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.
Relax By The Palms
The balcony is made for lounging.
We love the size and diverse colors of these little abodes.
Whoa, this is a pretty impressive place to shake off some sand.
We're getting a very tropical feeling from this one.
These might be for summer, but these colors scream spring!
It looks like these tiny houses are pretty popular on the beach.
Okay, this might not be right on the beach, but we can see hints of sand, which indicate it's not too far away.
This one is kid of leaving us speechless.
Now, this is the type of place we remember when we were growing up.
Size really doesn't matter when you have a home right on the beach.
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