When most people think of beach vacations, they envision sunny summer days and endless waves.
However, the fall and winter months bring a unique charm to the coastal communities of Florida. With cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, it's the perfect time to explore the stunning beaches and take part in various activities. Whether you're a local or planning a getaway, check out our Gulf Coast Top 10 Fall / Winter Beach activities.
1. Sunset Beach Fires 🔥:
As the sun sets earlier in the day, gather your friends and family for a cozy beach bonfire. Roast marshmallows, share stories, and soak in the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico. It's absolutely one of our favorite things! We can help with setting up this experience with local vendors.
2. New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Beach 🎆:
Ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display on the beach. It's a memorable way to start fresh with the sound of crashing waves in the background. Additionally, with our unique position along the Gulf Coast, you'll be able to see fireworks displays for many miles in both directions.
3. Rosemary Beach Uncorked 🍷:
If you're a wine enthusiast, don't miss Rosemary Beach Uncorked, a delightful wine festival that offers a perfect blend of wine, food, and coastal ambiance.
4. Charter Fishing 🎣:
Fall and winter are excellent seasons for fishing. Try your hand at bay fishing for Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. You can even hire a charter to make your experience unforgettable.
5. Day Trip to the Forgotten Coast ☀️:
Take a day trip to the Forgotten Coast and explore hidden gems. Don't miss Oyster City Brewery and St. James Bay Golf Course for a taste of local culture. This is one of our favorite day trips, and the incredible views along the journey are fantastic.
6. 30A Songwriters Festival 🎸🥁:
Music lovers will appreciate the 30A Songwriters Festival. With a lineup of talented artists, this event offers an intimate and unique musical experience.
7. 30A Wine Festival 🍷:
If wine is more your style, the 30A Wine Festival is a must-visit. Sample a wide variety of wines while enjoying the ocean views.
8. Florida Seafood Festival 🦐:
Savor the flavors of the sea at the Florida Seafood Festival. From oysters to shrimp, this event showcases the best of coastal cuisine.
9. Beach Walks and Coffee 🌊☕️🍩:
A brisk beach walk during the cooler months is invigorating. Follow it up with a hot cup of coffee and a doughnut at Thomas' Doughnuts to warm up.
10. Hiking 🥾🌴:
Don't overlook the charm of Florida's beaches during the fall and winter. These top 10 activities offer a blend of relaxation, adventure, and culinary delights, making your coastal vacation truly memorable. So, pack your bags, put on a warm sweater, and head to the Florida coast for a different kind of beach experience. Interested in something but didn't make the list? Reach out to us, and we'll be more than happy to assist you in planning an array of additional activities to make your stay truly unforgettable!