A beach vacation in the fall is like an encore at an epic concert. Just when you thought summer was over, you’re treated to one last hurrah — and it’s on you to decide whether you’ll go out on a mellow note, lazing on the sand with one of these great beach beers, or flame out with a glorious adventure. Either way, many beaches are at their best in the fall. They're still balmy without the humidity. And as the crowds dwindle, you won’t have to wait in crowded surf line-ups or jockey for a bartender’s attention. These 15 beaches prove summer was just a warm-up.