Who doesn’t love to escape to the beach? Whether they’re for holidays or full-time living, architecturally designed beach houses have a laid-back, beachy quality that’s hard not to love.

Instead of getting sand in your pants, check out the stunning beach houses we've featured on Lunchbox Architect from the comfort of your study:

Court House by Peter Winkler Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Court House by Peter Winkler Architects
Featured Project A Courtyard Connects Living and Sleeping Areas at this Beach House Just a short walk from the beach and surrounded by Moona trees, a central courtyard is the link between this home and the landscape.
Clarke Shack by mishack (via Lunchbox Architect) Clarke Shack by mishack
Featured Project Holiday Shack Blends Mid Century Modern with Australian Rural Shed Inspired by Mid-century design with a touch of Aussie shed, this stylish shack is the perfect combination of cool and practical.
Riverside Alterations and Additions by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Riverside Alterations and Additions by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project Clever Renovation Creates New Building Over Bones of the Original Renovation uses half of the original roof structure to create a new raked roof and wraps the original fibro shack in new cladding.
The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown (via Lunchbox Architect) The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown
Featured Project A Smaller Home Allows for Immaculate Details and Rich Materials If you want the look and feel of luxury at your home, it pays to think a bit smaller and pay attention to the details.
The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown (via Lunchbox Architect) The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown
Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project Choose Flexibility Over Footprint to Save Money and Energy With sliding doors and a fold down bed, a rumpus room/third bedroom provides built in flexibility while reducing the overall footprint.
Shoreham by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect) Shoreham by Modscape
Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture
Featured Project Australian Retreat Designed to Encourage a Laid-back Lifestyle Waitpinga Retreat designed as a casual getaway immersed in the natural beauty of nature looks and feels very Australian.
Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dawesville House by Archterra Architects
Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dawesville House by Archterra Architects
Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dawesville House by Archterra Architects
Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dawesville House by Archterra Architects
Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dawesville House by Archterra Architects
Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dawesville House by Archterra Architects
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture
Avalon by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Avalon by ArchiBlox
Featured Project This Green Roofed Beach House Arrived on the Back of a Truck With a green roof and other sustainable elements this beach-side residence touches the earth lightly physically and metaphorically.
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Featured Project This Prefab House Solves the Age-Old Problem of Open Plan Living The curse of the modern open-plan home? Noise. With flexible social spaces, parents in this house can entertain separately to the kids.
Nelson House by Kerr Ritchie Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Nelson House by Kerr Ritchie Architecture
Featured Project Warm NZ House Designed to Embrace the Sun and View of Tasman Bay A warm new home for a young family wraps around a courtyard space to create a protected area for the kids to play and the family to enjoy the stunning ocean views.
Studio 19 Bach by Strachan Group Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Studio 19 Bach by Strachan Group Architects
Featured Project Beach House Designed and Built by a Group of Architecture Students Small in both budget and footprint, but clever thinking and innovative solutions have produced a home which ticks all the boxes...
House for Hermes by Andrew Simpson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) House for Hermes by Andrew Simpson Architects
Featured Project Heritage Listed Chicory Kiln on Phillip Island is Infinitely Flexible A heritage-listed chicory kiln on Phillip Island is transformed into a delightfully playful residence for a couple.
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Featured Project A Beachside Bach is Updated Without Losing its Sense of Place With a fun colour scheme, humble materials and nooks to while away the day, Field Way Bach reminds us of back-to-basics beach holidays.
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects
Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture
Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture
Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture