Though many hotels claim to have spectacular ocean views or convenient ocean access, ultimately the room is either on the beach or not. For travelers who aren't satisfied with having to cross a road, walk down from a cliff, or climb over rocks to reach the sand, we've found 10 affordable beachfront hotels with rooms, suites, and bungalows that are steps from the surf.
Keep in mind that some of the world's most desirable beaches may not have properties directly on the sand (without having to cross a boardwalk or a major road) and that some beachfront properties charge obscene premiums for their location. We've handpicked these hotels for their great value and even better views.
From the Greek Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, allow us to help you find your perfect beach getaway.