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

Beach House Names - What to Name Your Beach House

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

Beach House Names - What to Name Your Beach House

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

Beach House Names - What to Name Your Beach House

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. 

Beach House Names - What to Name Your Beach House

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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