Vacations can be pricey but will a little bit of money and planning you can save money. Check out How to Save Money on Beach Trips for some easy ways to save money on your beach trip this year!
Tips To Save Money On Beach Trips
Pack Picnic lunches–Rather than spending money on pier or boardwalk treats that are marked up, bring your own food! Sandwiches, fruit, veggies, and salads are all great options for picnic lunches and can save you a ton of money. Many beaches also offer spots that you can sit and eat on the boardwalk so you don’t have to worry about getting sand in your food.
Check Thrift shops or sales area of you chain stores– You can find many of the things you’ll be taking on a beach trip at thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army or in the clearance area of your local Target or Walmart. Whether you’re looking for baskets, bathing suits, beach toys, or even just a nice hat and shades for the day, you can save money on beach trips by thrifting for these items!
Skip the pricey hotel–There are tons of options besides pricey hotels these days if you are looking for overnight accommodations. Check out vacation rentals or places like AirBnB as well as looking for deals on Groupon. Additionally, some beaches have campgrounds nearby so if you enjoy camping, this is a great budget friendly option as well.
Park farther--Many beaches are starting to use parking meters to charge for parking. If you don’t want to fork over the money for parking, consider parking farther and walking to the beach! After all, you’ll get to relax when you get there. Some parking meters can be up to $20-30/day so this is a good way to save some money.
Travel with friends and family and split the cost–This is a great way to save money on beach trips, especially if you’re planning to stay in a vacation rental. Splitting the cost between more people means less spending for you This also applies to groceries and food needed for the trip.
What other ways do you save money on beach trips? What’s your favorite beach to visit? Let us know in the comments below!