Warmer weather will be here before you know it, and it might be time to start thing about where you want to take that desperately needed trip this year. While big crowds might still not be a thing again, places with plenty of wide-open space will be in high demand. If the beach is your idea of heaven on earth, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up our favorite beach houses on Airbnb, and our locations span the coasts. Scroll down to find one that fits your travel plans, and book it before it’s gone!

Panama City, FL

Known for being a family-friendly beach town, there is a ton of stuff to do in Panama City. This charming cottage puts you right in the middle of things, and only two blocks from the beach. There are beach toys for the kids, a fully-stocked kitchen and even an outdoor shower for sandy toes.

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $196 a night

South Padre Island, TX

With ocean views and ½ block to beach access, this updated condo is perfect for families. There is a pool and hot tub available to guests, a rolling wagon and cooler, a grill and a fully stocked kitchen. They even provide eight beach towels and four chairs!

Sleeps: 8

Cost: $180 a night

San Diego, CA

Close to the bay and the pacific ocean, this hilltop home is ideal for families. A patio, bay views, a pool table, hot tub and being near the Pacific beach path means you’ll have plenty of things to do during your stay!

Sleeps: 8

Cost: $199 a night

Michigan City, IN

This three-bedroom home is minutes from so many things, from the beach to the zoo and the splash pad, as well as shopping and the arts district. There’s a fully stocked kitchen, a fenced-in backyard and a fire pit for after-dark fun.

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $147 a night

Gulf Shores, AL

Enjoy stunning views of the white sand beaches of the Gulf Shores, as well as a pool and hot tub. There are beach toys for the kiddos, towels for everyone and there are even blackout shades perfect for kids who need to nap. Grill out or use the full kitchen to make meals.

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $241 a night

St. Augustine, FL

This adorable new home is close to historic downtown St. Augustine and the beach. It comes with a cooler and a beach umbrella, as well as a hammock for downtime in the afternoon.

Sleeps: 8

Cost: $149 a night

Mount Pleasant, SC

Just 2 miles away from Sullivans Island Beach and seven miles from downtown Charleston, you’ll get both a cultural and a beach trip when you book this coastal villa. There’s a great backyard for kids, an outdoor grill and two bikes.

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $185 a night

Bodega Bay, CA

You’ll get amazing views and access to all the Bodega Harbor, including a Bocce ball court and kids’ playground, when you book this fantastic two-bedroom rental in Bodega Bay, CA.

Sleeps: 5

Cost: $199 a night

Brandford, CT

This beautiful, four-bedroom house has private beach access at Limewood Beach. A five-minute walk to restaurants, and a short Uber ride to the train station, this is a highly accessible rental that has kids’ books and toys, a pack ‘n’ play crib, babysitter recommendations and even baby safety gates. A perfect getaway spot for families!

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $221 a night

Salvo, NC

Located just five minutes away from the beach, this adorable family-friendly spot is also close to restaurants, walking/riding trails, museums, a park and a fun ice cream shop. It’s got a bunk bed, and a Roku too.

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $220 a night

Seaside, OR

Located on Seaside’s North Shore, this charming cottage is just 1.5 blocks away from the beach, and there’s access to other activities like kayaking, fishing, surfing and more. There are amenities like a bunk bed, a pack ‘n’ play crib and a backyard too.

Sleeps: 6

Cost: $131 a night

West Tisbury, MA

This charming spot on Martha’s Vineyard is a 15-minute walk to Lambert’s Cove Beach, which some say is the best beach on the island. There’s a sleeping porch and also a newly installed outdoor shower. While this spot might be a little farther away from town, it’s perfect for those looking to get away from it all.

Sleeps: 5

Cost: $241 a night

Oceano, CA

Smack dab in the middle of California’s central coast, you’ll be near Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo! This adorable house has a game room, a secret room under the stairs just for kids, as well as toys, cornhole and even Adirondack chairs perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach.

Sleeps: 8

Cost: $222 a night

Online: airbnb.com

Scarborough, ME

This charming turn-of-the-century beach house is not only super close to Grand Beach, but it’s a family’s paradise. There’s a whole playroom complete with a play kitchen, art supplies, puzzles and more, plus there are swings, a slide, a fire pit, a cozy side porch perfect for napping and more!

Sleeps: 9

Cost: $173 a night

—Gabby Cullen

Images courtesy Airbnb

Editor’s note: These rates reflect June prices.


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