10 Beautiful Beachfront Vacation Rentals That Welcome Sandy Paws

Posted by Billy Francis

Spending time at the beach with your pooch is always a hoot, but it's even better when you can live by the sea. Pack up Fido’s color-coordinated Hawaiian shirt and Doggles, and make yourself at home at any of these incredible pet-friendly beachfront vacation rentals.

2. Beachfront Home With Rooftop Deck

Encinitas, CA
Fido will be swept away by this gorgeous house. Photo by VRBO

Wake up to the sight of tumbling waves at a luxurious beachfront home in Southern California. This stunningly designed property overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the balcony and rooftop deck, where your pooch can imagine himself swimming with dolphins through the clear glass. Enjoy the laid-back, surf-city vibe of the area and cruise along on the Coast Highway to pet-friendly eateries like Pacific Coast Grill and Pannikin Coffee & Tea.

Beachfront Home With Rooftop Deck sleeps 11 guests. Nightly rates start at $422.

3. Tranquility Penthouse

Carolina Beach, NC
Sweet Carolina! Photo by Victory Beach Vacations

Tranquility Penthouse offers guests sweeping views of Carolina Beach and the Atlantic. You can swim your morning laps while Fido sunbathes in the fenced area surrounding the pool. If you can drag yourselves away from tranquility, take a trip to Freeman Park. Located just a half-mile from the property, this popular pooch hangout welcomes dogs on the sand off-leash from October 1 through March 31, and on-leash the rest of the year.

Tranquility Penthouse sleeps 16. Nightly rates start at $385.

4. Berni’s Ocean View Castle

Oceanside, OR
Watch your troubles drift away on the waves. Photo by VRBO

Berni's Ocean View Castle offers guests unbelievable views from two separate balconies. Grill up a burger for your dog on the BBQ and dine al fresco as you gaze upon the windswept beach and impressive sea stacks from this historic home. While you’re in the area, take a trip to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. From here, you and your pooch can watch one of the most populous colonies of sea birds in America.

Berni’s Ocean View Castle sleeps eight. Nightly rates start at $174.

5. East Sister Rock Island

Marathon, FL
“Relaxin’ ain’t too taxin'!" Photo by @javy0827

All aboard your complimentary Carolina Skiff to the tropical paradise of East Sister Rock Island. This exclusive private islet lies just off the coast of Marathon, a chain of 13 islands in the Florida Keys. Get out on the water during the day, then hang out on the veranda and listen to the waves lapping against the manmade moat when the sun finally sets.

East Sister Rock Island sleeps eight guests. Nightly rates start at $1,785.

6. Sea-Clusion Escape

Ocean Springs, MS
Enjoy your very own backyard beach. Photo by Airbnb

Treat your pooch to a private beach getaway at Sea-Clusion Escape. Lounge around on the comfortable furniture on the porch and take in the view over Gulf waters, where you'll likely see dolphins at play and pelicans swooping. Fido's evening strolls will take him along a sandy pathway to his own personal beach for a game of fetch on the sand without nosy neighbors stealing his tennis balls.

Sea-Clusion Escape sleeps seven people. Nightly rates start at $250.

7. In Town on Water Private Beach Home

Nantucket, MA
“Mine, mine, it’s all mine! Until Sunday when we check out.” Photo by Airbnb

From renting jeeps to playing on the beach, there’s so much to do in dog-friendly Nantucket. This private beach home overlooks Nantucket Boat Basin, where Fido can watch the boats come and go from the fenced backyard and stretch his legs on the private beach. The shallow waters are great for dogs who want to dip a paw in the water without committing to a plunge. SUP with your pup on the paddleboards provided, share a kayak trip together, or wile away the days lounging in the garden.

In Town on Water Private Beach Home sleeps eight. Nightly rates start at $1,250.

8. Beachfront Paradise

Galveston, TX
No need to feel blue at this property. Photo by Airbnb

Bring Fido and 30 of his friends for a Texan trip to Galveston. Beachfront Paradise is an impressive home raised high above sea level on stilts and painted a rich blue to flow with the ocean. Indulge in breakfast on the expansive balcony with an accompanying symphony of waves. Dog-friendly Galveston Island State Park is within walking distance, where you and your pup can explore beaches, baysides and winding trails.

Beachfront Paradise sleeps 16+ guests. Nightly rates start at $500.

9. Soothing Beachfront Haven

Southampton, NY
Peace and tranquility on the doorstep. Photo by Airbnb

The gorgeous white walls of this soothing beachfront haven mirror the bright sand outside. Grab Fido’s leash and go for a walk on the private beach that looks out over Long Island Sound, lounge on the patio, and enjoy a lazy few days at this serene oasis. If you want a day trip, visit Lavender by the Bay for a relaxing afternoon filled with pleasant aromas, or head to Greenport for a meal at Front Street Station with your furry friend by your side.

Soothing Beachfront Haven sleeps five guests. Nightly rates start at $600.

10. Dog-friendly Beach House

Dauphin Island, AL
This place is decked out! Photo by Airbnb

Dauphin Island is known as the sunset capital of Alabama, and there's no better place to enjoy the twilight hours than this dog-friendly beach house. Located on the Mississippi Sound, the spacious property boasts panoramic views of the water through its wide windows and from the partially covered, extended deck. The soft sand of the Gulf beach is just down the steps, so bring Fido's sun protection balm and get ready for a memorable stay in seclusion.

The beach house sleeps six guests, and nightly rates start at $194.

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