10 Beautiful Beachfront Vacation Rentals That Welcome Sandy Paws

Posted by Billy Francis

This article was updated in May 2021.

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

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1. The OB Dog Beach Penthouse Suite

San Diego, CA
Dogs are the guests of honor at this penthouse! Photo by Airbnb

Located high above the pathway to the Original Dog Beach, The OB Dog Beach Penthouse Suite is dog by name, dog by nature. Located next to the Ocean Villa Inn, guests at this fabulous suite have access to the hotel’s amenities, which include private beach access, dog wash equipped with bathing tub, doggie shampoo and towels that can be used after a day on the beach. As if the location wasn’t pooch perfect enough, Fiesta Island Park is 15 minutes away and offers more sandy dunes, doggy paddling and stretches of sand to explore.

The OB Dog Beach Penthouse Suite sleeps 6 and has no pet fee. Nightly rates start at $209.

2. Oceanfront House With Large Deck

Carolina Beach, NC
A view to wake up to. Photo by VRBO

Sail away to this oceanfront house with a large deck in Carolina Beach. With private access to a stretch of sand, you can share stunning strolls with Fido when he wakes up in the morning, after an afternoon nap and again before bedtime. If you’re visiting the area between October 1 and March 31, head to Freeman Park for off-leash fun in the surf.

The oceanfront house with a large deck sleeps 12. Pets are accepted for an additional fee of $175. Nightly rates start at $325.

3. Beachfront Home With Beautiful Views

Galveston, TX
Fido can enjoy a unique home by the sea. Photo by Airbnb

Bask in the Texas sun at a beachfront home with beautiful views. Located 20 miles from Galveston, this unique dome house offers seclusion and relaxation on the Gulf Coast. Wander down the private path together through surrounding sand dunes to the beach from the backyard. Fun-loving furry friends will relish the boogie boards and other beach amenities that come complementary with the house.

The beachfront home with beautiful views sleeps 9 and has a $50 pet fee. Nightly rates start at $288.

4. East Sister Rock Island

Marathon, FL
Nothing like the ocean breeze, right Fido? Photo by @willifordelena

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. Pets are welcome for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $1,429.

5. 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 and welcomes pets for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $310.

6. The Beach Break Cottage

Daufuskie Island, SC
A tree-mendous ocean view. Photo by Airbnb

The Beach Break Cottage gives Fido another chance to experience island life. Situated on the coast of Daufuskie Island between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, this laidback getaway is a breath of ocean air. Pooches are welcome to ride shotgun on the cart provided as you explore the quiet island, or stay on four paws and take a walk to the beach together, where dogs are welcome to roam off-leash.

The Beach Break Cottage sleeps 8 and has no pet fee. Nightly rates start at $344.

7. 1973 VW Bus

Redondo Beach, CA
“We’re bussin’ a move!” Photo by @calibluebus

Make your pup's California dreams come true without breaking his piggy bank. Bring your furry copilot to Redondo Beach and experience van life by the sand in a 1973 VW Bus for a fraction of the price of a house without wheels in the area. Permanently parked next to the beach, this bus will transport you and your pooch back to groovier times in the Golden State, as long as he doesn’t mind “ruffing” it with no WiFi and only ocean sounds to lull him to sleep.

The 1973 VW Bus sleeps 2 guests and has no pet fee. Nightly rates start at $102.

8. The Pink Seahorse

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
This A-frame gets an A grade! Photo by Airbnb

Experience Florida’s Atlantic coastline from a 1970s A-frame at The Pink Seahorse near Jacksonville. Exquisitely adorned with bright ocean colors, artwork and decor that brings the outside in, this gorgeous home will give any salty sea dog a dream vacation. Leashed pups are welcome to join their owners on a walk down Ponte Vedra Beach, or you can relax on the deck together and admire the view before playing off-leash in the fenced backyard.

The Pink Seahorse sleeps 13 and has no pet fee. Nightly rates start at $416.

9. Soothing Beachfront Haven

Southampton, NY
Peace and tranquility on your 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. Pets are accepted with an additional fee of $200 per pet. Nightly rates are $650.

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 welcomes dogs for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $201.

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Banner photo by @soflo_riders.