It’s almost beach season! Are you ready? I know that I can’t wait for our upcoming beach vacation. With beach season right around the corner, you might be wondering how to swing a beach trip without draining the bank account but these tips will help you save money on beach trips all summer long!
Tips To Save Money On Beach Trips
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.
You might be wondering what thrift shops have to do with how to save money on beach trips! You can find many of the things you’ll be taking on a beach trip at thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army. 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 hotel!
There are tons of options besides hotels these days if you’re traveling from far away and need a place to stay. You have the option of vacation rentals or things like AirBnB as well! Consider these options before spending tons of money on a hotel room. Additionally, some beaches have campgrounds nearby. If you enjoy camping, this is a great budget friendly option as well!
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 people!
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!