13 U-Shaped White Beach-Style Kitchen Designs (with 1 Island)

Cliff Road Area - Nantucket

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What is a beach style kitchen?

Also referred to as coastal, beach style kitchen is bright, crisp, clean, often white and incorporates splashes of color, especially blue. Many beach style kitchens include rustic touches such as wood throughout.

FYI, you don’t need to incorporate “sea knick knacks” such as an upright rowboat, oars on the wall or an anchor in order to create a coastal feel in a kitchen. In fact, while those types of decorations can look good, if overdone, it takes away from the casual elegance a beach style kitchen can offer when done well.

Below is a collection of what we consider 17 very nicely designed beach style kitchens. Each one is primarily white but you’ll notice they also incorporate splashes of color and/or wood. We also narrowed our selection to include only U-shaped beach kitchens with one island.

Why did we only include coastal kitchens with an island?

Because we chose U-shaped kitchens, we included those with an island because a U-shaped kitchen is ideal for islands since it has a large open middle space.

The alternative would be a G-shaped kitchen, also referred to as a kitchen with a peninsula.

We hope our collection provides you inspiration for designing your perfect U-shaped white beach style kitchen.

Cardiff by the Sea - Beach Project

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The above is terrific example of a U-shaped beach kitchen.  The island is blue adding the sea color scheme and the ceiling a light wood.  It screams beach.

California Beach House Remodel

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I love the blue and green backsplash which provides this kitchen a nice coastal feel.  It’s a large U-shape in space which provides for a large island.


The above kitchen isn’t the most beachy in design but it does have some coastal elements such as the lighting fixtures and bright, open space.

Beach Front Kitchen & Bath Remodel

The blue backsplash in combination with the white cabinetry and light-wood island create a nice coastal kitchen theme.


You have to hand it to the photographer in the above photo because it’s such a great photo of the beach-style kitchen through the arched door.  The kitchen is a fantastic example of a beach kitchen being a large open space with blue throughout.

Beach Front Kitchen & Bath Remodel

As you can see, beach style is pretty similar when it’s all said and done.  Here’s another white kitchen with a blue blacksplash and some wood creating a beach-style kitchen.

Coastal Chic

This kitchen has a large airy feel because the cathedral ceiling.

5 North Crossway

The above kitchen is a little different than the others.  It focuses on weathered wood and white to create a beach feel.

Bay Head Beach Bungalow

I love the kitchen design technique above where stool choice is the sole source of color to the kitchen.  It’s amazing how some colored stools can really make the kitchen.

Cardiff by the Sea - Beach Kitchen Project

Blue throughout this airy, bright kitchen creates a very nice contemporary coastal kitchen design.

Old Cypress Pointe Custom Home

Beach style often is open concept because beach houses are all about family, friends and gatherings.  Nothing does it better than a large great room/open concept living area like the kitchen/dining area above.

Green Hill Project
Above is a great example how grey is effectively used in a beach-style kitchen design.
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