Each week we follow a family making their beachfront living dreams come true — on a budget! On Beachfront Bargain Hunt we'll follow them on the house hunt as we discover some of the most surprisingly affordable beachfront locales that prove you don't need to be a millionaire to live right on the beach.
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A Break From Big City Life 2019x13
A Taste of Texas in Crystal Beach 2018x49
Cayce and Jennifer live in Port Neches, Texas, with their three children. They both grew up vacationing in nearby Crystal Beach and enjoy its relaxed vibe and delicious food. They've finally saved enough to purchase a beachfront vacation home there so their kids can have their own great childhood memories.
Trading Desert for Beach 2018x48
A couple that met in Las Vegas and bonded over their love of the ocean ditched the desert for Tampa, FL. Now, they want to be closer to the Gulf Coast and are on the hunt for a home along Boca Ciega Bay.
Heading South to Gulf Shores, Alabama 2018x47
Kansas City residents Adam and Jami want to find a vacation home in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They're used to making the long drive south to their favorite vacation spot, but they would like to be able to stay for longer visits. They're looking for a home that gives them the freedom to enjoy all the wholesome fun Gulf Shores has to offer on their own schedule.
Fishing For a House Near the Water 2018x46
Eric and Tanya live in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with their three children. Tired of their landlocked lives, they're looking to move their family to the coastal community of Hampstead. The couple plans to buy a boat, so their top priority is finding a home as close to the water as possible.
Raising a Beach Baby on Long Island's North Fork 2018x45
A New York couple loves their current home but are looking for more space for their growing family. Having both grown up by the water, they decide the North Fork of Long Island is the perfect location for them to introduce the beachfront lifestyle to their child.
Good Times on Galveston Bay 2018x44
A hair stylist from Houston, Texas, loves her job but wants to live in a more relaxing location. She feels the commute from Galveston Bay is perfect, so she asks her friend and co-worker to help her find a calm retreat outside the city.
Big Family with a Tall Order in Lincoln City, Oregon 2018x43
Chris and Rachel live in Tillamook, Oregon, with their five children. They think that the nearby coastal community of Lincoln City would be the perfect place to make memories with the kids, so they've saved up and are finally ready to invest in a vacation home that can also bring in rental income.
Larger Vacation Home on Isla Mujeres, Mexico 2018x42
Missy and Ed own a two-bedroom condo on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. They love vacationing on the island and the wide range of activities it offers, but they've outgrown their current property. Now they're on the hunt for a home with more living space and privacy to accommodate their family.
Outside the Beach Box on Hatteras Island 2018x41
Kelli, Austin and their son Gregory are D.C area natives in search of a unique vacation home along the shores of Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Kelli and Austin have been coming to the majestic Outer Banks region for more than a decade. They've decided that now is the time to purchase a vacation home on Hatteras so that their son Gregory can experience the beach lifestyle.
Our Happy Place In North Myrtle Beach 2018x40
Taking the Plunge in Panama City Beach, FL 2018x39
A Texas couple and their two daughters are looking for their dream vacation condo. It's only their second time in Panama City Beach, Florida, but this young family has decided there's no time like the present to start making memories on the beach.
Getting Baby to the Beach 2018x38
Staying Active in Ocean City, Maryland 2018x37
An active couple from Herndon, VA, has been visiting Ocean City, MD, for years and enjoys all the water sports and activities the area has to offer. Now, they're ready to buy the perfect vacation home with amenities that help them stay in shape and plenty of space for guests.
Family Fun Under the Sun 2018x36
An Arkansas couple with a young son got married on the beach in Florida. After years of dreaming of moving there, they are finally ready for the full-time beach life on Santa Rosa Island.
An Oasis in New Smyrna Beach 2018x35
A couple of American ex-pats and their nine children are looking to relocate back to the US after nine years in Dubai. After previously visiting and falling in love with Florida's sunny shores, they're ready to relocate permanently to New Smyrna Beach.
A Place for the Family in Ocean City, MD 2018x34
A Maryland couple that loves taking their four kids to the beach decides to invest in a beachfront vacation home in Ocean City.
Tailor-Made on St. Thomas, USVI 2018x33
A former Olympic swimmer that currently lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands wants to move to the east end of St. Thomas. He brings along his interior designer friend to help him envision the potential of each property as he searches for a bachelor retreat.
