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The 12 best beachfront Airbnbs in L.A. for surfing, swimming and sun lounging

Planning a beachside escape? Soak up the dreamy ocean vibes at one of these beachfront Airbnbs in Los Angeles.


Looking to book a Los Angeles getaway? Who isn’t? It’s the place where movie magic meets everyday life: shopping, beachside strolls, and soaking up that enviable California sun. It’s the dream, right? 

However, in a place where even the air feels luxurious, finding a cozy LA vacation rental can be a bit of a nightmare. The city does boast some of the country’s priciest real estate after all. That's where the Airbnb rentals come to the rescue. For those willing to invest a little extra, these coastal retreats will make you feel like a true A-lister (even if it’s just for one unforgettable night).

To help you find the perfect spot to rest your head, we've curated the ultimate collection of LA Airbnbs, from Long Beach to Malibu, all of which are a stone's throw from the shoreline. So, kick back, unwind, and soak up the radiant California sun at these breathtaking beachfront Airbnbs in L.A.


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The best beachfront Airbnbs in Los Angeles

A romantic beachside apartment in Malibu
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1. A romantic beachside apartment in Malibu

This beachside Malibu Airbnb takes its rustic charm up a notch with its calming white interiors and snug sleeping space. But, if you ask us, the real showstopper is the expansive deck that offers uninterrupted views of the ocean. With a queen-sized bed, a cozy living room area with a 50-inch flatscreen TV, and a fully-equipped kitchen, it's ideal for one or two people, whether you're planning a cozy couples' escape or just need some me-time. As an extra little treat, the hosts provide all the beach essentials: a kayak, boogie boards, and a surfboard. Beachside paradise, here you come.

Beds? One bedroom. Sleeps up to two guests.
The space: Dreamy blue skies and light-filled interiors. The ultimate beachside paradise if you ask us.
Location perks? Perched right above the sand and surf, this home sits snugly in a quiet residential spot along Malibu's coastline, a sweet escape from the touristy hustle.
Budget range: A luxurious escape for two in Malibu.

A shabby chic home on the water in Malibu
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2. A shabby chic home on the water in Malibu

Nothing beats the wake-up call of crashing ocean waves, and in this Malibu Airbnb, that's the soundtrack. With a wraparound balcony offering panoramic sea views, a fully loaded kitchen and bathroom, and light and airy coastal decor, this LA home is perfect for your Insta-feed. Seriously, it’s the stuff dreams are made of, ideal for a weekend away with your closest mates or a cozy romantic retreat with just you, your special someone, and some bubbly. Our advice? Head out for sunset on the deck with a cold drink in hand. Cheers to that.

Beds? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to five guests.  
The space: The perfect spot to sit back, relax, and soak up the LA sun.
Location perks? You'll have access to a private beach during your stay - perfect for walking, surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Budget range: A luxury escape for you and four pals.

A quiet three-bedroom oceanfront home in Long Beach
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3. A quiet three-bedroom oceanfront home in Long Beach

Overlooking Long Beach's iconic boardwalk and flaunting expansive views across the Pacific, this spacious three-bedroom lower-unit Airbnb guarantees a tranquil, beachside vacation. The interior offers an open layout, a fully equipped modern kitchen, sleek bathrooms, and not one, not two, but three TVs for all your entertainment needs. There are even complimentary bikes, a two-person kayak, and a private patio, perfect for soaking up the fresh sea air. Trust us, this spot is perfect for a laid-back beach getaway with your closest pals.

Beds? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to eight guests.
The space: A home away from home.
Location perks? Enjoy a relaxing stay on Long Beach’s Peninsula. It’s a cozy, secret spot loved by locals, with three bodies of surrounding water and loads of super fancy million-dollar homes nearby (ooo la la). 
Budget range: An affordable weekend getaway for eight.

