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Winter Beaches to Visit - East Coast

Planning a beach vacation in winter is not as difficult as it may seem. There are plenty of wonderful beaches in the United States that are great for winter travelers. In fact, there are so many we are breaking the beaches down by region, East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast.

This week, let's focus in on the East Coast. These beaches may not all be warm enough to swim in, but they pack a lot of fun for your winter beach vacation regardless.

Miami, Florida

This popular beach does not shut down in winter. In fact, there is so much to do in the winter, you may like it even more than summer!

Summers in Miami can be brutal, but the refreshing fall and winter air are delightful. With highs in the upper 80s and lows in the 70s September through November, then upper 70s and lows in the 60s December through February, it is cool but still delightful! The water temperature stays in the 70s throughout fall and winter making it one of the warmest oceans on the Atlantic Coast.

Because the temperatures are mild, there is no reason not to spend a bit of time on the beach. From surfing to swimming, the beaches are still a wonderful destination during the winter.

In addition to the beautiful white sand beaches, winter in Miami boasts many other attractions and fun for all ages.

Site seeing is a must in Miami, from the Art Deco District to Little Havana, there is a lot of culture and art to see throughout the city.

If nature is your thing, take a hike through the Everglades at Everglades National Park.

See the beauty of Miami from the water. Rent a boat or take a boat tour. With many destinations nearby that are only accessible by boat, this is a great way to really experience the city. Chartering a fishing boat is a great way to enjoy a beautiful day on the water as well. With tuna, grouper, marlin and more, there's a fun fishing adventure for everyone.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

A bit further North and quite a bit cooler is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is a spring break and summer hot spot, but when winter rolls around it clears out and allows you to enjoy the sites without the crowds. The average temperature in Myrtle Beach is 55 degrees so you will definitely need to bring warm clothes, but the beauty of Myrtle Beach is gorgeous anytime of year.

While you may not want to wear your swimsuit, don't let the cooler temperatures keep you away from the beach. Myrtle Beach boasts one of the neatest boardwalks in the United States. W