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Each week we follow a family making their beachfront living dreams come true — on a budget! We'll follow them on the house hunt as we discover some of the most surprisingly affordable beachfront locales that prove you don't need to be a millionaire to live right on the beach.
Season 3, Episode 6

A couple searches for an island home on the beach.

After getting married on the island of St. Croix, Jay and Barbara want to continue making memories by the Caribbean Sea. They decide to make the US Virgin Islands their second home and start searching for the perfect beachfront getaway. Amy Land-de Wilde, a real estate agent on the island, steps in to help make Jay and Barbara's dreams come true for only $350,000.

Thursday
Dec 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

A Jersey couple search the enclosed beach community of Pt. Pleasant, NJ for a child-friendly home.

Truly an energetic match made in heaven, a couple and their darling toddler son retreat to the beaches of Point Pleasant in order to find the perfect house near the sand. But with child safety, parking, and of course being close to the water being must-haves, a local real estate pro has his work cut out for him. If he is able to get this Jersey family everything on this growing list, life will be great for everyone. With strange neighbors, a community with only sidewalks, and a budget of 360,000 dollars, getting the perfect beach house may prove to be a challenge.

Monday
Jan 19
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 1

Texas living on the shores of Crystal Beach.

Rebecca and John have been vacationing in Crystal Beach, TX since they were in high school. Having always dreamed of owning a home on the Texas coast, the couple is finally ready to find the perfect beach home all for under $275,000. With dueling budgets, the couple looks to local real estate agent, Luz Gray, to help them find a vacation haven.

Friday
Mar 27
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

A family retreats to a quaint New England harbor to find their slice of beachfront America

For the Priors, owning a home in Mystic, CT has been nothing but a ship-in-a-bottle dream for their family. With the Mystic Harbor just an hour's drive away, all of that is about to change. While wife and mom, Tina, needs a new space to entertain friends, her husband, Kevin, is hoping to throttle down on the open Mystic River. By enlisting the help of a top Connecticut real estate agent, this family hopes to find their slice of Connecticut on the water while staying under a budget of $375,000.

Sunday
Apr 5
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 8

A Miami Man Searches the Shores for Beachside Living

Stephen Wechsler is a project manager in one of America's hottest beach towns. With help from real estate agent, Alon Oami, Stephen hopes to finally live his dream of owning a piece of property right on the water. The two hope to accomplish this goal for $300,000 or less.

Saturday
May 2
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

A family of four searches for their vacation villa in the Dominican Republic.

Roger, Tracey and their two children are looking to find their perfect vacation villa on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. Safety, multiple bedrooms and beach access are all essentials for this active family from Canada. With the help of Randi Carrier, a local real estate agent, they search the beautiful shores for the perfect family getaway with a budget of $325,000.

Saturday
May 2
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

A Hoboken Family Hunts Jacksonville Beach

Frank and Daria need to find a beach house that touches sand. Real estate agent Justin Timmons will show them four potential properties in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. These parents of two need a spacious single family home with rental potential all for under their budget of $375,000 or it's no deal!

Tuesday
Jun 9
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

A Savannah Couple Searches for Their Dream Oceanfront Home

Stacia and Ryan did not grow up with vacations on the sand, and they have always dreamed of living on a beach. Realtor Betty Lou Futrell will show them four potential properties on the shores of Tybee Island, GA. Will they be able to find a place that feels like a vacation home, has room for family, and is close to activities all for under their budget of $250,000?

Tuesday
Sep 8
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 6

A Couple Looks for a Beach House that Will Suit Their Family as Well as Bring in Rental Income

Dennis, Cortney and their two daughters like to get away to the beach whenever they can. But, due to crazy work schedules, sometimes it's tough to actually plan ahead for a vacation. Dennis and Cortney hope that owning a beachfront property of their own will enable them to pack up and head to the beach without having to plan so far in advance. They also hope to find a beach home that will be an investment for their family, primarily through rental income. Crystal Beach, Texas is about a 4-hour drive from where Dennis and Cortney live and also happens to be a huge vacation destination with tremendous rental potential. Dennis and Cortney hope to stay within their budget of $350,000 and with the help of local real estate agent, BB Wilson, they explore these beautiful shores for a home on the beach.

