South Florida’s Best Coastal & Beach Landscaping Ideas

Coastal Landscaping is All About Creating Ocean Vibes Right in Your South Florida Garden
beach ideas for your home

Updated: Mar 4, 2024

Do you ever long for the hot days of summer lazing at the beach with sand in your toes and sun on your skin? What if you could conjure up that same feeling throughout the year by merely tweaking your landscaping? A growing number of homeowners are opting for a coastal beach vibe for their home’s exterior. If you think the idea of a relaxing outdoor space reminiscent of days at the beach is perfect for your home, check out five unique landscaping ideas to make the beach landscaping look your own.


If you want your yard to remind you of time spent at the beach, why not create a winding walkway in your yard bordered by lavender and gorgeous grasses. Place a couple of beach-style chairs at the end of your walkway and a small table for hold wine glasses or a plate of late-night nibbles. When you work with a landscaping professional, they can help you design the curvature of your walkway, haul and distribute the gravel for your pathway, and plant the lavender and grasses too. Can you say beach memories made easy?


Tiger Striped Polished perfect for that beach hardscape. Epic Stoneworks, South Florida.

PUTTING IN STONE STEPS to give a coastal vibe

If you spend many of your lazy summer days crawling over large rocks and scrambling for the best vantage point to enjoy the spray of ocean waves crashing into shore, then you can replicate memories of rock-covered beaches by building a multi-level stone landscape in your yard. A professional landscaper can help you create a design that includes everything from large boulders and retaining walls to shrubbery and sun-resistant plants.

See also: What’s the difference between polished and regular beach pebbles?


Updating your patio or sun deck is a terrific way to bring a backyard beach feel to your home. Suspend comfortable swinging beach chairs to your gazebo or pergola, and you’ll feel like you’re a kid again. With beachy landscaping, memories of summers spent at the beach swinging on a swing set will come flooding back to you, yet you’ll be an adult enjoying your updated patio/deck. Be sure to test the weight load of any surface where you plan to attach swinging chairs.

Polished Red Pebble. Epic Stoneworks, South Florida


Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space is another excellent way to add a beachy vibe to your landscaping. Work with a top-quality landscape architect to design a fire pit and seating that matches the look of your home, but still brings a coastal landscape feeling to your yard. Accompanied by the right outdoor lighting, your new fire pit zone will soon become your favorite spot to enjoy stargazing on warm evenings.

What are good Beach or Coastal Fire Features?

When it comes to creating a beach or coastal fire feature, there are several options to choose from that can enhance the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. Here are a few ideas for incorporating a fire feature with a beachy vibe:

1. Fire pit made of natural stone: A fire pit made of natural stone such as sandstone or limestone can give off a rustic and beachy look. These materials are durable and perfect for outdoor use, giving your fire pit a natural and earthy feel.

2. Fire glass: Add a touch of elegance to your fire pit with fire glass. Available in various colors and sizes, fire glass can create a beautiful shimmering effect when the flames dance on top of it. Choose colors like blue or turquoise to enhance the coastal theme.

3. Drift wood fire pit: Incorporate pieces of driftwood into your fire pit design for a truly beachy feel. Driftwood adds a unique and natural element to your fire feature, perfect for creating that coastal vibe.


Mexican Beach Pebble

The classic Mexican Beach Pebble. Perfect for that beach effect.


If a significant landscape update isn’t currently within your budget, consider adding a beach vibe to your outdoor space by using plants that remind you of time spent at the beach. A potted palm plant and a couple of Adirondack chairs are all you need to inspire daydreams of ocean breezes and sun-kissed toes. Whether there is a pitcher of margaritas included in your real-life fantasy is up to you! #SummerDreaming

These are just a few of many ways you can add a coastal landscaping, beach vibe to your landscape. Think about the things that remind you of time spent at the beach, and then incorporate those yard ideas into your front yard or backyard. Pretty soon you’ll be tossing on the flip-flops and breaking out the sunhat while slathering sunscreen on your nose!

Get Started on Your Coastal Landscaping Project Today!

Here at Epic Stoneworks we’re ready to assist you with all of your coastal landscaping needs. We provide everything from beautiful beach pebbles, to oolite stone block, and expert advice. Get in touch with our team today and give us a call.

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