101 Beach House Names for Your Family Retreat or Vacation Rental

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Wondering what to name your beach house? Here are my favorite beach house names from historic to charming to funny beach house names, and everything in between, plus ideas for seaside house names as well as lakeside house names. 

 

So whether you’re looking to name your beach house or name a beach house vacation rental, skip the cheese online house name generators and use something more original!

 

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The Best Beach House Names

I’ve separated these into different types of names for beach houses, plus a glossary so you can put together your own. 

 

Common Beach House Names

 

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You can’t go wrong with a common or traditional beach house name! Especially if you’ll be marketing your house for renters.

 

Anchors Away

 

Bliss on the Bay

 

Edgewater Bungalow

 

The Endless Summer

 

The Hideaway

 

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The Lookout

 

Ocean Overlook

 

Oceanview Cottage

 

Pirate Cove

 

The Sail Away

 

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The Sandcastle

 

Sandpiper Cottage

 

The Seahorse

 

Sea Haven

 

The Seagull Nest

 

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Seaview Estate

 

The Starling

 

Summer by the Sea

 

Surfing Delight

 

The Sun Kiss

 

Watersedge Retreat

 

 

 

Quirky Beach House Names

 

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Looking for something a little more quirky? Here are some fun beach house names.

 

The Barracuda

 

Bay Watch

 

Blue Shag

 

The Crow’s Nest

 

The Flip-Flop

 

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The Lob Star

 

Lost Shaker of Salt

 

The Lucky Duck

 

Margaritaville

 

Mimosa Manor

 

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The Nest Egg

 

On the Rocks

 

Pirate Booty

 

The Salty Dog

 

The Sandbox

 

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Seagull Shack

 

Shore Thing

 

Sun-A-Holic

 

X-Ta-Sea

 

5 O’Clock Somewhere

 

 

Beach House Name Puns

 

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These are names with double meanings. If you want even more beach house name puns, check out my full list of beach puns for inspiration.

 

The Blue Crab

 

The Blue Whale

 

Crab Shack

 

Dune ‘N Gone

 

Every Dogfish has Its Day

 

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The Hidden Porpoise

 

The Oarasis

 

Once Upon a Tide

 

Mahi-Mahi Fine

 

Prawn Your Own Conclusion

 

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The Red Herring

 

Reel Life

 

Seaclusion

 

Sea La Vie

 

The Shark Tank

 

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Swell Life

 

Wait and Sea

 

The Ocean Waves

 

You Otter Know

 

Vitamin Sea

 

 

Hawaiian Beach House Names

 

Hawaii

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out this list of Hawaii puns.

 

Gone to Maui

 

The Happy Honu

 

Kahakai Cottage

 

Kona Reef

 

Mahalo Manor

 

Hawaii

 

Ma kai Views

 

Makalapua in Paradise

 

Moku Paradise 

 

Wakea Wanderlust 

 

You had me at Aloha

 

 

French Beach House Names

 

France - Provence - Charming Facade in Beaumes-de-Venise

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out this list of France puns.

 

Au Revoir (until we meet again)

 

Belle Vue (beautiful view)

 

Chez Recoin (our nook)

 

Folie Maison (madhouse)

 

Gai Sejour (cheerful stay)

 

 

La Maisonette (the small house)

 

Maison Calme (peaceful house)

 

Maison des Fleurs (house of flowers)

 

Maison de la Mer (house of the sea)

 

Mer Vue (Seaview)

 

 

Italian Beach House Names

 

Italy - Public beach near The Scala dei Turchi. Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out this list of Italy puns.

 

Bella Donna (pretty woman)

 

Casa Di Fortuna (house of good luck)

 

Casa Vista Mare (Seaview house)

 

Fiera Vista (fine view)

 

Nostro Palazzo (our palace) 

 

Village of Manarola, on the Cinque Terre coast of Italy with flowers

 

Palazzo del Mare (sea palace) 

 

Prossimo il Mare (near the sea)

 

Stella Marina (starfish)

 

Villetta del Mare (cottage of the sea)

 

Vista del Mare (sea view)

 

 

Spanish Beach House Names

 

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Looking for more inspiration? Check out this list of Barcelona and Costa Brava puns.

