The wonder of a winter beach vacation

Around this time every year, we like to talk about taking some time to hit the beaches in the winter time. Yes, down here in Tampa we have pretty pleasant weather year-round; but heading to the beach in the winter time just about anywhere can come with a range of benefits – including for you hardcore shelling afficianados – some great opportunities to pick your favorite shells.

Here are a few reasons you should consider a visit to the beach in the winter if you haven’t already. Let’s jump right in!

Deals, deals, deals!

The tourism industry has been hit hard enough by COVID, and as such, they’re trying to get people out of their homes and back to taking vacations. There’s plenty of deals to be had right now for travel as is – but for off-season deals? They’re even better. Most hotels, restaurants, B&B’s are going to be deeply discounted. You may be able to hack as much as half of your hotel budget off the bottom line and stay twice as long! Not a bad deal right?

Easy access

We love the beach and going at peak season is certainly fun, but the downside is you’ll have to deal with crowds. In the offseason? You can bank on having the run of the place. If you want to be left alone and enjoy some real relaxation, the winter time might be your best bet. You won’t be fighting for parking, you won’t be waiting for tables and you won’t be backed up in lines forever. 

Off the beaten path

Beachfront communities usually depend on tourism to sustain their economy, but the face they put on in peak season isn’t always the one you’d come to expect. In the offseason, you’ll get a more authentic experience, with all sorts of secrets that can only be experienced when you come in the offseason. You might even find yourself fitting in far better with the locals than you would otherwise. 


Locals are more relaxed in the winter. The setting will be more relaxed too. Not only will you likely be able to stay more and experience more, but you’ll also find yourself being able to experience many things that you likely wouldn’t have been able to afford or have time for in the peak season. If you’re looking for a vacation where you can really spread your wings, this is it!

Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful. If you’re looking for shell-themed goods and products, then give us a call today. Until then – good luck and happy shelling!