Going against the crowds

Renting at the nation's most popular beach spots comes at a premium. You're likely to get better deals in these lesser-known locales.

Buzzard's Bay, Mass.
A four-bedroom beachfront cottage on Onset Bay in Buzzard's Bay is $1,600 a week in July.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass.
You can find a number of sweet, seaside towns on the bay, just across the bridge from Cape Cod. You have nearly all the advantages of the ocean without the crowds and traffic of the Cape.

Buzzard's Bay

Emerald Isle

Harbor Springs

Encinitas
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