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Dreaming of a beach getaway? See how these savvy Beachfront Bargain Hunt buyers found their dream property for less.

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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 2, Episode 6

A Tampa Family Looks For a Secluded Family Getaway

Greg and Kam want a retreat to escape the family's over-scheduled lives. Realtor Sue Paskert will show them four potential properties on the bridge-less barrier island of Little Gasparilla, Florida. Will they be able to find a beach home that will fit them and the four boys all for under their budget of $375,000?

Tuesday
Jan 13
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 9

A Texas Couple Aims to Find a Beachfront Paradise

For Wayne and Kathleen, it's all about finding a place where they can spread out and escape work with a sun-soaked lifestyle. Real estate agent Margaret Goolsbee hopes to help the couple realize their dream and dig their toes in the sand for a price tag of $350,000 or less.

Tuesday
Jan 13
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

Searching the Sandy Shores of Big Texas for an Island Getaway on a Little Budget.

Scott and Trudy have been saving for years to buy their dream family vacation home on the shores of South Padre Island. Finally ready to make the leap, they're searching for a place in the sand for both family and renters to enjoy. In a multi-million dollar market with a budget of only $250,000, the Bristers are hoping not everything has to be bigger in Texas.

Monday
Feb 9
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 12

A little Latin retreat on Puerto Rico's island of Vieques.

Mathias and Monica love unwinding on the Caribbean's exotic white sand beaches. With a mutual love for the ocean and Monica's connection to the Latin culture, the couple decides to find a second home on Puerto Rico's island of Vieques. They look to local real estate agent, Thom Denton, to hunt down the ideal vacation home for only $350,000.

Friday
Mar 13
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Bargain Hunting Pismo Beach, CA

Anthony and Hun need a sunny beach home. Real Estate Agent Mikey Hahn 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 $375,000.

Sunday
Jul 5
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Jul 31
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Passion for Port Lavaca, Texas

Lindsey and Marty are tired of the commute from their home in Edna, Texas to their jobs in Port Lavaca. They have finally decided to take the plunge and move to Port Lavaca to spend fewer hours on the road and more time enjoying the beautiful beaches. They have enlisted the help of real estate agent, Dallas Franklin, to assist them in sussing out the shores of this bay community for a realistic full-time residency with a fantasy vacation feel for only $275,000.

Monday
Sep 28
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 3

Northern Beach Retreat on the Outer Banks

Scott and Tamera Forshaw are from Richmond, Virginia, and have been married for 30 years. Ever since they first met, their favorite vacation destination has been the magnificent, unspoiled, Northern Beaches of the Outer Banks. With day-to-day life at home being very busy, both Tami and Scott want to find a beachfront getaway where they can relax and spend quality time with loved ones. They both agree that the beaches along the North Carolina coast would be the perfect place to build lasting family memories. With the help of real estate agent, Kelly Dean, the Forshaws hope to find a beachfront retreat for under $300,000.

Friday
Nov 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Hunting for the Perfect Seaside Vista Along the Coast of Virginia

Corey and Emily last lived in Guam and have come to love the beach lifestyle. After moving to Virginia, they still don't have a house near the sand and are enlisting the help of real estate agent, Eric Byrum, to find them a full time home, both seaside and spacious, all for under $199,000.

Thursday
Jan 28
5pm | 4c
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.

Thursday
Feb 11
3pm | 2c
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.

Friday
Mar 4
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Dustin and his sister explore Cabo to find a beachfront home that his pregnant wife will approve of.

Dustin is a father of three with a baby on the way. Unable to take his expecting wife with him to Mexico, Dustin enlists the help of his sister, Brittany, to be the female voice of reason to find the perfect vacation home for his growing family. With the help of local real estate agent, Nick Fong, they explore the coast of beautiful Cabo San Lucas in hopes to find the perfect family vacation home for under $300,000.

Tuesday
May 3
10:30am | 9:30c
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 10, Episode 6

Cashing In On A Casa In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Curtis and Linda are from British Columbia, Canada, and have been married for over thirty years. With day-to-day life at home becoming increasingly hectic they would love to find a beachfront getaway where they can relax and spend quality time with their friends and family. Having vacationed south of the border in the past, Curtis and Linda agree that the tropical shores of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico would be the perfect setting to escape the frigid great white north and build lasting family memories. With the help of real estate agent, Nick Fong, they hope to find a seaside oasis under their tight budget of $250,000.

Friday
May 27
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

All in for Agana Beach, Guam

Jitka is ready to leave behind her single-family home for a more manageable residence on Agana Beach in Guam. With less housework to do, Jitka and her six children will be able to fully enjoy the natural beauties that Guam offers- scenic cliffs, green hills, waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Local real estate agent, Norma Del Carmen, will help Jitka shake off high prices and say 'Hafa Adai' to an oceanfront home for under $350,000.

Friday
May 27
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 8

A home to grow in Nags Head, NC

Mary and Jason grew up spending their summers by the beach in Nags Head, NC. Fond of all their childhood memories, the couple wants to give their three sons the same unforgettable summers. With the help of local real estate agent, Randy Nance, the couple begins the search in hopes of finding a vacation home right on the sand, all for under $325,000.

