55 Beach Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

55 Beach Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a beach business in 2021?

We put together 55 of the best beach businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other beach businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a moving service business ($69.6K/year)

Debendra Prasad from Bengaluru started Assure Shift over 4 years ago, a moving service business.

  • Revenue: $5,800/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 14
  • Location: Bengaluru

In 2012 I started working as a freelancer in business planning, website design and development, and internet marketing in West Bengal. In 2014, I moved to Bangalore and founded Creatisoul. Under the roof of Creatisoul, we served many clients in Education, Real Estate, NGOs, Insurance, Catering, and the Packing-Moving Industry.

We have a strong network of more than 700-800 packers and we have successfully served more than 50,000 customers across approximately 23 cities.

While working for the packers movers industry, we noticed that customers were mainly impacted by fake and unprofessional moving companies. Once we delved deeper into the industry, we found many loopholes and high levels of disorganization.

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Debendra Prasad, on starting Assure Shift ($5,800/month) full story ➜

2. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

Saara Hafeez from New York, New York, USA started ALTRD almost 3 years ago, a sewing and alteration business.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

We’ve been friends for awhile - we met right out of college in New York and stayed close even though we took fairly different professional paths.

Saara worked in the corporate world for a number of years before moving to Mexico where she launched a jewelry business aimed at rehabilitating sex trafficking survivors. Stephanie was a business consultant before going to law school and becoming a corporate lawyer; along the way, she launched an argan oil company that empowers women in Morocco.

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Saara Hafeez, on starting ALTRD ($1,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a surfboard business ($960K/year)

Angela Watts from San Clemente, California, USA started Slyde Handboards over 10 years ago, a surfboard business.

  • Revenue: $80,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: San Clemente, California, USA

The Idea of Slyde Handboards started back on the beaches of Cape Town South Africa where I grew up. My Mother would take me and my brother down to the beach a lot to get us out the house. We spent most of the time bodyboarding or bodysurfing. We used to find all sorts of objects that we would use as a planning device to get us a little more speed and lift on the wave from frisbees to flip flops, some worked well others not so much. It wasn't until my teens that I decided to break open an old surfboard and re-use the foam to shape into a mini handheld board that would later become the very first prototypes for Slyde.

I figured we were the only ones doing this, but It wasn't until I went travel surfing around the world and met other surfers and water men and women and heard their stories of growing up using all sorts of found objects like lunch trays or even making boards themselves. It was then I realized there was a possible opportunity to create a brand around this awesome growing watersport movement, as no other company was doing this.

There is definitely a defined problem that we solve, in that a handboard is easy to learn, hassle free and fun to take to the beach. The idea was really born from simple enjoyment that I was having using one. It felt almost selfish to not share it with the world. It turns out I wasn't wrong, because almost immediately we started to form a community and movement as more and more people started to find out about us either online or through friends.

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Angela Watts, on starting Slyde Handboards ($80,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a private escort firm ($2.4M/year)

Marike van der Velden from Amsterdam, Nederland started Society Service about 15 years ago, a private escort firm.

  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Amsterdam, Nederland

In primary school, I was asked what I wanted to become when I was older. My classmates came up with answers such as firemen for the boys and nurse for the girls. But not me. I wanted to become the first female prime minister of The Netherlands. I saw myself becoming the boss of an imperium, but could have never guessed that would turn out to be an imperium in the escort industry.

Some years later I started my studies in Business Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. But as time flew, I found it difficult to decide which Master I was going to do. I had this vague idea of becoming a consultant, but a consultant in what? To make the choice easier I decided to do two internships. And that did indeed make the choice much easier because I quickly learned I am not the type for a 9 to 5 lifestyle. Neither am I a very good employee. I should have been grateful to the boss of the French company where I was doing an internship. Great opportunity, he even paid for my housing. Instead, I pretty much called him an amateur bungler. I still feel ashamed, thinking back on it. Lesson learned; I need to be my boss. Luckily that year a new Master was introduced; Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing, which I decided to choose.

During my Masters at university, I met a young lady from the same university at a party. She was doing social studies and worked as a glamour model. She was often approached with requests to spend time with men for money, as were her other model girlfriends and this is how she got the idea to start an escortservice. However, she was lacking the business skills to do so and that’s where I came in.

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Marike van der Velden, on starting Society Service ($200,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a language translation service ($224K/year)

Alex Chernikov from Berlin, Germany started Gikken ago, a language translation service.

  • Revenue: $18,635/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Gikken’s foundation was laid in 2011 or so. I don’t remember the exact year but I was in high school. I was amidst my most active English learning years. I was trying to read as many articles, blogs, essays, etc in English as possible. At some point, an idea that it’d be great to double click on words to get them translated right there struck me. It was the early days of Google Chrome that wasn’t the most popular browser yet. And, I think it already could translate pages entirely, but it was totally useless for me because when I can understand 80% of the text, why would I translate it entirely? It’s also terrible for mastering a language. Guessing the meanings of words from the context works better for memorizing new vocabulary. The more effort your brain takes, the stronger neural connections are.

