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10 Mar

You Need to See the World’s Cheapest Beaches!

What’s the only thing better than feeling the silky soft sand in your toes and watching the crystal-clear turquoise waves crash before you?  Visiting these glam beaches on a beer budget but having the champagne life! For all you wanderlust travelers and beach lovers looking to save some pennies on your next seaside vacay, TravelBird have compiled a useful price index that highlights the world’s cheapest beaches.

The list underlines that Vietnam and India have the most cost-effective and stunning beaches on the planet to make you feel oh-so-Zen about not only the views, but the prices too (and so you should when at the beach). For an average of US $14.86 ($19.57 AUD) across the six locations, you can snatch yourself a beer, scrumptious lunch, refreshing bottle of water, ice-cream and protective sunscreen.

Consider this a beach budget guide for your next tropical escape!

1. Cua Dai, Hoi An Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam! Cua Dai is famous for its glorious rows of palm trees, comfortable lounger chairs, delicious cocktails and all-round #relaxingvibes. For those with more energy than others, the nearby beach resorts offer a range of fun-filled activities such as wind surfing, kayaking and jet skiing.

Cost of sunscreen (SPF 30, 100ml): US $2.01 ($2.65 AUD)

Water (500ml): US $0.50 ($0.66 AUD)

Beer (330ml bottle): US $2.09 ($2.75 AUD)

Ice cream: US $0.90 ($1.19 AUD)

Lunch (one person, meal + drink): US $8.04 ($10.59)

Total: US $13.54 ($17.83 AUD)

2. Ho Coc Beacj, Ho Coc Vietnam

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With lush gardens and golden sand dunes to admire in the distance, Ho Coc is a picturesque location to make your Insta followers #superjelly. This is the perfect beach to gain some peace and quiet, as usually it is a relatively deserted paradise.

Cost of sunscreen (SPF 30, 100ml): US $2.28 ($3.00 AUD)

Water (500ml): US $0.50 ($0.66 AUD)

Beer (330ml bottle): US $2.14 ($2.82 AUD)

Ice cream: US $0.84 ($1.11 AUD)

Lunch (one person, meal + drink): US $7.91 ($10.42)

Total: US $13.67 ($18.00 AUD)

3. City Beach, Nha Trang Vietnam

Image source: www.vietnam-guide.com

City Beach is made up of a long, crescent shaped strip, backed by a promenade of quirky boutiques, hotels and an array of dining choices. Surrounded by tropical islands, it’s the perfect combination of a serene atmosphere, quiet beachfront and open bars for cheap prices on ‘necessary’ drinks #hellohappyhour – it’s definitely worth staying all day and into the evening.

Cost of sunscreen (SPF 30, 100ml): US $2.39 ($3.15 AUD)

Water (500ml): US $0.33 ($0.43 AUD)

Beer (330ml bottle): US $2.20 ($2.90 AUD)

Ice cream: US $0.90 ($1.19 AUD)

Lunch (one person, meal + drink): US $8.47 ($11.16)

Total: US $14.29 ($18.82 AUD)

4. Long Beach, Phu Quoc Vietnam

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Noted as one of ‘Vietnam’s Best Beaches’ by Lonely Planet, Long Beach is a must-visit destination for those who love sun, sea and sand. The beach features swings plotted along the sand that drop down from tall palm trees,  perfect for an Insta action shot, complimented with a stunning view in the background #beachgoals.

Cost of sunscreen (SPF 30, 100ml): US $2.64 ($3.48 AUD)

Water (500ml): US $0.45 ($0.59 AUD)

Beer (330ml bottle): US $2.14 ($2.82 AUD)

Ice cream: US $1.01 ($1.33 AUD)

Lunch (one person, meal + drink): US $8.58 ($11.30 

Total: US $14.82 ($19.52 AUD)

 

5. Varkala Beach, Kerala India

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Welcome to India! Located underneath a 15-metre high red cliff front, lies beautiful Varkala Beach – the ultimate landscape. Unlike your usual white sanded beach, Varkala is known for its brown and red sand, striking sunset views and laid-back vibes. This spot will take your breath away. At the top of the winding cliffs the Indian culture is never missed, with local restaurants playing harmonious music and street markets selling precious keepsakes.

Cost of sunscreen (SPF 30, 100ml): US $3.68 ($4.85 AUD)

Water (500ml): US $0.33 ($0.43 AUD)

Beer (330ml bottle): US $3.07 ($4.04 AUD)

Ice cream: US $0.67 ($0.88 AUD)

Lunch (one person, meal + drink): US $8.53 ($11.23)

Total: US $16.28 ($21.44 AUD)

6. Benaulim Beach, Goa India

Image source: Instagram user @texgoaresort

Benaulim Beach is unique for being exceptionally peaceful and not too touristy, as it takes a one kilometer hike to get there from the main village.  The beach is dotted with straw huts, where visitors can kick back, relax and admire the unforgettable sunset.

Cost of sunscreen (SPF 30, 100ml): US $4.30 ($5.66 AUD)

Water (500ml): US $0.28 ($0.37 AUD)

Beer (330ml bottle): US $2.96 ($3.90 AUD)

Ice cream: US $0.56 ($0.74 AUD)

Lunch (one person, meal + drink): US $8.47 ($11.16)

Total: US $16.57 ($21.82 AUD)

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Demi Kabaj

Demi has a passion for all things digital – PR, advertising and marketing. She loves travel, taking photos and just about any type of food. When she’s not adding to her massive makeup collection, she is often found singing in the shower or watching cat videos.

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