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18 Best Beaches for a Budget Vacation

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 19: Cape Cod is practically synonymous with "beach vacation," but locals call Rock Harbor Beach in Orleans one of the most enchanting and budget-friendly in the area. Also said to be a great family beach, during low tide there’s plenty of room for exploring and running around. Rock Harbor Pier is the home of the lifeboat that inspired the Disney rescue movie "The Finest Hours." Cape Cod is incredibly popular come summer, and prices show it — but Airbnb lists options in the Orleans area for less than $200 a night, and some as low as $83. The key is to book well in advance.

Rock Harbor Beach, Massachusetts

Cape Cod is practically synonymous with "beach vacation," but locals call Rock Harbor Beach in Orleans one of the most enchanting and budget-friendly in the area. Also said to be a great family beach, during low tide there’s plenty of room for exploring and running around. Rock Harbor Pier is the home of the lifeboat that inspired the Disney rescue movie "The Finest Hours." Cape Cod is incredibly popular come summer, and prices show it — but Airbnb lists options in the Orleans area for less than $200 a night, and some as low as $83. The key is to book well in advance.

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