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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.
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Thursday
May 23
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 18, Episode 13

Moving Over to Marshfield, Massachusetts

A water-loving couple is ready to sell their house in Whitman, Massachusetts, and raise their children in her coastal hometown of Marshfield. Located on the East Coast between Boston and Cape Cod, they love the different beaches of the area, as well as its proximity to their families. These native New Englanders are eager to fulfill their beachfront dreams as they set out to find a permanent haven on the shore for under $399,000.

Thursday
May 23
4pm | 3c
Season 20, Episode 5

Getaway on Palm Island, Florida

A mother-daughter duo from Colorado wants to find a tropical vacation getaway on Florida's Palm Island. After vacationing there for years, the family is ready to make Palm Island their home away from home.

Thursday
May 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 12, Episode 13

Small Living on the Puget Sound, WA

After a cross-country road trip with her husband, Andy, Katie fell in love with the rough and tumble beaches of Washington's Puget Sound. Traveling with everything they needed in the back of the car, they realized that tiny living was enjoyable and could open up their possibilities of owning the beachfront property of their dreams. Tucked away in the northwestern corner of Washington, the area provides endless shoreline, wildlife around every corner and is perfect for their outdoor lifestyle. With Andy away for work and Katie's son at school, it's the perfect time for a girls' trip with her daughter, Caroline, to search for a small sanctuary on the sands of the Puget Sound. With the help of local real estate agent Susan Henry, this pair will look to avoid paying a small fortune and take a big leap toward a tiny house for under $375,000.

Thursday
May 23
5pm | 4c
Season 21, Episode 3

Coming Back to Crystal Beach, Texas

Stacey and Billy are looking for a retreat from their snow-filled life in the Rocky Mountains. Having grown up along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Billy has a history with the laid-back community of Crystal Beach and feels it would be the ideal vacation destination to host their family and friends.

Thursday
May 23
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 20, Episode 10

A Place for the Family in Ocean City, MD

A Maryland couple that loves taking their four kids to the beach decides to invest in a beachfront vacation home in Ocean City.

Thursday
May 23
6pm | 5c
Season , Episode

Thursday
May 23
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 16, Episode 2

Saving on the Spacious Sands of La Ceiba, Honduras

A Texas father-daughter team searches for the perfect vacation spot in La Ceiba, Honduras. After visiting many times, they've fallen in love with the adventurous aspect of the area's jungles and La Ceiba's location in the northern part of the country. The duo is ready for their next venture but will they have the budget for the seaside home of their dreams?

Thursday
May 23
7pm | 6c
Season 16, Episode 10

Investing in Paradise on Panama City Beach, Florida

A large blended family shops for a vacation home in Panama City Beach, FL. The family visits the area frequently and enjoys its luxurious white sands, rolling emerald waves and the fact that the tropical-feeling vacation area is only six hours from their homes in Georgia and Alabama. Aside from the picturesque natural beauty, the family also notices the booming vacation rental market and is ready to purchase a beachfront condo they can rent out to other families. Will they find their dream beachfront vacation spot on their budget?

Thursday
May 23
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 18, Episode 5

Secluded on the Sea Islands

A Sumter, SC, family loves spending time on the secluded and family-friendly beaches of the Sea Islands. After initially looking on Hilton Head, they decide to explore the other local islands for their own paradise. With a budget of $499,000, they are planning to take full advantage of island living and purchase the perfect beachfront vacation home right on the water.

Thursday
May 23
8pm | 7c
Season 21, Episode 10

Raising a Beach Baby on Long Island's North Fork

A New York couple loves their current home but are looking for more space for their growing family. Having both grown up by the water, they decide the North Fork of Long Island is the perfect location for them to introduce the beachfront lifestyle to their child.

Thursday
May 23
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 18, Episode 5

Secluded on the Sea Islands

A Sumter, SC, family loves spending time on the secluded and family-friendly beaches of the Sea Islands. After initially looking on Hilton Head, they decide to explore the other local islands for their own paradise. With a budget of $499,000, they are planning to take full advantage of island living and purchase the perfect beachfront vacation home right on the water.

