6 Affordable Beach Vacations That Won’t Break Your Budget

September 2, 2020 / Backpacking/Tips/Travel

When you are craving a beach vacation, you don’t have to break your budget. There are budget-friendly beach vacations available all over the world. The best part about an affordable beach vacation is that you get to enjoy the same views, sand, and water that someone else spent a small fortune to enjoy. Let’s take a look at some affordable beach vacations:

1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. Yes, you can find a penthouse on the Atlantic for thousands of dollars each night, but you can also find an affordable resort with the same views on a lower floor. Myrtle Beach really has everything you would want for a beach vacation: sand, sun, shopping, and plenty of beachside eateries. There are also golf courses everywhere you turn. 

2. Ambergris Caye, Belize

Belize is one of the friendliest, most laid-back, and affordable places to travel in the world. The landscapes both inland and on the shores are beautiful. Ambergris Caye is a choice spot for divers who check out the coral reefs nearby. Belizeans happily take dollar bills and they offer affordable lodging and delicious food. 

3. Cocoa Beach, Florida

If you want a simple hotel or a luxurious, yet affordable resort, check out the options in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Cocoa Beach has six miles of sandy shores with hotels and resorts up and down the strand. The town takes great pride in being just south of Port Canaveral, which is the home of NASA. Port Canaveral is also a busy cruise port where you can watch ships come and go every day. But the greatest pride of Cocoa Beach is the beach itself.  

4. Sleeping Bear Lakeshore, Michigan

This area is often touted as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern lower Michigan is an affordable place to enjoy freshwater and soft sand. You can camp for a few bucks a night or stay in a quaint cottage or resort. If you can’t get a spot in the National Park, check out lodging in Traverse City, Glen Arbor, or Empire. 

5. Revere Beach, Massachusetts

You might not immediately think that Boston and beaches go hand-in-hand, but if you are looking for a beach vacation with all of the amenities of a big city, then check our Revere Beach. This was the first public beach in the United States and it is still going strong today. It’s all of five miles from Boston, so you can enjoy the city at night. Rather than find a resort (because there aren’t any), try renting space in one of the glorious historic homes that are a hop, skip, and jump from the beach. 

6. Corfu, Greece

If you are looking for an exotic, European beach vacation, then check out Corfu. It’s affordable and not heavily trafficked, so you can relax in peace and quiet. There are plenty of lodging options with affordable, simple rooms. The views are priceless.