Beach-side Bed and Breakfast Inns for the Best Summer Escapes
Travelers, beach season is upon us! When summer temperatures rise, people long for white sand between their toes and a cool ocean breeze on their face. What they don’t crave is the traffic to and from the coast and having a sandy car when the day is done. Why not skip the hassle and stay right on the beach, where you can take in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while being pampered at a seaside bed and breakfast?
Here are some sunny waterside inns that will get your summer off to a sizzling start.
Catch a Wave at Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Provincetown, MA
Nothing says summer like being at the furthest point of Cape Cod in Provincetown. Built near the turn of the 19th Century for a sea captain of the Provincetown Harbor, Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa (www.BnBFinder.com/CrownePointe) is the perfect seaside retreat for any aspiring sailor. Set high on a bluff in the center of Provincetown, MA, guests will love the spectacular views from the turret or one of the inviting porches. Located a block away from Cape Cod Bay, visitors can roll out of bed and onto the sand in no time. There, they can take advantage of the Fishermen’s Warf, MacMillan Wharf, or the nearby boat rentals.
Guests that prefer to remain indoors will relish the inn’s antique belt-driven fans that spin overhead, as they take advantage of the massage treatments at the Shui Spa located on-site. Experience a warm stone massage, or have the attendants loosen any specific areas of tension.
Pack Your Flip Flops for Atlantic Street Inn in Kill Devil Hills, NC
Without a doubt, the main attraction at Atlantic Street Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/AtlanticStreet) in Kill Devil Hills, NC is its access to the Outer Banks. This true Outer Banks experience is only one block from the ocean and presents a laid back atmosphere. From the recently renovated backyard that features a corner tiki hut, new grill, and hammock, to the bikes that are free to guests who wish to discover more of the stunning area, there are a multitude of ways to relax or explore this sun-kissed inn.
Beat the Heat at Beachfront B & B in Saint Augustine, FL
Offering a variety of accommodations between their beach house and cottages with a private entrance, Beachfront B & B (www.BnBFinder.com/Beachfront) in Saint Augustine, FL has numerous ways for visitors to enjoy the sand and the warmth of the Sunshine State’s beaches. This quiet retreat for adults features bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, and boogie boards are all available to guests who can walk right out the front door and onto the seashore via the boardwalk for a romantic oceanfront stay.
A gourmet breakfast is available each morning at the Beach House’s dining room. An outdoor heated pool and 8-person Jacuzzi are on hand for those that need to unwind after relaxing on the beach. A garden hammock and outdoor seating areas are also available for guests who want to take in the inn’s gorgeous views. They can even bring a hot beverage outside with them from the 24-hour tea and coffee service in the great room. As if these amenities were not enough to spoil guests, innkeepers Lauren and Rich O’Brien offer on-site massage treatments from a local massage therapist that B&B goers can indulge in too.
Cool Off at Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages in Mendocino, CA
For travel buffs who want to become more in-tune with nature during their stay, Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages (www.BnBFinder.com/Alegria) in Mendocino, CA is the perfect place. Located on historic Main Street in Mendocino Village, this California Coast getaway is situated on a bluff that overlooks Big River Beach and the ocean cove. Seven state parks and reserves are all within 15 minutes for guests wanting to take advantage of their unlimited hiking, biking, and breathtaking views. Visitors may also make use of the private footpath to the beach.
Come back after a day of exploring and enjoy the Alegria’s outdoor hot tub, coffeemakers with fresh organic coffee, woodstoves/fireplaces and private decks with ocean views. Innkeepers Eric and Elaine prepare a full organic breakfast for guests each morning.
Dive In at the Brey House Ocean View Bed and Breakfast, Lincoln City, OR
If you are looking for breathtaking beaches that are off the beaten path, travel to Lincoln City, OR and stay at the Brey House Ocean View Bed and Breakfast (www.BnBFinder.com/Brey). Located in what is known as the Kite Capital of the World due to its gentile rolling breezes, visitors will enjoy the direct beach access less than 100 yards away, highlighted by seven beautiful miles of sandy shoreline. After a day perusing the sandy shore, take a five minute walk to Chinook Winds Casino and catch a concert, check out a standup comedy act, or try your luck at the tables. There are also three golf courses within a 12-mile span, which might be the only time you want to avoid any sand during your stay.
About The Author: Matt LoDolce is as an Account Executive for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.