Saturday
Sep 19
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 8, Episode 8

Passport to Rio Hato, Panama

Troy Bell fell in love with the sand, sea, and sunshine after his first trip to Florida as a teenager with his parents. After this life changing experience, the native Canadian vowed that when he grew up he was going to move out of rainy Vancouver and into his very own tropical beach house. Now after several trips to Central America, Troy has his sights set on the shores of the Coclé Province of Panama, in the town of Rio Hato. The fabulous sandy beaches, glistening turquoise water, and incomparable climate, are the perfect setting for a seaside sanctuary. With the help of real estate agent and fellow ex-pat, Eldon Spears, Troy hopes to fulfill his beachfront dreams for under $200,000.

Thursday
Feb 11
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

A Crucial Life Change In Crucita

Dave has spent most of his life dedicated to the Canadian telecommunications industry. Constantly working sixteen-hour days, nearly to seven days a week, there's no time for him to slow down and relax. After reevaluating his situation Dave has decided to ditch his intense, fast paced lifestyle and find an oceanfront retreat where he can throttle down and find some peace and tranquility. While exploring the shores of Ecuador, Dave found a beautiful beach in the remote fishing village of Crucita. He loves that it's an authentic South American town, yet has restaurants and shops nearby. His budget is $100,000, which is a low number for a house on the coastline, but he hopes his real estate agent, Tom Saunders will help him find the perfect place to settle down, without having to sacrifice too much.

Monday
Mar 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Ocean City Dreaming Along the Shores of Maryland

The Raads have busy lives at home in Pennsylvania and are looking for a sandy escape just a hop skip and a jump away. The shores of Ocean City are the perfect spot for a family getaway within driving distance, but Maryland's popular reputation as a seaside destination is driving prices up. Devon and Greg may have to downsize their list of dream features to stay under their $275,000 budget, but real estate agent, Ryan Haley, is along for the ride to make sure they can get all the essentials for some fun in the sun.

Sunday
Apr 10
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Galavanting around for a summer home on beaches of Galveston, TX.

Houston couple, Erica and Stew, love spending their summers on the beautiful beaches of Galveston, TX. Tired of renting various beach homes year after year, the couple decide it's finally time to buy a beachfront home of their own. With a tight budget of $350,000, the family enlists local real estate agent, Carol Miller Odorizzi, to help them find the perfect summer abode.

Tuesday
May 3
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Emerald waters and white sands on the shores of Blue Mountain Beach, FL

Having vacationed on Blue Mountain Beach for almost 20 years, Chrissy and Dino are ready to look for the perfect beach escape on the Florida Panhandle. With big dreams of having emerald water views and quick Gulf shores access, the couple reaches out to local real estate agent, Clayton Bonjean, to help them find their ideal beachfront getaway without busting their budget of $350,000.

Saturday
May 14
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 13

Living in flip flops on Fripp Island, SC.

Debbie has vacationed with her two daughters on Fripp Island, SC for over eight years. Ready for a lifestyle, Debbie decides to turn her favorite vacation spot into her full time home. With a budget of $299,000, she enlists the help of local real estate agent, Karen Naloti, to help her find the home she's always dreamed of.

Saturday
May 14
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Bargain Hunting Puerto Vallarta

Brad and Scott are in love with the cultural atmosphere of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Real Estate Agent John Swanson will show them four potential properties. Come along as they search for a beach home with lots of space that's steps from the beach all for under their budget of $275,000.

Saturday
May 14
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 1

Searching for a Sun Worshipper's Spot in Virginia Beach

A single woman and her sister search for a spot along Shore Drive in Virginia Beach,

Saturday
May 14
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 5

Giddy to Find a Beachfront Home in Ocean City

Caitlin and Peter are from Baltimore, and have been married for almost 3 years. Long before they met and fell in love in college, they both fell for the coastal resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. The glistening beaches, sensational restaurants and wide array of water sports drew each of their families to this area as vacationers for years. Now that Caitlin and Peter are married and have begun their own life together, they want a their own waterfront escape in their favorite seaside metropolis. They're looking for a home that not only fits their current lifestyle but a place where they can accommodate both their families and eventual children. With the help of real estate agent, Eric Green, they hope to find a beachfront haven for under $350,000.