Friday
May 27
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 4

Longing for Long Branch, New Jersey

Denise and Jim Murphy are from Garnerville, New York, and their four children, Regina, Kristen, James, and Michael, are growing up and progressing into adulthood. Now with families, significant others, and hectic work schedules, it's hard for the kids to find time to spend with Mom and Dad. But Denise and Jim are hoping this will all change once they purchase a brand new beach house. A place where the entire Murphy clan can kick back, relax, and create lasting memories together. Having vacationed on the Jersey Shore in the past, Denise and Jim have targeted a long time family favorite, Long Branch, New Jersey as their beachfront bargain destination. With the help of real estate agent, Christine Stout, they hope to check off everything on their wish list and find a home the family will love for under $285,000.

Monday
May 30
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 10

A Pacific Northwest Paradise in Ocean Shores, Washington

Alan and Jessie keep busy with work at home in Gig Harbor, Washington but crave a chance to just shut down their computers and step out into the great outdoors for a breath of fresh air. After a refreshing trip to the coast, Jessie convinces Alan to make the leap and relocate full time to the beaches of Ocean Shores, but with a budget of $285,000 they will have to flood out high seaside prices to make sure not to drain their bank account.

Monday
May 30
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

My Heart-a Belongs to Puerto Vallarta

Linda and Mike live in Vancouver, Canada, and have been married for 19 years. They first vacationed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on their honeymoon and quickly fell in love with the city's tropical beach lifestyle and rich culture. Linda and Mike continued to visit numerous times over the years and found that each trip became longer and longer. Now they've decided it's time to ditch the hotel reservations and travel itineraries and find a beachfront oasis they can visit whenever they need to get away. They've enlisted real estate agent, Josie Gonzalez, to help secure a seaside refuge for under $300,000.

Monday
May 30
8am | 7c
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
May 30
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Key West, Florida Comeback

Victoria is a single mother who raised her two children, Tim and Chris in Key West, Florida. But due to their jobs the family had to relocate up north to Miami. Now that the kids are grown and out on their own, Victoria would like to return to their old neighborhood, and find a vacation home where she and the boys can reconnect and spend quality time together. Although they're familiar with the area, it's been a while, so Victoria has hired local real estate agent, Ellen Gvili, to help navigate the current market and hopefully land a beachfront property within Victoria's firm budget of $350,000.

Monday
May 30
9am | 8c
Season 10, Episode 9

Southern Style Savings Along The Shores Of North Myrtle Beach

Dan and Kerry live in Charlotte, North Carolina and have been married for over 20 years. They love spending quality time with their two children Hayley and Luke, especially out on the water. Over the years they've rented vacation homes along the coast of North Myrtle Beach, but have grown tired of always visiting within a set timeframe. After saving for several years, Dan and Kerry feel that now is finally the time to pull the trigger and buy a place of their own. With a firm budget of $199,000 they're not sure what type of property they can afford, so they've hired real estate agent, Brandon Brookshire, to help find an oceanfront sanctuary the whole family can enjoy for many years to come.

Monday
May 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Hiding Away in Jaco, Costa Rica

Hayes and Paola are relocating from Panama to the Dominican Republic and are looking for a casa on the cinnamon colored sands of Jaco, Costa Rica. With Paola's family an hour and a half away in San Jose, Jaco is the perfect location for a central family vacation house. With the help of local real estate agent, Sergio Gonzalez, Hayes and Paola look to find a seafront spot to siesta for under $220,000.

Monday
May 30
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 5

Worry-free on Ambergris Caye, Belize

Jennifer and her father, David, are looking for a beachfront vacation home on Ambergris Caye, Belize. With Jennifer living in Missouri and David in Alberta, Canada, Belize will offer them a place to gather and relax together. With the help of local real estate agent, Brittany McCann, Jennifer and David look to find a sun-soaked fortress for family fun, all for under $375,000.

Monday
May 30
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

The Value Of Friendship In Manta

Mitch and Randee are newlyweds from Palmer, Alaska, and their blended family consists of five children. Enduring bitter winters her entire life, Randee has always fantasized about finding a tropical vacation getaway for her family. Luckily her childhood friend, Garrett, moved down and opened a real estate company with his father in the pacific coast community of Manta, Ecuador. After chatting over the phone and social media, Garrett opened both Mitch and Randee's eyes to the endless oceanfront possibilities of Ecuador. With his help they hope to achieve Randee's life long dream and find a South American sanctuary for $250,000 or less.

Monday
May 30
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 2

A young couple with a baby on the way searches for a beach house on the Outer Banks.

James and Catherine are an active couple with a young daughter and a baby on the way. They both lead active lifestyles and love the beach. Their schedule allows them to go away often and they want the perfect beach home to spend time with their growing family. With their budget of $175,000, they are not sure they will be able to meet all of their needs. With the help of local real estate agent, Karen DelVacchio, they navigate the shores of the beautiful Outer Banks to make their beach house dream a reality.

Monday
May 30
11:30am | 10:30c

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