Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Where Surf Meets Snow: Revere Beach in the Winter

A beach under a layer of winter snow is probably not something that you see very often. Maybe you don't live near a beach... Maybe you don't live where it snows... Maybe you live near a beach in a place where it does snow... but never thought to take a venture down to the water's edge during a snowstorm to check it out.

Well I have, and it's pretty cool

Revere Beach in a snowstorm
Revere Beach is a short enough drive from my apartment that it's straight up silly that I haven't been there yet. To remedy this, I decided a couple of weekends ago to head there with my camera to take some pictures and see what the shore is like.

I awoke that Saturday morning to heavily falling snow, but rather than letting that deter me from my plans, I just became even more excited to photograph the wintery beach.

The shore at Revere Beach in the winter

I drove straight out to the coast, then headed north alongside the beach on Revere Beach Boulevard, where I eventually pulled over to the side of the road and parked. Battling the fierce wind and whipping snow, I climbed over the seawall and trudged through the snow to the shore.

The snowy shore at Revere Beach in the winter

The line where the surf meets the snow always makes for terrific pictures, if you ask me. And the higher the snow level, the cooler it looks. (At the end of this blog, there's a 2010 photo of a beach on Cape Cod, with about 2-feet of snow at the shoreline!)

The shore at Revere Beach in the winter

Not surprisingly, I was the only one on the beach that day... except for these three beach bums:

Snowmen on Revere Beach in January 2015

This guy.

Big snowman on Revere Beach, January 2015

When David and I lived in Cape Cod, back in 2009-2011, we lived within walking distance of Falmouth Heights Beach. Here it is under 2 feet of snow, which proves my point about wintery beaches looking even cooler when the snow is higher:

Falmouth Heights Beach under 2 feet of snow
.  don't mind the blurry photo quality; digital cameras have improved tremendously since 2010  .

Have you ever seen a snowy beach?
Want to come build a snowman family on the beach with me?
Let's go! Bring your green hat!

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  1. Wow, these are really beautiful photos!

  2. This is awesome! I never would've imagined that a beach covered with snow would look like this. I love your photos!


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