If you live in the upper-north east of New England you know that the water temperature of the Atlantic doesn't really get bearable until late August. With "back-to-school" signs in all of the stores and the recent re-release of the PSL everyone's itching to be wearing flannels and bean boots and thoughts of bikinis and sunscreen are a thing of the past. These are lies. September is actually the best month to be on or in the water. The air temperatures might be a bit lower but with the warmer water it's actually the most delightful experience.
1. Summer Is Not Over
Until Sept 22 that is. So enjoy the next few weeks!! That means keep donning those flip flops and enjoy your last days of salty beachy hair!
2. Avoid the Kids and the Crowds
With kids back in school and families back home from vacation don your post-work sunglasses, grab the beach reads you didn't get to and splash some of your favorite summer beverage into a tumbler and get your toes in the sand!
3. The Water is HOT!
And by that I mean it will feel delicious on your skin and not take your breath away in the worst frigid way! Jump in!
4. You are Finally Tan(ish)!
If you're pasty-pale like me that is, by September you finally look a little less translucent so go rock that beach bod!
5. Get Out for One Last Camping Adventure
Late summer and early fall are the best camping seasons so grab your tent one last time and get out there! The water-side sites are finally rid of bugs and some of the best sites are more available in the slight off-season.