For many people, Christmas is the ultimate ‘spend time at home’ time of the year, a chance to spend time with the family, enjoying eating too much, drinking far too much, and generally being merry. But if you are looking for a different experience this year, you might decide that the extended break is the perfect time for a holiday. You might just choose to spend your Christmas by the sea.
Christmas is actually a wonderful time of year to enjoy a getaway, imagine spending time with your loved one in a glorious cottage on the coast, with a roaring log fire, a glass of sherry, and copious amounts of Christmas movies to enjoy. There are also lots of fabulous Christmas activities that you can be enjoying if you don’t want your festive season to be too quiet.
If you do want to enjoy a Christmas by the sea this year, here are a few tips that will help your holiday run smoothly.
- Check the weather. If you are traveling to the coast, check the weather beforehand and don’t get caught out. Choose the best possible day for traveling and make sure you have everything you need in terms of food provisions, for both the journey and your stay.
- Read up on your destination and have a few activities planned. I am not saying that you need to have every minute planned to the last second, but having a few things to do will make your trip even more special.
- If you are planning to enjoy a special meal in a restaurant, or want to get tickets to a play or a panto, make sure you book in advance. It is Christmas after all and that makes it a very busy time of the year, don’t leave things to chance.
- Relax. You are there to unwind and relax, moving away from the stress of day to day life, so if you decide you just want to stay in and eat your body weight in cheese, do that. Pack some festive DVDs, lots of trashy but enjoyable novels and maybe a few board games and hibernate, for a few days at least.
- Enjoy that fresh air. Winter can be cold and bracing, but can you honestly think of anything better on a crisp Christmas morning than a walk on the beach. Your surroundings are beautiful, make sure you enjoy them.
Have you ever spent Christmas by the Coast?