1 Dec 2023
Exploring the coast in winter uncovers a different kind of holiday magic. This season, as you ponder plans for family time, consider the unique charm of a beach getaway. In this blog, we've gathered 10 quotes that beautifully echo the serene vibes of a beach holiday.
They shed light on the joys of family, the peace of seaside winters, and the simple pleasures that come with stepping away from the usual holiday bustle. Let these insights inspire your next family adventure, maybe even in one of our cozy beach vacation rentals at Better Beach.
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths, it has its pearls too.
Like the sea, our hearts are deep and ever-changing. Winter at the beach reflects this beautifully — calm tides one moment and exciting storms the next, each revealing hidden treasures.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
– William Blake
Gratitude is a bountiful harvest. Each grateful moment brings waves of abundance just like the ocean never stops giving. And you never know what gifts the ocean will offer you, such as shells and other sea trinkets.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
- Calvin Coolidge
The true spirit of the holidays—peace, goodwill, mercy—is mirrored in the tranquil winter shores. The beach's quiet during the off-season offers a serene place to cherish these values, surrounded by the gentle sound of waves.
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is, in reality, great, if it is given with affection.
Small gifts of time spent by the sea, watching the winter sun dance on the water, are often the most heartfelt. Spending time in nature or with your favorite people and fur-friends gives you endless gifts in every season.
For it is in giving that we receive.
The act of giving enriches both the giver and the receiver. Everything in nature is reciprocal, which is a fulfilling way to spend time in the spirit of the holidays.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
- W. Clement Stone
True thankfulness is shared through experiences. What better way to share than a winter retreat to the beach? The off-season's quiet magnificence in Oak Island is a treasure to be shared with those you love.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves.
- B. C. Forbes
Whether you celebrate Christmas or other holidays this season, it's a great time to be in the giving spirit. There is always someone to whom we can offer a friendly smile or give some other charity from our hearts this time of year. And the gift we receive back is immeasurable!
A family is not an important thing, it's everything.
- Michael J. Fox
Winter and the holiday season can be a great time to cherish your family, friends, and people in your communities. Showing gratitude for those you love and are around every day can do wonders to change an atmosphere into a spirit of peace and giving.
Life's a wave, catch it.
Life's a wave, and when we're in the spirit of Christmas, in the spirit of giving, it puts us on that wave and carries us through the ups and downs of our lives. Being in the moment to catch that wave is the best gift of all because it changes us to see all the goodness around us.
Winter forms our character and brings out our best.
- Tom Allen
Winter can sometimes have a harshness to it that challenges us to grow. But when we accept that challenge, it transforms us into different and stronger people. It builds our character and keeps us reaching for our highest goals in life.
In the stillness of winter, the beach becomes a sanctuary for the soul, where the lessons of the tides remind us to cherish every moment and share our gratitude. As the year draws to a close, consider making Better Beach Rentals part of your seasonal tradition.
Our selection of vacation rentals offers a peaceful retreat for families, friends, and solo travelers. From cozy beachfront cottages to spacious homes with stunning ocean views, we have the perfect spot for you to catch the winter wave of tranquility and make lasting memories. Visit us to find your ideal coastal getaway and experience the best of winter by the sea.