Our Best Beach Getaways for Summer 2016

By Isabelle Jefferies

Everyone knows that the beach is one of the best places to spend a glamping vacation. With July and August promising to be scorchers this year, it’s time to get inspired and start planning the perfect beach getaway. The beauty of these spots is that they really are perfect for everyone—allowing glampers to simply relax on warm golden sand (perfect for glampers looking to chill out and get their tan on) or participate in their choice of countless water sports and activities (to keep little ones and thrill-seekers satisfied).

Glampers are blessed to have access to amazing beach spots all over the world, including rentals in America for those looking for a luxury beach vacation right on their doorstep. It’s impossible to ignore the fact that Europe has really upped its glamping game, and, with countless flights a day to destinations such as Portugal and Italy, it has never been a more perfect time to enjoy a beach getaway in this part of the world.

Without further ado, let us share with you our best beach getaways for summer 2016, so you can start planning your well-deserved vacay!

In the U.S.

alt Unique Cabin with Fantastic Views on San Juan Island, Washington

Sleeping up to six guests, this luxury beachfront cabin in Washington offers breathtaking views of Vancouver Island and San Juan Channel. With its beautifully furnished deck, it is the ideal vacation rental for groups and families looking to chill out and enjoy barbecues while watching the sun set across the ocean. Equipped with all the luxury amenities you could wish for, glampers can enjoy boating, fishing, sunbathing, and whale watching during a stay here.

alt Charming Luxury Gazebo with Pacific Ocean Views in Northern California

For glampers looking to enjoy some rest and relaxation, this charming gazebo is ideal. The ocean backdrop guarantees a romantic retreat, and couples can enjoy some time disconnecting from the real world during a vacation in this gorgeous rental.

Action-Packed European Rentals

alt Stylish Yurt Next to Tarifa with Windsurf/Kitesurf Beaches, Andalucia, Spain

The perfect mix of glamping and adrenaline can be found during a stay at this stylish yurt in Andalucía. With windsurfing and kite surfing beaches just a few minutes down the road, guests can enjoy both the breathtaking surroundings and the possibility for adventure. Sleeping up to four guests, this is the perfect base for families and couples to explore the amazing culture found in this part of the world.

alt High-End Oceanfront Surf Camp, Keros Beach, Limnos, Greece

For guests looking to up the pace a bit, these glamping tents in Greece are located on a world-renowned surf camp. This site doesn’t just offer luxury camping, but also surfing and a huge range of water sports. There are courses for kite surfing, windsurfing, and even massages to help you relax after a busy day of fun.

alt Surf Camp and Tipi Village Near Bordeaux, France

Who would have guessed that France offered one of the most exhilarating and action packed glamping destinations? Just a few minutes away from Lacanau-Ocean on the Cote d'Argent, glampers can enjoy their time at one of the surfing world's best kept secrets. In addition to surfing, guests can enjoy a wide range of other beach activities, including sky diving, kite surfing, dune boarding, windsurfing, bike riding, kayaking, and beach volleyball.

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This site in Portugal is the perfect destination for groups of friends wanting to try out surfing this summer. The beautiful surf camp is located in the woods, on the southern coast of Algarve, which means glampers can enjoy lessons in their own private haven. Their luxurious bell tents will be a welcome sight after a busy day riding the waves.

Where to Kick Back and Relax in Europe

alt Comfy Tipi on the Salentini Hills in Rural Italy

This unique property is the perfect place to relax with your loved ones and simply enjoy the feeling of being away from it all. With breathtaking views of rural countryside slipping into the beautiful ocean, glampers will feel truly blessed during a vacation in this part of the world.

alt Spectacular Dome with Ocean Views in St Ives, England

This unique dome rental offers guests the chance to enjoy the ultimate glamping vacation in their own secluded spot on the British coast in St Ives. With a range of amazing fresh produce available in this part of the world, glampers can prepare a delicious picnic before spending the day enjoying the warm weather on the sand.

For more waterfront vacation ideas, check out our blog post on "This Summer's Top Lake Vacations in the U.S."