5 Mediterranean beach destinations for the budget-conscious

You won't go broke at these beach spots.

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Monterosso al Mare, Italy Monterosso al Mare, Italy (Photo: Mikadun/Shutterstock)

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Actually five separate towns, Cinque Terre is very much one monolithic destination. Monterosso, the northernmost village, is the only one with a beach. For further activities, walk the Azure trail, which runs along cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean and links the towns together. Cheap eats can be had throughout the trek, and lodgings are very reasonably priced no matter which town you stop in. 

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