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Beach Style Garden Design Ideas

Dune House
Dune House
Acre
Large monolithic architectural details are something we try and bring into all our projects, it’s these details that allow us to be looser with wilder with our planting palettes and for the outcome to still feel considered. In this case, the benches allowed us to terrace the site creating activated zones to higher use of the functionality. Photography by Rory Gardiner
Nantucket Beach House
Nantucket Beach House
Ike Kligerman Barkley
Beach style backyard full sun formal garden in Boston with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
lake house
lake house
Princeton Scapes Inc
Lakeside outdoor living at its finest
This is an example of a large beach style side yard full sun garden in Boston with natural stone pavers and with rock feature.
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
From the street, a round rock pathway leads to a small seating area next to the water with a small fire pit. Low maintenance, drought resistant and salt tolerant plantings were used in mass and clumps. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become a neighborhood landmark. Located on the shores of Puget Sound in Washington State. Photo by R. Scott Lankford
Lakeside slopes in Valparaiso, Indiana
Lakeside slopes in Valparaiso, Indiana
Smalls Landscaping
Starting on the lakeside slope, 200 yards of pulverized topsoil peat and 40 tons of moss rock outcropping were hand delivered to the lakeside one wheelbarrow and rock at a time to soften the slope and create planting areas. Plantings on the lakeside included different Japanese Maples along with unique varieties of conifers, some multi-grafted. Different varieties of Hydrangeas, Rhododendrons along with mixed sun and shade perennials, grass sedges, and multiple types of ground covers were planted to complete the layers of color and textures.
Driveways
Driveways
Terra Verde
Mid-sized beach style front yard full sun driveway in Providence with natural stone pavers.
Nantucket Residence
Nantucket Residence
Sudbury Design Group
Located in one on the country’s most desirable vacation destinations, this vacation home blends seamlessly into the natural landscape of this unique location. The property includes a crushed stone entry drive with cobble accents, guest house, tennis court, swimming pool with stone deck, pool house with exterior fireplace for those cool summer eves, putting green, lush gardens, and a meandering boardwalk access through the dunes to the beautiful sandy beach. Photography: Richard Mandelkorn Photography
Beach House Entry
Beach House Entry
Andover Landscape Design & Construction
The client asked us to create a low maintenance, highly functional front entry to this beachfront retreat. As with most beach homes, guest parking is critical and creating an easy to navigate parking area is paramount to design success. We chose to maximize the front yard without turning it into a parking lot. Native crushed stone parking pads surrounded by sun loving, drought tolerant plants create exactly what the client was looking for.
Exteriors
Exteriors
Pastiche of Cape Cod, Inc.
Photo of a beach style garden in Boston with a container garden.
Back garden planting with large boulder
Back garden planting with large boulder
Maximize Design
Lush back garden planting, with flowering perennials, grasses and evergreen ground covers. The tree is a mature Amelanchier (Serviceberry). A large boulder that was found on site sits in a bed of Irish Moss (Sagina) and Japanese Acorus Grass.
Garden for a Pisces
Garden for a Pisces
Big Picture Landscapes
This is an example of a beach style garden in Seattle.
Tiburon Hillside
Tiburon Hillside
Arterra Landscape Architects
The hillside garden responds to movement of the wind, flow of the water and warmth of the sun with an artful integration of storm water management practices. Rhythmic landforms and a grassy swale slow stormwater flow, allowing it to percolate into the ground and divert it away from the house. The meandering path and sitting area nestle in a warm pallet of colors maximizing the use of the side property and views of the San Francisco Bay. Low maintenance and drought & deer tolerant planting provide a gracious transition between the built environment and the adjoining openlands. Michele Lee Wilson Photography
Sea Glass House
Sea Glass House
Amy Martin Landscape Design
Location: Hingham, MA, USA This newly constructed home in Hingham, MA was designed to openly embrace the seashore landscape surrounding it. The front entrance has a relaxed elegance with a classic plant theme of boxwood, hydrangea and grasses. The back opens to beautiful views of the harbor, with a terraced patio running the length of the house. The infinity pool blends seamlessly with the water landscape and splashes over the wall into the weir below. Planting beds break up the expanse of paving and soften the outdoor living spaces. The sculpture, made by a personal friend of the family, creates a stunning focal point with the open sky and sea behind. One side of the property was densely planted with large Spruce, Juniper and Birch on top of a 7' berm to provide instant privacy. Hokonechloa grass weaves its way around Annabelle Hydrangeas and Flower Carpet Roses. The other side had an existing stone stairway which was enhanced with a grove of Birch, hydrangea and Hakone grass. The Limelight Tree Hydrangeas and Boxwood offer a fresh welcome, while the Miscanthus grasses add a casual touch. The Stone wall and patio create a resting spot between rounds of tennis. The granite steps in the lawn allow for a comfortable transition up a steeper slope.
Bayside Drive, Tampa
Bayside Drive, Tampa
SilverSun Landscapes
SilverSun Landscapes
This is an example of a large beach style side yard partial sun xeriscape for summer in Tampa with a fire feature and gravel.
Riley Project
Riley Project
Patrick Cavanaugh
Inspiration for a beach style garden in San Diego.
Riley Project
Riley Project
Patrick Cavanaugh
Beach style garden in San Diego.
Bocce & Cornhole by the Pool
Bocce & Cornhole by the Pool
Sandscapes, Inc.
Inspiration for a beach style garden in Other.
Yarrow Point Lakefront Terrace
Yarrow Point Lakefront Terrace
Mark S. Garff, Landscape Architect
On Lake Washington, an existing pool terrace was disconnected from the rest of the yard and and waterfront. The site had a challenging slope, but it was no match for a thoughtful design and some earth moving equipment! A retaining wall at the edge of the existing pool was replaced with a wide, generous stair welcoming guests to a new, bocce-style terrace below complete with gas fire pit and stunning views. A gentle, winding path leads down to a waters-edge patio with intersecting stone and concrete patterns creating a visually dynamic experience. A small sandy beach and generous lawn complete the experience. A California style planting palette with beach groundcover, perennials and elegant, flowing grasses highlighted with LED low-voltage outdoor lighting complete the vacation-home-in-the-city feel. Photography by: Miranda Estes
A summer place
A summer place
Plan-it Earth Design
A backyard retreat on a hot summer afternoon. Stepable groundcovers underfoot encourage barefoot relaxation. Photo by Amy Whitworth Collaborative design by Lora Price and Amy Whitworth Installation by J. Walter Landscape & Irrigation

Beach Style Garden Design Ideas

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