If you didn’t get time to plan your beach visit this summer, don’t worry because summers don’t end up on Labor Day. These 10 serene and awesome beach towns are as calm in the fall and way more affordable in the fall after the crowd clears out after the Labor Day.
1. Carmel, California
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Though you might be fooled by California location, this charming seaside town which is situated 2 hours away from South San Francisco will make you feel that you’ve been brushed away to south England with cypress trees and rugged coastlines. Bring your pups along because dogs run freely on this known pet friendly Cypress Inn.
2. Kennebunkport, Maine
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The beach is not an evident place to go for leaf-peeping but taking in the fall vegetation from a kayak on Mousam River is recommended. Another benefit is lobster shacks typically staying open till October end and White Barn Inn Restaurant viz. award winner stays open around the year.
3. Gulf Shores, Alabama
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The White-sand beaches in this town on Gulf of Mexico get super crowded in summer. It’s recommended that wait till your kids go back to school and visit it in the autumn when it is still warm enough to go swimming. The Annual National Shrimp Fest takes place in Gulf Shores in the 2nd weekend of October, for the ones who love seafood.
4. Traverse City, Michigan
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The cherry season gets over by the time autumn hits, but this lake Michigan beach town adds up to the fall bucket list for its awesome wineries and vivid vegetation which begins to change as early as mid of September.
5. Nantucket, Massachusetts
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While Nantucket may be New England’s quintessential summer destination, fall might be the best time of the year to visit this island off the coast of Cape Cod. Not only you can manage to get a table at popular restaurants but also rates at family friendly resort drop nearly from $1,000 per night to $195 in October!
6. Cannon Beach, Oregon
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This is only an hour and a half from Portland on Oregon’s blustery coast-land often warmest in September. When the weather starts to cool off in October, you will have the scenic beaches to yourself to enjoy the stunning sunsets that happens here.
7. Clearwater, Florida
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In order to go swimming in the fall, the weather is still warm, plus it’s the dry season so you don’t have to worry about beach vacation getting rained out. Plan your visit mid October when the stone crab season kicks off with stone crab festival each year.
8. Montauk, New York
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After Labor Day, Montauk changes from a party town to a quiet beach one but there’s still much to do. One can stop by Wolffer Estate for a glass of Long Island rose and then can go on a drive out traffic free, to Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina where sailing lessons can be took or tennis can be played if feeling active or hide out in the spa if not.
9. Newport, Rhode Island
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While it is still summer, it is tough to find a place to stay in Newport. The availability and rates of the places go down and it’s still warm enough to roam around the historic colonial center.
10. Jekyll Island, Georgia
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Jekyll Island is one of the Golden Isles of Georgia, located in between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. Check out the tree graveyard at Driftwood Beach on island’s northern tip for peaceful sunset views and gear up for the weekend at historic Queen Anne style Island Club Hotel.