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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 15, Episode 8

At Home in Hampton Beach

Chris and Rowena live in East Kingston, New Hampshire, with their three children. They love Hampton Beach and all the great family attractions that it offers, but they're tired of sitting in traffic during the commute. Owning a beachfront place of their own will give them more time to spend together as a family, so they're shopping for the perfect beachfront condo for under $400,000.

Saturday
Oct 6
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 13, Episode 8

Picking a Palace in Palacios, Texas

Shane and Justin currently live in El Campo, Texas, and wish that they lived closer to the water. Justin has visited Palacios since childhood and both of them have friends in the area. With real estate on the rise, now seems like the perfect time to take the plunge and purchase a place of their own in Palacios. With the help of real estate agent Lin Hutzenbiler, they hope to find the perfect beachfront getaway for under $375,000.

Saturday
Oct 6
6pm | 5c
Season 16, Episode 5

Relocating to Roatan, Honduras

A Phoenix, AZ, family is tired of living in the desert and is looking to move full-time to the beach. After watching a variety of travel shows, they've fallen in love with the tropical island of Roatan, Honduras. Will they be able to find their perfect seaside home and relocate under budget?

Saturday
Oct 6
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Saturday
Oct 6
7pm | 6c
Season 17, Episode 4

Searching the Sands of Orange Beach, Alabama

A Missouri family decides to invest in a permanent residence in Orange Beach, AL. After years of visiting the location, they hope to find a beachfront property they can call their own with all the amenities and promising rental potential. Will their budget be enough to afford them the Alabama beach home of their dreams?

Saturday
Oct 6
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 7
8pm | 7c
Season 21, Episode 1

Taking the Plunge in Panama City Beach, FL

A Texas couple and their two daughters are looking for their dream vacation condo. It's only their second time in Panama City Beach, Florida, but this young family has decided there's no time like the present to start making memories on the beach.

Sunday
Oct 7
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 8
3am | 2c
Season 21, Episode 1

Taking the Plunge in Panama City Beach, FL

A Texas couple and their two daughters are looking for their dream vacation condo. It's only their second time in Panama City Beach, Florida, but this young family has decided there's no time like the present to start making memories on the beach.

Monday
Oct 8
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 19, Episode 12

Outside the Beach Box on Hatteras Island

Kelli, Austin and their son Gregory are D.C area natives in search of a unique vacation home along the shores of Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Kelli and Austin have been coming to the majestic Outer Banks region for more than a decade. They've decided that now is the time to purchase a vacation home on Hatteras so that their son Gregory can experience the beach lifestyle.

Sunday
Oct 14
8pm | 7c
Season 19, Episode 3

Our Happy Place in North Myrtle Beach

High school sweethearts who live in Clover, South Carolina, with their 10-month old daughter have always enjoyed trips to nearby North Myrtle Beach. They've saved up for a few years now and are planning to purchase the perfect waterfront vacation home for their family to enjoy.

Sunday
Oct 14
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 19, Episode 12

Outside the Beach Box on Hatteras Island

Kelli, Austin and their son Gregory are D.C area natives in search of a unique vacation home along the shores of Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Kelli and Austin have been coming to the majestic Outer Banks region for more than a decade. They've decided that now is the time to purchase a vacation home on Hatteras so that their son Gregory can experience the beach lifestyle.

Monday
Oct 15
3am | 2c
Season 19, Episode 3

Our Happy Place in North Myrtle Beach

High school sweethearts who live in Clover, South Carolina, with their 10-month old daughter have always enjoyed trips to nearby North Myrtle Beach. They've saved up for a few years now and are planning to purchase the perfect waterfront vacation home for their family to enjoy.

Monday
Oct 15
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 15, Episode 12

Wave of Savings in Surfside Beach, Texas

Going on vacation once a year is difficult to schedule and extremely expensive for Chris, Lesli and their four children. Chris and Lesli want a vacation property close to their Houston, Texas, home and think having an affordable retreat in the Gulf Coast community of Surfside Beach, Texas, is perfect. With the help of a local agent, the couple hopes to find their ideal waterfront oasis for $250,000 or less.

