The sea in winter has a charm all its own and that leaves you breathless. For this reason, today I want to take you on a journey through the most scenic snowy beaches of the world, places with a surreal landscape.
Unstad beach, deliciously frozen
Let’s start this snowy trip to the Lofoten Islands and more precisely from Unstad Beach, the right place to spot the magical Northern Lights but also icy dreamy and otherworldly beaches. Here the cold does not deter surfers riding the waves, even when the surrounding landscape is delightfully frozen.
Stroomi Beach, with snow everywhere
Not least is Stroomi Beach in Estonia, the most famous beach in Tallinn where snow is everywhere in winter. Stroomi Beach also surprised visitors with egg-shaped ice balls, an unusual but natural phenomenon also observed in Michigan, Finland, and Russia.
Sopot Beach, with the longest pier in Europe
We then fly to Poland to discover Sopot Beach, a town overlooking the Baltic Sea. Here you can walk on the longest pier in Europe and breathe in the fresh air of this spa town.
Hokkaido, white paradise
There are so many seaside resorts in Japan where it snows. To admire this spectacle, we recommend Hokkaido, an island where the landscape changes completely during the winter. A large amount of snow is removed from the sidewalks, which turn into kind of canals with walls that can be taller than a person.
Diamond Beach, glistening icebergs
More than snow it is ice, but always breathtaking. We are talking about Diamond Beach in Iceland, so called thanks to the glittering icebergs that reach it after having separated from the Breiðamerkurjökull, the trail of ice that descends from the south side of the imposing Vatnajökull glacier, the largest ice cap in the country and third in the world after Greenland and the Antarctic.
St John’s, the oldest European settlement in North America
St John’s in Canada is also beautiful in winter. It is the oldest European settlement in North America, having been discovered by Giovanni Caboto in 1497 and officially born in 1528.
Gothenburg, an important seaport
Unforgettable winters also in Gothenburg, an important city in Sweden. Located at the mouth of the Göta älv River, on the west coast of the country, it is an important seaport known for its Dutch-style canals and tree-lined avenues such as Avenyn, the city’s main street, full of cafes and shops.
Ushuaia, the end of the world
And then Ushuaia, in Argentina, called “el fin del mundo”, a city of great charm, above all thanks to the people and the energy it releases.
Nestled between the Andean mountain peaks and the icy waters of the Beagle Channel (where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet), it is the starting point for itineraries to the Malvinas, Cape Horn, and Antarctica.
Cape Cod, with sparkling snow
Let’s finish this enchanted journey in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In the summer, it shows its sunny side that punctuates the sandy beaches along the Atlantic. In winter, however, the shores are covered with sparkling snow. One of the most popular beaches is Lighthouse Beach in Chatham which has a historic lighthouse.