(Closed) August Honeymoon on a beach (US) on a tight budget!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

The boy and I went to the Monterey peninsula for vacation one year (Monterey, Carmel, etc) with a stop in San Fran. It was just an amazing vacation. I say go for it!

There’s always Florida, but it is HOT AS BALLS down there in August. If you can handle that, it’s totally affordable.

Post # 4
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can get some great deals in Florida this year but yes, it will be very hot. 

Post # 5
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think you could probably find some pretty good deals up there around that time.  School typically starts around mid to end of Aug, so ezpecially during the week you might find something at a good price.

Post # 7
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just remember that, while absolutely beautiful, the beaches in NorCal and Oregon are rocky beaches and not sandy beaches.

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about Cannon Beach, OR? 

I’ve always wanted to go there!  My parents lived there when I was a baby.


Post # 10
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh the beaches are gorgeous, and it isn’t 100% rocks, but I wasn’t sure if you were going for the white sandy beaches thing, which it isn’t. But as you can see from the pic posted above, if you’re looking for a place to chill and watch a great sunset, it definitely would work.

Post # 12
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Cannon Beach is beautiful!  It is right where I used to go every summer growing up: Manzanita beach. 

I agree with some other posters that the beaches are definitely different, but actually some beaches are more sandy than rocky.  For example, the beach at Manzanita is a sandy beach.  I do want to mention though that even in August the weather at beaches in Oregon can be a toss up.  If you are looking for hot weather, California might be a better option.  If you are not looking for super hot weather Oregon or Washington beaches are awesome.

Post # 13
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well, since I am from California, and having lived in both southern and northern parts of the state…I would say that Southern California like Santa Barbara or San Diego would be a good spot for you. It all depends on what you want to do. Long Beach is also nice.

Post # 15
216 posts
Helper bee

We’re staying local for our honeymoon too (thinking a B&B in upstate NY or Montreal)

I don’t know too much about the beaches on the West Coast, but we had done a road trip along Pacific Coast Highway from SF to Big Sur and it was amazing!

Maybe Bermuda?

Post # 16
126 posts
Blushing bee

The San diego area is lovely, with fun things to do in the area. It almost always has perfect weather conditions as well. Or you could go for something charming and off the beaten path like Astoria, Oregon.

Also, have you considered the Big Sur area> Quite stunning if you want something a little more dramatic.

Have a wonderful time where ever you land!

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