04/15/2013 08:17 am ET Updated Jun 15, 2013

6 Awesome And Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums (PHOTOS)

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But the truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway. Picking a budget-friendly hotel that's not overrun with twentysomethings looking for a crashpad can be tricky, and more serene destinations tend to be more expensive. But we searched high and low, and these six affordable properties are great for those who want to spend some quiet, relaxing days on the beach -- without spending all their savings.

-- Carolina Pirola,

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums (PHOTOS)