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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?