Thursday
Oct 25
8am | 7c
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
Oct 25
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Oct 25
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 3

Craving the California Coast

Brooke, Corey and their four children have always enjoyed a day at the beach. Recently Brooke's grandmother, a native of Southern California, moved in with them and expressed her interest to return to life on the coast. After taking several road trips in their RV, the family caught the beach bug and decided to check out properties in Crescent City, California. Brimming with outdoor adventure, this small town offers them easy access to picturesque state parks, magnificent redwoods and the stunning Pacific Ocean. Now they're looking for the perfect beachfront vacation home for under $399,000.

Thursday
Oct 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 25
10am | 9c
Season 18, Episode 6

Fetching a Home in Newport, Oregon

After living in a rental for some time, a couple is ready to find a permanent place for themselves and their dogs in the coastal town of Newport, OR. Since the dogs love to run and play in the sand, the couple is looking for full-time beach access and has the budget to make it happen. Will they find the perfect place that's both close to work and budget-friendly?

Thursday
Oct 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 16, Episode 3

Our Own Piece of Ocean Park, Washington

A couple in Portland, Oregon, is tired of the traffic and commotion of their expanding city and are ready to get away with their young daughter to a vacation house outside of town. Being on the beach is their main priority, so the affordability of the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington, combined with its manageable driving distance from Portland, makes it the perfect fit. A secluded getaway with a chain of coastal towns, the couple sets their sights on Ocean Park to relax and unwind on the area's untouched Pacific beaches for under $375,000.

Thursday
Oct 25
11am | 10c
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Thursday
Oct 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 15, Episode 6

A Deal in Jonesport-Beals

After living in the Jonesport-Beals area of Maine their entire lives, Stephen and Heidi want to upgrade from ocean views to oceanfront living. Stephen is a commercial lobster fisherman, so they are hoping to find a waterfront home with a dock, allowing less time at the marina and more time for family fun. A local real estate agent helps the couple find a permanent residence on Maine's rugged gulf beaches to live, work and play for under $350,000.

Sunday
Nov 11
1pm | 12c
Season 15, Episode 9

No Qualms on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina

San Francisco couple Frank and Margaret have always wanted a beachfront property but cool Pacific waters and expensive real estate prices have prevented this dream from becoming a reality. Now they've decided to extend their search to the warm beaches of the Isle of Palms just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. However, with a limited amount of inventory available, they hope their real estate agent can find them the perfect vacation getaway without breaking the bank.

Sunday
Nov 11
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 16, Episode 9

Vacation Condo in Orange Beach, Alabama

Growing up in the area of Orange Beach, Alabama, Jamie and Jamie spent a lot of time on the sand, but their life with three children it has made it difficult to catch a break on the beach. Conveniently located only 20 minutes from their home, Jamie and Jamie feel that purchasing a beachfront property in Orange Beach is a great opportunity to spend more time with their children. They're turning to their friend and local real estate agent to help them find a fun-filled vacation condo with a view, all for under $340,000.

Sunday
Nov 11
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 9

Returning to Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Mark and Josephine live in San Francisco, California, along with Josephine's 14-year-old daughter, Ibby. After coming to Kailua Kona, Hawaii, for their engagement, they immediately fell in love with the location. For Josephine, it reminds her of growing up in the Philippines, and she wants to share that experience with her daughter. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect tropical retreat for under $350,000.

Sunday
Nov 11
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 14, Episode 4

Grooving in Gulfport, Mississippi

Angela currently lives in South Carolina, but she is ready for a change of scenery and wants to move closer to the beach. While weighing her options, she remembered a wonderful family vacation in Gulfport, Mississippi, and immediately decided it would be the perfect city for a fresh start. Now with the help of her best friend Roshonda, Angela hopes to find a beach house in Gulfport for under $350,000.

Sunday
Nov 11
3pm | 2c

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