Paradise in Galveston 2018x32
A family of four Texas natives looks for a vacation home in the beach town of Galveston. They've decided now is the perfect time to invest in their own piece of paradise and are setting out to find the perfect place of their own.
Hard-Earned Home on Oak Island 2018x31
Long-term savers make their dream a reality and purchase a family getaway on the sands of Oak Island, North Carolina.
Getaway on Palm Island, Florida 2018x30
A mother-daughter duo from Colorado wants to find a tropical vacation getaway on Florida's Palm Island. After vacationing there for years, the family is ready to make Palm Island their home away from home.
Clashing in Caroline Beach 2018x29
A couple with two young kids from Fuquay-Varina, NC, leads a hectic life and wants to find a weekend getaway in the coastal community of Carolina Beach. They agree that they want a retreat, however, she wants a home with a pool while he's interested in a property that has room for a boat.
Vintage Charm in Bay St. Louis 2018x28
A mother and daughter scour the sands of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, hoping to find a vacation home with some vintage charm that their entire family will enjoy.
Resort Getaway on the Strand 2018x27
A South Carolina couple with a seven-month-old son is looking for a new resort-style vacation condo by the beach. They want their son to grow up by the water and have decided now is the perfect time to invest in a vacation condo along The Grand Strand of South Carolina.
Finding Surfside Beach 2018x26
A couple wants to get away from the city life in Austin, TX, and find a vacation home by the beach. Having spent summers along the shores of Surfside Beach, TX, they can't think of a better place to call their home away from home.
First Home on Emerald Isle 2018x25
North Carolina newlyweds have been renting on Emerald Isle for several years. Now that they're married, they're looking to purchase a home together and have even put in a few offers on different properties. All of the deals fell through, unfortunately, so they're starting from scratch and hope to finally find the perfect house near the beach.
A Peaceful Panorama 2018x24
A Baton Rouge, LA, couple with two kids love spending time at the beach and enjoy the peaceful waters surrounding Alabama's Dauphin Island. After almost a year of searching, they're ready to purchase their own vacation home.
Near the Water in Newport 2018x23
A Newport, OR, family with two young children is ready to make a big change. They're currently landlocked and would love to find a new, full-time home closer to the Pacific coast with stunning views of the water.
Every Day is Like a Vacation 2018x22
Newlyweds pack their bags to follow a job opportunity to Panama City Beach, Florida. They're tired of living in apartments and want to find a year-round home close to the emerald waters that has plenty of space for their two dogs.
A Hilton Head Hideaway 2018x21
An engaged couple living in Duluth, GA, loves to visit the beach with their families on Hilton Head Island, SC. The active couple enjoys the water sports and outdoor activities the area offers, so they're ready to get a vacation home of their own. With their budget set, they're planning to purchase the perfect beachfront vacation home right on the water.
From the Big City to the Beach 2018x20
A couple from Houston, Texas, want to give their three kids more opportunities to spend time outdoors by buying a vacation home on the beaches of Galveston. They hope to find something with space for the kids to play outside, as well as room for the couple to entertain family and friends.
Sharing Experiences in Panama City Beach 2018x19
Young parents search for the perfect vacation condo in Panama City Beach, FL, to accommodate their family. He grew up going to the beach in the Philippines and hopes to provide the same experience for their two daughters.
Space For Guests in Surf City 2018x18
After several trips to the area, an Ormond Beach, Florida, couple is ready to find a vacation home in Surf City, North Carolina. Although they live near the Florida coast, they really enjoy Surf City's quieter, more secluded beach vibe and are ready to buy a beachfront home where their friends and family can frequently visit.
Chesapeake Out Our Window in Southern Maryland 2018x17
A Washington, DC, couple loves living in the city but wants to find a property that will allow their kids a chance to explore the outdoors. So they look for the perfect beachfront vacation home along the shores of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay with views of the water and a yard for the boys.
Beachy Style in Ocean Isle 2018x16
A Winston-Salem, NC, couple loves to go to the beach with their two children when they get the chance to spend time together. They're now hoping to purchase a beachfront vacation home where the family can get away in the nearby town of Ocean Isle Beach.
