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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 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
Mar 14
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Mar 14
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 3

No Shirt, No Shoes, Nosara, Costa Rica

Glenn and Linda met through friends, quickly fell in love and have been married for over 20 years. They've vacationed all across the globe, and the one place they've really connected with is the small surf town of Nosara, Costa Rica. Glenn and Linda love the active outdoor lifestyle Nosara offers and feel it's time to finally settle down and purchase some beachfront property of their own. Glenn is a licensed real estate agent, and he has compiled a variety of homes to show Linda within their budget of $375,000.

Thursday
Mar 14
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 14, Episode 11

Hitting the Road in Maui, Hawaii

Bill is a high school teacher and coach from Camarillo, California. He has been visiting and renting in Maui for over six years but has finally saved enough to purchase a place of his own. With diverse landscapes and breathtaking scenery, this Hawaiian island is the perfect place for Bill to unwind during his summers off. A local real estate agent helps Bill find a dream vacation home of his own for under $300,000.

Thursday
Mar 14
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
Mar 14
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 22, Episode 6

Leaving a Legacy

A couple with three kids looks for a vacation home in Ocean City, MD. They both grew up enjoying life on the water and want to give their kids those same memories. Hoping to leave a legacy for them, they're looking to invest in a property near the ocean that can also bring in rental income.

Thursday
Mar 14
8pm | 7c
Season 20, Episode 3

Can't Get Enough of Carolina Beach, NC

Jesse and Alana live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with their two sons. Alana has been visiting her family's vacation house in Carolina Beach since she was a kid, and Jesse has been coming along since they met. Now that their boys are getting older, the couple has decided it's time to search the area's expansive sands to find a beachfront home of their own.

Thursday
Mar 14
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 22, Episode 6

Leaving a Legacy

A couple with three kids looks for a vacation home in Ocean City, MD. They both grew up enjoying life on the water and want to give their kids those same memories. Hoping to leave a legacy for them, they're looking to invest in a property near the ocean that can also bring in rental income.

Friday
Mar 15
3am | 2c
Season 20, Episode 3

Can't Get Enough of Carolina Beach, NC

Jesse and Alana live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with their two sons. Alana has been visiting her family's vacation house in Carolina Beach since she was a kid, and Jesse has been coming along since they met. Now that their boys are getting older, the couple has decided it's time to search the area's expansive sands to find a beachfront home of their own.

Friday
Mar 15
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 20, Episode 2

Sharing Experiences in Panama City Beach

Young parents search for the perfect vacation condo in Panama City Beach, FL, to accommodate their family. He grew up going to the beach in the Philippines and hopes to provide the same experience for their two daughters.

Sunday
Mar 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 18
12am | 11c
Season 20, Episode 2

Sharing Experiences in Panama City Beach

Young parents search for the perfect vacation condo in Panama City Beach, FL, to accommodate their family. He grew up going to the beach in the Philippines and hopes to provide the same experience for their two daughters.

Monday
Mar 18
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 18
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.

Sunday
Mar 24
11pm | 10c
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.

Sunday
Mar 24
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
Mar 25
2am | 1c
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.

Monday
Mar 25
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 19, Episode 5

Near the Water in Newport

A Newport, OR, family with two young children is ready to make a big change. They're currently landlocked and would love to find a new, full-time home closer to the Pacific coast with stunning views of the water.

Friday
Apr 12
8am | 7c
Season 20, Episode 1

First Home on Emerald Isle

North Carolina newlyweds have been renting on Emerald Isle for several years. Now that they're married, they're looking to purchase a home together and have even put in a few offers on different properties. All of the deals fell through, unfortunately, so they're starting from scratch and hope to finally find the perfect house near the beach.

Friday
Apr 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 7

Fleeing to Freeport, Texas

A couple that grew up living on the water and spending time on the beach begin longing for their waterfront memories after living in land-locked Oklahoma. The family loves vacationing in the quaint town of Freeport, TX, and decides to find their forever home there. Will they find their perfect beachfront vacation home and once again live by the sea?

Friday
Apr 12
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.

Friday
Apr 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 14, Episode 7

Making More Memories in Manahawkin, New Jersey

Danielle, Michelle and Mike grew up renting summer houses with their family in Manahawkin, New Jersey. As a gateway to the resort destination of Long Beach Island, Manahawkin has a residential feel with close proximity to an area booming with family fun. With Danielle living in Boston and Michelle and Mike living in Northern New Jersey, the shore is the perfect place for these siblings to get together, return to their childhood roots and find a family vacation home for under $350,000.

Friday
Apr 12
10am | 9c
Season 19, Episode 4

A Hilton Head Hideaway

An engaged couple living in Duluth, GA, loves to visit the beach with their families on Hilton Head Island, SC. The active couple enjoys the water sports and outdoor activities the area offers, so they're ready to get a vacation home of their own. With their budget set, they're planning to purchase the perfect beachfront vacation home right on the water.

Friday
Apr 12
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Apr 12
11am | 10c
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?

Friday
Apr 12
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 3

Longing for Long Beach Island

Alex and Chris have long been in love with the atmosphere of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. A barrier island off the coast of the state, LBI is the perfect escape for folks in the Northeast with its white sandy beaches and action for all. The high school sweethearts are ready to embrace the beachfront lifestyle and purchase their first home, and they're looking for a price tag of less than $299,000.

Sunday
Apr 21
2pm | 1c

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