Coastal-Inspired Spaces

Bright, Breezy Coastal Living 8 Photos

HGTV loves this bright, breezy coastal home with fun pops of color from designer Liz Carroll.

Paradise Found: Chic Coastal Hotels 17 Photos

The decorating experts at HGTV.com share 17 sophisticated coastal hotel interiors and exteriors in Miami and Key West, Fla., and Southern California.

Stunning Coastal Home on Puget Sound 12 Photos

HGTV: This coastal home was designed both inside and out to take full advantage of its spectacular views of Puget Sound. Designer Eric Gedney used lots of windows as well as patios and an infinity-edge pool to help make the most of living in such a stunning location.

A New House With Old Charm 15 Photos

It was built in 2007, but this New Jersey home has the look of a century-old beach cottage, thanks to some good old-fashioned design moves. HGTV Magazine shows you around.

Waterfront Homes: Oceanfront Mansion in Gulf Stream, Fla. 18 Photos

HGTV takes you inside a gorgeous walled and gated coastal home tucked away in the tranquil seaside hamlet of Gulf Stream.

Waterfront Homes: Island Retreat in Wilmington, N.C. 16 Photos

HGTV takes you inside a beautiful coastal home on Figure Eight Island, featuring a 60-foot pier and panoramic water views.

How to Make a Driftwood Family Tree Jul 12, 2016

Take your display of family photos up a notch by creating a one of a kind coastal family tree with a gorgeous piece of driftwood. 

Your Guide to a Dreamy Nautical Bedroom Feb 22, 2017

Create a soothing sanctuary with these beach-inspired decorating ideas.

About the Show

Most people only fantasize about living on an island, but we'll prove that an Island Life is possible for anyone. Tropical dreamers will be shown island properties that fit into any budget, from ultra-affordable to totally outrageous. We'll follow everyday families is search of their own slice of paradise, and prove that fantasy can be reality.
Season 1, Episode 8

A couple fulfill a lifelong dream and move from busy Boston to Martha's Vineyard

Rob and Suzanne live right outside Boston and lead very busy lives. Being busy professionals with demanding jobs doesn't leave much time for relaxation. They've been going to Martha's Vineyard for over ten years and each year they have fallen in love with the island more and more. Now, they've decided to make the island their permanent home and are hunting for a house with historic charm where they can leave the stress of their former lives behind.

Sunday
Mar 22
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

A family of four escapes the city life of Atlanta for the island life of St. Simons

Eric proposed to Shontae only two weeks into their relationship sixteen years ago..

Monday
Sep 7
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

A couple leaves an urban life in Virginia for a home on Mt. Desert Island

John and Megan married on Mount Desert Island seven years ago and Megan grew up going to the island with her family. They met in Richmond, VA, where they have both lived for most of their lives. In Richmond, they live on a very hip, urban street with a vibrant social atmosphere. Even though they've enjoyed living there, they're ready and looking forward to finding a home in a quieter, quaint, more scenic and natural location close to parks and the ocean. Mount Desert Island was a clear choice for them since it's their favorite vacation spot. While tourism is huge on the Island, it still maintains a small town feel, almost indicative of another era entirely.

Monday
Oct 5
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Outdoor Adventurers Search for a Home on St. Simons Island, GA

Outdoor adventurers Matt and Jessie are tired of cold winters and being landlocked in Athens, GA. This couple is ready for biking and beaches. Along with their dog Moe, Matt, a professor, and Jessie, a librarian, hunt for a home on St. Simons Island, GA. They are looking for a small space to lay their heads with plenty of room to house equipment for their various hobbies. With the help of Sea Palms Coastal agent Anthony Quickle, Matt and Jessie hope to find a place to call home.

Monday
Oct 12
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

A Family Searches for a New Home on Whidbey Island, Off the Coast of Washington State

After receiving some exciting job offers, Oscar, Elena, and their 8-month-old son Mateo have decided to relocate from traffic-ridden Edmonds, WA to the outdoor wonderland of Whidbey Island, WA. With Western Realty agent Jeanette Peele, Oscar and Elena will look at several different homes and explore the island. Unsure which will work best for their family, they must decide between a waterfront view, a spacious town home, and a backyard filled with fancy fruit trees.

