Use Your Feet
One simple way to save: Be willing to walk (or bike) a bit to reach the shore. Properties farther away from the beach are almost always more affordable than similar ones bordering the water. HomeAway's Jon Gray told me, "Proximity typically comes with a price, so look for places that are farther from the tourist hot spots. Homes that are just a stone's throw away from the main attractions can more than make up for the distance in pricing and often in authenticity, too."
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