The 11 Best Instagram Accounts for Beach Living

Coastal home in Maine

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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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    @mvinteriordesign

    Home in Marthas Vineyard with a pool

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    Whether or not you're designing your own home in Martha's Vineyard, MV Interior Design is a great follow. This interior design firm based in the Vineyard features beautifully decorated homes set next to the sea. Filled with coastal decor inspiration and a feeling of classic Americana, this account gives you a glimpse into what life is like out on the coast.

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    @howieguja

    East coast home

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    Howie Guja is an East Coast-based photographer who specializes in landscapes and design images in 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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    @a_house_is_built

    Living room with a beach feel

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    Though Leslie Bovaird lives in Maui, you won't find many pictures of the beach 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 decorator whose account is filled with stunning spaces evincing a beachy flair.

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    @home.bythe.sea

    White house with a patio and table and chairs

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    Based on the northern Sydney coast, Amanda is an interior designer with a minimalistic seaside vibe. Her interiors are filled with beautiful neutrals and modern beach design, but her page features a handful of wonderful images of the ocean as well. If you want to know what life is like on the Australian coast, follow this page.

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    @younghouselove

    Kitchen with blue and white backsplash

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    Follow along as Sherry and John renovate their beach house in Cape Charles, VA. This Instagram account is filled with before and after images and inspiration for anyone renovating (or dreaming of renovating) a beach house. Many of their posts also link to their blog for even more photos and detail about their latest beach house project.

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    @seacoast_abode

    Bathroom with palms and a standalone tub

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    Deejay is a realtor 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 her homes feature a modern coastal theme that is perfect for anyone who lives by a beach.

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    @jackiegreaney

    Maine home by the coast

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    Jackie, the owner of Seacraft Village, an antique store in Kennebunk, Maine, has an Instagram account that is perfect for anyone who's eager to escape to the Atlantic ocean. Her account features beach cafes, seaside exteriors, and stunning coastal landscapes.

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    @beachandbarkinteriors

    Entryway with a mirror

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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 interiors from her own home. Her aesthetic is modern with a coastal flair, but it's a great inspiration for anyone who loves the beach but leans more modern than coastal when it comes to interior design.

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    @summer_onthecoast

    White coastal home with palm tree

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    Not only does Summer's Instagram account features images of her own home located in the panhandle of Florida, but she also features beautiful beach homes throughout the south that inspire us to plan our next weekend getaway. Most of her photos are modern farmhouse style with a lovely beachy vibe—and if you ask us, that makes for a wonderful combination.

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    @brantleyphoto

    Living room with palm pictures on the wall

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    Carmel Brantley is a photographer who focuses on interiors that most often have a strong coastal vibe to them. Her handle is filled with stunning beach-themed rooms and interior decor ideas that you can use to inspire your next makeover (even if your home is miles from the sea).

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    @onecoastdesign

    Bathroom with a view of the sea

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    Michelle is an interior designer based in Charleston whose Instagram account is filled with enviable scenes like this bathroom shown here. Though her images may make you a little jealous, they're a beautiful mix of coastal inspiration and interior design for anyone who loves beachy decor.