Top Summer Coastal Vacations
Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center
Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center is Oregon coast lodging at its finest. It’s the only oceanfront hotel in the Florence area for miles. All rooms are oceanfront, boasting spectacular views of the ever-changing Pacific Ocean. You'll find ten miles of un-interrupted beach to explore, a newly remodeled indoor, heated pool with a Jacuzzi spa and a fantastic kid's aquatic area and exceptional dining at the Surfside restaurant and Classic Cocktail Lounge. Nearby Driftwood Shores is the famous Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Sand Master Park, the Sea Lion Caves, Heceta Head Lighthouse, golfing, horseback riding, boutique shopping in historic Old Town, fishing, biking, hiking, Devils Elbow State Park and Cape Perpetua, the highest point on the Oregon coast and incredible tide pools.
88416 1st Avenue, Florence, OR 97439
If you are planning a trip to the central Oregon coast and the Florence area, plan to stay at Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center, the only oceanfront hotel in Florence for miles … north or south. Spacious rooms, suites and condos, many with full kitchens are perfect for family fun, a romantic getaway for two or relaxing time by yourself. And remember, all rooms are oceanfront with a private balcony or patio/deck. And there's a a myriad of things to explore and discover in the area!
From Florence, drive 3 miles north on Highway 101. Turn left on Heceta Beach Road, go 2 miles, turn right on 1st Ave. Follow the signs.close
North Beach Plantation
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The 60-acre North Beach Plantation is a tremendous, stately presence on North Myrtle Beach. Stay at this exclusive resort community and enjoy a 2.5-acre waterpark, featuring outdoor fountains, swimming pools, a lazy river and swim-up pool bar. Cinzia, the resort spa, offers 17,000 square feet of relaxation, including treatments like Lomi Lomi massages and facials. North Plantation's regal accommodations are custom-designed with granite countertops, handcrafted wood furniture, nine-foot ceilings and massive oceanfront balconies. Visit The Exchange for onsite boutique shopping and delicious dining. This is a luxurious destination like you've next experienced before.
719 North Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the world, and there is no better place to stay than the exclusive North Beach Plantation. From spacious four- and five-bedroom villas to condos with amazing ocean views, the lodging options at North Beach Plantation are tailor-made for golfers. Onsite expert golf directors can assit you in booking your next golf outing.
From Myrtle Beach International Airport: Get on US-17 N from Jetport Rd and Harrelson Blvd and continue to North Myrtle Beach (12.6 miles). Then continue on 48th Ave S. Drive to S Ocean Blvd/State Rd S-26-709 and turn right on 48th and, near the ocean, hook a right on right onto S Ocean Blvd/State Rd S-26-709.close
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
With 40 years of serving Charleston, North Carolina beaches, Island Realty has plenty of experience finding travelers the perfect accommodation from their extensive selection of vacation rentals.
Island Realty offers over 300 villas and condo rentals located in the Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, Sullivan’s Island, Mount Pleasant, and Goat Island. Choose from a variety of oceanfront, pet-friendly, golf, lagoon, tidal creek, or deep water vacation rental properties ranging in size and price. Island Realty’s properties feature a variety of amenities including private pools, elevators, boat access, and more. Explore all that Charleston has to offer, kayak along the Kiawah River, visit the #1 Plantation in the Charelston area according to USA Today’s 10BEST, Boone Hall Plantation, or shop an exclusive collection of world-famous stores at the Shops at Belmond Charleston Place.
1304 Palm Blvd Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451
Charleston has been named the Number 1 Small U.S. City for the eighth consecutive year by Condé Nast Traveler.
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All rental properties come equipped with an initial set up of toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels, soap, dish washing soap, and detergent.close
Exclusive Properties - Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
If you’re looking for beautiful Isle of Palms, SC vacation rentals, look no further than Exclusive Properties. Whether you’re looking for an expansive beachfront property with ten rooms, luxurious furnishings, and plenty of room for your family retreat, or just want to take your family on a fun-filled trip, Exclusive Properties has a vacation rental that can fit your needs. Most of Exclusive Properties’ rentals are located just steps away from the six miles of sandy shoreline that comprise Isle of Palms’ beaches. They are also centrally located to all the attractions and activities you’ll want to see or do. This includes golfing at Wild Dunes, a vast 1,600-acre course known for its beauty, fishing along Breach Inlet, dining at one of the delicious local restaurants, such as Long Island Cafe, and much more!
