Beach holidays never go out of fashion, and particularly not in the USA. Cheap accommodation by the sea means that great seaside vacations can be yours, whatever your budget, so choosing where to go is the only real decision you’ll have to make.
East Coast Beaches
The Carolinas have some of the top beaches on the east coast of America. North Carolina’s Outer Banks or OBX, are one of the most popular spots for beach vacations for all ages. With some of the cleanest sands on the east coast, the Outer Banks are popular with families. Add in the attractions of great nature watching, the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Pirate Adventures of The Outer Banks at Manteo, where your kids can dress as pirates before taking to the high seas aboard ship, and it’s easy to see why the area is so popular. Next door in South Carolina, Hilton Head is one of THE beach resorts on the east coast. Its golden sands, luxury hotels and marina make it a real jet set destination. However, cheap accommodation by the sea is available throughout the Carolinas with private room rentals, flat shares and bed & breakfasts as well as many last minute deals. Florida is a favorite east coast destination, and the Florida Keys in particular have great appeal. From water sports to sea fishing to golf, from Key Largo to Key West, there’s a special place for everyone.
Golden West Coast Beaches
For a truly beautiful beach town, choose Santa Barbara in California. From State Street to East Beach the whole town screams elegance and style. As if the gorgeous buildings and wonderful scenery wasn’t enough, the golden sands of East Beach are some of the best in the US. West Beach and Leadbetter Beach are also good. Also in California, Coronado Beach near San Diego is a fabulous choice. There’s lots of great, cheap accommodation by the sea to be found in this wonderful family resort. The Hotel del Coronado was featured in the Marilyn Monroe film ‘Some Like It Hot’ and it’s a great backdrop to the gorgeous sandy beach. Reach it by bridge, or by ferry from San Diego.
From Miami to Malibu there are numerous beach resorts worth a mention. They all offer cheap accommodation by the sea, making them more than accessible to everyone.
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