Friday
Dec 11
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Couple Moves to Islamorada, Florida

Boating enthusiasts Timur and Suki want an active outdoor lifestyle. Moving from Orlando to Islamorada in the Florida Keys will allow them to hit the water anytime they like. With the help of agent Marayann Warren from Schmitt Real Estate Co., Timur and Suki must decide between finding a home on the market or building their own dream home from scratch on a lot.

Friday
Dec 11
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 12

Wine Enthusiasts Make the Move from the Windy City to Hilton Head Island

Vince and Laurie are sick of the bitter cold winters in Chicago and have been searching for their dream home on beautiful Hilton Head Island. They've already looked at over 100 homes, but have yet to find the place that fits all of their criteria. With the help of Charter One broker Brad Wilson, their hope to find the perfect island home that has the space to fit their massive wine collection.

Friday
Dec 11
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Single Mom and Twin Daughters Move From Lakeland to Little Gasparilla Island

Mom Paris and her twin daughters Dallas and Phoenix are making the move from landlocked Lakeland, Florida to the remote island of Little Gasparilla, Florida. Paris manages rental properties on Little Gasparilla and her two-hour commute to the island is starting to take its toll. With the help of Sue Paskert from Palermo Real Estate Professionals, Paris wants to take her girls away from the urban, strip mall feel of Lakeland to live a calmer and more tranquil life on Little Gasparilla Island where they don't even have cars.

Friday
Jan 1
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Family Makes Move From Tacoma to Vashon Island, Washington

Paige, Adam, and their two children are looking to make the move from Tacoma to Vashon Island, Washington. They're drawn to Vashon because of its quirky and eccentric reputation. It's also away from the city in a pure, seemingly untouched setting. With the help of Katie Fraser from Trident Realty Group Northwest, the Wells family hopes to find their perfect island home– even if they have to build it themselves.

Monday
Jan 4
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 13

New Job Motivates a Move From Fort Mill to Daniel Island

Mike, Kendra and their two children, Makayla and Nicholas find their lifestyle in Fort Mill, SC too fast and chaotic. They fell in love with Daniel Island after Mike was offered a new job in nearby Charleston and Kendra secured a teaching position in the area. With sandy beaches, less traffic and more time for the family, they're excited for their quality of life to change for the better. All they need now is a little help from Renee Reinert-Pote from Iron Gate Realty to find them a happy home.

Monday
Apr 11
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 5

Family Moves From New Hampshire to Marco Island, Florida

Marc and Mirian are hoping to make the move from cold and snowy New England to warm and tropical Marco Island, Florida before their daughter Alessia starts school. The only problem is that they need to sell their home back in New Hampshire first. With help from Stacy Witthoff at The Needles Group, Marc and Mirian start searching for their dream home on Marco Island while waiting for an offer back home.

Sunday
Apr 17
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 14

Couple Longs for Permanent Vacation on South Padre Island

Jim and Helen both grew up near South Padre Island and have spent many vacations there–even spring break during college. While living in San Antonio, they've traveled around the world but ultimately SPI, with its warm waters and sandy beaches, is where they want to settle down. Jules Wilk from Padre Elite Team will help them find that island home.

Sunday
Dec 25
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Dropping Anchor on Vinalhaven, Maine

Jonathan and Lily, along with their four children, have been sailing up and down the East Coast for the past several years on their boat. While visiting Vinalhaven, Maine, the family fell in love with the quiet, pristine island and the potential to finally set down roots there. They're looking for a house with lots of outdoor space as well as boat access, giving them the freedom to explore the island both on land and by water.

Sunday
Feb 19
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 7

Long Beach Island Living

Owning a home on Long Beach Island has been a dream of Anne's since she was a kid. After introducing the island to her husband, Tim, during college, the two knew they wanted to move there one day, and now they finally have the money to do it! Anne would like to own a home on the water, but any water view will do as long as she and Tim can live the relaxed Long Beach lifestyle.

