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
You can’t go wrong with a common or traditional beach house name! Especially if you’ll be marketing your house for renters.
Bliss on the Bay
The Endless Summer
The Sail Away
The Seagull Nest
Summer by the Sea
The Sun Kiss
Quirky Beach House Names
Looking for something a little more quirky? Here are some fun beach house names.
The Crow’s Nest
The Lob Star
Lost Shaker of Salt
The Lucky Duck
The Nest Egg
On the Rocks
The Salty Dog
5 O’Clock Somewhere
Beach House Name Puns
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
Dune ‘N Gone
Every Dogfish has Its Day
The Hidden Porpoise
Once Upon a Tide
Prawn Your Own Conclusion
The Red Herring
Sea La Vie
The Shark Tank
Wait and Sea
The Ocean Waves
You Otter Know
Hawaiian Beach House Names
Looking for more inspiration? Check out this list of Hawaii puns.
Gone to Maui
The Happy Honu
Ma kai Views
Makalapua in Paradise
You had me at Aloha
French Beach House Names
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tips for Naming 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.
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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