Several of North Carolina's local beach communities are making waves as part of a top 20 list of affordable U.S. beach destinations.
The ranking was done by travel site Trip Advisor, who crunched the numbers on a week's stay in a two-bedroom property and came up with the results.
States with beaches on the list include North Carolina, Hawaii, Maine, Florida and other locations.
Surf City was ranked highest on the list at number 5, while Pine Knoll Shores wasn't far behind at 7.
North Topsail Beach took the 12th spot, while Nags Head was ranked number 19.
Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick county was the fifth North Carolina beach on the list at 13.
The top beach is Chincoteague Island, VA.