Spring is here, and while snow is still thawing (or in some cases falling) in much of the country – folks are starting to think about what it is they want to get up to when the sun finally starts shining through. Maybe head to Florida for a family getaway? Or how about heading out with a group of friends for a month of fun in San Diego?
The options are limitless. To help narrow down your choices, we sifted through some of the best Airbnb has to offer when it comes to beach getaways. We came across some truly astounding homes that would fit perfectly for a wide array of trips – from the quiet laid back, to the adventurous outdoorsy. Scroll through and take a look for yourself.
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Great for couples or just a solo getaway, this quaint cottage is one free trolley ride north to either Main Beach or south to Dana Point. After you’ve explored Laguna Beach and spent some time on the beach, you can kick back and relax on the secluded patio.
Old Shore Guesthouse
Location: North Cape May, New Jersey
This cottage on the coast of New Jersey is close to more than just the beach. Local bars and gourmet restaurants are just a bike ride away, while state parks are an easy car ride’s distance. Amenities at this beach spot include internet, toiletries, and a tv.
Location: Hanelei, Hawaii
Located right on Kauai’s north shore, this home is large enough to fit your whole family or a big group of friends. Nestled in lush foliage and mature plants, this beach house offers as much privacy as it does natural beauty. With a seven night minimum, you’ll be sure to have enough time to go snorkeling, surfing, and fishing until you drop.
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
Northern Oregon’s Cannon Beach is perfect for a family looking for a quiet seaside getaway. You can sit and admire the natural beauty of the rock formations off of the coast from the hot tub located on the property, or cook up a grill for friends and family on the deck or big lawn. All in all, a perfect location for lovers of the coastal Pacific Northwest.
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
If you always wanted access to a private beach, this might be the vacation cottage for you. Just a little over an hour drive north of Boston, this beautiful house is right up against the coast and has its own private beachfront. Ideal for couples or for those just looking to get away alone, this cottage has its own private entrance and is just a few minutes from downtown Gloucester.
Location: Malibu, California
A 70 foot long deck, a private beach, big windows that open up into the Pacific Ocean – what more could you ask for? A Jacuzzi? Well this house has that too. Just north of Los Angeles, this ocean front property is ideal for entertaining guests for the weekend or just getting away for some quiet time and lots of sun.
Location: San Diego, California
This San Diego townhouse is located in-between the lively nightlife of Pacific Beach and the natural beauty of La Jolla. Not only is the house just walking distance from the beach, it is filled with natural light and has a fantastic patio and rooftop deck for spending time with your friends. With a 60 night minimum stay, you’ll be sure to have the summer of your life here.
Location: Kapaa, Hawaii
Does watching the sun rise over Kealia Beach from your loft bedroom sound like a good way to start your day? If so – this Hawaii-based home might be for you. It’s an ideal place for a couple to stay while visiting the great island state.
Frank Lloyd Wright Cooke House
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
For the architecture enthusiast who needs a tan, this beach house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is the perfect spot to spend a sunny weekend. With a room located in what was once the staff suite, you’ll have your own private bathroom, refrigerator, and closet. If you can ever bring yourself to ever leave the house, the beach is within walking distance.
Location: Big Sur, California
You get to know someone has visited Big Sur in the same way you learn someone is vegan – they’ll be sure to tell you. Given how gorgeous the place is, who could blame them though? Experience the natural beauty of the Californian coast in this fantastic home – just a short drive from Pfieffer State beach.
Lido Beach House
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Less than a block from the beach and an easy stroll to St. Armand’s Circle, this charming beach house is perfectly located for the vacationers who are looking to spend as much time at the beach as they are exploring and trying out the local restaurants. The home has a patio for kicking back and relaxing in the shade, and a TV inside if you are looking to take it easy for the day. Of course, because no summer is complete without them, BBQ grills are available for guests to use.
Home With A View
Location: Hanalei, Hawaii
Newly remodeled and located in the less touristy spots on Kauai, this secluded north shore home is great for a big family or group of friends who are looking to spend time in nature and on the beach. Along with three private bathrooms, WiFi, and laundry room – guests have access to snorkeling gear, beach cruisers, and SUP boards. For when you’ve tuckered yourself out after a long day of surfing, you can kick back in the spacious shared living room.
Modern Beach Home
Location: Ocean Beach, New York
Get away from the city in this newly built beach house located right on the shore. This modern home’s big windows provide a 360 degree view of the beach and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Amenities at this getaway include wireless internet, a laundry room, air conditioning, and a full kitchen.
Central Coast Cottage
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Located in the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz, this house is within walking distance of just about everything. A quick stroll up the road and you’ll find yourself at the beach, and if you want to head to the boardwalk – all you have to do is walk across the bridge and you’re there. With a three night minimum stay, you’ll be sure to see a lot of what Santa Cruz has to offer.
Ptown Beach House
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts
Easily fitting four – this second story space in the middle of Provincetown is a summer-camp themed beach house. With a big deck, steel drums, dart boards, and a hammock, it is designed to be a great place to unwind, see the town, and spend some time with friends.
Location: Montecito, California
Half a mile from the beach, this laid back spot is perfect for the eco-friendly surfer who is looking to catch some waves in a new spot. Guests have access to a beach cruiser so you can get around and explore Santa Barbara after getting out of the water. The patio includes a Tiki bar and fireplace for ending out your day with your friends.
Short Hop From The Beach
Location: Santa Monica, California
Location is key to any great property, and this house has it in spades. Just five blocks from the beach, a fifteen minute walk to the Santa Monica Pier, and public transit a block away – this laid back alcohol free house is ideal for those looking to spend time at the beach and explore Santa Monica.
Location: Summerland, California
Set in the beach community of Summerland, this quaint house is just five minutes from the beach, and close to the 101 – which runs all the way up the Californian coastline. A perfect getaway for a family looking for quiet time together, this house comes with a full kitchen, laundry room, and parking area.