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8 Places to Stay on the Water For Charming Beachfront & Coastal Views

Craft Lodging Rooms with a View

Rugged and dramatic. Peaceful, sun-drenched, and sandy. There's a captivating sort of magic and charm to a coastal getaway. Whether you're surfing waves, building sandcastles, or lounging in the sun, you'll find an undeniably relaxing rhythm to time spent by the water with an endless horizon of sea and sky as the backdrop. From California to Maine, explore our collection of beachfront inns and tranquil waterside craft lodging escapes for your next getaway.

East Coast Stays

The East Coast of the United States boasts a rich tapestry of historical charm and scenic beauty. From quaint seaside towns in New England to sunny beachfront communities in Florida, each destination provides a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. Discover unparalleled coastal living with our top waterfront stays on the East Coast. 

Bayfront Westcott House overlooking the water

Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

Overlooking the beautiful Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, Florida, Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is a historic inn where you can experience coastal charm at its finest. Grab a chair on the front porch overlooking the bay or relax in your luxurious guest room by the fireplace. When you’re ready for some excitement, you can venture out for a scenic sunset cruise or step back in time as you stroll around the Colonial Quarter.

Inn at Bay Ledge

Perched atop a scenic bluff on Frenchman Bay, the Inn at Bay Ledge allows you to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Acadia National Park without sacrificing on comfort. With a wicker-lined front porch and private decks or patios adjoining each room or cottage, you’ll discover several opportunities to bask in the area’s natural beauty. From breakfast served in the sunroom to afternoons searching for sea glass on the beach or visiting Schoodic Point, the Inn at Bay Ledge provides a rejuvenating escape and the opportunity to reconnect with nature. 

Windemere Inn by the Sea Bed and Breakfast overlooking Melbourne Beach

Windemere Inn by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Windemere Inn by the Sea embodies the universal image of a sunny Florida retreat with its idyllic location on the pristine shores of Melbourne Beach, Florida. Step outside your door to find miles of unspoiled sandy beaches and the gently crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Start your day with a delicious homemade breakfast on the veranda, then enjoy a variety of activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply lounging by the water. As the day winds down, take a short drive to explore charming shops and restaurants in historic downtown Melbourne.

West Coast Stays

With its dramatic landscapes, bustling cities, and laid-back surf towns, the West Coast draws visitors from around the world. From the cliffs of California to the serene bays of Oregon, explore coastal stays that will fully immerse you in the splendor of the Pacific.

Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island

Picturesquely situated on Catalina Island, The Avalon Hotel offers an experience reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Enjoy complimentary breakfast on the rooftop patio with panoramic Avalon views and evenings relaxing on your private balcony. In between unwinding in elegantly appointed rooms and soaking up the California sun, there are several things to do on Catalina Island, from glass-bottom boat tours to setting out on a bison expedition. 

Waterfront inn on the coast of Northern California

Sea Rock Inn

Sea Rock Inn boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and provides guests with a serene romantic escape to the rugged cliffs of Mendocino, California. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing against the shore and savor a gourmet breakfast delivered to your charming cottage or suite. Spend your day exploring nearby Mendocino Headlands State Park or browsing unique shops in the historic village of Mendocino. In the evening, unwind with a glass of wine on your private deck as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

Channel House

Located in Depoe Bay, Oregon, Channel House is surrounded by stunning coastal scenery and is uniquely positioned as an unparalleled vantage point for whale-watching. Enjoy your morning coffee on your private oceanfront deck gazing out at the ocean where whales frequently breach. Take a stroll through the quaint town of Depoe Bay or set out on a charter boat tour for an up-close encounter with whales. After a day of exploration, relax in the outdoor hot tub and listen to the soothing sounds of the sea.

Whale Cove Inn

Tucked away on the dramatic cliffs of the Oregon coast, Whale Cove Inn in Depoe Bay invites its guests to experience an intimate and luxurious retreat in the “whale watching capital of the Oregon Coast”. Each suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies with unobstructed views of Whale Cove. Indulge in a decadent dinner at the on-site restaurant known for its fresh seafood and local delicacies. For outdoor enthusiasts, nearby hiking trails and the rugged coastline provide endless opportunities for adventure and wildlife spotting.

Colette's Bed and Breakfast is a peaceful place to stay on the water in Port Angeles, WA

Colette's Bed and Breakfast

Colette's Bed and Breakfast is a peaceful haven in Port Angeles, Washington, with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Wander through the vibrant gardens where flowers bloom year-round or relax by the koi pond. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the elegant dining room before setting off to explore Olympic National Park. Whether you prefer hiking, beachcombing, or simply soaking in the natural beauty, Colette's provides a perfect base for your adventures.

Best Places to Stay in Avalon

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view of cruise ship
Avalon outdoor patio
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The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island

Avalon, CA

Best Places to Stay in Bar Harbor

Ariel view of Balance Rock Inn
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Balance Rock Guestroom

Balance Rock Inn - On the Ocean

Bar Harbor, ME

The Inn at Bay Ledge Aerial
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The Inn at Bay Ledge

Bar Harbor, ME

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Bass Cottage Inn & Ullikana Inn

Bar Harbor, ME

Best Places to Stay in Depoe Bay

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Channel House

Depoe Bay, OR

Whale Cove Inn
Whale Cove Inn Front
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Whale Cove Inn Guest Room

Whale Cove Inn

Depoe Bay, OR

Best Places to Stay in Indialantic

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Windmere Guestroom
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Windemere Inn by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Indialantic, FL

Best Places to Stay in Mendocino

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porch and wine
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room with a fireplace
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outdoor lawn chairs overlooking coastline
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Sea Rock Inn sign set against green grass and landscaping
Two-story building with front facing porches and four lawn chairs set behind colorful flowers and landscaping
Green landscaping with white lawn chairs and road winding down coastline

Sea Rock Inn

Mendocino, CA

Best Places to Stay in Port Angeles

Colette's B&B great room with spectacular views
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suite with fireplace
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Colette's Bed & Breakfast

Port Angeles, WA

Best Places to Stay in St. Augustine

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blue room
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Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

St. Augustine, FL

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common area
back patio
jetted tub
Casa de Suenos Exterior View
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Horse and Carriage Ride in a forest
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Casa de Suenos

St. Augustine, FL

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Marker 8 Hotel Marina Sunset Hot Tub Pool
Marker 8 Hotel Cheese Wine Fire Pit
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Marker 8 Hotel and Marina

St. Augustine, FL

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