HomeToGo, the marketplace with the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, today released its 2023 East Coast Beach Index ranking the most affordable spring break beach destinations for travelers to make a splash without getting burnt by prices.
After diving deep into research, including accommodation prices for vacation rentals, internal search data, average temperatures, and weather predictions, HomeToGo calculated scores for each destination to rank the best beaches along the East Coast.
“Widely celebrated for the region’s warm weather, unparalleled scenery, and beautiful seafront homes, the beaches along the East Coastcontinuously rank as top travel destinations for spring break,” said Mike Pearce, HomeToGo Spokesperson and Travel Expert. “This year, we wanted to put these popular beach destinations to the test and see where families can find the most sun and sand for their dollar. From the shores of Rhode Island all the way to the southern tip of Florida, our team had a blast putting this index together and were happily surprised by the beaches that made it to the top.”
Based on HomeToGo’s internal search demand data, the average accommodation price per person during the peak spring season for 2023, and the expected weather forecasts, here’s a glimpse of the top rankings from the company’s 2023 East Coast Beach Price Index:
Those local to the Outer Banks will be surprised to learn that Old Lighthouse Beach located in Buxton captured the #4 spot on the travel company’s list of most-sought after destinations that won’t break the bank. Old Lighthouse Beach received an overall popularity score of 8.80, a sunshine score of 7.00, a temperature score of 4.32, and an affordability score of 9.04, pushing its total to 29.16.
Among its top placement, Old Lighthouse Beach ranks among four Florida beaches: Sunny Isles Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Pompano Beach, and South Beach Miami.
What was HomeToGo’s determining factor, you might ask?
“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,” says the outlet.