Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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Relaxing under the sun is just what the doctor ordered, and there’s no better way to decompress than to wake up to sweeping ocean views from your private beach rental. Accommodating adventurous travelers, romantic getaways, and family trips, there’s something for everyone on Airbnb. Discover beachfront listings with easy access to pristine stretches of sand across America, from the California coast and Hawaii to Montauk and the Sunshine State. Grab your sunscreen, flip flops, and floppy hat and book a beach vacation at one of these top beachfront Airbnbs in the United States.
Head to the Sunshine State to stay at this two-bedroom oceanfront gem. You can wake up each morning to the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the shore of your private beach and you might even spot dolphins, manatees, and turtles from the backyard. Set on Manasota Key, this slice of paradise also boasts a private, heated pool and a tropical interior that makes you feel as if you’re in a private resort. The highlight is when you push open the sliders to discover an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf.
An upscale home that was recently renovated, this 5-bedroom North Carolina rental has beautiful oceanfront views. It has private beach access and over 2,200 square feet of living space, along with large balconies facing the ocean. The well-equipped kitchen makes mealtime a breeze, while gas grills and a large picnic table offer plenty of opportunities to dine outside.
Set on a private island, this Florida beachfront property allows you to wake up to the sound of crashing waves. Just a short walk from the white sand beach, the three-bedroom house is the perfect home base for beachcombing, shelling or hiking on nearby nature trails. An open screened porch boasts Gulf views, while access to the Pool Club with heated pools and a Jacuzzi is available for all guests. Bikes, kayaks and beach chairs are included, as well as a golf cart for getting around.
Saint Helena Island in South Carolina is home to this beautiful beachfront retreat. Along with its adorable light pink exterior, the budget-friendly beach getaway has four bedrooms and space for up to eight guests. Its located directly on the sand and features wrap-around porches where you can sit and enjoy the sound of crashing waves or spot dolphins splashing in the water. You can hit the beach with the complimentary beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas, or take advantage of its easy access to Charleston, Savannah, and Hilton Head.
Sitting on the coast of Maine, this luxury two-bedroom home offers panoramic views of the water. Its bright and spacious interior is family-friendly, featuring rooms with natural light, a gourmet kitchen, and comfy living areas. Catch a sunrise view from the private balcony, unwind on the outdoor lounge chairs, or cook a family-style dinner and eat together next to the sound of crashing waves.
One of the most unique Airbnb rentals in Florida, this two-bedroom A-frame in St. Augustine sits right on the dunes of Vilano Beach. Overlooking the ocean, The Dune House has expansive views from inside and out, with the ground level featuring an open kitchen, dining, and living area, all flooded with natural Florida sunshine. With beach access so close, you can bask in the sunshine or head out to explore St. Augustine’s top attractions nearby.
Located on the Emerald Coast of Gulf Shores, this Alabama vacation rental is a beautiful beachfront property. Sitting on the quieter side of West Beach Boulevard, the three-bedroom home has inviting outdoor spaces with picture-perfect Gulf views. There are even multiple outside eating areas at different levels of the home, each offering beach views. Two homes share the private beach access, while five minutes away you’ll find some of the area’s most popular shops, bars, and restaurants.
It’s easy to see why this beachfront beauty is so highly rated. Located in North Topsail Beach in North Carolina, this three-bedroom getaway is ideal for family vacations or beach lovers who want to be close to the coast. The modern space features a private walking path to the ocean, as well as outdoor decks with ocean views and access to a community swimming pool. The two-level beach house also has plenty of Adirondack chairs, tamarack chairs, and tables to kick back and enjoy the view.
You can’t beat the stunning ocean views at this delightful three-bedroom cottage in Connecticut. It’s a family-friendly spot that can accommodate up to eight guests, where you can enjoy quiet strolls on the beach or dine on the back porch while watching the sunset. Its interior is bright and spacious, while the covered deck area makes it easy to enjoy the scenic surroundings.
Located in Vilano Beach, this St. Augustine rental is a three-story townhome set directly on the beach. The main floor has a gourmet kitchen, family room, dining area, and ocean-viewing area, while each master room has a king-size bed and ocean views. You can soak up the sunshine on the private balcony’s cozy Adirondack chairs or grab one of the complimentary beach towels and chairs and spend the afternoon on the sand.
