Cheap Romantic Beach Getaways

If you want to get away to a beach with your sweetheart but need to watch your budget, there are still romantic options that will meet both your needs. You can choose to stay at a lighthouse and enjoy Prince Edward Island, Canada’s red sandy beaches, or in an idyllic seaside bed and breakfast in Virginia. You can even enjoy an inexpensive beach vacation in a private beachside penthouse in California.

A romantic beach getaway doesn't have to be expensive.A romantic beach getaway doesn't have to be expensive.

Prince Edward Island Lighthouse and Red Sand Beaches

Prince Edward Island is famous for its red sand.

Choose the Lighthouse and Beach Motel in Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada, for an unusual and inexpensive romantic beach vacation. You and your sweetheart will stay in the lighthouse keeper’s suite complete with a whirlpool, king-sized bed and deck. Weekly rates, including breakfast and a lobster dinner, start at $700 (2010 rates), while a three-day honeymoon special is available for $169 per night. The honeymoon package includes a lobster dinner and passes to PEI National Park. Optional extras include a candlelight dinner prepared by your own private chef, horse and buggy ride, and of course a trip to the Anne of Green Gables Museum. You can swim in the ocean, and learn about the more than 400 years of Acadian heritage and culture. Known for its red sandy beaches and its friendly and relaxed people, Prince Edward Island is the perfect inexpensive romantic beach getaway.

The Lighthouse and Beach Motel 51 Sheep Pond Road, Box 268, Souris, Prince Edward Island C0A 2B0 Canada‎ 902-687-2339‎

This Virgina B&B is for Lovers

Virginia Tourism’s slogan, “Virginia Beach is for lovers”, says much about the choice for romantic getaways in the Commonwealth. The Baywood Bed and Breakfast is an idyllic, quaint and comfortable B&B on Virginia’s eastern shore, near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. From November to mid-May the woodsview rooms are just $65 per night from Sunday to Thursday, and $80 per night on Saturdays and Sundays. The rooms have a private balcony overlooking the Wildlife Refuge, and a private bath with a tub and shower. The Beachwood has a secluded private beach for you and your partner to enjoy sunset walks on. This is guaranteed to be a quiet romantic vacation, as only children over the age of 10 are allowed.

The Baywood Bed and Breakfast Mike & Sharon Varricchio 31400 Latimers Bluff Rd. Cape Charles, VA 23310 269-209-4406

The Inn at Moonlight Beach, Calif.

The Inn at Moonlight Beach on San Diego offers an affordable, romantic luxury vacation in a private penthouse suite. The penthouse suite has a king-sized bed, a private oceanview deck with a hot tub, whirlpool tub, shower, vaulted ceilings and a private entry. You will wake up every morning to find a freshly-cooked breakfast tray with Starbucks coffee outside your room. The inn has a sunroom with a fireplace. You and your special someone will enjoy walking along Enchinta’s six miles of beaches. Moonlight Beach has showers, fire pits, beach rentals, plenty of parking and long stretches of soft sand. For some excitement, you can try a surfing lesson or go dolphin- and whale-watching. With prices starting at only $159 per night, you can plan a surprise three-night, four-day weekend romantic getaway for under $500.

Inn at Moonlight Beach 105 N. Vulcan Ave. Encinitas, CA 92024 760-561-1755

About the Author

Elizabeth McCready has been a freelance writer since 2007. She has written business, tourism and IT documents. She also compiled the literature review for an Ontario-wide health study and worked in the outdoor and adventure tourism industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in social anthropology, with a geography minor, from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Science in sciences from Lakehead University.

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