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Maryland Beach Named Most Affordable Beach Town for Homebuyers in 2023

Summer and beach season is here and it’s time to relax.

The stress of vacation usually comes in the winter when searching for a house to rent and making sure dates match up with work and kids’ schedules.

What if you could eliminate that stress? Easy! Just buy a beach house.

Which is easier said than done. The real estate market is insane and doesn’t look like it will be calming down anytime soon.

Luckily, if you are looking for an affordable beach town you won’t have to go far.

A Maryland beach has been named one of the most affordable beach towns for homebuyers in 2023.

According to North Beach, Maryland is one of the most affordable beach towns in America.

North Beach is located on the Chesapeake Bay, about 30 miles east-southeast from Washington, DC. The small town was established in 1900 as a getaway for DC and Baltimore residents looking for a place to keep a vacation cottage with easy access to beaches. North Beach boasts a boardwalk with a dedicated bike path and plenty of shops. Those looking for nightlife, gambling, or a family-friendly trip to the water park can head to neighboring Chesapeake Beach, MD. Beach seekers can find a relatively new condo on the boardwalk for between $365,000 and $390,000 with views of the beach and the bay. (

The median price of a home within a mile of the beach is $384,495 and the median price per square foot for a home within a mile from the beach is $245.

This makes it the 8th most affordable beach town for homebuyers in 2023.

Atlantic City also made the list of most affordable beach town for homebuyers in 2023.

The Jersey Shore town was ranked the 6th most affordable with the median price of a home within 1 mile of the beach being $185,000.

Maryland Beach Named Most Affordable Beach Town for Homebuyers in 2023

New Jersey Shore Town Named One of the Best Nude Beaches in the US

A New Jersey shore town has been named one of the best nude beaches in the US!

TripAdvisor recently put out a poll for the Top Beaches In The US and one New Jersey Shore Town made the list.  That shore town was Cape May Beach.

This poll is a little different than that one. made their own beach poll but they went the best skinny dipping spots in the US route.

Who knew there were so many beaches in the US you could go nude?  When you think of nude beaches, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Europe. Europeans are very open and are more willing to take their clothes off in public (or so I read).

Also, who knew there was one in New Jersey? When you think of New Jersey beaches, you may go the “Jersey Shore” tv show route.  Seaside, Belmar, Point Pleasant.  None of those beaches made this skinny dipping beach list.  Or if you are from Philly, you probably hit up Wildwood, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Margate.  Nope, none of those made this list either.  How about family places like Long Beach Island or Island Beach State Park? Of course, they didn’t make the list.  Okay, it has to be Atlantic City.  Atlantic City is basically the East Coast version of Las Vegas.  Well once again, that’s not the one either.

Take a look below at which New Jersey Shore Town Was Named One of the Best Beaches for Skinny Dipping in the US…


  • 13. Yosemite National Park, CA

    Located in California, it’s best known for hiking, backpacking and skiing.  Apparently, it also boasts a great nude beach as well.


    (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


  • 12. Baker Beach, CA

    California beaches are well represented in this list.  If you are a nudist, Cali might be the spot for you. When you read into Baker Beach, you will see it’s unsafe for swimming because of the big waves, undertow, and the rip currents.  I would suggest not swimming there and especially not swimming nude.

    Baker Beach

    (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


  • 11. Gunnison Beach, NJ

    Gunnison beach is the only legal nude beach in New Jersey. It’s located in Monmouth County and it’s also one of the largest nude beaches on the East Coast.

    Sandy Hook

    (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)


  • 10. Frenchman's Hole, ME

    According to the article from, this place is a well-known attraction for cliff jumping.  Can you imagine cliff-jumping in the nude?  That just sounds painful!


  • 9. The Bagby Hot Springs, OR

    The Baby Hot Springs are the most popular hot springs in Oregon… Apparently, they are known for their hot springs.  Hot springs and nudity sounds dangerous.


  • 8. Haulover Beach, FL

    The world famous Haulover Beach is located in Miami Beach and it’s Florida’s best-known public nude beach.  It is also the oldest officially recognizes nude beach and it’s regularly ranked in the Top 10 nude beaches.

    Halouver Beach

    (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)



  • 7. Strawberry Hot Springs, CO

    One of the most spectacular mineral springs in the world with 104-degree mineral water, Strawberry Hot Springs comes in at #7 on the list.  Here we go with the word Hot Springs again.


  • 6. Hippie Hollow, TX

    The name Hippie Hollow gave it away for me. This is the only legal nude beach in the state of Texas as long as you are 18 and over. While reading about Hippie Hollow, I noticed there is not much sand along the shore.  It’s mostly rocks and limestone.  Umm, so you are telling me falling is not an option.  Geez, that would hurt!

    Hippie Hollow

    (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

  • 5. Little Beach, HI

    Little Beach is actually an unofficial nude beach.  I’m not sure how you can be unofficial but apparently they are. This beach is right near Maui and it’s covered in beautiful white sand.

    Little Beach Hawaii

    (Photo by George Bryant/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • 4. Black’s Beach, CA

    This is a big surfer destination.  I’m not sure if it’s a big nude surfing spot so be careful if you plan on riding some moves in the nude.

    It’s located in San Diego right near the University of California San Diego campus so maybe that’s why it’s a big nudie spot?

    Photographer: Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg via Getty Images


  • 3. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MI

    Also known as the “Porkies,” this park is home to secluded lakes and miles of wild rivers.  Wild Rivers and nudity doesn’t sound like a good combo but the “Porkies” came in at #3 on the Best Nude Beaches in the US!

    Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

    (William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)


  • 2. Mazo Beach, WI

    In the description on, it states that “it’s an ideal and safe place for adults and children to visit in the summer…”  Umm, if adults are getting all weird and going skinny-dipping, I would leave the kids at home. Doing more research on this beach, it is temporarily closed so how did it make the list? Hmmmm…

  • 1. Washougal River, WA

    There are quite a few places to swim on the Washougal River.  When the water level is high enough, you can grab a tube and float.  There are many places to lounge and get some sun as well.  I guess, all while being nude.

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