HOME
06/01/2013 08:57 am ET | Updated Jun 03, 2013

10 Impressive Beach Houses That Are A Far Cry From The Shacks We're Used To (PHOTOS)

When we think of the beach houses we've visited, they're pretty much little shacks that have the bare necessities. And to be honest, we're totally happy with those small abodes, after all, we're on the beach! But for some people, that's not enough. Some homeowners pull out all the stops for their vacation space.

We're talking homes that not only have easy access to the water, but also come with style, amenities and features we could only dream up. So, apply some SPF and scroll through our list of beauties.

1. Tampa, Florida
2. Fire Island, New York
3. Orange County, California
4. Charleston, South Carolina
5. Wellfleet, Massachusetts
6. Bridgehampton, New York
7. Neskowin, Oregon
8. Orange County, California
9. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
10. Wilmington, North Carolina

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated one of the houses was located in Mexico City. It is actually located in Cabo San Lucas. We regret this error.

And if these weren't enough to satisfy you, scroll through our slideshow for even more.

Beach Homes

Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.

**

Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at homesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)

Subscribe to the Lifestyle email.
We’re basically your best friend… with better taste.

CONVERSATIONS