some people only go to the beach once those summertime temps roll into town. and i have to agree there’s something magical about blue skies, sunshine, toes sinking into the sand with the roar of waves crashing to shore. but there’s something to be said about beach life after the lifeguards close up shop and summer tans fade away. a beach in winter is quiet and calm that glows with a silvery hue. and who can complain about having the entire beach practically to yourself? if you love solitude, serenity, and peace, then a winter beach is where you will find them. at times the weather can be balmy and mild, but if mother nature changes her mind, be forewarned as the winds can turn brutally cold. with the proper gear and wise wardrobe choices, the chilly temps won’t deter you. “what to wear to the beach in winter?” you ask. today, i have a few suggestions.
last summer, i shared my week-long Tybee beach vacay with long luxurious days spent at the seashore. while there’s something to be said about throwing on your swimsuit, turning the pages of the latest and greatest beach read, and chilling in a beach chair all day – read what to wear on a beach vacation swimsuit edition or what to wear on a beach vacation daytime – there’s something equally therapeutic about donning a sweater, pulling on a pair of Hunter boots and walking the serene shoreline to your heart’s content.
interspersed throughout the post are photos of our family beach house. love, love, love having a home with a pool in addition to the beach. at night, poolside barbecues are a relaxing way to wind down from a busy day at the beach, catching rays and a few zzz’s. it’s a comfy house with four bedrooms so the entire crew can gather together without tripping over each other. plus, it’s a great neighborhood to ride your bike or take a walk – two of my favorite activities besides gazing at the ocean.
originally, i was slated for a week-long vacation at the beginning of the year. but some home renovations didn’t get finished on time (what else is new?), so i had to postpone… but i finally made the trek for a long weekend, and i’m so happy i had the chance. there’s nothing that compares to the solitude you find in a sleepy beach town. so what to wear to the beach in winter? no one wants to miss out on all that glorious fresh air and sunshine. Hunter boots are a non-negotiable for me as they keep the surf and the sand far from your feet. a sweater is a good idea as you can layer one over a chambray shirt for extra warmth. i couldn’t resist the patriotic vibe of this flag sweater from Ralph Lauren, and blue jeans always work (limited sizes, similar here and here)! don’t forget your puffer coat when those winds start to howl.
this is my designated bedroom. the screen porch below is located right off the living room.