A retro campervan parked in Redondo Beach
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4. A retro campervan parked in Redondo Beach

For an authentic L.A. beach experience, this campervan Airbnb is the perfect choice. Located just a hop away from the shore, this cozy spot ditches all the bells and whistles so can soak up those authentic, beachy vibes. Snuggle up in a full-sized bed for two, whip up simple meals on a small stove top, and enjoy the gentle ocean breeze. There’s no Wi-Fi onboard, but there's a stash of games and beach chairs for lazy days by the sand. It’s also worth noting that you can’t drive the car but, in all honesty, why would you want to? You’re parked right on the beach so you can embrace the true Cali lifestyle. 

Beds? One bedroom. Sleeps up to two guests.
The space: A free-spirited camper with cozy interiors. This gem is your ticket to laid-back vibes and beachfront living.
Location perk: This pet-friendly spot is just a 10-minute walk away from the area’s top restaurants and shops.
Budget range? The perfect budget-friendly escape for two nomadic dreamers.

An LAX beachhouse in Playa Del Ray
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5. An LAX beachhouse in Playa Del Ray

Looking for the ultimate beachfront Airbnb in Los Angeles? Look no further than this gorgeous three-bedroom home nestled on the shores of Playa Del Rey. This place has it all - spacious bedrooms, a cozy living room, a private patio, and a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up delicious beachside feasts. Whether it’s a weekend escape with friends or a much-needed family coastal retreat, this spot has your back with all the amenities needed for a comfortable vacation. Plus, it's only four miles from LAX for easy access. 

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to seven guests.
The space: Large open sunny spaces, vaulted ceilings, skylights, modern amenities, and impeccable furnishings. This place is heaven.
Location perks? Enjoy loads of handy extras, including sports gear, high-speed Wi-Fi, and concierge services on request.
Budget range: Experience life on the West Coast the right way with this high-end abode, ideal for group bookings. 

A classic beach house in Malibu
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6. A classic beach house in Malibu

You’ll struggle to find a more classic old-school Malibu home than this adorable bungalow.  Mixing rustic vibes with nautical knick-knacks and modern comforts, like air conditioning and lightning-fast Wi-Fi, this beachside retreat is the perfect spot to relax the day away. It’s just steps from the beach, offering breathtaking ocean vistas from nearly every corner. Inside, you’ll find a big ol' master bedroom, a sleek bathroom, and a chill living room with a fireplace to keep those beachy feels going. 

Rooms? One-bedroom. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood: A cozy and nostalgic Malibu home.
Location perks? The real showstopper? It’s gotta be the outdoor deck with comfy Captain chairs, loungers, and umbrellas, which is perfect for laid-back brunches or sunset hangs with the waves as your soundtrack.
Budget range: A luxury-priced stay for a romantic couple's break. 
Time Out Tip: To kick things up a notch, why not arrange a private massage in the Airbnb? It's total bliss right at your doorstep.

The retro classic in Seal Beach
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7. The retro classic in Seal Beach

Seal Beach is one of California’s not-really-that-hidden gems. And this vintage chic beachfront home is another setting you’ll be more than pleased to discover. We chose it because we love the low-key boho vibes that permeate throughout, mainly thanks to all that mid-brown wood, beat-up leather and surfer-appropriate bedding. And, perhaps even more so, we’re also a bit ga-ga for that properly retro bathroom décor. Quirky and unique, this is the kind of place you end up returning to year after year (plus, you might also get to learn what a ‘beach berm’ is without googling. Impressive.)

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to four guests.
The space? A very cool vintage-infused space with a nice, lazy beach feel.
Location perks? Enjoy the small town friendliness of Seal Beach.
Budget range? It won’t be your cheapest vacay, but it will be a great one.

A long-term vacation rental on the Strand in Hermosa Beach
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8. A long-term vacation rental on the Strand in Hermosa Beach

This two-bedroom beachside home in Hermosa Beach got a whopping $30K facelift in 2022. With brand-new double-pane UV windows, curtains, fancy furniture, lighting, and USB outlets galore, the hosts have made this beachside property top-notch. Plus, there's a gas fireplace, a heated whirlpool bathtub for two, and a Strand Deck with a propane BBQ. It’s pure bliss. The catch? You’ve gotta commit to a 30-night stay. But hey, it's got a nice office space with a monitor and printer, so why not change up your WFH game for the month?

