7 Tips To Save Money On Beach Vacations. The beach evokes images of sand, palm trees, complete relaxation, and the sound of waves breaking on the seashore.
It is the top destination choice for vacations. Beach vacations aren’t always an inexpensive destination, but the following seven tips will help you to save real money without compromising on beach vacations you want to take.
Plus, I’ll share with you my top favorite destinations for cheap beach vacations in USA!
7 Savvy Traveller Tips To Save Money On Beach Vacations
Here are some ways you can save money on beach vacations this year!
1. find accommodation deals
When planning your beach vacation, use VRBRO to book a private condo or house, over a hotel stay. It’s more affordable. Sometimes you can also find hotel rooms listed on the site, at a discount as well!
3. Take Advantage Of Cheap Flights
For those who will be flying to the beach, don’t forget to use the form above to also check for flight sales. It scans all the airlines and flight deal websites worldwide to find the best rates on flights.
Often the most expensive part of a vacation is getting there, so saving money on flights is key.
4. Check online coupon books specific to the beaches you plan to visit
Local attractions that are privately owned often use these coupon books to advertise their services, resulting in great food, fun, and savings. They are also a good source of information on local attractions.
5. If you plan to visit theme parks, order tickets online
Some parks charge more than $100 per person each day, and most families spend several days at theme parks. A savings of just 20% adds up quickly. Find a better discount than that, and you’ll save even more.
6. Bring books
The titles you want to read might be available at your destination, and if they are, usually they will be quite expensive. If you plan to download an eBook, you never know what sort of Internet connectivity you will have until you get there.
Purchase a few books in advance (check out the bargain books on Amazon) or downloading eBooks before you go. you’ll save not only money and also time while relaxing on the beach.
For those who really want to save, just borrow a few books from your home library before you go.
6. Eat Like The Locals
When doing things in a beach town, remember to ask the locals what they do. You’re sure to find restaurants and other establishments the locals frequent.
You’re guaranteed a fair meal or service at a more reasonable price. Plus you get to eat like a local.
7. Shop Like The localS
Everyone vacation-goer wants to bring home souvenirs for themselves of friends and family. But those ‘cute little beach shops’ are not cute on prices.
Look for things like t-shirts, cups, and magnets in major outlet stores instead of more expensive local stores in beach vacation locations.
Many of those items aren’t made locally anyway, so there is no point in paying higher prices. In the case of locally made items, shop around, or buy from the source by supporting a local artist directly.
MY Favorite Destinations For Cheap Beach Vacations
No summer is complete without at least one trip to the beach. Fortunately, from almost anywhere in the U.S. there are beach vacations only a few hours away by air or highway.
No need to splurge on expensive dining, new clothes or tickets to pricey entertainment venues. Here are my five best cheap beach vacations.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
If your idea of the perfect beach vacation is strolling down a quiet beach and gazing out at the sun setting over the Western horizon, pack your bags for Cannon Beach.
Sometimes called the Carmel of Oregon, this is a beach with no Ferris wheels, boardwalks or arcades. What it does have is coastal beauty, unscarred by development. Accommodations range from funky cabins to upscale hotels, and dining options range from café to cordon bleu.
Known as “The Wildwoods,” this area features the widest beaches in New Jersey and offers an old fashioned family beach vacation. The city calls itself the “Birthplace of Rock and Roll” because the first rock and roll record, Rock Around the Clock was performed there in 1954 by Bill Haley and the Comets.
In keeping with the mid-century theme, there is a classic boardwalk with amusements, shops, restaurants and bars. With over 8,000 rooms, there are accommodations for every budget.
There’s a wide range of restaurants, plenty of nightlife and beautiful beaches. This little resort, easy to access by air or highway, is popular with US and Canadian travelers.
Nags Head, NC
This affordable beach destination is part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Stretching from Corolla Light at the northern end to the Crystal Coast in the south, North Carolina’s Outer Banks offer a limitless variety of beach experiences. For budget travelers, Nags Head offers a nice selection of hotels, restaurants, and a full menu of water adventures, from snorkeling near a shipwreck to deep sea fishing.
Huntington Beach, CA
It’s officially trademarked as Surf City USA and Huntington Beach lives up to its name. There’s a Surfing Museum, a pier perfect for watching surfers, shops that sell all types of surfing clothes, equipment and memorabilia, and dozens of restaurants and bars for refueling during a sunny day spent riding the waves.
Whether you actually ride a board, or just enjoy the ambiance, Huntington Beach is a year round beach destination.
Key Largo, FL
While Key West is a widely known destination, it is frequently noisy and crowded.
However, Key Largo offers an amazing variety of opportunities for fun in the sun. There is a wide selection of accommodations, including RV parks and campgrounds, hotels, motels, b & b’s, condos and cottages.
Meal choices focus heavily on fish, but there are suitable menu options in the budget price range. Key Largo is on the north end of the Key’s, so there’s easy access to and from the mainland.
Outdoor activities are plentiful, as are scenic views, wildlife sightings, and all of the things that make a summer day at the beach extraordinary.
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READY TO PLAN YOUR BEACH VACATION NOW?
The secret to getting the best cheap beach vacations is doing the research. Decide what’s most important for you and your vacation experience and plan accordingly.
For example, if you are ok with a basic hotel, you can save money there and spend more dining out. Spending a little time in preparation can have a huge payoff when you find that special place off the beaten track.