1116 Palm Blvd Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451
If you decide to venture to downtown Charleston, pick up a souvenir at Charleston City Market, see a different perspective of Charleston on the water from a sightseeing cruise, and see where the first shot of the Civil War was fired at Fort Sumter National Monument.close
Real Escapes Properties
St. Simons Island, Georgia
Real Escape Properties offers beautiful Georgia sunshine, beaches, and more. Featuring an impressive selection of rentals, you are sure to enjoy whatever type of adventure you choose to pursue.
The variety of properties offered to rent is a great option they provide. Guests have the ability to find somewhere to stay on the beach at one of their cottages or bungalows or in a neighborhood area. The single-family homes are closer to shops and restaurants making it easy for families to venture nearby. Depending on what you want, it can truly feel like anything between a beach getaway vacation or an annual family retreat. With some dog-friendly available options to stay at as well, you will have the opportunity to bring the entire family along!
Number of resorts
There are 134 properties to choose from.
A fun stop would be at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. Located near the village and pier, the original lighthouse was destroyed by the civil war and was rebuilt in 1872.
Golfers are in luck as well -- Real Escapes Properties has friendly partnerships with three local golf clubs to offer reduced green fees to guests.close
Brier Island Lodge and Resort
Westport, Nova Scotia
Perched atop cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Brier Island Lodge offers as unique of a coastal vacation as you can get.
Located on the rugged Brier Island, you’ll feel like you’re on a different planet. Adding on its exclusiveness, it is accessed by two ferry rides from the end of Digby Neck. Perfect for families, friends, and couples, the lodge is open year-round and has easy access to all of the experiences that make a stay here so unforgettable. As an eco-tourism destination, you will have chances for whale and bird watching as well as hiking. There are miles of trails where you can find rocks such as quartz, agate, jasper, and zeolite. Make your way to the Bay of Fundy which has some of the highest tides on the world and wide-ranging biodiversity akin to the Amazon Rainforest. Head north to and visit Brier Island for this fascinating coastal stay!
557 Water Street, Westport, Nova Scotia
Their regular operating season goes from May to October.
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You won’t have to go far for some grub. The onsite restaurant features a breathtaking panoramic view of the waterfront as you will enjoy local dishes of Brier Island including some of the freshest seafood available.close
Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Just steps away from the renowned Haystack Rock, Hallmark Resort & Spa Cannon Beach feature world-class amenities at an unbeatable Oregon Coast location.
Hallmark’s accommodations will be able to host guests from every budget. Oceanfront, oceanview, and offsite rooms and suites are all at your disposal. Within them, you’ll find luxurious spa tubs and kitchens. As well, there are pet-friendly accommodations available and pet exercise areas so you’ll be able to keep your furry friend active on your trip. Hike down and walk along the shores of the beach and take a dip or stay onsite and cannonball into either one of the two indoor saltwater pools. Wrap up a complete day of activity with complimentary DVD rental and fresh popcorn. Though the surrounding area has much to offer, staying onsite at Hallmark Resort & Spa might be the only Cannon Beach experience you’ll need!
1400 South Hemlock Street Cannon Beach, OR 97110
In town, you’ll find great restaurants, art galleries, ad shops full of souvenirs for you to bring home.
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Unwind and rejuvenate at Elements by the Sea; Hallmark’s very own spa. Using natural elements like fire, water, stone, and air, the spa creates a nurturing environment ranging from hydrotherapy to massages and facials.close
Pacific City, Oregon
Everyone needs a place at the beach whether it is owning and sharing or renting and returning. At Open Nest, you’ll be exposed to a wide collection of private vacation rentals around Pacific City that have been hand-selected with you in mind.
