If you’ve never been here, the US has tons of incredible beach destinations…you just have to know where to look! Plan your next trip at one of these incredibly affordable US beach travel destinations on the East Coast.
Affordable US Beach Travel Destinations: Family
- Pompano Beach, Florida
Miami is probably not the best destination for families. Not only is the night life wild, but it can get pretty expensive to stay in the ritzier areas of Florida. But just because this region is expensive doesn’t mean that all of Florida is off limits! Pompano Beach is actually a great affordable destination for families. With TONS of outdoor parks, beaches, and even a gym, there is low-cost fun to be had everywhere you go! Don’t forget to check out Lighthouse Point!
2. Wareham, Massachusets
Located near Cape Cod, but at like half the price, Wareham MA is ideal for families with young kids. There are tons of outdoor activities, quaint shopping villages, and some of the best eateries on the East Coast. Additionally, it’s home to New England’s largest waterpark, Water Wizz. You’ll have so much fun!
Affordable US Beach Travel Destinations: With Kids
3. Wells Beach, Maine
If you’ve never been to Maine, I highly recommend that you pack up and head there with your sweetie sometime this year. The destination is super affordable, and because it’s lesser-known, you won’t have any crowds to contend with. There is an incredible beach front amusement park, Palace Playland where you can enjoy pay-per-ride roller coasters, games, eateries, and more.
4. Daytona Beach, Florida
Take your kiddos to the world-famous Daytona Beach where they can enjoy over 20 miles of white sand to frolic in. The destination is SUPER affordable, but only if you time it right. This is one of the most popular destinations for spring-breakers, so it might be best to plan your trip at a different time of the year. We had so much fun when we visited in October!
Affordable US Beach Travel Destinations: Couples
5. Outer Banks, North Carolina
Outer Banks has some of the best vacation rentals that I have ever seen on the East Coast. Because there are so many, it’s easy to find something nice and affordable for you and your spouse. Pick a waterfront property and spend the weekend in your rental taking in the sights. The area is also great if you love golf!
6. Bar Harbor, Maine
Another gorgeous Maine destination, Bar Harbor is one of the most romantic places that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Not only is the area incredibly romantic, but it’s one of the best destinations in the entire world for foodies. Indulge in local lobster, craft beers, and tons of delicious wines. And do it all while strolling down the beach. What could be better?
Affordable US Beach Travel Destinations: Resorts
7. Captains Quarter Resort, Myrtle Beach
Looking for something all inclusive and totally awesome? Captains Quarter is perfect for you. The rates are affordable and you have beachfront access as well as access to a waterpark, which is great for kids. Rates start at just $128 per night. Find out more here.
8. Postcard Inn, St. Pete Beach
This fun property is a total blast from the past and a great place to stay overnight while on a road trip. All of the rooms are decorated with vintage, flea market finds, so no two rooms are alike. Pricing begins at $80 per night on Trip Advisor.