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This week, we’re taking a look at our favorite beaches on HGTV’s Beach Hunters. The premise is simple: it's about people looking for beach properties! Whether it’s the year-round beautiful weather or the stunning oceanfront views, the featured beaches already have us planning our next vacation (when it’s safe!). These are our five favorites from Season 1, which is now available to watch for free on Sling!
Season 1, Episode 2
I bet you weren’t expecting a gorgeous beach in the Pacific Northwest, and neither was I! But it's hard not be stunned by the scenery of Brookings, Oregon. Waterfalls, towering cliffs, plus the familiar shrubbery the Pacific Northwest is known for... I’m already looking up flights! Situated just over 300 miles south of Portland, Brookings is part of Oregon’s Banana Belt. That means it experiences warmer weather than the rest of the area, so there's no need to worry about the typical chilly weather there. This episode's beach hunters, Bram and Connie, pick out an absolutely gorgeous home with views to die for, but you’ll have to see it for yourself!
Season 1, Episode 5
This wouldn't be a proper beach review if it didn't include a spot along the sandy shores of Florida. Episode 5 features the small town of Gulf Breeze, which is near Pensacola in the panhandle. Gulf Breeze is surrounded by water thanks to its unique positioning on a bay. There’s even a cute downtown with a charming, local feel. One of the best parts of Florida is that no matter how far you are from a beach, there’s also a pool nearby! Craig and Hillary tour some beautiful properties that feature both, giving them the best of both worlds, and making me nostalgic for those spring break trips to Florida every year.
Season 1, Episode 7
Galveston offers a plethora of beach activities — swimming, fishing, boating, and surfing, to name a few. With 30 miles of beachfront shores, the city nicknamed the "Playground of the South" is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. Beachfront properties are hard to come by, but Logan and Deborah tour three attractive properties. Being in Texas, they’re pretty affordable, too, and the couple walks away with a huge home right on the beach for $560K. You’ll have to see it to believe it!
Season 1, Episode 8
Holden Beach is a tiny town in North Carolina with a population just under 600, but its beauty is hardly small. Located along the southernmost shoreline of North Carolina, it offers both oceanfront and intercoastal waterfront properties. And if you thought Galveston was affordable, Holden Beach blows it away: although she was originally looking for an oceanfront, Deb can’t resist the relaxing vibe of the homes along the waterways, where she closes the deal for only $310K! North Carolina wasn’t a place I’d previously considered for a beach vacation, but considering its affordability, Holden Beach is on my list now!
Season 1, Episode 15
Finishing out our top five is this delightful New England beach off the coast of Rhode Island. Narragansett Beach gets a huge spike in visitors during the summer months, and with its beautiful shores, it’s no surprise why. Plus, who can resist a diet of fresh lobster? It’s also not far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, where the beach hunter Dan works. Unlike Galveston and Holden Beach, New England doesn’t offer the same affordability. But with its storied history, charming East Coast feel, and convenient location, Narragansett Beach is certainly worth checking out. Now I just need to remember how to pronounce its name.
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