Sunday
Mar 26
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 14

Ocean Views on Isle of Palms, South Carolina

A small business owning couple from Aiken, SC, are eager to slow things down on Isle of Palms. Their motto is "If you can't see the beach, it isn't a beach house," so they're searching for the perfect ocean-view home big enough to accomodate them and their five children.

Sunday
Mar 26
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 7

Long Beach Island Living

Owning a home on Long Beach Island has been a dream of Anne's since she was a kid. After introducing the island to her husband, Tim, during college, the two knew they wanted to move there one day, and now they finally have the money to do it! Anne would like to own a home on the water, but any water view will do as long as she and Tim can live the relaxed Long Beach lifestyle.

Monday
Mar 27
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 14

Ocean Views on Isle of Palms, South Carolina

A small business owning couple from Aiken, SC, are eager to slow things down on Isle of Palms. Their motto is "If you can't see the beach, it isn't a beach house," so they're searching for the perfect ocean-view home big enough to accomodate them and their five children.

Monday
Mar 27
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

A New Life for Newlyweds in Carolina Beach, NC

A recently-married couple is ready to fulfill a lifelong dream of living at the beach. After exploring the East Coast, they set their focus on the outdoor living and small town charm of Carolina Beach, NC. They're searching for the perfect home with a large back yard and man cave-ready garage.

Sunday
Apr 2
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 13

Georgia Couple Gets Back to Living an Active Lifestyle on St. Simons Island

An Athens, GA, couple is making their dream of moving to St. Simons, GA, a reality. With hopes of utilizing the island's many activities to help get back to their formerly-active lifestyle, they're excited to find their dream condo that's both close to town and near the beach.

Sunday
Apr 2
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

A New Life for Newlyweds in Carolina Beach, NC

A recently-married couple is ready to fulfill a lifelong dream of living at the beach. After exploring the East Coast, they set their focus on the outdoor living and small town charm of Carolina Beach, NC. They're searching for the perfect home with a large back yard and man cave-ready garage.

Monday
Apr 3
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 13

Georgia Couple Gets Back to Living an Active Lifestyle on St. Simons Island

An Athens, GA, couple is making their dream of moving to St. Simons, GA, a reality. With hopes of utilizing the island's many activities to help get back to their formerly-active lifestyle, they're excited to find their dream condo that's both close to town and near the beach.

Monday
Apr 3
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Trading Cold Winters For Easy Living in Key Largo

A Pittsburgh couple decides on a life in the Florida Keys after their honeymoon in Key West. They're dreaming of raising their 3-year old daughter where year-round sunshine is a way of life. Will they find a home with the right amount of Key West charm for their new life?

Sunday
Apr 9
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 7

Change of Pace on James Island

Amanda and Gary want a change of pace from their busy hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They've decided to relocate to James Island, South Carolina, a small island just minutes from downtown Charleston. It's the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and Amanda and Gary hope to find a spacious home there with a large backyard.

Sunday
Apr 9
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Trading Cold Winters For Easy Living in Key Largo

A Pittsburgh couple decides on a life in the Florida Keys after their honeymoon in Key West. They're dreaming of raising their 3-year old daughter where year-round sunshine is a way of life. Will they find a home with the right amount of Key West charm for their new life?

Monday
Apr 10
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 7

Change of Pace on James Island

Amanda and Gary want a change of pace from their busy hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They've decided to relocate to James Island, South Carolina, a small island just minutes from downtown Charleston. It's the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and Amanda and Gary hope to find a spacious home there with a large backyard.

Monday
Apr 10
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 8, Episode 8

Surf's Up on Topsail Island

Terry and Sandy have been bringing their three kids from Cincinnati to Topsail Island, North Carolina, for more than 20 years. Now, with the youngest out of the house, the couple is ready to make a permanent move to the quaint, laidback island they love. They're on the hunt for the perfect move-in ready beachfront home that will accommodate the whole family when they come to visit.

Sunday
Apr 16
10pm | 9c

You Might Also Like ...

Island Hunters

Consult Program Guide

Caribbean Life

Sundays 9pm | 8c

Hawaii Life

Consult Program Guide