Are you in the mood to visit a beach this summer vacation?  Learn about the best beaches to visit and how to make the most of your trip this summer season.

North Padre Island, Texas

Are you able to afford a trip to Turks and Caicos this year to enjoy the number one beach? If not, read on for some budget friendly beaches to satisfy your family. North Padre Island in Texas is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.  If you’d like to camp, you will need a park entrance pass during station hours. The Visitor Center hours are usually 9AM-5PM daily and is run by the National Parks Service. However, the nearest amenities are 12 miles away, so be sure to pack enough necessities. Items such as snacks, fuel and firewood will need to meet your needs of your entire trip.

Coronado Beach, California

Located across the San Diego Bay in Coronado, California is one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in California. In addition, to the Coronado Hotel you will also have access to many restaurants and shops within walking distance. Known for its million-dollar beachfront cottages, beach access is easy and free for the public. The lower floors of the Hotel Del Coronado are open to window shop or grab an ice cream. In addition, the views and sunsets are stunning, and the beach never seems crowded even on holidays. Remember to go early for free on street parking and be sure to pack your sunscreen and hat.  Enjoy one of my favorite beaches on the west coast.

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Finally, located 12 miles from historic Charleston, Folly Beach has something for everyone. From kayaking, paddle boarding or just enjoying the white sand, Folly Beach is for you. Furthermore, family friendly activities include boat rentals, biking and of course shopping. Book a guided excursion or explore the beach and surrounding fun on your own. Folly Beach offers economical way to enjoy the outdoors with reasonable priced motels or Bed and Breakfast locations to rent.  Just staying for the day, then make the beach your focus with clean sand and restaurants within walking distance.

Check out one of these pristine beaches to have an affordable summer getaway that won’t break your budget. What is your favorite beach? Let me know at: