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Best Vacation Home Deals in East Coast

House Asbury Lake
Apr 12 - Apr 19
-33%
$172
$116 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Asbury Lake with Yard & Grill

Asbury Lake, Clay County, Florida, United States
Free cancellation
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Villa North Myrtle Beach
Apr 2 - Apr 9
-22%
$479
$375 per night
Villa ∙ 20 guests ∙ 8 bedrooms

Nice Villa in North Myrtle Beach with Nice Pool + Beach Nearby

4.9
Outstanding (154 ratings)
North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, United States
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Condo Beaches
Feb 22 - Mar 1
-33%
$197
$133 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Condo in Beaches with Pool

4.0
Very good
Beaches, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Spring Break in East Coast: Top Accommodations

House Duck
Apr 12 - Apr 19
$138 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Lovely House in Duck

Duck, Atlantic, North Carolina, United States
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Condo North Myrtle Beach
Mar 9 - Mar 16
$185 per night
Condo ∙ 9 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Pleasant Condo in North Myrtle Beach with Oceanfront Pool + Beautiful View + Close to Beach

4.6
Excellent (42 ratings)
North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, United States
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House Oak Island
Feb 22 - Mar 1
-54%
$415
$193 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Oak Island with Private Pool

4.5
Excellent
Oak Island, Smithville, North Carolina, United States
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Diving into the best beaches for Spring Break

East Coast Beach Index 2023

Raphael Nogueira

With more than 3,000 miles of beaches, the East Coast offers an abundance of charm and adventures for all visitors along the Atlantic coastline. As travel heats up for the spring and summer seasons, HomeToGo surfed waves of research to find the sunniest, least crowded, and most affordable seaside destinations on the East Coast.

To create this ranking, HomeToGo looked at the top searched beaches on its platform and scored them based on their typical weather for March and April, their popularity among spring break travelers (the less popular, the better), and the affordability of nearby places to stay. With so many beach towns to explore, HomeToGo is turning the tide on expensive seaside vacations with this helpful guide on budget-friendly adventures. Prepare to dive into the top bustling beachside boardwalks and secluded seaside escapes along the East Coast for 2023!

Beach
City
Popularity
Sunshine
Temperature
Affordability
Total
1
Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach
FL
6.54
9.00
9.73
6.32
31.55
2
Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach
FL
5.38
10.00
7.57
7.39
30.36
3
Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
FL
3.85
9.00
9.73
7.31
29.84
4
Old Lighthouse Beach
Buxton
NC
8.85
7.00
4.32
9.04
29.16
5
South Beach Miami
Miami Beach
FL
3.08
9.00
10.00
6.49
28.59
6
St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Beach
FL
3.46
9.00
7.84
7.78
28.12
7
Cape Hatteras N.S.
Hatteras Island
NC
7.69
7.00
4.32
8.94
27.96
8
Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
NC
5.77
9.00
4.86
8.09
27.75
9
Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach
FL
1.92
10.00
8.11
7.72
27.73
10
Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach
NC
6.15
8.00
5.14
8.38
27.72
11
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach
FL
2.69
10.00
8.38
6.47
27.55
12
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale
FL
0.77
9.00
10.00
7.49
27.29
13
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach
DE
7.31
7.00
1.62
10.00
25.92
14
Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island
SC
4.23
8.00
5.95
7.15
25.30
15
Asbury Park
Asbury Park
NJ
8.46
8.00
0.81
7.72
25.03
16
Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach
SC
0.00
9.00
5.41
9.50
23.91
17
Wildwood Crest Beach
Wildwood Crest
NJ
9.23
7.00
1.35
6.27
23.82
18
Folly Beach
Charleston
SC
2.31
8.00
6.22
6.87
23.39
19
Coligny Beach Park
Hilton Head Island
SC
0.38
9.00
6.22
7.72
23.34
20
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City
NJ
5.00
6.00
1.89
9.44
22.33
21
Cooper's Beach
Southampton
NY
10.00
7.00
0.00
2.57
19.57
22
Coast Guard Beach
Cape Cod
MA
4.62
6.00
1.89
6.54
19.03
23
South Edison Beach
Montauk
NY
8.08
7.00
0.27
3.34
18.71
24
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Outer Banks
NC
1.15
4.00
4.32
9.10
18.62
25
Havens Beach
Sag Harbor
NY
9.62
7.00
0.00
0.00
16.60
26
Easton's Beach
Newport
RI
6.92
0.00
1.62
6.96
15.48
[1]
Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach
FL
[#18 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[74℉]
[$152.22]
31.55
[2]
Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach
FL
[#15 Most Searched]
[1 Rain Days]
[66℉]
[$123.49]
30.36
[3]
Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
FL
[#11 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[74℉]
[$125.61]
29.84
[4]
Old Lighthouse Beach
Buxton
NC
[#24 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[54℉]
[$79.2]
29.16
[5]
South Beach Miami
Miami Beach
FL
[#9 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[75℉]
[$147.69]
28.59
[6]
St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Beach
FL
[#10 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[67℉]
[$113.07]
28.12
[7]
Cape Hatteras N.S.
Hatteras Island
NC
[#21 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[54℉]
[$81.89]
27.96
[8]
Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
NC
[#16 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[56℉]
[$104.76]
27.75
[9]
Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach
FL
[#6 Most Searched]
[1 Rain Days]
[68℉]
[$114.66]
27.73
[10]
Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach
NC
[#17 Most Searched]
[3 Rain Days]
[57℉]
[$96.91]
27.72
[11]
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach
FL
[#8 Most Searched]
[1 Rain Days]
[69℉]
[$148.05]
27.55
[12]
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale
FL
[#3 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[75℉]
[$120.84]
27.29
[13]
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach
DE
[#20 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[44℉]
[$53.38]
25.92
[14]
Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island
SC
[#12 Most Searched]
[3 Rain Days]
[60℉]
[$129.8]
25.3
[15]
Asbury Park
Asbury Park
NJ
[#23 Most Searched]
[3 Rain Days]
[41℉]
[$114.69]
25.03
[16]
Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach
SC
[#1 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[58℉]
[$66.78]
23.91
[17]
Wildwood Crest Beach
Wildwood Crest
NJ
[#25 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[43℉]
[$153.59]
23.82
[18]
Folly Beach
Charleston
SC
[#7 Most Searched]
[3 Rain Days]
[61℉]
[$137.54]
23.39
[19]
Coligny Beach Park
Hilton Head Island
SC
[#2 Most Searched]
[2 Rain Days]
[61℉]
[$114.48]
23.34
[20]
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City
NJ
[#14 Most Searched]
[5 Rain Days]
[45℉]
[$68.37]
22.33
[21]
Cooper's Beach
Southampton
NY
[#27 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[38℉]
[$252.81]
19.57
[22]
Coast Guard Beach
Cape Cod
MA
[#13 Most Searched]
[5 Rain Days]
[45℉]
[$146.28]
19.03
[23]
South Edison Beach
Montauk
NY
[#22 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[39℉]
[$232.14]
18.71
[24]
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Outer Banks
NC
[#4 Most Searched]
[7 Rain Days]
[54℉]
[$77.65]
18.62
[25]
Havens Beach
Sag Harbor
NY
[#26 Most Searched]
[4 Rain Days]
[38℉]
[$321.89]
16.6
[26]
Easton's Beach
Newport
RI
[#19 Most Searched]
[11 Rain Days]
[44℉]
[$134.91]
15.48
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Mapped: The Best Beaches on the East Coast

