Though the worst of cold winter should be in our rearview mirror by now, our productivity levels are still at an all-time low. The most we can do is hope and pray that the vacation gods will smile upon us and transport us to warmer climes. We need the beach, and we need it now. But we also need it to be affordable.
Ahead, find a gallery full of sandy stretches, azure waters, clear skies, and tropical lodgings. Fear not, it ain’t just mesmerizingly beautiful clickbait; all these places are actually inexpensive. Click on through to see a boatload of beach breaks that you — yes, you — can actually take.