Every budget traveler knows the value of a good beach vacation – the sand beneath your feet, the sound of the ocean, stunning views, and more! We’ve rounded up five beach destinations that won’t break the bank.
Cannon Beach Oregon
Oregon isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of the beach, but the coastline in this state is nothing short of stunning. Cannon beach is only a short, picturesque drive from Portland. Take a picnic along and catch a glimpse of Haystack Rock, a natural landmark that rises out of the ocean at several hundred feet above the surface. Round off the trip with a hike at the Ecola State Park after. Just look for a good accommodation deal to save money!
Budget-wise, Manzanillo is one of the more forgiving beach resort towns in Mexico. The port city has plenty going for it – you can enjoy local cuisine on the waterfront, explore the downtown area, and just get some well-deserved rays on the beach. Affordable small hotels and cheap rented apartments are available across Manzanillo.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belize has some beautiful beaches, but Ambergris Caye is up there among the best. This island is popular with divers and snorkelers owing to its breathtaking coral reef systems. Delicious (and cheap) local cuisines and several budget-friendly hotels make this a perfect vacation spot.
South Padre Island, Texas
The Lone Star state is home to one of America’s most beautiful beaches. This island on the southern coast of Texas is a magnet for spring break revelers, but in September and October, accommodation and attraction prices drop fast and you may find great deals. Enjoy family time at the water parks, go sailing or dolphin watching, or go for a hike. There’s plenty to see and do.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle beach checks both the family-friendly and the adults-only boxes on our attractions list. With a host of hotels and rentals that suit every budget, this beautiful South Carolina beach is accessible by road from several cities in the South and on the Mid-Atlantic coastline.