Closer Look: Top 5 East Coast Beaches for Spring Break

1. Sunny Island Beach, FL

Situated north of Miami Beach, Sunny Isle Beach is the perfect place for visitors to relax on the gorgeous sands, fish at the area’s historical pier, or attend one of the local outdoor events and activities.

2. Jacksonville Beach, FL

Found along northeast Florida’s "First Coast," Jacksonville Beach offers a variety of fun activities including beach volleyball, surfing, and fishing that travelers can enjoy in front of the picturesque backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

3. Pompano Beach, FL

Named after the Pompano species of fish, which swims abundantly in the area’s warm Atlantic waters, Pompano Beach is located in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast and offers visitors warm and clear waters, welcoming sandy beaches and calming breezes.

4. Old Lighthouse Beach, NC

Located just steps away from a historic lighthouse, Old Lighthouse Beach offers visitors miles of shoreline to stretch out and explore and is recognized by many borders for its incredible waves and camaraderie.

5. South Beach Miami, FL

Miami Beach, a nine-mile-long barrier island along the Atlantic is home to sandy strands, swaying palms and the pastel-colored Art Deco buildings that have become synonymous with this iconic destination by many.

Methodology

We examined HomeToGo traveler search demand for spring break to collate a shortlist of the top beaches for this index. In order to rank these beaches, we researched 4 data points: the popularity among travelers searching for spring break accommodations, the average precipitation, the average temperature, and the median nightly price of accommodations. After obtaining the raw data, we assigned each data point a representative numerical value between 0 and 10, with 0 representing the lowest data point and 10 representing the highest data point. The hypothetical "perfect score" would be 40 out of 40. We used the following equation in order to calculate this for every factor:

Score(i) = 10 · (x(i) - xmin ) / (xmax - xmin )

Popularity Score: To provide an estimate of each beaches popularity and crowdedness, we examined the number of travelers searching on HomeToGo for stays between March 1st and April 30th, 2023. Each beach was then ranked from "#1 Most Searched" to "#70 least searched". The beach with the least amount of searches was given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 0 or higher.

Sunshine Score: We used historical weather data from Visual Crossing Weather to analyze the last year (March 1st 2022 - April 30th 2022) of data from the nearest weather station to each beach. The beaches with the lowest number of rainy and overcast days were given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 0 or higher.

Temperature Score: We used historical weather data from Visual Crossing Weather to analyze the last year (March 1st 2022 - April 30th 2022) of data from the nearest weather station to each beach. The beaches with the highest average temperature were given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 0 or higher.

Accommodation Price: We used internal HomeToGo data to find the median price per night for a vacation rental in the area between March 1st 2023 - April 30th 2023. The area with the lowest median price per night per person for a vacation rental was awarded a maximum score of 10, and the remaining locations were awarded a score of 0 or higher. Data was collected in February 2023, prices are subject to change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Break Destinations East Coast: How much does a stay cost?

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