Beds? Two bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
The space: Dress code: bikini.
Location perks? Enjoy uninterrupted beachfront views of Hermosa all day long. And if you're up for it, the Hermosa Beach Pier is just a ten-minute stroll away.
Budget range: A luxury month-long adventure for six.

An architectural loft in Ocean Park
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9. An architectural loft in Ocean Park

If you’re on the hunt for an amazing beachside Airbnb in LA (and we're guessing you are, since you clicked on this article), this property ticks all the boxes. It's a brilliant blend of modern beauty and unbeatable oceanfront access that checks off every item on your wish list. Hosting three guests in a plush king-sized bed and an additional single bed, it’s ideal for a romantic escape or a cozy family beach retreat. Inside, you’ll find an expansive open floor plan, lofty 16-ft ceilings, and an array of beach must-haves, from boogie boards to surfboards.

Beds? Two bedrooms. Sleeps three guests.
The space: A sun-soaked paradise.
Location perks? After soaking up the sun at Venice Beach, just 100 feet away, head back to the house and enjoy an alfresco dining feast on the outdoor terrace.
Budget range: A moderately-priced getaway for three pals.

A charming hilltop home in Malibu
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10. A charming hilltop home in Malibu

Ever admired those beautiful mansions perched atop Point Dume's bluffs? Well, we've got the next best thing - a charming and slightly more affordable guest house in the same area. While staying in this cozy cottage, you’ll be treated to stunning ocean views, where you can spot whales or dolphins (if you’re lucky). Just a heads-up, you'll need to tackle a few steps to reach the beach, but fear not – there's an inviting pool on-site, ideal for those moments when you'd rather take it easy. With room for up to four guests, it's a hidden gem tailor-made for families or friends craving a delightful seaside escape.

Beds? One bedroom. Sleeps up to four guests.
The space: Sweet and homely vibes.
Location perks? You're around 8 miles from town, where you’ll find everything from shops and markets to health food stores, the Malibu Lagoon Museum, and the Getty Museum.
Budget range: A luxury family vacation home.

A studio guest house on Venice Beach
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11. A studio guest house on Venice Beach

Tucked away behind a Spanish 1926 home, this studio pool house is the perfect spot to enjoy a comfy and relaxing stay. With a snug queen bed, a small kitchen area, and an outdoor bathroom with a uniquely shaped surfboard door, this cozy property has an inviting beachy vibe, bringing the atmosphere of Venice Beach right to your front door. The outdoor space comes with a spacious cabana, a welcoming fire pit, a gleaming pool and hot tub, and complimentary access to bikes, boogie boards, and skateboards (so can explore the town like a true local).

Beds? One bed. Sleeps up to two guests.
The space: A charming Spanish 1926 architecture pool house.
Location perks: You’re just seven blocks away from the beach (aka a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute bike ride if you’re feeling speedy).
Budget range: On the pricey side of things.
Time Out Tip: The owner of this property lives on the site with two small dogs. They are kept inside for most of the day but you will see them out and about.

A luxury Malibu Airbnb with showstopping ocean views
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12. A luxury Malibu Airbnb with showstopping ocean views

Looking for a sweet oceanside hideaway? This two-story beauty is the perfect choice, promising a super chill spot for families and friends with awesome beach views from all angles. Inside, it's all about the cozy vibes, with plush furniture, two living areas, and three spacious bedrooms. But the real magic happens outside. You've got decks galore and a killer rooftop setup. On the lower deck, you can chill with beach chairs and a cozy fire table while soaking in that ocean view. And, the upper deck? Fire up the grill and chow down in style. It’s total bliss.

Beds? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to eight guests.
The space: Views, views, and more views.
Location perks: The cherry on top? The rooftop's got a killer secret: a private hot tub and a cozy seating spot.
Budget range: Brace yourself, this one’s pricey.

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