Whether your beach vacation is with family, friends, or your partner, Open Nest will have suitable accommodations for you. Homes and bungalows offer oceanfront views where you can simply walk out your backdoor and find yourself on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The area also provides guests endless and varied activities to keep you busy! Ride the ocean waves on a surfboard, bike along the numerous trails nearby, or shop and dine in beautiful Pacific City. Find the nest that suits you best when you book today!
33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr Pacific City, Oregon 97135
Visit Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site where you’ll stumble on a multi-tiered waterfall scaling over 319 feet and an ancient Sitka spruce towering at 260 feet.
Though Shorepine Vacation Rentals changed its name to Open Nest, the same owners have committed to keeping up the level and quality of service just as high.close
Inn at Cape Kiwanda
Pacific City, Oregon
The Inn at Cape Kiwanda is a luxury boutique hotel on the peaceful, adventure-filled Oregon coast.
At the Inn at Cape Kiawanda, you’ll enjoy a beach getaway and an at-home feeling in Pacific City. The Inn at Cape Kiawanda provides guestrooms and cottages giving you the coastal experience you need. More than just a comfortable room, the Inn at Cape Kiwanda's location makes it an ideal location for many coastal activities. The sunset here can take place later than 11 PM, so families will have plenty of time to take advantage of the day. Beyond are various state parks and excursions including the Three Capes Scenic Loop: a 40-mile drive that takes you to Cape Meares, Cape Lookout, then back to Cape Kiwanda. It is a truly magical experience. Take in the ocean scene with the Inn at Cape Kiawanda!
33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive PO Box 189 Pacific City, OR 97135
While staying at the Inn at Cape Kiawanda, check out the Cape Kiawanda Marine Gardens where you'll find tidal pools and sandstone formations.
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Fridays and Saturdays, the Inn hosts a reception for all the guests. There they serve up snacks, wine and beer, and sparkling cider so you can socialize or just grab a bite to eat before heading out on another adventure!close
Oyhut Bay Seaside Village
Ocean Shores, Washington
With accommodations ranging from one-bedroom up to three-bedrooms coming complete with modern amenities, there's no place better place for a family escape than Oyhut Bay Seaside Village on the Washington coast.
Their selection of premier vacation rentals offers stunning views, modern amenities, and close proximity to some of the best area attractions. Visitors often explore the 683-acre Oyhut Wildlife Recreation preserve that provides a serene backdrop of trees, wildlife, and beaches along Damon Point. Fishing and kayaking are made easy when you travel to their dock, Oyhut Canal, that spans over 23 miles of inland freshwater canals. Whether you are searching for a shorter rental stay or purchasing one of your very own homes for a lifetime, you can’t go wrong at Oyhut Bay Seaside Village.
300 Salmonberry Lane SW Ocean Shores, Washington 98569
Bring the whole family along when you reserve a pet-friendly accommodation at Oyhut Bay Seaside Village.
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Free bicycle usage is offered onsite on a first-come, first-served basis.close
Gearhart by the Sea
Enjoy fantastic oceanfront lodging where you’ll have access to miles of beaches and cozy accommodations Gearhart by the Sea.
With their condos located near popular beach towns like Seaside and Cannon Beach, Gearhart is the perfect place to undergo your Oregon adventure. Summer fun isn’t complete without getting a few rounds of golf in. Across the street is Gearhart Golf Links, an 18-hole course featuring a classic flavor and hints of traditional design features. Other amenities to take advantage of include McMenamins Sand Trap Bar & Grill. This onsite restaurant offers classic pub fare with a Northwest kick. When you’ve had your fill, explore the surrounding area at stops like the historic Old Fort Stevens, the acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum, or the beautiful town of Astoria where films like The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop were filmed!
1157 N Marion, Gearhart, OR 97138
Gearhart Golf Links originally opened in 1892 with three holes strewn across sand dunes.
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Depending on which part of the resort you’re staying on, you’ll have access to swim or lounge at the Gearhart House pool or the Pacific View pool.close
East Islands Rentals
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
South Carolina's barrier islands are one of the world's most fascinating areas for marine and coastal wildlife and East Islands Rentals has the perfect home for you to enjoy this beautiful place!