So, physiology aside, I wanted a fast way to translate single words I didn’t understand or double-check sentences. The previous flow involved copying it, switching to a new tab with Google Translate opened there, translating it, and then switching back. Terribly inefficient and annoying when you have to do it 10 times per article, 100 times per day.

By the time I was obsessed with this idea, I could already easily implement anything I wanted on the web. I started coding at 13, so I had already at least 2 or so years of experience with copycatting news portals, trying to build my social network (who didn’t!), and reinventing a few popular JavaScript libraries. It was the early days of not only Google Chrome but also Chrome Web Store—the extension store. I made an extension that I needed for my own needs, called Instant Translate, and uploaded it to the Chrome Web Store. Uncunningly, the timing was perfect for organic growth through the store as Instant Translate happened to be one of the first extensions there. The 15-year-old me knew something only about building apps but absolutely nothing about turning them into a business. Thus, I relied on "organic growth". In other words, routinely checking analytics and praying that it grew. I did nothing more than that for the first few years.

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Alex Chernikov, on starting Gikken ($18,635/month) full story ➜

6. Start a museum tours business ($3M/year)

Tasia Duske and Michael Alexis from New York, New York, USA started Museum Hack almost 8 years ago, a museum tours business.

  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 55
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

On a starlit evening in 2013, Museum Hack’s founder, Nick Gray, went on a date to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That night Nick fell in love... with the museum. Over the next few weeks, Nick hosted renegade tours for his friends while working his day job at the family business--a company that sold electrical equipment for small airplanes.

Everything changed when a blog wrote about Nick’s tours. The next day more than 1,300 people emailed Nick wanting to join one of his tours.

The first real-time he started to charge was when he’d let people skip the waiting list. He’d say, “I’ve got like 1,500 people on the waiting list. If you want to skip it, you can pay and you can sign up for a couple of spots this weekend.”

However, on his first paid tour, he ended up giving everyone their money back. He said it felt wrong to have so much fun AND get paid.

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Tasia Duske and Michael Alexis, on starting Museum Hack ($250,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a photography business ($1.32M/year)

Kyle Nelson from Chico, California, USA started Results Imagery about 4 years ago, a photography business.

  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: Chico, California, USA

We both had previous experience in another start-up called Soul id which was a social media platform for action sports. We ran the marketing and media at that company which was a blast. After we left that company, we split directions. Eli got involved in the eCommerce industry by starting a brand called Winterial which he grew to hundreds of SKUs. Kyle headed in the media direction and started a commercial photography company where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

At this time Kyle wanted to be able to get back in the start-up world, grow a large brand and a team of like-minded creatives and innovators. So like any entrepreneur, he jumped on Google and started to search for media companies that were also technology-based companies as well. That is where the inspiration of starting a digital agency that solely focused on the media portion for brands and product companies came to life.

Culture is the centerpiece of a successful company. Creating a place for employees to come to work and enjoy what they do, the environment and who they work with will pay long term dividends.

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Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($110,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a coffee cart

Examples of a successful coffee cart:

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9. Start a surf brand

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10. Start an apartment rental business

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11. Start a restaurant

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12. Start a local merchandise sales business

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13. Start a house sitting business

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14. Start a bar business

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15. Start a fishing guide business

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16. Start a grocery store

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17. Start a street entertainer business

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18. Start a car rental business

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19. Start a night club

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20. Start a taxi cab business

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21. Start a pedal boat rentals business

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22. Start a fair or carnival vending buiness

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23. Start a hotel booking platform

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24. Start a jet ski rental business

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25. Start a ferry business

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26. Start a cruise ship travel agent business

Examples of a successful cruise ship travel agent business:

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27. Start a welcome service business

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28. Start a private jet repair business

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29. Start a swimming instructor business

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30. Become a documentary photographer

Examples of a successful documentary photographer:

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31. Start a home inventory business

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32. Start a lodging business

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33. Start a vintage clothing business

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34. Start a personal shopper business

Examples of a successful personal shopper business:

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35. Start a bike rental store

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36. Start a horse rental business

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37. Start a mobile computer training business

Examples of a successful mobile computer training business:

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38. Start a delivery service

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39. Start a water sports instructor business

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40. Start a boat cleaning service

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41. Start a kayak rental business

Examples of a successful kayak rental business:

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42. Start a backyard ponds business

Examples of a successful backyard ponds business:

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43. Start an e-book writing business

Examples of a successful e-book writing business:

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44. Start a plant stands business

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45. Start a landscape designing business

Examples of a successful landscape designing business:

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46. Start a laundromat

Examples of a successful laundromat:

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47. Become a bed and breakfast owner

Examples of a successful bed and breakfast owner:

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48. Start a picnic tables business

Examples of a successful picnic tables business:

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49. Start a bikini and trunks sales business

Examples of a successful bikini and trunks sales business:

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50. Start a tour guide business

Examples of a successful tour guide business:

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51. Start a private hostel business

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52. Start a car shuttle service business

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53. Start an event organizing business

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54. Start a gift shop kiosk business

Examples of a successful gift shop kiosk business:

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55. Start a casino hotels business

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