Saturday
May 14
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 8

With differences in opinion, a husband and wife go south to find common ground in Tybee Island, GA

Vacationing on Tybee Island, GA for years, Jim and Kathy are now ready to bring their energetic little boys down south to find a beachfront getaway. With slightly different needs and wants, this match made in Florida must keep family first in order to keep peace on earth. A local southern belle real estate agent now accepts the challenge of showing the best homes on the island within a budget of just $225,000.

Saturday
May 14
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

To Buy Beachside or Bayside in South Padre Island, Texas

Chis and Mike live hectic lives in Las Vegas and are looking for a vacation home to unwind on South Padre Island, Texas. Their $245,000 budget will buy them what they need on both the beachside and the bayside of the island, but they become torn over which side will suit their lifestyle better.

Saturday
May 14
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 6

Destined for relaxation, the Guldens scour Villas, NJ to find a retreat that offers peace of mind.

A medical professional and his flight attendant wife attempt to check out of their hectic daily routines by escaping to the Jersey Shore. Relaxation, no yard work, a fireplace, and a great kitchen are part of the wish list handed to a real estate expert in Villas. If he is able to locate the proper abodes, this couple will then have to agree on what is really important to make their beachfront dream a reality. Only New Jersey state law, which restricts dogs from most beaches, and their budget of 350,000 thousand dollars stand in the way of beachfront bliss.

Saturday
May 14
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

A couple looks for a weekend getaway in picturesque and prestigious Montauk.

Kent and Jong live near Manhattan and enjoy going to the beach to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Decompressing at the beach has become such an enjoyable part of their routine, that they want to purchase a beachfront home of their own. Kent and Jong have their heart set on Montauk due to its closeness to where they live as well as its beauty. But, Kent and Jong know that Montauk prices can be ridiculous. With the help of local real estate agent, Gina Demasco, Kent and Jong hope to find their perfect beachfront bargain within their budget of $299,000.

Saturday
May 14
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 6

Fortifying a Family in Fort Pierce

Ken and Aileen Pruitt live in Fort Pierce, Florida and have been married for 33 years. They have four children who are quickly growing up and moving out on their own. To help ensure the Pruitt clan will stay connected throughout this new phase of their lives, Ken and Aileen are hoping to purchase a beachfront home,

Saturday
May 14
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

Searching for a Seafront Sanctuary in Saipan

Residents of San Diego, Jeff and Ginger enjoy the perks of beach life, but are ready for the island lifestyle. This active couple is moving over 6,000 miles to the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. They're looking for a single-family home with room to prep and store items for their brand-new barbecue food trailer business. With the help of local real estate agent, Tim Goodwin, Jeff and Ginger will find a Saipanese sanctuary on the hidden gem of Saipan for under $275,000.

Saturday
May 14
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 5

Swooning for Tamuning, Guam

Eight years ago Robert moved from Los Angeles, California, to the small Pacific island of Guam. He currently resides inland, in the town of Dededo and commutes six miles to his job in Tamuning. But due to the high volume of traffic on the island, the drive can last up to one hour each way. Tired of dealing with his inconvenient proximity to both his job as well as Guam's beautiful beaches, Robert will enlist the help of real estate agent, Norma Del Carmen, who can hopefully find him an oceanfront condo in the town of Tamuning for $225,000 or less.

Saturday
May 14
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Caribbean Dreamin' in the Great White North

Chris and Amanda are a young couple from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who first met during an evening of dancing at a nightclub. While getting to know each other, Amanda revealed her aspirations of someday owning a beachfront vacation property. Chris thought it was a brilliant idea, especially since winters in the great white north can last between six and eight months. After researching a variety of tropical locations, they're concentrating their search on the sun-drenched shores of Isabela, Puerto Rico. Chris and Amanda both want an ocean view, with access to the water for $320,000 or less. While Chris is a spender and Amanda a saver, they are at odds over sticking to their budget when finding the seaside home of their dreams.

Saturday
May 14
7pm | 6c

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