East Islands Rentals luxury accommodations feature amazing amenities such as private swimming pools, game rooms, gourmet kitchens and some of them have fireplaces! You're closer to white-sand beaches and endless adventures on the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you prefer to take in the views, sink your toes in the sand, go swimming, surfing, or fishing you're guaranteed to have an amazing summertime here!
29 J.C. Long Blvd. Suite 104 Isle of Palms, SC 29451 US
With over 20 Isle of Palms rentals they manage, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect getaway!
All of East Islands Rentals' Isle of Palms rentals range from 3 to 11 bedrooms which makes them the perfect place to stay for family vacations and group getaways.close
Naples Florida Vacation Homes
While it doesn't have the glitz or glamour of Miami or Orlando, Naples is a luxury destination that forgoes the crowd!
The properties of Naples Florida Vacation Homes are numerous and diverse. Whether you've got the extended family in tow, or are simply looking for some leg room on a romantic getaway, there's a NFVH property that will fit you to a "t". Around the properties you'll find an astounding amount of things to do, from renowned restaurants to the dozens of world class beaches just a short drive away. Do you like to golf? Naples is often referred to as the golf capital of the world, and you'll find plenty of courses within spitting distance. Put all this together, and don't be surprised if you extend your stay indefinitely!
The population of Naples as of 2013 was 20,537.
The average temperature of Naples is 75 degrees.
Rentals can house anywhere from two to more than twelve occupants!close
Shady Shores Beach Resort
Bowser, British Columbia
The beach is always within reach at Shady Shores Beach Resort! This secluded British Columbia beach stay offers all coastal Canada has to offer. Dive in for a swim, explore the waters on a boating adventure, or try kayaking. Stay on land for beach combing, bonfires, and even oyster picking. Wander off-site for a round of golf amongst the ruggedly beautiful coast, trek through the lush nature trails, or sample spirits on a winery tour. You'll find an ocean of options here! The options continue with the accommodations. Shack up in any of the seven one- or two-bedroom vacation suites, perfect for families or couples. The enchanting beachfront suites feature one and two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, fireplaces, oceanfront patios, hot tubs, barbecues, and kayaks. Watch the wandering marine life or majestic cruise ships from your private patio. Your oceanfront oasis awaits!
6695 Island Highway West, Bowser, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1G0
Stay in the beach log home vacation rental, which features more than 3,000 square feet of West Coast living overlooking the Strait of Georgia. It accommodates up to 14 guests in a four-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront home. Combined with the adjacent resort, this stay showcases more than 300 feet of secluded beachfront.
The region including Parksville, Qualicum, and Bowser, is known as "Vancouver Island's Jewel". Throughout the year, the area boasts the warmest temperatures and greatest number of sunny days.close
Start planning your trip to Carmel's premier boutique Central Coast hotel, Tradewinds Carmel. Offering a unique fusion of Asian and tropical design, Tradewinds redefines luxury with a relaxing meditation garden, exquisite accommodations and exceptional service. Each of the 28 guest rooms at the hotel features Egyptian cotton linens, down pillows and feather beds, ensuring a great night's sleep throughout your stay! Looking for fun-filled activities to fill your days? The hotel concierge will be happy to suggest great options including a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos State Park or Pebble Beach. With so many things to do along the California coast, you may have to extend your stay in order to get everything checked off! Start planning your coastal vacation to Tradewinds Carmel, and experience this elegant oasis of calm!
Mission Street at Third Avenue, P.O. Box 3403, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
California's famed Central Coast offers a wealth of activities, with world-class golf, tennis, ocean sports, biking, hiking, shopping, dining, sightseeing, and more. There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re a thrill-seeker or prefer just to take it easy. Carmel-by-the-Sea is centrally located on the Monterey Peninsula. Tradewinds is the ideal home base and enjoy the entire Peninsula. All of these great areas to visit are just minutes away: - Pebble Beach - Monterey - Cannery Row - The Monterey Bay Aquarium - Point Lobos State Park - Pacific Grove - Carmel Valley
Tradewinds Carmel is accessible off the state's world-famous Highway 1. Follow Highway 1 into Carmel and turn (going west) on Ocean Avenue. Follow Ocean Avenue for about 9 blocks and turn right on Junipero Street (going north). Then go left on 3rd Avenue and it should be right on the left.close
Belfast Breeze Inn
Belfast Breeze Inn's light and breezy atmosphere is perfectly suited for the hot summer months!
