Do you feel that bite of frost, or a nip in the air? Winter is here, bringing along snow and chilly air. However, if snow days make you dream of sandy shores and the crash of waves, then you’re in luck! HomeExchange has a large collection of vacation homes near the beach whose hosts are more than willing to offer accommodations to travelers hoping to escape the cold.

If you feel like ditching blankets of snow for warm ocean-breeze nights, then check out these eight homes near the beach.

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Hervé and Nathalie's home in Sainte-Anne, Martinique


“We had a great stay at Hervé and Nathalie's place, the view is wonderful, the bedding is fabulous, and the residence is very quiet. An extra bonus: The beach is a 200m walk. We highly recommend it!!! Hervé and Nathalie are charming hosts.” - Sophie and Yaël

Jean’s beachfront cabanas in Stann Creek, Bolivia


“We had the most amazing trip to Belize! We took our four kids and they loved every minute of it. We spent the week scuba diving/snorkeling, hiking, playing mini-golf, eating at yummy restaurants and relaxing on the beach. Coco's Beach Cabanas provided the perfect getaway! Jean was so helpful and gave us wonderful recommendations. We'd all go back tomorrow if we could!” - Joni

Jeanette’s home in San Diego, CA


“What a fantastic home exchange! Jeannette and Steve's stunning house is soulful, eclectic and inspiring, reflecting their world travels, and they are great hosts: gracious, informative, and accommodating. Bird Rock neighborhood is beautiful and within walking distance of nearby beaches, restaurants and shopping. We'd love to stay here again.” - Randy

Maryse’s home in Ardea, Italy


“Maryse's house is perfect, very clean and tastefully furnished. It is located in a quiet corner, close to the sea. Its location is also ideal for visiting Rome. Maryse and Jean Luc are a lovely couple, full of attention,and they will make your stay unforgettable. Thank you again for this holiday.” - Cindy

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Angelo’s home in Bocas Del Toro Province, Panama


“We had an amazing stay at Angelos house! It‘s beautifully located on stilts over the water. From the terrasse you can watch life on the water and beautiful sunsets - We could have easily spent our whole holiday on the swinging chairs. We hope to welcome all of them to Tenerife in the future, thank you for everything!” - Saskia

Chad’s home in Loreto, Mexico


“We had an amazing time visiting Loreto this January. The layout of Chad's home is very nice for two couples, with one bedroom and bathroom on the main level and the other on the second level. We enjoyed breakfast and an evening glass of wine on the third-story tower overlooking the estuary and the mountains. All of the restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance are worth a visit, as well as the beach and pools.” - Rebecca

Ilya’s condo in Hollywood, FL


“It was my first experience in HomeExchange and it was really perfect! Ilya is super attentive and your house is wonderful, especially its location! Thanks Ilya for everything!” - Neuza

Ava’s home in Solana Beach, CA


“This amazing house situated high on the hill above the Pacific ocean is in one of southern California's most sought-after areas and it was the perfect spot for us after a fantastic journey through the Canyonlands further north. The house is like a vast wood cabin and the deck wraps around the front of the house with far-reaching views of the beach. If you look through the telescope in the living room, you can see when the surf is up before heading down to the beach! Our highlights were enjoying dinner with family and friends on the wonderful deck and watching the hummingbirds dart in and out as they came to feed. Highly recommended, thank you!” - Lian

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Hopefully you’re ready to pack your bags, grab some sunscreen, and dust off your bathing suit after looking at these beachside vacation homes. Don’t miss out on making a splash and spending the holidays or part of the winter on the beach enjoying the sun and waves!