U.S. Beach Vacations That Aren't Budget-Busters

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This southeastern gem offers affordable and off-the-beaten-path activities like full moon parties and free surf lessons, along with unique experiences like nighttime Everglades tours.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Known for its fine beaches, Gulf Shores offers budget-friendly options like Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and adventurous activities such as parasailing and dolphin cruises.

Tybee Island, Georgia

Just a short distance from Savannah, Tybee Island boasts shimmering beaches and unique experiences like hunting for megalodon teeth, all at budget-friendly prices.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach offers a mix of natural beauty and unique attractions like Mount Trashmore Park, along with low-cost options such as visiting Cape Henry Lighthouse or exploring First Landing State Park.

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Affordable and family-friendly, Folly Beach provides cheap parking, fresh fish tacos, and affordable beach rentals, making it a budget-friendly alternative to Charleston.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

With its oceanfront amusement park and scenic pier, Old Orchard Beach offers affordable family fun, especially during the quieter months like September.

Westport, Washington

Known for its surf breaks and cozy beach town atmosphere, Westport offers activities like climbing the Westport Viewing Tower and visiting Grays Harbor Lighthouse, all at affordable prices.