Three places to observe the power of wind and water

For some, the idea of going storm watching may seem a little odd: retreating to a seaside resort in the middle of the grey winter season, only to be immersed in the most menacing weather systems of the year. But the pouring rain and the surging surf make for spectacular, dramatic and unique displays of nature.

Nothing quite compares to venturing along the windswept coastline, watching the vast rain clouds and breaker waves roll in, and then hurrying back to cozy accommodations, to warm blankets and mugs of cocoa. It’s one of the best ways to experience, and embrace, the dark and damp winter months. And so, here’s a selection of seaside locales where the bad weather is at its best.