9 Waterside Cottages That Will Have You Planning Your Next Beach Trip

This list is overflowing with sunny summer style!

Break out the beach towels and get ready for some fun in the sun because summer is on its way! We couldn’t wait to start appreciating the ocean views, so we’ve put together a collection of our favorite waterside spaces for you to enjoy. From getaways on the coast and riverside abodes to lake houses packed with rustic charm, every cottage on this list is overflowing with sunny summer style!

A Warm Welcome

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

This sunny cottage on the coast of New Jersey could not be more charming! From the robin’s-egg blue on the board-and-batten siding to the front door window reminiscent of a porthole, we couldn’t love it more!

Open-Air Dining

Photography by Michael J. Lee, Styling by Charlotte Safavi

French doors thrown wide invite warm breezes from the waterfront into this simply classic dining room. Cane-back chairs gather around a custom-made table built from reclaimed chestnut wood atop what was once an industrial lathe. See the rest of this cottage in our Summer 2019 issue, available now!

Blue and Beautiful

Photography by Jim Bathie

When the view simply can’t be beat, it’s a great idea to make your design complement its surroundings. The cool blue shade of this patio furniture pairs perfectly with the landscape and creates a dreamy outdoor space! See more images of this getaway here.

Coastal Color

Photography by Scot Zimmerman

Vibrant greens and calming blues make this beachside cottage pop. Plenty of outdoor seating is a must when you’re designing a space meant for enjoying the sun!

Perfect Pagoda

Photography by Robert Radifera

The ideal setup for relaxing waterside with a cold drink! Outdoor dining is always better with bursting floral arrangements. See the pool house that goes with this gorgeous space here.

Coastal Kitchen

Photography by William Dickey

This family’s summer cottage in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland is overflowing with local charm and inspired by the enchanting surroundings.

Riverside Relaxation

Photography by Helen Norman, Styling by Charlotte Safavi

This riverfront abode in Virginia boasts charmingly rustic style paired with a vibrant color palette, and the deck overlooking the water is no exception! Adirondack chairs in a pale yellow tone are perfect for sitting back and relaxing while enjoying the sounds of the river.

Southern Getaway

Photography by Richard Leo Johnson, Styling by Sunday Hendrickson

The arched entry, the spiral staircase, the blue shutters . . . This 1930s cottage on St. Simons Island in Georgia has all the charm you could want from a vacation home. And with a balcony that big, everyone can enjoy the view!

Bright and Breezy

Photography by Mac Jamieson

Hosting a brunch in this space would be a breeze, with plenty of island space and some truly incredible views! Folding patio doors were the perfect choice for opening the space up to the coast beyond. See more of this harbor cottage here.