The weather finally warmed up enough to about twenty-five degrees after a stretch of unusually bone chilling snowy days this past week, tempting Heidi and I to get some much needed fresh air and leave our Old Orchard Beach Bed and Breakfast for a romantic walk along the beach. We headed just down the street picked up two large hot cocoas at Beach Bagels and continued down to the pier for a stroll heading north towards Pine Point. As most of the buildings along the beach are either summer homes or businesses, the snow on the buildings and beach was mostly unspoiled of footprints.
While some might think a walk in the winter is a little unusual, it is one of ours and our Atlantic Birches Inn guest’s favorite winter activity in Old Orchard Beach Maine. The ocean water temperature is about thirty-five degrees cooler than the summer ocean temperature of 70 and the air temperature at about 15 degrees is about 75 degrees less than our summer swimming weather. The snow covered sand reflects the sunlight like a mirror, and its reflection feels especially warm on your exposed skin.
The beach is just as pristine and scenic in the winter as it is in the summer. Make sure that you are covered with layers of fleece and wool, and your hands have warm mittens or gloves. So when visiting our Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast for your next Romantic Getaway, make sure not to miss a walk on the beach and maybe you will run into us along your walk on the beach.