a wonderful getaway – perfect for a relax and refresh 🙂 xx

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  • I have been to Black Sea coast once in May, but that’s not winter so it doesn’t count. However, I love the sea and no matter the season, I’d be very happy to go and see it then!

  • Lovely place and beautiful pictures Linda 🙂

  • love your photos, it looks beautiful there!

  • Mary Kate

    What a perfect time to go! I’ve always wanted to head there, it looks like a great time!

    Mary Kate

  • It’s been a while since I’ve been to the coast in colder weather. But I love how you made yours a worthwhile visit with all these lovely tips!

    xx Yasmin

  • Such a gorgeous post! I’m lucky enough to live next to the beach and winter is definitely my favourite time as we have the stunning sea all to ourselves 🙂
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    • I have always wanted to live close to the sea, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

  • So Beautiful. 🙂

  • Missy May

    I must say I agree with you. When its summer, everywhere is soo crowded and expensive. Great idea here, Linda. I haven’t been to the coast in winter before, but wouldn’t be a bad idea. 🙂

    • It really is great, once you wrap your head around the thought of not being able to swim.

  • The Baltic Sea actually sounds like a really relaxing getaway destination. And i like that the climate actually has health benefits as well.

    • I wont lie, I would have gone to Curacao as well, your pictures were stunning!

  • Carina Vardie

    Gorgeous pictures in such a lovely destination!


  • Dressed With Soul

    Liebe Anne, ich war noch nie dort, aber gerade gestern Mittag habe ich mit meinem Lunch-Partner lange darüber geredet, wie es in der kalten Jahreszeit an der See ist. Du siehst auf jeden Fall glücklich und wunderschön aus!

    • Du siehst, es ist absolut empfehlenswert. Auch wenn das verschneite Bayern durchaus seine Reize hat.

  • This post is so perfect! I love the way of how you compared the two seasons and simply I love both. It’s always great to read about positive things in both worlds. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I’m originally from Poland and has visited Baltic several times but never during Winter. But I have thought about it many times and just like you said, it would be different, more relaxing perhaps, experience. Lovely pictures! That art exhibition is so beautiful! x

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    • The art was hidden in a garden, so you could wander around and discover new things on every corner. A truly unique experience.

  • what a nice trip, very relaxing, I personally could enjoy more the coast holiday during this season rather than the hotter months, lots of people!
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • This place looks stunning to visit, I must admit I’m a summer person but it is also so beautiful seeing how the change in seasons effects our surroundings and how we spend our time!

    • If I had to pick just one season, it would be probably summer, but I try to find beauty all year round, otherwise it would be pretty miserable for none months straight.

  • You’re right, when you think of the beach, you think of summer. The Baltic looks absolutely amazing during the winter and I can see it being a great place to visit to relax, refocus and spend time with family!

    Doused In Pink

    • It was great, especially as a family holiday. We rented a house and my parents visited for a few days, which was very relaxing.

  • Birdie Liau

    Wow, the beach look pretty even in winter. Hope you are having fun there (: x

  • interesting post, thanks for sharing 🙂


  • What a belle place to relax! love all your photos you look lovely thanks for sharing. x

  • So beautiful 🙂
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  • thefashionsalt

    I’ve never been to the Baltic sea, but it looks like an amazing place to visit! I have seen the Jersey shore in the winter as that is where I grew up, but it’s no where near as beautiful as what you describe there. I love the picture of the artwork as well. I would love to visit one day.


    • If you do, drop me a line, I will provide you with insider tips.

      • thefashionsalt

        Thanks – I definitely will. Now all I have to do is convince the husb to go 🙂

  • How many pretty photos of a distant place … kisses

    • Not so distant for me, but very pretty indeed. Where do you come from? Your blog doesn’t tell?

      • Hi dear ! I’m from Italy, near the city Bergamo. Yes , I’ve never created an ‚about‘ page on my blog 🙂

        • Your name (Zauberin Zebulon) sounds german, but your website gave away that you weren’t, so I was curious.

          • That’s a good thing! I’m curious too, don’t worry! =) Btw you are from Germany, isn’t it? I’ve been one time in Germany and enjoy my self a lot. I’d like to visit is it other times in the future.

          • Yes, I am German, living near Frankfurt. Where did you go?
            I went to Italy a lot when I was younger, we used to spend the autumn on Elba.

          • Ohh the Elba is wonderful.. In Germany I’ve been near Munchen, I enjoyed a lot staying there!

          • München an the Alps are really beautiful.

  • The Baltic Sea sounds nice for winter holiday with family. We usually enjoy mountains and cabin holiday for winter unless I’m visiting family. But, sometimes a trip to the countryside is lovely as well. I think spring and autumn are my favourite seasons.

    • I do love the mountains, especially in winter, but with a baby the amount of activities there are limited, so we opted for the sea instead.

  • Going to the Baltic in winter is a great idea. Less people, but just as active!“

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  • Adaleta Avdic

    What beautiful pictures & I’m so jealous of this experience! xx,

  • I’ve always wanted to visit Baltic! I’m going to have to visit our beach nearby because I really only go during the summer and don’t give it enough attention during the fall/winter:p

  • Lovely pictures and I agree with you! I always visit the coast/pier during the colder months as it’s so much better than in the warmer months where there’s just too much going on!

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    • I like the warmer months too, but I think every season has it´s beauty at the coast.

  • This looks lovely!


  • The Sunday Mode

    I wouldn’t mind the coast or the mountains in winter, though I’m leaning toward the coast after reading this!