Friday
May 24
3am | 2c
Season 21, Episode 10

Raising a Beach Baby on Long Island's North Fork

A New York couple loves their current home but are looking for more space for their growing family. Having both grown up by the water, they decide the North Fork of Long Island is the perfect location for them to introduce the beachfront lifestyle to their child.

Friday
May 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 18, Episode 12

Pursuing the Panoramic Views of Plymouth, Massachusetts

A woman seeks a change of scenery after spending her entire life in Carver, Massachusetts. With a budget of $375,000 and the help of family and friends, she's searching for her own property on the coastal sands of nearby Plymouth, so she can see the ocean and enjoy the beach every day.

Sunday
May 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 21, Episode 13

Hunting for Historic Charm

A Virginia couple with six kids wants to start new traditions with their large family. They decide to search for a vacation home near the beach in the historic district of Cape Charles.

Sunday
May 26
1pm | 12c
Season 22, Episode 11

On the Shores of Saint Martin

A couple from Richmond, VA, searches for a vacation home on the island where they got married, Saint Martin. They both want a property with rental potential, but while she's looking for a single-family home, he hopes to buy a condo that doesn't require a lot of maintenance.

Sunday
May 26
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 20, Episode 11

Vintage Charm in Bay St. Louis

A mother and daughter scour the sands of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, hoping to find a vacation home with some vintage charm that their entire family will enjoy.

Sunday
May 26
2pm | 1c
Season 20, Episode 12

Resort Getaway on the Strand

A South Carolina couple with a seven-month-old son is looking for a new resort-style vacation condo by the beach. They want their son to grow up by the water and have decided now is the perfect time to invest in a vacation condo along The Grand Strand of South Carolina.

Sunday
May 26
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 22, Episode 1

From Houston Hustle to Surfside Beach Bustle

Casin and Amy live in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, with their two children. They've always loved the beach and even got married on the sands of Cancun. Hoping to get the kids outside to create memories of their own, the couple is looking to purchase a vacation home in Surfside Beach.

Sunday
May 26
3pm | 2c
Season 22, Episode 8

A Global Trek to the Beach

A couple moves their family of seven from Japan to Norfolk, Virginia, to follow her job transfer. After seeing a picture of the beach during their research, they've got their hearts set on finding a house on the water.

Sunday
May 26
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 21, Episode 7

Larger Vacation Home on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Missy and Ed own a two-bedroom condo on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. They love vacationing on the island and the wide range of activities it offers, but they've outgrown their current property. Now they're on the hunt for a home with more living space and privacy to accommodate their family.

Sunday
May 26
4pm | 3c
Season 21, Episode 4

Fishing for a House Near the Water

Eric and Tanya live in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with their three children. Tired of their landlocked lives, they're looking to move their family to the coastal community of Hampstead. The couple plans to buy a boat, so their top priority is finding a home as close to the water as possible.

Sunday
May 26
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 20, Episode 6

Chesapeake Out Our Window in Southern Maryland

A Washington, DC, couple loves living in the city but wants to find a property that will allow their kids a chance to explore the outdoors. So they look for the perfect beachfront vacation home along the shores of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay with views of the water and a yard for the boys.

Sunday
May 26
5pm | 4c
Season 21, Episode 9

Heading South to Gulf Shores, Alabama

Kansas City residents Adam and Jami want to find a vacation home in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They're used to making the long drive south to their favorite vacation spot, but they would like to be able to stay for longer visits. They're looking for a home that gives them the freedom to enjoy all the wholesome fun Gulf Shores has to offer on their own schedule.

Sunday
May 26
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 22, Episode 5

New Jersey Getaway for New Parents

Philadelphia parents want to introduce their baby to the beach and have set their sights on Brigantine, New Jersey. Although this coastal community is considered pricey, they're determined to find the perfect place to spend summers with family.

Sunday
May 26
6pm | 5c
Season 22, Episode 7

Big Family with a Tall Order in Lincoln City, Oregon

Chris and Rachel live in Tillamook, Oregon, with their five children. They think that the nearby coastal community of Lincoln City would be the perfect place to make memories with the kids, so they've saved up and are finally ready to invest in a vacation home that can also bring in rental income.

Sunday
May 26
6:30pm | 5:30c

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