Omio, a booking platform for plane, train and bus travel, hopes to inspire family travelers this summer with its recent study ranking the best and most affordable beaches in the United States and Puerto Rico. The study looked at price points for ice cream, soft drinks and beer by the beach, as well as weather data and public ratings for 35 of the most popular beaches on U.S. territory.
These are the top 20 best and most affordable beaches in the United States and Puerto Rico:
- Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia
- Coligny Beach, Hilton Head, South Carolina
- Playa de Isla Verde, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
- Balneario Seven Seas, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
- Caladesi Island State Park, Clearwater, Florida
- Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
- Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida
- Saint George Island State Park, St. George Island, Florida
- Cape May Beach, Cape May, New Jersey
- Ocean City Beach, Ocean City, Maryland
- Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, North Carolina
- Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach, Oregon
- Miami Beach, Miami, Florida
- Stewart Beach, Galveston, Texas
- Coopers Beach, The Hamptons, New York
- Oak Street Beach, Chicago, Illinois
- Poipu Beach Park, Kauai, Hawai’i
- Lighthouse Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina
- Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
Driftwood Beach of Jekyll Island takes the top spot as the best and most affordable beach in the United States and Puerto Rico. The study found an average price of $1 for ice cream, $2.48 for soft drinks and $5 for beer. The beach has a balmy average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, too, making it a great family spot this summer.
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