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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 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
Nov 11
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
Dec 1
4pm | 3c
Season 15, Episode 5

Keeping Active in Akumal

Shannon has been working and saving her entire life for the opportunity to purchase a beach home. Her two children have traveled the world with her, and they've all decided that Akumal, Mexico, is the ideal spot for a family getaway. They hope to find the perfect vacation home on the Caribbean Sea for under $390,000.

Saturday
Dec 1
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 19, Episode 9

Paradise in Galveston

A family of four Texas natives looks for a vacation home in the beach town of Galveston. They've decided now is the perfect time to invest in their own piece of paradise and are setting out to find the perfect place of their own.

Saturday
Dec 1
5pm | 4c
Season 18, Episode 9

Mining for Deals in Gold Beach, Oregon

A family of six that recently moved to Gold Beach, Oregon, loves the area and its proximity to the beach, but the apartment they're renting is getting tight on space. With a budget of $395,000, they hope to find a full-time beachfront home that's big enough for the entire family.

Saturday
Dec 1
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Dec 2
11pm | 10c
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
Dec 2
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Dec 3
2am | 1c
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.

Monday
Dec 3
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 21, Episode 6

Good Times on Galveston Bay

A hair stylist from Houston, Texas, loves her job but wants to live in a more relaxing location. She feels the commute from Galveston Bay is perfect, so she asks her friend and co-worker to help her find a calm retreat outside the city.

Sunday
Dec 9
11pm | 10c
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.

Sunday
Dec 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 21, Episode 6

Good Times on Galveston Bay

A hair stylist from Houston, Texas, loves her job but wants to live in a more relaxing location. She feels the commute from Galveston Bay is perfect, so she asks her friend and co-worker to help her find a calm retreat outside the city.

Monday
Dec 10
2am | 1c
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.

Monday
Dec 10
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 11, Episode 12

A Newlywed Life on North Padre Island, Texas

Bill and Droxine have been together for three years but have never lived in the same city. Bill resides in Austin, Texas, while Droxine and the two boys live almost four hours away on beautiful North Padre Island. Located within the city limits of Corpus Christi, the island provides numerous beach activities with a vacation lifestyle perfect for their family of four. Local real estate agent Shannon Bumstead will help this newlywed couple start their life together by aiding in the search for the waterfront home of their dreams, all for under $375,000.

Friday
Dec 14
8am | 7c
Season 12, Episode 6

A Beachy View in Branford, CT

April and Robert currently live in Stamford, Connecticut, and are looking for a beach home in Branford, Connecticut. Located along the Long Island Sound, this New England town is the perfect place for this couple to unwind after long shifts working as a nurse and paramedic. Plus, moving north to a more affordable county will make it easier to find a property close to the water. With the help of local real estate agent Vicky Welch, this young couple is searching to scope out a spot with a sea view all for under $350,000.

Friday
Dec 14
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 14, Episode 12

Sun and Sand on the Grand Strand, South Carolina

Hartsville, South Carolina, couple Mark and Robin find very little time for relaxation between work and their hectic family schedule. Growing up, Robin spent summers vacationing along the shores of South Carolina's Grand Strand, and they've decided this would be the perfect place to find a weekend family getaway. With a budget of $300,000, Mark and Robin hope to find a beach house with boat access that will provide lasting memories with family and friends.

Friday
Dec 14
9am | 8c
Season 16, Episode 8

Channeling Chelem Beauty

After years of saving and countless trips to Mexico, Kenn and Paddy are ready for the life-changing adventure of running their own business. They love the lifestyle and culture of the small fishing village of Chelem, Mexico, and they've enlisted the help of local real estate agent to show them a tropical beachside property they can call home and turn into a bustling bed and breakfast, all for only $195,000.

Friday
Dec 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 19, Episode 1

Tailor-Made on St. Thomas, USVI

A former Olympic swimmer that currently lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands wants to move to the east end of St. Thomas. He brings along his interior designer friend to help him envision the potential of each property as he searches for a bachelor retreat.

Friday
Dec 14
10am | 9c
Season 19, Episode 8

Staying Active in Ocean City, Maryland

An active couple from Herndon, VA, has been visiting Ocean City, MD, for years and enjoys all the water sports and activities the area has to offer. Now, they're ready to buy the perfect vacation home with amenities that help them stay in shape and plenty of space for guests.

Friday
Dec 14
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 18, Episode 2

Our Own Margate City Retreat

After staying with friends in Margate City, NJ, a busy Philadelphia couple decides it's time to find a place of their own. With a budget of $250,000, they hope to purchase a property as close to the beach as possible. Will they find their beach getaway on their budget?

Friday
Dec 14
11am | 10c
Season 18, Episode 3

The One in Placencia

A busy San Francisco family looks to purchase a relaxing vacation property in their favorite spot of Placencia, Belize. The location is surrounded by a lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, making it a perfect spot for this blended family to enjoy their favorite water activities and relax on the beach. Homes in this laid-back land can cost as much as two million dollars -- will they have the budget to find their dream home?

Friday
Dec 14
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 11

All in for Gulf Shores, Alabama

Kim and her two daughters, Jen and Melissa, have been going on vacation to the beach for as long as they can remember. After years of renting, they are ready to combine resources and invest in a beach home for their three families in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Just across the border from Florida, this small town boasts white sandy beaches and Southern hospitality, making it the perfect vacation location for these Ohio natives. With the help of local real estate agent Jim Bailey, this mother-daughter trio will search for a seaside home for the entire family, all for under $350,000.

Thursday
Dec 27
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 13

A Budget to Squeeze in Placencia, Belize

Ever since their third date, Glenn and Samantha have shared the dream of owning a vacation home somewhere on the beach. Glenn grew up on the coast of Florida, and Samantha is a serious scuba diver, so they both feel a strong connection to the ocean. After a lengthy period of researching everywhere from Mexico to Costa Rica, they kept hearing great things about Placencia, Belize. Known for its exquisite diving, laid-back lifestyle and friendly atmosphere, Glenn and Samantha decide to visit Placencia for the very first time to explore the possibility of purchasing a property.

Thursday
Dec 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 17, Episode 12

Ditching the Desert for Whidbey Island

After living in Lucerne Valley for the past ten years, a family is ready to leave the Southern California desert and move back to the lush coastline of the Pacific Northwest. They want to purchase a permanent beachfront home along the shores of Whidbey Island, Washington, for $499,000 or less.

Thursday
Dec 27
9am | 8c
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Thursday
Dec 27
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 15, Episode 4

A Casa in Costa Maya

At home in Austin, Texas, Jeremy and Shannah are three to four hours from the Gulf to Mexico but feel that the beautiful turquoise waters of Mexico's Caribbean coast are better suited for their scuba and snorkeling needs. Specifically interested in the undeveloped paradise of Costa Maya, the couple is hoping to find a waterfront home with separate units so they can rent to visitors and cover their mortgage. Can Jeremy and Shannah find their own little slice of heaven for under $399,000?

Thursday
Dec 27
10am | 9c

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