Secluded On The Sea Islands 2018x15
Moving Over to Marshfield, Massachusetts 2018x14
A water-loving couple is ready to sell their house in Whitman, Massachusetts, and raise their children in her coastal hometown of Marshfield. Located on the East Coast between Boston and Cape Cod, they love the different beaches of the area, as well as its proximity to their families. These native New Englanders are eager to fulfill their beachfront dreams as they set out to find a permanent haven on the shore for under $399,000.
Atlantic Beach Surprise 2018x13
After years of talking about buying a coastal retreat together, two wives are kicking things into gear and surprising their husbands with a weekend of beachfront bargain hunting for a home under $350,000.
Fetching a Home in Newport, Oregon 2018x12
After living in a rental for some time, a couple is ready to find a permanent place for themselves and their dogs in the coastal town of Newport, OR. Since the dogs love to run and play in the sand, the couple is looking for full-time beach access and has the budget to make it happen. Will they find the perfect place that's both close to work and budget-friendly?
The One in Placencia 2018x11
A busy San Francisco family looks to purchase a relaxing vacation property in their favorite spot of Placencia, Belize. The location is surrounded by a lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, making it a perfect spot for this blended family to enjoy their favorite water activities and relax on the beach. Homes in this laid-back land can cost as much as two million dollars -- will they have the budget to find their dream home?
Best of Both Worlds in Bethany Beach 2018x10
A couple is ready to purchase a condo along the beaches of their favorite vacation spot of Bethany Beach, DE. They both love the canal's access for boating, kayaking and paddle boarding so having a condo there would not only bring them closer to the action but will also be more affordable. They're ready to be mere steps away from the sand but will they be able to find what they're looking for?
Our Own Margate City Retreat 2018x09
After staying with friends in Margate City, NJ, a busy Philadelphia couple decides it's time to find a place of their own. With a budget of $250,000, they hope to purchase a property as close to the beach as possible. Will they find their beach getaway on their budget?
A Sweet Cranberry Coast Deal 2018x08
A Seattle couple that loves getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city by vacationing on the Washington Coast decides to find their own home there. They've dreamed of owning a beachfront home in Grayland since they first met and it's become a tradition to vacation there with friends and family. With the help of an old college buddy, they are headed down the shore to purchase a home where they can vacation and visit right on the Pacific Ocean.
A Gulf Shores Getaway 2018x07
A Mobile, AL, couple loves traveling back to where they were engaged on the fabulous beaches on the Gulf Shores. They've shared many memories on those sands and think it would be a great place to get together with their friends in a place of their own. With a budget of $299,000, they're setting out to purchase the perfect beachfront vacation home right on the Gulf of Mexico.
Nostalgic for the Wildwoods of New Jersey 2018x06
After visiting the Wildwoods of New Jersey for years, a Pennsylvania couple with two kids decides it's time to purchase a beachfront vacation home right on the water. They hope to find a house for under $299,000 so they can enjoy the beaches, boardwalk attractions and everything else the area has to offer.
Pursuing The Panoramic Views of Plymouth, Massachusetts 2018x05
A woman seeks a change of scenery after spending her entire life in Carver, Massachusetts. With a budget of $375,000 and the help of family and friends, she's searching for her own property on the coastal sands of nearby Plymouth, so she can see the ocean and enjoy the beach every day.
Searching the Sands of Orange Beach, Alabama 2018x04
A Missouri family decides to invest in a permanent residence in Orange Beach, AL. After years of visiting the location, they hope to find a beachfront property they can call their own with all the amenities and promising rental potential. Will their budget be enough to afford them the Alabama beach home of their dreams?
Sandy Savings in Galveston, Texas 2018x03
After frequently vacationing there, a couple decides it's time to find a place of their own in their favorite getaway of Galveston, TX. Owning a property on the gulf coast would certainly benefit them over renting but finding the perfect spot may not be as easy as it seems. Will they find the perfect beach home for their family?
Room for Everyone in Galveston, Texas 2018x02
A mother-daughter team of real estate agents living in The Woodlands, TX, decides it's the right time to buy a beachfront vacation home in the nearby town of Galveston. The duo loves visiting the town with their large family and enjoys all the great local attractions. Combining their expertise, the two search the sands for the perfect waterfront retreat the whole family can enjoy.
No Place Like Placencia, Belize 2018x01
An Oregon couple hopes to find the perfect beachfront home. They've spent years vacationing in different parts of the Caribbean and have fallen in love with the culture in Placencia, Belize. With a location set, will their budget be enough to find them the dream home they're looking for?