That's the best part of a Winter beach -(in Oregon) - no crowds and the overcast feeling is kind of pleasant as long as you have warm enough clothing ... here a least. Of course Florida is subtropical and the beaches are croweded all winter. I like the Oregon ones better, but I don't like being cold every day.
The grey days are here but the Mt Maunganui looks good.
The cenotaph is quite poignant.
Love the gulls ~ great seashore photos ~ ^_^
I like going to the beach in the off season. You get to have the beach all to yourself.Worth a Thousand Words
I looove going to the beach during rainy seasons. We have tons of beaches here in the Philippines and summer makes it too crowded so I alwasy find peace on beach visits during December until February when it is cooler here. Thank you for your shots, they give me peace while viewing themSteven
Love that beach. Full of interesting things yet not crowded :)
I've never been on a completely deserted Mt Maunganui beach (except once very late in the evening when I was staying nearby) but one of the beauties of New Zealand (and Lewis) is that you can stroll for miles (or kilometres) down a beach and never see anyone.