 

Buena Vista Cabana (good view cottage)

 

Casa de Esperanza (house of hope)

 

Casa de Fiesta (party house)

 

Casa de Flores (flower house)

 

Casa del Puerto (harbor house)

 

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Casa Feliz (happy home)

 

Casa de Suenos (house of dreams)

 

Casa Palmera (house of palms)

 

Gran Jardin (large garden)

 

Vistas al Mar (sea views)

 

 

Beach House Glossary: How to Make Your Own Beach House Name

 

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Here is a list of oceanic and nautical words plus some good descriptions and architectural terms that you can mix and match. Feel free to suggest more words for this list in the comments at the end of this post!

 

A: Ahoy, Albacore, Albatross, Algae, Amethyst, Anchor, Anchovie, Angelfish, Apartment, Aqua, Asea, Ashore, Atlantic, Auk, Auklet, Away, Azure

 

B: Barefoot, Banana, Barnacle, Barracuda, Bay, Bayfront, Bayside, Bayview, Baywater, Beach, Beachcast, Beachcomber, Beaches, Beachfront, Beachy, Bikini, Bird, Birdie, Blackpool, Bleau de France, Bliss, Blue, Blue Fin, Boardwalk, Boat, Bottom, Breakwater, Breakwaters, Breeze, Bronze, Bumblebee, Bungalow

 

C: Cabana, Calm, Canary, Cape, Capricorn, Captain, Catch, Caye, Cerulean, Cherry, Chrystal, Clam, Cliff, Cliffs, Cliffside, Coast, Coastal, Cobalt, Coconut, Cod, Conch, Condo, Coral, Cormorant, Cottage, Cove, Crab, Crest, Crested, Crimson, Current, Cuttlefish, Cyan

 

D: Daffodil, Dandelion, Deep, Deepend, Delight, Dip, Dock, Dockside, Dogfish, Dolphin, Dory, Drift, Driftwood, Duchess, Dune

 

E: Eastern, Ebb, Eel, Egret, Egyptian Blue, Emerald, Escape, Estate, Evening, Evening Star

 

 

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F: Fantasy, Fin, Fire, Fish, Fisherman, Fishing, Flamingo, Flip-Flop, Flounder, Flow, Flying Fish, Footprint

 

G: Garnet, Glass, Glassy, Gold, Gone, Green, Grouper, Gulf, Gull

 

H: Harbor, Harborside, Harborview, Haven, Hawk, Heather, Heaven, Heavens, Hermit, Heron, Herring, Hideaway, Hideout, High Tide, Hills, Holiday, Honey, Hope, Horseshoe Crab, Hurricane

 

I: Iguana, Indigo, Island, Isle, Ivory

 

J: Jade, Jellyfish, Jetty, John Dory, Jungle 

 

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K: Kelly, Kelp, King, Kiss, Krill

 

L: Lagoon, Laguna, Lake, Lakeshore, Lattitude, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lilac, Lily, Lime, Little, Lionfish, Lobster, Loggerhead, Lookout

 

M: Mackerel, Magic, Mahi-Mahi, Manor, Manta Ray, Marine, Maritime, Mauve, Maya Blue, Migration, Mint, Mollusc, Monsoon, Moon, Morning, Morningstar, Moss, Mussel

 

N: Nantucket, Narwahl, Nautical, Nautilus, Needle Fish, Nemo, Nest, Northern

 

O: Oar, Ocean, Oceanfront, Oceangrass, Oceanside, Oceanview, Oceanward, Octopus, Odyssey, Olive, Open, Orange, Orca, Orchid, Otter, Overlook, Overlooking, Oyster

 

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P: Pacific, Paddle, Palm, Paradise, Park, Patch, Path, Peach, Pearl, Pebble, Pelican, Penguin, Peninsula, Penthouse, Perch, Periwinkle, Petrel, Pier, Pineapple, Pirate, Plankton, Pleasure, Plum, Point, Pointe, Porpoise, Port, Prawn, Prion, Prince, Princess, Promenade, Pufferfish, Puffin, Purple

 

Q: Queen, Quiet, Quill

 

