Owning a vacation home is many people’s dream. Another dream that is the most common among American is to live near a beach and be able to walk outside of your home to be feet away from the actual shore. While many beloved beach towns like Key West, Florida and Santa Monica, California are typically more expensive for the average homebuyer, there are affordable beach towns that are out there.


To help you achieve your beach house dreams, we’ve rounded up the 15 most affordable beach towns in the U.S. and chatted with Redfin real estate agents about what makes each unique. At these prices, you’ll have your toes in the sand in no time!



1. Atlantic City, NJ

Median Sale Price: $52,250

This city includes many beach towns around the state, but the vacation homes that are in this city are beyond luxurious and look like straight out of a dream. Most of the beach homes in the city also include boardwalks, nights to stare at the stars, beautiful casinos, restaurants and so on. It’s a perfect home away from home for someone looking for a city that has much more to offer in general.



2. Miami, FL

Median Sale Price: $275,000

Miami not only has a popular lifestyle that most know of, especially during the spring and summer, but the beach is to die for.


Miami is an emerging city with something for everyone. If it’s music you love, downtown Miami offers the yearly Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park that brings thousands of visitors and great performers to the city. Golfers can lay back and play 18 holes of Golf in a PGA golf course.



3. Clearwater, FL

Median Sale Price: $174,250

Another city that has a gorgeous selection of beaches, Clearwater has many affordable beach houses for the average buyer.


Caladesi Island is also less than 10 minutes north of Clearwater and it has been recognized as one of the nation’s best beaches. There is also a beautiful beach resort called San Pearl and several other luxury hotels with amazing waterfront restaurants.



4. West Palm Beach, FL

Median Sale Price: $170,000

It’s no surprise that Florida has many of the best beach houses on the coast line, but West Palm Beach offers a Key West-style of living. You can find everything from high-rise condos to single-family homes in some low price points.


West Palm is also know for Clematis Street, which is the historical heart of downtown that features various night clubs, live music, boutiques, historical landmarks and one-of-a-kind restaurants. Outside of having beautiful white sandy beaches, there is entertainment all along the West Palm Beach.



5. Daytona Beach, FL

Median Sale Price: $136,000

This is also one of Florida’s most popular beaches that runs about 20 miles long. This beach is one of the most affordable coastal areas and can be known as that compared to the beaches above. Although this beach is on the rise due to the growth of new buildings and with the new The Hard Rock, Latitude Margaritaville and Tanger Outlet Mall stores and restaurants opening, the warm climate and the close distance to Jacksonville and Orlando make for great perks in the town.