In an effort to soak up every last bit of summer, we've rounded up some inspiring seaside homes, from cozy bungalows we can imagine ourselves walking around barefoot in, to pristine spaces straight out of the glossies. Want even more beach-home eye candy? Click through for the full tours of each of these spaces.
If you absolutely have to work in paradise, it might as well be at a distressed wood desk, surrounded by surf art, and with a few stray seashells as paperclip catchalls. Browse through the rest of Samantha and Lindsey's sun-filled California bungalow.
This Australian beach house is filled with history, but renters Kirsty and Simon are also writing their own here, adding quirky touches, such as an indoor swing for their daughter, Mali.
This down-to-earth dream home in the Hamptons, spotted on Style Me Pretty, combines clean modern details with vintage treasures, like a wooden boat frame and an old-fashioned fan.
Shiplap, bunk beds, and nautical lamps give the impression you're sleeping aboard a ship at The Shoebox Inn, a former Airbnb in Seaview, Washington.
This lofted bed in a rough-around-the-edges Provincetown cabin offers views of the Cape Cod Bay, located right in the backyard. Peep the rest of this former bait-and-tackle shack turned artist hangout on The Cut.
An outdoor shower tops the must-have list for our ultimate beach house, but this wooden one with farmhouse lights overhead is inspiring us to dream a little bigger. See the rest of this inviting, yet minimal beach house on My Domaine.
An urban version of the classic beach bungalow, Matt Jacobson's duplex, spotlighted in Dwell, is just across the street from the shores of Manhattan Beach, California. In the enclosed backyard, a contemporary fire pit brings to mind beach bonfires, and the concrete jungle meets a lush bamboo grove.
This beach house may be tiny, but the breathtaking ocean views outside every window make the space feel endless. Check out the rest of the tour on AD Espana—trust me, you won't want to miss the chair hammock and piano out on the deck.
Everyone knows that a beach house needs a hammock, but a hammock overlooking steps that lead directly into the pool? Now that's the ultimate fantasy. Check out how Kate and Matt Holstein are living the dream on St. Barts on Design Sponge.
The kitchen tends to be an afterthought in many seaside abodes, where meals are often prepped and eaten outside, but designer Victoria Hagan makes the room one of the centers of her family's Nantucket home, featured in Architectural Digest. Large windows and a paned glass door connect the kitchen to the beautiful landscape outside.
A hanging chair provides a stunning vantage point overlooking the water in this family home on Corsica, captured by Milk Magazine.
Why resist getting sand in your beach bungalow, when you can turn the whole house into your own personal sandbox? Take some inspiration from this holiday home in Portugal, an eye-catching cover model featured on Elle Decoration South Africa.