R: Ray, Razorbill, Red, Reef, Reel, Relax, Resort, Retreat, Riptide, River, Riverside, Riverview, Riviera, Road, Romantic, Rose, Ruby, Russian Blue

 

S: Sage, Sail, Salt, Saltwater, Salty, Sand, Sandbank, Sandbar, Sandbox, Sandcastle, Sandollar, Sand Dune, Sander, Sandpiper, Sandshoe, Sandspit, Sandstone, Sandstorm, Sandy, Sangria, Sapphire, Sardine, Scallop, Scarlet, School, Scoter, Scooter, Sea, Seabeach, Seaborne, Seadog, Seafloor, Seaglass, Seagrass, Seagull, Seahorse, Seal, Sealion, Seamark, Seascape, Seashell, Seashore, Seaside, Sea Star, Sea Turtle, Sea Urchin, Seaview, Seaward, Seaweed, Seven, Seven Seas, Shack, Shark, Shearwater, Shell, Ship, Shipwreck, Shipwrecked, Shoal, Shore, Shorefront, Shoreline, Shores, Shoreview, Shrimp, Silver, Skim, Skimmer, Snail, Snapper, Solar, Southern, Spanish Blue, Spice, Sponge, Squid, Starboard, Starfish, Stingray, Stone, Storm, Submarine, Sugar, Sugarcube, Suit, Summer, Sun, Sunbath, Sunbathers, Sundown, Sundowner, Sunfish, Sunflower, Sunny, Sunscreen, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunshine, Sunglasses, Surf, Surfboard, Sweet, Swell, Swordfish

 

T: Tan, Tanned, Tarpon, Tea, Teal, Tern, Tide, Tide Pool, Tiger Shark, Time, Toes, Townhouse, Tranquil, Treasure, Tropic, Tropical, Trunks, Tsunami, Tuna, Turtle, Tuscan

 

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U: Ultramarine, Umbrella, Unicornfish, Urchin

 

V: Vacation, Velvet Crab, Violet, Vista

 

W: Walrus, Wandering, Wave, Waverly, Waves, Water, Waters, Water’s Edge, Western, Whale, Wharf, Whelk, Whitewater, Wind, Winds, Wine

 

X: I can’t think of any, can you? If so, leave it in the comments!

 

Y: Yellow, Yellowfin, Yellowtail

 

Z: Zoo

 

 

Tips for Naming Your Beach House

 

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Here are some things to keep in mind:

 

Do use wildlife and geographic terms that make sense for the area. For example, it’s lovely to use the word Cape on a cape, but not if there’s isn’t one around. The same goes for using wildlife terms to reflect the nearby wildlife. 

 

Don’t use offensive words like Gypsy, Sea Gypsy, etc. Especially if you’re using the name to brand a vacation rental.

 

Don’t use brand names if you’re naming a commercial property or vacation rental. 

 

Do combine word types. For example, mix a color with an animal, or an animal with an architectural term. 

 

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Do think of more than I’ve put on this list. The sky is the limit! You can take one off here, or use the words to inspire your unique combination!

 

Don’t name your beach house something too similar to the homes around yours. You are naming the beach house partially to set it apart and make it easier to locate. 

 

Do consider using your name. A first name combined with another word is a great option, especially if you can turn it into a pun or use alliteration. 

 

Do consider getting a sign made or making a sign on your own. This can go outside the house or decorate the entryway or main room.

 

Don’t feel weird naming your beach house! Whether you need to brand a vacation rental or simply want to add a bit of joy to your family vacation home, every beach house deserves a name!

 

Don’t overestimate your home’s proximity to water. While a house two blocks from the water is a lot closer than your house back in the city, don’t name it ocean view if you don’t have one! This is especially important if you’re marketing the home for renters. 

 

Do make sure you know what the words mean that you choose. Don’t go off of just how the words sound together!

 

Don’t forget to pick something you’ll love! Even if you are naming your beach house for future renters, you’re the one who has to live with it!

 

Don’t be afraid to change it later if you find you don’t love what you picked. You can rebrand between seasons (just make sure any repeat renters know it’s still you).

 

 

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