Ultimate Guide to Military Beach Cottages and Waterfront Cabins 

Looking for a waterfront getaway that won’t break the bank? Use your military benefits and stay at one of the many military MWR beach cottages and cabins around the world!

Photo: Blakeslee Air Force Recreation Area

Most of the military beach cottages and cabins are located in coastal areas, but you don’t always need to travel to Florida, Hawaii or other oceanfront destinations to enjoy a vacation on the water. 

Photo: Short Stay Recreation Area JB Charleston

You can find cozy cabins on lakes or even on large rivers, and these military vacation rentals are perfect for families in search of outdoor fun, a relaxing retreat, or just a simple getaway.

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Otter Lake is managed by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). It has eight cabins that sleep 4 to 6 people and come with a picnic table, fire pit, and BBQ grill.

Otter Lake Cabins (Anchorage, AK)

Photo: JBER

It offers 20 2-bedroom cottages, which are located right on NASNI’s Breakers Beach. Fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your beachfront stay.

North Island Beach Cottages (Coronado Island, CA)

Photo: David Hyder

Blue Angel Park Cabins (Pensacola, FL)

Blue Angel Park run by NAS Pensacola MWR, is located at the westernmost part of Florida on Perdido Bay. The park has seven rustic cabins, plus boat rentals, sailing lessons and other outdoor recreational activities.

Photo: Blue Angel Park

This Army resort is on Clarks Hill Lake in Appling, Georgia. An activity of Fort Gordon, the resort offers six 3-bedroom cabins and two 2-bedroom cabins, all of which have one bathroom.

Cottage at Pointes West Army Resort (Appling, GA)

Photo: Fort Gordon MWR

Barbers Point Beach Cottages (Oahu, HI)

These cottages, located directly on the beach in southwestern Oahu, are perfect for a surfing vacation! The White Plains and Nimitz Beach cottages have two or three bedrooms and all of the basic amenities.

Photo:  Rich on Money

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