Living by a beach sounds like a dream to those of us who only experience the salty air on vacation. But the reality is some lucky people get to experience beach life every day of the year. Even if packing up and buying a beach house isn't feasible for you, you can still live vicariously through those who do by following said beach bums on Instagram.
Whether you're considering a move, decorating a beach house, or you simply want to get a taste of what life is like in a house by the sea, we've rounded up our favorite Instagram accounts for beach living, here.
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Whether or not you're designing your own home in Martha's Vineyard, @mvinteriordesign is a great follow. The interior design firm is based on the Vineyard and features beautifully decorated homes set next to the sea, all filled with coastal decor inspiration and the feeling of classic Americana.
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Howie Guja is an East Coast-based photographer who specializes in landscapes and design images of places like Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Many of his images feature stunning coastal homes and beach shots that make you want to pack up all of your stuff and head for the Atlantic. Though his images don't feature his own home, he captures life in a beach town perfectly.
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Though Leslie Recaido Bovaird splits her time between Oahu and San Diego, you won't find many pictures of waves on her Instagram account. That said, her lovely Hawaiian home is the perfect inspiration for anyone decorating (or dreaming of decorating) their own coastal home. She's a DIY home stager and interior designer whose account is filled with stunning spaces involving a beachy flair.
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Based on the northern Sydney coast, Amanda Voller is an interior designer with a minimalistic seaside vibe. Her interiors are filled with beautiful neutrals and modern beach design, but her feed features a handful of idyllic images of the ocean as well. If you want to know what life is like on the Australian coast, follow this account.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Follow along as Sherry and John renovate their beach house in Cape Charles, Virginia. Their Instagram account is filled with before and after images and inspiration for anyone renovating (or dreaming of renovating) a house. Many of their posts also link to their blog for even more photos and details about their latest projects.
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Deejay Berry is a real estate agent serving the coasts of New Hampshire and southern Maine, and her Instagram account is a lust-worthy round-up of some of the most beautiful, beachy homes in the area. Many of the homes she features showcase a modern coastal theme that is perfect for anyone who lives by the beach but doesn't want design that's too theme-y.
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Jackie Greaney is the owner of Seacraft Village, an antique store in Kennebunk, Maine. In her spare time, she also runs an Instagram account that is perfect for anyone who's eager to escape to the Atlantic ocean. Her feed features beach cafes, seaside exteriors, and stunning coastal landscapes, all bottling that quintessential New England vibe.
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Based in Southampton, Ontario, Julie is an interior designer currently renovating her own beach house. Her page features images of beautiful coastline along with in-progress interiors from her own home. Her aesthetic is modern with a coastal flair, and she's a great inspiration for anyone who loves the beach but leans more modern than coastal when it comes to interior design.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Not only does Summer's Instagram account feature images of her own home located in the panhandle of Florida, but it also features beautiful beach homes throughout the South that may just inspire you to plan your next getaway. Most of her photos combine a modern farmhouse aesthetic with a casual, beachy vibe.
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Carmel Fasano Brantley is a photographer whose work focuses on interiors, many of which have a strong coastal vibe to them. Her Instagram feed is filled with stunning coastal-themed rooms and design ideas that you can use to inspire your next makeover (even if your home is miles from the sea).
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Michelle Woolley Sauter is an interior designer based in Charleston whose Instagram account is filled with enviable scenes and high-end homes. Though her images may leave you a little bit jealous, they're a beautiful mix of coastal inspiration and interior design for anyone who loves beach-inspired decor.