13 Best Beaches for a Budget Vacation
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Cape Cod is practically synonymous with "beach vacation," but locals call Rock Harbor Beach in Orleans one of the most enchanting and budget-friendly in the area. Getting to this beach on the western side of the harbor is free, as is parking and exploring the tidal flats when the water pulls out of the harbor. Along Rock Harbor Pier, visitors can visit the lifeboat that inspired this year's Disney rescue movie "The Finest Hours." There's a variety of hotel options in the area, including budget properties starting at $43 a night.
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