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America's 10 Cheapest Beach Towns To Rent In


Many people assume living near the beach has to come with a hefty price tag, but that isn’t always the case. Beach rentals can be affordable if you know where to look.

When deciding on the perfect beach town for you, Apartment Guide suggests prioritizing your top wants, whether it’s square footage, proximity to the beach, or sticking to a strict budget for rent. 

With that being said, let’s get into the list of the 10 cheapest beach towns in the U.S!

Everett, WA

Everett is located in west Washington, on the banks of Puget Sound & Possession Sound, inlets of the Pacific Ocean. Units average $1,790 a month for rent & are only .48 miles to the beach.

Beaufort, SC

Apartments in the beautiful South Carolinian city of Beaufort average $1,623 monthly & are around .04 miles from the beach. It also has a delightful downtown section & nightlife scene.

Bridgeport, CT

Located on Long Island Sound, Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut population wise. Rent averages $1,468 a month & apartments are situated an average of .4 miles from the beach.

Absecon, NJ

This small South Jersey town is located on the Absecon Bay, about six miles from Atlantic City. Apartment rent averages $1,446 monthly, with units an average of .14 miles from the beach.

Pensacola, FL

Pensacola is the westernmost city on the Florida Panhandle, offering the gorgeous beaches the Gulf Coast is known for. Rent runs an average of $1,343.

Essex, MD

Located along the coast of the Back River, Essex is close to both Baltimore and Delaware. Apartments are an average of .6 miles from the beach with an average monthly rent of a $1,155.

Jacksonville, NC

Jacksonville is a patriotic town situated on the shores of the New River. You can find an apartment .01 miles from the beach for under $1,000! 

Newport News, VA

Newport News offers easy access to the James River and nearby York River and Atlantic Ocean. Apartment rentals average $978 and around .8 miles from the beach.

Port Arthur, TX

This South Texas town sits on Lake Sabine and offers many activities. Apartment rentals average just $886 per month, with units located an average of .16 miles from the beach.

Gulfport, MS

The cheapest beach town on the list! Apartments in Gulfport, MS are available for an average of $844 a month and just a mere .03 miles from the shore.

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