Beach Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

If you have a dog and live near a beach, chances are you’ve frequented it with some level of regularity. For anyone who doesn’t, beaches are often more than simple destinations, they are symbols of sun, fun, and relaxation, elements that can’t be obtained just anywhere, let alone all in once place. Because of it, there is a certain connotation of endless warmth that emanates from nearly every beach picture, name, or reference that leaves many of us drawn to their timeless allure, which is exactly why giving your dog a beach name is the perfect way to connect their exotic looks or warm personality with idyllic beach vibes. 

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Beach Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Given the vast expanse of beaches worldwide, let alone the names associated with them, there is certainly a lot to consider when trying to pair your dog up with something appropriate. There are many ways to go about it, as both your dog and the beaches themselves have unique characteristics that can be used to generate ideas. 

On the surface, you can always choose something simple, such as pairing up your dog’s origin or breed type with a complementary beach. For instance, if you have an Australian Cattle Dog, calling them Bondi after Bondi Beach would be suitable for obvious reasons the same way naming your Alopekis dog, Elafonissi, after the Greek beach, would. Color works in the same way, as many beaches have distinct looks to them, including their sands, rocks, and water, which can be an easy-in if you have a dog that happens to come in black, red, or cream. 

But then again, if you’re looking for a bit more depth, you can always try to play off either your dog’s or a beach’s unique features. If they are particularly slow, Tortuga (meaning turtle), after Tortuga Bay Beach in Ecuador would be a great fit. For the same reason, if they love to burn around at top speed, maybe Rabbit after Rabbit Beach in Italy would be more suitable. Of course, there is certainly depth that can be reached far beyond that, such as naming your dog after a particularly fond memory of somewhere, or tied to the meaning of the beach name itself, as many are given culturally-relevant names with historical significance. Whatever you choose, don't hesitate to do a bit of research, as you're bound to find something tucked away in your personal history, your dog's or some of your favorite beaches. 

Male Beach Inspired Dog Names

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Honopu
After Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii; has been featured in several movies including Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Nido
After a series of beaches in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines; stark white sands and gorgeous rock faces
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Reduit
After Reduit Beach in St. Lucia; picturesque and perfect for windsurfing
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Lindquist
After Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas; calm waters and coconut groves perfect for families
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Blue
After Blue Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico; crystal clear waters great for snorkeling
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Harbour
After Harbour Island, Bahamas; literal pink sands
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Horseshoe
After Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda; dramatic rock formations creating a horseshoe shape
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Maho
After Maho Beach in Saint Martin; smack dab next to an international airport if you like your beach experience up close and personal with airplanes
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Red
After the aptly-named Red Beach in Greece which features vibrant red rocks reddish sand
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Nungwi
After Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar; dramatic backdrops and a plethora of marine life
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Tenerife
After Tenerife Island in the Canary Islands; huge sprawling beaches and a massive volcano nearby
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Camps
After Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town, South Africa; incredible natural and urban views on all sides
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Shoal
After Shoal Bay East in Anguilla; lively and full of local culture
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Bondi
After Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia; a mixture of relaxing vibe with things to do
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Tortuga
After Tortuga Bay Beach in Galapagos, Ecuador; loads of fantastic animal life
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Lido
After Lido Beach in Venice, Italy; historic and prominent thanks to local hotels and Venice Film Festival
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Tulum
After Tulum, Mexico, where visitors can swim right near ancient Mayan ruins
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Luskentyre
After Luskentyre Beach, Scotland; not the classic warm and sunny beach but beautiful landscapes and a fair amount of wildlife
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Gardner
After Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Ecuador; manta rays, sea lions and water birds galore
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Rarotonga
After Rarotonga, youngest of the Cook Islands lined with 20 miles of tropical beaches
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Crane
After Crane Beach in Barbados; pink sands and rock-less shallows
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Egremni
After Egremni Beach, Greece; flawless sunsets, electric blue water; only accessible by car since the 90s
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Warwick
After Warwick Long Bay in Bermuda; happening during tourist season and tranquil outside of it, all with coral-pink sands
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Navagio
After Navagio Beach in Greece; a gorgeous cove beach that is water-accessible only
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Paraiso
After Cayo Paraiso, Dominican Republic; wrapped in a gorgeous coral reef
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Balos
After Balos Beach in Greece; postcard-worthy photogenic qualities thanks to its beautiful array of colors
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Karekare
After Karekare, West Auckland, New Zealand; quiet and black-sanded, immortalized in the film The Piano
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Canggu
After Canggu Beach, Bali, Indonesia; laid-back culture and lots of surfing opportunities
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Negril
After Negril Beach, Jamaica; resort-laden with stretches of low-key relax spots
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Barra
After Porto da Barra, Salvador, Brazil; fish markets, fishermen, and live fish aplenty

Female Beach Inspired Dog Names

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Honokalani
After Honokalani Beach, Maui, Hawaii; has a jet-black shoreline
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Sunset
After Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii; well-known for big wave surfing
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Palma
After Palm Beach, Aruba; white, sprawling sands and a perfect place to snorkel
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Matira
After Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; classic silky sands and palm trees
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Treasure
After Treasure Beach, Jamaica; six miles long with clear waters and quaint fishing villages
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Chiva
After Blue Beach (La Chiva), Vieques, Puerto Rico; features glowing plankton at night
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Bathesheba
After Bathesheba Beach in Barbados; wild and unrefined beauty
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Tikehau
After Tikehau Island in French Polynesia; one of the highest concentrations of fish and crisp, blue waters for snorkeling
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Lanikai
After Lanikai Beach, Hawaii; blue-green waters and islands spotting the horizon
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Tayrona
After Tayrona National Park (beach); fantastic rock outcroppings
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Aroa
After Aroa Beach in the Cook Islands; lots of space and gorgeous backdrops
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Langkawi
After Langkawi Beach in Malaysia; once a notorious pirate hangout
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Natadola
After Natadola Beach in Fiji; white sand beaches and calm waves for easy boogie boarding
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Copa
After Copacabano Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; fantastic walkway, long beach area and one of the most gorgeous backdrops in the world
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Waikiki
After Waikiki Beach in Hawaii; fantastic mountain and city views
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Maya
After Maya Bay in Thailand; the awe-inspiring beauty used in the movie The Beach
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Makena
After Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii; photogenic beach with golden sands
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Ipanema
After Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; immortalized in one of the most iconic bossa nova tunes of all time -- The Girl from Ipanema
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Pampelonne
After Pampelonne Beach in Saint-Tropez, France; beautiful people, big yachts and beach clubs
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Elafonissi
After Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece; light blue water, pink and white sands make for a beautiful gradient
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Grace
After Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; upscale and perfect for water sports
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Falassarna
After Falassarna Beach in Crete, Greece; a massive stretch of sand for socializing and seclusion alike
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Rabbit
After Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa, Italy; stark white cliffs against rich, blue water
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Cabbage
After Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island, Bahamas; much more beautiful than its name and a popular spot
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Champagne
After Champagne Beach, Vanuatu; a gorgeous, classic beach inhabited by some of the happiest people in the world
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Nihiwatu
After Nihiwatu Beach in Sumba, Indonesia; gorgeous and surprisingly remote
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Juara
After juara Beach, Tioman Island, Malaysia; natural, quiet, and rich with wildlife because of it
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Hanalei
After Hanalei Bay, Hawaii; mountains behind, ocean in front and plenty of surf-able waves
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Bahia
After Bahia Solano in Columbia; full of culture thanks to the nearby main strips
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Placencia
After Placencia Beach in Belize; jungles, wildlife, ruins and all-around gorgeous adventuring space

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