This beautiful beachfront home in California offers incredible views above Irish Beach. The oceanfront getaway has space for up to six guests, featuring a large outdoor deck and hot tub. From here, you can marvel a the 180-degree unobstructed views to the west and south along the Mendocino County coastline. It’s a secluded getaway at the end of a cul-de-sac, a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive from a private beach, while restaurants and outdoor activities are a short drive away.
A top-rated Airbnbs in Los Angeles, this Malibu beachfront apartment is the epitome of California dreamin’. Enjoy the open-plan living and wall of windows that allows you to take in panoramic views of the ocean. Sit on the deck and enjoy a drink as you watch the sun set over the water or take a romantic stroll on the beach before setting into the cozy one-bedroom abode. It’s located away from the tourist areas along the Malibu coast, just 30 minutes drive from Los Angeles International Airport.
Boasting a bright and cheerful interior, this two-bedroom home on Oak Island offers ocean views from every room. You’ll find easy beach access from the charming cottage, while inside there’s a well-equipped kitchen, a coffee bar, and wine chiller, as well as a comfortable living area and furnished sunroom where you can dine with a view. The highlight is the furnished deck, which boasts a pub-height table and chairs lit by string lights for alfresco dining that’s just steps from the ocean.
This quaint one-bedroom cottage in Gloucester is perfect for couples, offering access to a private beach. Marvel at views of Annisquam and Halibut Point on the right and Essex Bay and Portland, Maine to the left, then take a quiet stroll on the beach, plan a romantic dinner on the deck or dig your toes in the soft sand. Want an extra dose of luxury? You can also add on an in-house massage, private chef or whale watching excursion for a fee.
Adorned with beachy decor, this Destin Airbnb has got all you need for a memorable beach getaway, including beautiful Gulf views. It also boasts a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and two bunk beds for little ones, as well as a dining area and living room with a sleeper sofa. You can’t beat the location right on one of Florida’s top beaches, which can be seen and appreciated from your private balcony. You’ll also have access to an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and tennis court as well as a tiki bar.
You will not only have private beach access to Culloden Beach when staying at this one-of-a-kind property in Montauk, but you’ll also be near The Surf Lodge, MTK train station and harbor restaurants. The biggest highlight is its spacious backyard, which has a large deck with a gas grill, Adirondack chairs and dining table as well as an inviting swimming pool. Inside, the open floor plan features a kitchen, living and family room in addition to three bedrooms.
This colorful two-bedroom townhouse offers a prime location just one block from the beach, within easy access to the family-friendly attractions in Myrtle Beach. Each bedroom has an HDTV, while the living room includes a queen-size sleeper sofa and HD smart TV. Whip up a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or enjoy the warm weather in the enclosed backyard that features a charcoal grill and dining area. Make a splash in the community pool around the corner or head to the beach with your complimentary beach chairs.
Looking for a quiet getaway? This relaxing oasis in Stinson Beach is nestled on a lush hillside and features an authentic Japanese design in order to encourage a zen-like ambiance. There’s a tranquil outdoor shower and soaking tub, while the treetop ocean views can be seen from the comfy queen-size bed. Catch the sunset views from the privacy of your wooden deck, or walk five minutes to the pristine stretch of beach.
The floor-to-ceiling windows at this South Padre Airbnb offer great views, including partial views of the bay and ocean as well as sunrise and sunset views from your balcony. Located in a gated resort complex, it boasts a king-size bed and sofa bed as well as TVs in both the bedroom and living room. You’ll have access to private beach access, two swimming pools, children’s pools, a fitness center and 7th-floor sundeck, while restaurants and nightlife are a short walk away.
Experience a “Jersey Shore” holiday in this private beach cottage getaway. Located in North Cape May, close to the white sand beaches of Delaware Bay, the one-bedroom guesthouse has a queen-size bed, living room and kitchenette. There’s also a fire pit and beach chairs/towels available for a lazy day at the beach. When you’re ready to explore, you’ll find state parks, lively nightlife and gourmet restaurants all nearby.