Beachside Venues for a Perfect Summer Party
Late summer parties are unsurpassed. With people eager to make those final seasonal memories, it’s the ideal time to celebrate with a beachside event filled with unparalleled sunset views and fresh seafood eats. Before you send out those invites, think long and hard about the tone you want at your shindig. Then, select one of these perfect venues. Each is ready to embrace the best of the summer with impressive amenities and only the best service.
Beach House Grill (San Diego)
This California hot spot has room for between 600 and 1,000 of your closest friends and relatives! With a breathtaking beachfront backdrop, sound stage, and ample seating, this all-outdoor venue has so much to offer. It faces the boardwalk in Mission Beach, so you’ll be able to see the sights while enjoying the venue’s private cabana and tiki bar. Book a band, play a game, and enjoy all the delicious eats this popular destination creates for guest. Beach House Grill is the quintessential Southern California beach experience! (It’s also kid and pet-friendly, as well as accessible.)
Rincon Beach Club (Santa Barbara)
While best known for its weddings, the Rincon Beach Club is a luxury, full-service facility ready to take on any kind of private event. It’s located in the heart of Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara. It offers unmatched scenery, featuring a flagstone garden, patio seating, dance floor, fireplaces, outdoor heaters, bars, indoor space, and room for up to 450 guests. The Rincon prides itself on creating your unique experience. Let them provide all the details – from cutlery to furniture to a made-from-scratch menu that meets your event theme.
Seacrets (Ocean City, MD)
This Maryland venue is all about Jamaica! Get your fill of raw oysters, tropical drinks, and dancing. Live music and entertainment play nightly until 2 a.m., and this lively venue offers room for up to 2,000 guests. They recommend calling ahead for parties on the weekends, as the best beach spots fill up fast! Enjoy the vast outdoor space on the sandy Isle of Wight Bay with a flavor like no other night spot, or tour the onsite distillery. Seacrets is ideal for those late-night parties where no one wants to see the summer season end.
Island Beach Resort (Hutchinson Island, FL)
With miles of unspoiled beaches, Island Beach Resort is an ideal destination for those who want to get away from it all and celebrate! Their Shuckers restaurant can provide catering and banquets services, from light appetizers to full-course menus. Select the perfect catered menu, including dishes like fish dip, raw bar oysters, seared ahi tuna, and fresh fruit platters. Your guests can experience the delight of tropical cocktails in a relaxing outdoor lounge amid island breezes fit for a postcard! This destination also offers affordable accommodations for your out-of-town family and friends and indoor seating for up to 125. If you need a photographer, musician, or rental gears, they’ll have you covered.
Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill (Flagler, FL)
With recipes that have been passed down for generations, Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill offers the best Greek dishes, along with Calzone, pizza, waffles, omelets, and new flavors – such as Flaming Fajitas and Chicken Johnny! This intimate location is ideal for smaller parties where everyone can chat and take in the Florida skyline. A new deck gives you room to stroll and enjoy the ocean while sipping on drinks and sharing warm memories with friends. Up to 400 guests can get their summer party vibes in this venue that’s best known for its breakfasts. Consider a cheery morning event to close out an amazing summer!
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop, and Steakhouse (Redondo Beach, CA)
This casual dining venue offers a delightful look at California’s Redondo Beach area, with seating for up to 275 guests. Book the private room – or the entire restaurant. With a diverse menu and attentive staff, there is no better way to enjoy the salty air and sounds of the sea than Kincaid’s Fish, Chop, and Steakhouse. Choose from tasty menu options, such as shrimp and grits, Wagyu sirloin, and a unique kids’ menu, too! Guests of all ages are welcome at this local favorite near the harbor.
Hyatt Regency (Newport Beach)
For a big party with hundreds of guests, you can’t go wrong with Newport Beach’s Hyatt Regency. This hotel gives you 26 acres to explore, with the ambiance of a resort and the warm feel of a Southern California beach community. Enjoy the beach or settle around one of three impeccable pools. Full of lush gardens and giving you upscale accommodations to enjoy after the party, this is the destination for party planners looking for luxury amenities and modern essentials. The Hyatt Regency is a go-to pick for fans of the hotel chain who want to close out the summer with a bang!
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast (Long Island)
Those looking to explore a different kind of beach might want to consider the North Fork Long Island beachfront from their own bed and breakfast suite. The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast gives you many boarding options, just 500 feet from the sea and sand. A private path and your own sunset views make this a unique option for family get-togethers and those looking to get away from it all. The beautiful, landscaped yard of the inn is worth taking photos of, too. Enjoy one acre of flower gardens, a hammock, Adirondack chairs, and fish ponds. This is definitely an Insta-worthy way to celebrate!
While there are many, many beachy venues all over the U.S., these are just a few of the places partygoers are flocking to this summer. Whether you have just a few friends showing up, or you want to bring big party flavor with a crowd of VIP’s ocean-front parties are always in style.
The best part, of course, is that they keep their charm long after school has started and summer is officially over. Consider any of them for your Labor Day events, fall flings, and corporate holiday events. There's no reason we can't try to make that summer feel last just a bit longer.