The calming clear waters that reflect the bright blue sky can go a long way in making you relax.
This is fine, of course, if you have the resource to fund your trip.
For those who follow a tight budget, you can still indulge in a beach holiday without spending too much and upsetting your balance sheet.
The first thing you do is to consider your location.
Make the most of where you live.
Are you within close proximity to some decent beach-fronts? Between driving out of town to the seaside, and riding an airplane, you might find it cheaper to do the prior.
Should certain geographical nuances require you to book a flight to enjoy your beach holiday, think about purchasing your tickets well in advance? A good number of airlines offer cheaper airfare when you buy your ticket many months before your intended departure.
Also, be on the lookout for seat-sales or discounts.
Look through a list of low-cost airlines and choose one that falls under a reputable airline company.
In terms of accommodations, tap into your network of friends and relatives who have homes in the area you are about to visit.
Some of them may have rest houses for you to stay in.
Likewise, you can research online and read reviews about the various resorts you are looking to visit.
If you have an acquaintance that is familiar with the place, you can inquire about good and affordable lodgings.
More often than not, people may recommend pension houses.
Others would advise you to simply pick a standard room without air conditioning because they tend to cost less.
There is also the power of going as a group.
Invite a number of your dearest friends and organize a holiday together.
Some vacation packages require a certain number of people and you just might fit the bill.
Alternately, you can also book the standard rooms and divide the expenses amongst yourselves.
If there are three of you, you can enjoy an air-conditioned luxury room for a third of the actual price.
As for food, bring some bread, instant noodle packs and a couple of canned goods to prevent you from overspending for meals.
Pack them in along with your clothing and take them out when you get the munchies.
Also, do not be afraid to explore the local, off-road eateries as they offer cheap lunches.