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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 21, Episode 5

Achieving that Beachy Dream

A couple searches for a vacation home for their family along the Jersey Shore in Ocean City, NJ. In order for things to work, they must find a property with great rental potential to help offset the cost.

Thursday
Jan 16
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 19, Episode 11

Hard-Earned Home on Oak Island

Long-term savers make their dream a reality and purchase a family getaway on the sands of Oak Island, North Carolina.

Thursday
Jan 16
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 22, Episode 3

A Break From Big City Life

A New York City couple with a baby on the way both grew up spending time at the beach, and now they want to pass on that tradition. They search for a spacious weekend retreat along the Jersey Shore where they can get a break from apartment living.

Thursday
Jan 16
3pm | 2c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 22, Episode 10

Investing in the Fabulous Florida Keys

Tim and Arelys live in Key West, Florida, with their two daughters. They love everything about the Florida Keys and imagine growing their family there. Hoping to provide a future for their kids, they are looking to purchase a beachfront investment property to generate rental income.

Thursday
Jan 16
4pm | 3c
Season 22, Episode 12

Happy Place in Myrtle Beach

A family lives in Madison, Wisconsin, but their happy place is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After vacationing there for years, they are finally ready to purchase a home so that the daughters can enjoy the beach and their dad can golf.

Thursday
Jan 16
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
5pm | 4c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 21, Episode 8

Best of Both Worlds on Barnegat Bay Island, New Jersey

Kristine and Tim live in Westfield, New Jersey, but dream of raising their two little girls by the water. Tim grew up having a beach house and wants to provide his daughters with the same idyllic summers he remembers. The family has set their sights on finding their very own piece of the beach with a view of the bay in the nearby community of Barnegat Bay Island, New Jersey.

Thursday
Jan 16
6pm | 5c
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.

Thursday
Jan 16
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 25, Episode 13

Girls Just Want a Beach House

A mother-daughter duo is looking to find their family a vacation home in the picturesque town of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Their challenge will be finding an affordable property with enough space.

Wednesday
Jan 29
11pm | 10c
Season 25, Episode 10

Searching for a Monster Deal on the Wicked Awesome Jersey Shore

A couple who lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with their three children, loves the beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey. While they enjoy the action of the boardwalk, they are looking for a waterfront home in a quiet, family-friendly part of town.

Wednesday
Jan 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 25, Episode 13

Girls Just Want a Beach House

A mother-daughter duo is looking to find their family a vacation home in the picturesque town of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Their challenge will be finding an affordable property with enough space.

Thursday
Jan 30
2am | 1c
Season 25, Episode 10

Searching for a Monster Deal on the Wicked Awesome Jersey Shore

A couple who lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with their three children, loves the beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey. While they enjoy the action of the boardwalk, they are looking for a waterfront home in a quiet, family-friendly part of town.

Thursday
Jan 30
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 26, Episode 7

Escaping the City to Live at the Beach

A Long Island native who spent her life working in Manhattan is ready to fulfill her dream of moving permanently to the Hamptons. With the help of her best friend, she's searching for a beautiful and affordable beach home in Hampton Bays, New York.

Wednesday
Feb 5
11pm | 10c
Season 26, Episode 4

A New Way to Vacation in Galveston

A couple with three boys love to visit the shores of Galveston, Texas, but never considered buying property there until a visit to a friend's beach house made them realize it was the perfect spot to own a beachfront home. With different budgets in mind, they must compromise in order to snag their own place in their favorite getaway.

Wednesday
Feb 5
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 26, Episode 7

Escaping the City to Live at the Beach

A Long Island native who spent her life working in Manhattan is ready to fulfill her dream of moving permanently to the Hamptons. With the help of her best friend, she's searching for a beautiful and affordable beach home in Hampton Bays, New York.

Thursday
Feb 6
2am | 1c
Season 26, Episode 4

A New Way to Vacation in Galveston

A couple with three boys love to visit the shores of Galveston, Texas, but never considered buying property there until a visit to a friend's beach house made them realize it was the perfect spot to own a beachfront home. With different budgets in mind, they must compromise in order to snag their own place in their favorite getaway.

Thursday
Feb 6
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 20, Episode 9

Getting Baby to the Beach

Jodi and Michael are currently renting a home in Virginia Beach. They have a baby on the way and are finally purchase a place of their own, as long as it's close to the water.

Thursday
Feb 6
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Feb 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 6
1pm | 12c
Season 20, Episode 4

Finding Surfside Beach

A couple wants to get away from the city life in Austin, TX, and find a vacation home by the beach. Having spent summers along the shores of Surfside Beach, TX, they can't think of a better place to call their home away from home.

Thursday
Feb 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 20, Episode 7

A Peaceful Panorama

A Baton Rouge, LA, couple with two kids love spending time at the beach and enjoy the peaceful waters surrounding Alabama's Dauphin Island. After almost a year of searching, they're ready to purchase their own vacation home.

Thursday
Feb 6
2pm | 1c

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