The beach just might be my favorite place. I love the sand in my toes and the salt in my hair. North Carolina’s coastline is filled with picturesque beaches. We have so many that two locations made a top 10 list for 2022.
In its report on the Best Places to Buy a Beach House in 2022, North America’s leading vacation rental platform discussed the best places to buy. Vacasa’s annual report ranks the best U.S. vacation rental properties based on average cap rates, or the yearly rate of return, as second home sales continue to be strong in the first quarter.
Gulf Shores, Alabama, is ranked as this year’s #1 profitable beach market, with a cap rate of 10.2% and an annual gross rental income of around $56,000. Below is the list of this year’s top beach markets. You can see more on the study here.