Best Things To Do At The Beach When It's Cold Out

May 15, 2017 22 Comments

Best Things To Do At The Beach When It's Cold Out

Activities By The Water When It's Still Too Cold To Swim

It's been quite a rainy and cold spring here in New England, so the news that actual seasonable pre-summer weather will finally be arriving this week has got me raring for a visit to the beach. Admittedly, I'm far too cold blooded to take the plunge into the ocean just yet! However, spring activities abound at beaches, bays, lakes, ponds, and the coastal towns that surround them. The past few opportunities I’ve had, I grabbed my pullover and rocked Birkenstocks with my favorite aquatic socks (yes, I’m that guy) and headed out to the ocean. Here are a few things I’ve loved doing on the water this early in the season that don’t involve getting your hair wet:

 Ozone socks and birkenstock sandals

(Taking a break on the docks at the bay…)

Clam Hunting

Thanks to the qualities of our own special Northeastern variety of clams, the quahog (yes, that's where the name of the town in Family Guy comes from), is plentiful year round. Hunting can be done in shallow water, so no wetsuit or full immersion is necessary. Ask a local where a good spot is (habitats can vary by beach, town, etc) and get to stomping around on the ocean floor! It's an interesting sensory experience to search for something not with your eyes, but using only your sense of touch - your feet will tell you when you've found something, as strange as that might sound. Harvest your own food is very rewarding, and the possibilities are endless with what to do with your bounty. Bake, steam, cook in a chowder, or raw on the half shell are just a few.

 Quahog clams in New England

Having A Peak Beach Spot To Yourself

There is really nothing like zoning out to the sounds of the water. It's my preferred (and most productive) locale for reading and writing, without the typical household distractions I face at home. I'll most likely be doing this well into the summer, but at this time of year when the beaches are still fairly deserted (especially on weekdays) it provides an especially calming and rejuvenating ambience. Spaces that are often the most crowded in July and August stay wide open this early in the season. Best of all, I can fall asleep and not worry about a sunburned face when I wake up!

 Rock Jetties Along The Ocean

Hikes And Trail Runs Abound

Check your state’s DEM (Department of Environmental Management) website for coastal, lakeside or pondside trails. The first time I did, I was shocked at how many different ones there were! Oftentimes a small, quiet beach or rocky cliff area with a beautiful view awaits you at the end or along the way. Birdwatchers also revel at the impressive glimpses that the more isolated trails can provide this time of year: along the coastlines of Long Island, Connecticut and Rhode Island, the loon can can be seen mid-migration as it journeys north to New Hampshire and Maine. What can your local coastal trail offer you? In any case, make sure you've got some good bug spray or mosquito repelling socks!

Loon lake knee high banner

 

What activities have you been up to as you prepare for summer? Let us know in the comments!

~Ben LoPiccolo - Content Creator for Ozone Design




22 Responses

Frank Davidson
Frank Davidson

May 13, 2019

Painting my house, bought a new bike for summer and doing a lot of yard work!!

aaron reck
aaron reck

May 13, 2019

I’ve increased my aerobics and been walking at the parks and trails. I might hit up some amusement parks but always so busy. They should call it the busy 30’s.

Rania R.
Rania R.

May 13, 2019

We are planing on taking the kids camping.

Megan foreman
Megan foreman

May 13, 2019

walking the dogs and enjoying any nice day we have outside with them.

Crystal Campagne
Crystal Campagne

May 13, 2019

My teenage son loves socks with designs like yours.

Mary Lahaye
Mary Lahaye

May 13, 2019

Amazing socks! Thank you!

ae minx
ae minx

May 13, 2019

Clam hunting sounds fun. i’ve always wanted to try it

Dana Dilaura
Dana Dilaura

May 13, 2019

Over the winter I had a double knee replacement so I have been hitti g therapy and the gym hard to prepare for a fun filled summer of camping and fishing with the kiddies

Lahna Briegh Duhon
Lahna Briegh Duhon

May 13, 2019

The designs are eye catching and fun!! I would love to own every pair💓

Suzanne Driscoll
Suzanne Driscoll

May 13, 2019

My kids and I have been going on bike rides

Randie Jones
Randie Jones

May 13, 2019

Done

Mary Saltz
Mary Saltz

May 13, 2019

These are such cute socks!

Jenny Mae Deaton
Jenny Mae Deaton

May 13, 2019

Some really great ideas!!! I Love having the best beach spot to myself sometimes!!!

Erika Puderbach
Erika Puderbach

May 13, 2019

I love walking trails and going hiking… especially before the weather gets really hot! 💗

Rosiebaybie
Rosiebaybie

May 13, 2019

I love to walk trails and go hiking! 💗💗

Tara Shippee
Tara Shippee

May 13, 2019

What a fun prize

Ashley
Ashley

May 13, 2019

Really diggin all the creative socks and uniqueness.

Nina DiFranco Anstey
Nina DiFranco Anstey

May 13, 2019

i loveee Ozone Socks it’s the only brand my family and i will use!!

Janice Dean
Janice Dean

May 13, 2019

I love Ozone Socks! They are so cute and stylish! I am just enjoying the warmer weather. And looking forward to spending time with my grandsons this summer.

Tricia Dix
Tricia Dix

May 13, 2019

Happy Friday! Nice Socks you got there!

Mary W
Mary W

May 13, 2019

I would like to learn how to go clam hunting. That sounds like fun!

Donna Shaw
Donna Shaw

May 13, 2019

Cool socks! Would love to win thanks for the chance

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