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Looking for an affordable beach vacation? Visit this Coast city, travel website says.

The Long Beach small craft harbor offers a beautiful view and some charter boats to families who want to enjoy the beach on a budget, according to Trip Advisor.
The Long Beach small craft harbor offers a beautiful view and some charter boats to families who want to enjoy the beach on a budget, according to Trip Advisor. jmitchell@sunherald.com File

Travelers looking for a beach destination on a budget need look no further than South Mississippi.

Trip Advisor, a travel website, listed Long Beach among its Top 15 Best Budget Beach Vacations on Tuesday.

Other destinations that made the list are Venice, Florida, Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Harwich, Massachusetts.

“Sweeping ocean views, jaw-dropping sunsets — sometimes only the beach will do when you want to get away from it all. ... We’ve handpicked 15 of the best budget travel beach spots in America, where you can vacation like royalty without burning through your savings.”

Trip Advisor says:

Long Beach is a laid-back place characterized by friendly independent businesses, a farmer’s market, and family-focused activities on and around its sandy beach. Head to the Long Beach Harbor to watch the bobbing yachts or board a boat with Fishing Frenzy Charters to catch your own evening meal.

“Fun-seeking families should investigate the Long Beach Splash Pad water play facility.”

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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