Plan for Great Escapes

Dreaming of a second honeymooon or vacation house by the sea? Check out these expert financial planning tips plus real-life advice from coastal dreamers like you.

4 Budget Beach Escapes

The rustic state park cottage has gone upscale―just in time for deal-seeking travelers.

State Park Cabin Rentals
Shelley Metcalf

Cabin Fever

A state park cabin used to be one step up from camping. The location might be perfect, and the price a steal, but the accommodations? A little rough around the edges. Recently, though, several states have brought new style to their beachfront parks. The result: a coastal getaway that won’t break the bank.

Left: Crystal Cove Beach Cottages

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