The Belfast Breeze Inn is more than 100 years old- that kind of longevity doesn't come by providing simply adequate service. Belfast has made its name on providing stupendous experiences for each and every one of its guests; summer is the perfect time to come make some memories of your own! Get out on the beach or splash around in Belfast bay to your heart's content. Bring your family, bring your friends, but make sure bring yourself to Belfast Breeze Inn this summer!
192 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915
There's also Music Lounge and Restaurant onsite!
Private Dining Room, Private Party Room with bar, and Deck with BBQ available for your functionsclose
The Winds Resort Beach Club
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
The Winds Resort Beach Club is completely unique -- a relaxed, upscale beach getaway on scenic the North Carolina Coast. Complete with its own white-sand island beach and spectacular oceanside pools, it's the island getaway you've dreamed about in the East Coast's northernmost subtropical region. This family-owned property has been inspired by generations of careful development and artistic vision, including winding wooded trails and breathtaking, expertly-kept gardens. Two restaurants, a variety of outdoor games and plenty of hammocks and Whirlpools make this a relaxed, yet upscale family retreat or a peaceful romantic escape. The renowned Myrtle Beach is just a half hour away, perfect for golfing, shopping and much more! Make your coastal vacation to The Winds one to remember!
310 East 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Lose your shoes and get out your flops for a walk down the beach and you’ll see why visitors keep coming back to Ocean Isle Beach year after year. Ocean Isle Beach is one of the southernmost of North Carolina’s unique barrier islands. Miles and miles of powder white-sand, sun-danced waves, and windswept marshlands make the community one of the loveliest places on the earth.
This Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina beach resort is convenient for traveling golfers to play on close to 100+ nearby golf courses. An escape to the coast doesn't mean sacrificing time on the course!close
Cedar Crest Inn
Cedar Crest Inn, located at the gateway to the picturesque town of Camden, Maine, offers the privacy of a hotel and the friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn.
Located less than three and a half hours from Boston and one and a half hours from Portland, Cedar Crest Inn is the ideal destination for those who wish to explore Maine’s beautiful Midcoast region this summer. The Cedar Crest Inn features 37 rooms throughout three buildings, with each room including free high-speed wireless internet, a flat screen television, and a deluxe continental breakfast in-season. Take a dip in their heated outdoor swimming pool, let the kids run around at their playground, or take a leisurely stroll through their beautiful perennial gardens. Make unforgettable memories this summer at Cedar Crest Inn.
115 Elm Street Route One Camden, Maine 04843
A limited number of pet-friendly rooms are ready to welcome your four-legged friend. When your pet checks in, he or she will be pleased to find a comfortable pet bed, water and food dishes, and a special welcome treat.
If you would like to venture outside the inn, go shopping at the villages of Camden and Rockport, which offer a variety of eclectic shops and studios, discover the rich shipbuilding and fishing heritage of Maine’s coastal villages, or enjoy a lobster dinner on an outdoor restaurant deck.close
Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro
Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro makes full use of their glorious small coastal town backdrop- it's ideal in the summer!
Choose any Bay Leaf Cottage from their extensive catalog and you simply can't go wrong! Once you've settled in to your cozy accommodations, you'll want to get out and experience the many wonders of Lincolnville. Named “One Of The 20 Best Towns To Live In”, the town is known for its scrumptious lobster and its immaculate beaches. Summer is the perfect time to visit, as you can spend the entire day out enjoying the stupendous weather. Whether that means hiking, mountain biking,camping on an island, or sailing on Penobscot Bay’s ocean waters, that's entirely up to you!
2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville, ME 04849
The resort is surrounded by forests and is also only five kilometers from Camden Harbor!
Other amenities include a kids' playhouse, a garden, and a picnic area with BBQs and a fire pit.close