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Summer wouldn’t be summer without backyard barbecues, picnics in the park, rooftop cocktails and, above all, a vacation at the beach. The latter might seem costly — but it doesn’t have to be. In a country that borders three oceans — including one state that’s all islands — you have plenty of affordable options. Here are eight great beachfront hotels that will set you back around $200 or less per night.

Rates are based on dates in July 2017.

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Pawleys Island, S.C.

Travelers looking to stretch their dollar and still be a stone’s throw from the sand will be pleased with this sprawling beachfront property. Located on a stretch of sand on the Atlantic Ocean, the relaxed, family-friendly resort is removed from the touristy crowds of Myrtle Beach, yet still within a 30-minute drive of the area’s attractions, should you yearn for more action. But there’s plenty of amenities — including four 18-hole golf courses, several indoor and outdoor pools, bicycles available for rent, a spa, a restaurant and a gym — to fill visitors’ itineraries. Chairs and umbrellas are available for guests to use at the…