Beachfront Vacation Rentals that Welcome Sandy Paws

Posted by Billy Francis

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

Olympic Forager House

Sequim, WA
Photo by Airbnb

Are you planning on exploring Washington State with your Wiener? Olympic Forager House on Sequim Bay is the storybook beachfront getaway that doggy dreams are made of. As soon as you arrive, Fido will want to take the stairs down to his own private cove, where he can sniff out fossils and shells on the beach. Then, launch into the bay with your bestie in the house kayak or on the paddle board. If you want to stay dry, explore the pet-friendly trails in Sequim Bay State Park, which surrounds the house. As the day comes to a close, huddle up with your pup around the outdoor fireplace or head inside and enjoy the warm glow of the one indoors instead.

Olympic Forager House welcomes dogs for an additional fee of $40 per day.

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. Guests at this fabulous suite have access to Ocean Villa Inn’s amenities, which include private beach access, a dog wash equipped with a bathing tub, doggie shampoo and towels that can be used after a day on the beach. At the end of the day, watch the sunset over the ocean from the penthouse’s balcony.

The OB Dog Beach Penthouse Suite welcomes dogs to stay for free.

Waterfront Beach Paradise

Jekyll Island, GA
Photo by Airbnb

If you’re going to Georgia’s Golden Isles with your Goldendoodle, book a stay at this waterfront beach paradise on Jekyll Island. Situated on the ground floor, guests have access to a back patio that overlooks the ocean. Inside, tile floors will cool down hot dogs and there’s room for the whole pack to spread out in the spacious living area. Sliding glass doors provide a gorgeous view of the water and neighboring Driftwood Beach. Covered in driftwood trees in a variety of shapes, Fido will love morning walks along this windswept wonderland. You can get to Jekyll Island Beach and around the rest of the island on 25 miles of pet-friendly trails.

Dogs are allowed to stay at the waterfront beach paradise for $75 per pet, per stay.

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 of the Gulf Coast near Galveston. This unique dome house offers seclusion and relaxation with hardwood floors for easy cleanup and access to a stunning deck overlooking the water. The beach is accessible from the backyard via a private path through the sand dunes. Fun-loving furry friends will relish the boogie boards and other beach amenities that come complimentary with the house.

Fido can stay at this beachfront home for a $50 pet fee.

House on the Beach

Bonita Springs, FL
Photo by VRBO

Canine guests can walk out the back door into “pawradise” at this house with a private beach. Fido won’t need to worry about being pestered for selfies on his own cordoned-off stretch of sand. Sit back and watch the waves crash from the private cabana area which includes lounge chairs in the shade, or soak up the sun from a chair on the beach. Guests also have access to the hot tub, grill, paddle boards and more. If it gets too hot, let your pup beat the heat on the cool tiles inside. During his stay, your pooch will need to stick to the backyard beach for sunbathing but if he wants to make friends, he can let loose at nearby Bonita Beach Dog Park.

Dogs are welcome to stay at this house with a private beach for $100 per pet, per stay.

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 and dine al fresco as you gaze upon the windswept beach and impressive sea stacks from this historic home. This chateau-like vacation rental has tile floors in the living area and huge windows where Fido can sit and look out across the crashing waves. 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 welcomes up to four pets for no additional fee.

Beachfront Home with a Fenced Yard

Daufuskie Island, SC
Photo by VRBO

Bring your beach-loving Boxer to Brigantine for a sandy stay at a beachfront home with a fenced yard. Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic, guests can enjoy ocean views from three different balconies while pets play off leash in the fenced yard below. When the sun starts to set, soak up the orange glow with your furry best friend in the light and airy living space with hardwood floors. Book a stay here for your next pet-friendly family reunion and enjoy direct access to Brigantine North End Beach where your pack can go for daily walks along the sand.

This beachfront home with a fenced yard allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per stay.

“We’re bussin’ a move!” Photo by @calibluebus

Make your pup's California dreams come true when you bring him to Redondo Beach to experience van life by the sand in a 1973 VW Bus. 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 van includes a refrigerator and stovetop for cooking and public restrooms are located nearby. Enjoy board games inside or kick back in the beach chairs to soak up the sea breeze.

The 1973 VW Bus welcomes dogs to experience van life for free.

The Pink Seahorse

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

Make a break for Florida’s Atlantic coastline and stay in 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 welcomes dogs for no additional fee.

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. This cozy home has hardwood floors throughout, a great kitchen and high ceilings. The soft sand of the Gulf beach is just down the steps, which will appeal to beach lovers on two or four legs.

This dog-friendly beach house welcomes up to four dogs for no additional fee.

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