Get the most bang for your buck in one of these 15 bicoastal destinations.

By Alexandra Schonfeld
June 19, 2017
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As the first official day of summer creeps closer and closer, it can become increasingly more difficult to find affordable getaways for the family. There are tips and tricks you can follow to plan a more cost effective trip—but if that’s not enough? With the popularity of Airbnb and HomeAway, families can often find cheaper alternatives to a hotel or resort. Trip Advisor—the popular travel site—has followed suit with TripAdvisor Rental. The tool allows you to search locations in over 200 countries to find various rental options. And to gear up for summer, TripAdvisor Rental has announced the top 10 oceanfront destinations along with the most affordable times to travel.

Weekly median prices range from just under $1,000 to $2,600 for two-bedroom rentals (prices fluctuating depending on months). For northern destinations (including Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Outer Banks, North Carolina, and Virginia Beach, Virginia) the best time to travel is June—so start packing! For more southern locations like Orange Beach, Alabama and Destin, Florida, August will be more affordable, with prices nearly $700 cheaper than a week in June or July in some locations. Across the board, traveling in July generally costs the most. Below, a breakdown of the most affordable destinations and when to travel.

  1. Newport, Oregon
    Best time to go: June; $1,431
  2. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    Best time to go: June; $1,761
  3. Outer Banks, North Carolina
    Best time to go: June; $1,448
  4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Best time to go: June; $1,308
  5. Lincoln City, Oregon
    Best time to go: June; $1,229
  6. Carlsbad, California
    Best time to go: June; $1,970
  7. Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Best time to go: June; $1,864
  8. Old Orchard Beach, Maine
    Best time to go: June; $1,432
  9. Cocoa Beach, Florida
    Best time to go: August; $951
  10. Galveston Island, Texas
    Best time to go: August; $1,505
  11. Orange Beach, Alabama
    Best time to go: August; $1,887
  12. Siesta Key, Florida
    Best time to go: August; $1,314
  13. Hilton Head, South Carolina
    Best time to go: August; $1,453
  14. Destin, Florida
    Best time to go: August; $2,023
  15. Dennis Post, Massachusetts
    Best time to go: June; $1,027

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