Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans For Salt Air

I have always found living in coastal areas fun, mostly because I am a swimming fanatic. However, sometimes the heat goes to unprecedented levels, and you may hate the place.

Before it comes to that, you need to understand that ceiling fans could be the solution you need. Please ensure that you do not go shopping for any ceiling fan but look out for the ceiling fans for salt air or, as we put in this review and buying guide- a fan that defies mother nature.

Below is a list of some of the best outdoor ceiling fans for salt air to help ease your search and guarantee more enjoyment within your Coastal spaces. 

Outdoor Ceiling Fans For Salt Air Buying Guide

The reason why I always find buying guides important is that they help to answer some of the frequently asked questions. They are also a good space to ensure that we can demystify all the myths associated with any piece of equipment, such as the ceiling fans for salt air.

Before delving into the details of my buying guide below, I would like to address some common misconceptions among us, which would be misleading to ceiling fans’ decision-making for salt air purchases. 

A common misconception that I will address as an example here is that the ceiling fans will improve air quality. It is important to note that ceiling fans for salt air will only create air circulation by moving air around the room. It will not eliminate any pollutants. 

You might also have heard individuals note that ceiling fans for salt air consume more electricity. This is false, and the level of electricity consumed depends on the manufacturer and the fan’s watts. Notably, the fans will be more expensive than the normal ceiling fans as they are made from salt and dampness-resistant material. 

Why do I need a Ceiling Fan for Salt Air?

This is quite a common question emanating from most people’s belief that normal ceiling fans could work just fine in the salt air. While the normal ceiling fan could work well, it would not be durable.

Since nobody has the type of finances to constantly buy the normal ceiling fans for salt air, it is recommended to get the ceiling fan for salt air. This will help provide efficient air circulation in your spaces for a long time.

You also need this ceiling fan for salt air because it will work more efficiently in air circulation. These fans are made to withstand the salt and the dampness in salty air locations. Thus, they will not develop rust or be prone to damage by the salt air.

Difference Between a Damp Rated and a Wet Rated Ceiling Fan

I have mentioned a lot on damp rated and wet rated ceiling fans for salt air in the review above. I know that not all of us may understand its implications, which is an important facet when purchasing ceiling fans for salt air.

Most salespeople note that consumers will often opt for the wet-rated ceiling fan for salt air. However, on the further inquiry about their areas and the needs, the salespeople understand that the customers only need damp-rated fans.

There is no need for you to go through this trouble, so we explicitly explain the difference between these two ratings.

Wet-rated fans are designed to withstand rainfall falling directly onto the fan. These are the places where one should install the wet-rated fans and spaces where the fans are close enough to the edges for the rain to blow in. The fans are usually designed so that the important electrical components are sealed, and water would not get into them. 

If you’re looking for such fans, check our guide for best waterproof outdoor fans for decks

Damp-rated fans can withstand heat and humidity. This includes the mist from heavy storms, which tend to blow some fans’ dampness. A damp-rated fan will be useful in any area with a roof or cover protecting it.

Consumers often assume that purchasing a wet-rated fan will last longer than a damp-rated fan. However, if your space has a roof, a damp-rated fan will last you just as long as a wet-rated fan will. 

Things to Consider When Purchasing the Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans For Salt Air

With the above understanding of damp and wet rated fans, the first factor to consider automatically is the space where you want to install the ceiling fan.

If it is an area that will be directly exposed to the rain, then a wet-rated ceiling fan for salty air would work best.


It is also imperative that you look out for the output airflow. You do not want a fan that is not circulating airflow efficiently, and you can still feel the dampness in a room.

This would even spoil the mood of being in a coastal area which is usually quite lively and fun. Therefore, ensure that you look at the CFM. I recommend that you get a ceiling fan with an output above 3000 CFM for proper air circulation. 


Noise is disorienting and irritating. You will therefore want to select a ceiling fan with the least noise. However, this is dependent on the area where you are placing the fan and the use for that area.

Most people would not find it disturbing to have a little squeaky noise in an outdoor space because they probably do things that do not require utmost silence or concentration.

However, if this same squeaky fan was taken to the bedroom or the study room, the owner would surely be on the way to getting their next fan due to the disturbance that it causes. 


This next point of consideration is often overlooked by consumers- the ability to run clockwise and counterclockwise. It would be disappointing to learn that your fan is still circulating cold air during the winter and giving that breeze that you do not need.

As such, it is vital to ensure that your fan can run both ways. In the summer, it would be more helpful and appropriate if the fan ran clockwise. This would create an updraft and help circulate warm air in the room. You will want the fan to run counterclockwise in the summer, creating a downdraft and a direct cooling breeze. 


Additionally, you do not want a ceiling fan for salt air, requiring you to go out again and purchase a ceiling light. It will be more hectic, especially if you have a ceiling that does not have enough space to install a ceiling light.

Thus, you may want to consider the ceiling fans for salt air which come with LED lights. I also like to advise consumers to check for dimmable lights on ceiling fans, especially if they will be of use indoors.

We have all agreed on convenience and therefore ensure that you also check the availability of remote control for the ceiling fans that you identified for purchase. 

UV Coating

We all want aesthetically pleasing rooms. However, this may be impossible if the ceiling fans we purchase are marred with yellowing from the salt air.

It is therefore important that you consider the UV coatings of the fans. Ask the sellers to advise on the ceiling fans that will have the special coatings that will prevent this yellowing, especially for white fans.

Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans For Salt Air Reviews

1. HUNTER 59420 Coral Bay Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Hunter Fan Company 59420 Coral Bay Indoor/Outdoor...
  • CLASSIC CEILING FAN: The Coral Bay fan comes with LED light surrounded by a steel cage with clear seeded glass that will keep home interior current and inspired; Measures 52 x 52 x 16.7 Inch
  • MULTI-SPEED REVERSIBLE FAN MOTOR: Whisper Wind motor delivers ultra-powerful airflow with quiet performance; Change the direction from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter
  • LED LIGHT KIT: Energy-efficient dimmable LED light bulbs let you control the lighting and ambiance of the living space; The long lasting bulbs have longer lifespan than traditional bulbs
  • UNIVERSAL HANDHELD REMOTE: Adjust the brightness of light and speed of the noble bronze ceiling fan with ease from anywhere in the room
  • ROOM PLACEMENT: Indoor/outdoor fan is height adjustable, via the included 3" and 2" downrods, to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement; Damp-rated for use in covered porches, patios, sunrooms, living room, and bedroom

This is one of my favorite ceiling fans for salt air first because of its ultra-quiet operations. You will hardly notice that the fan is operational in the room, giving you the peace that you deserve.

It also comes with dimmable LED lights giving you an excellent balance of light whenever you need it. You do not have to switch off the fan entirely to eliminate the light.

Further, we all want a piece of equipment that will complement our spaces in terms of beauty. This is perhaps the most exciting and fascinating feature of this fan. It has a unique classical design with a vintage finish which keeps the fan relevant over the years on end in terms of its design.

The fan comes with a handheld remote that enables you to control and adjust the fan speeds and lights at your sitting position’s comfort. The 2 inches and 3 inches down rods are a big bonus to the fan as they allow an angled installation.

However, there are some limitations that you should be aware of before purchase. Most users have complained of the confusing remote function, especially on the dimmable light. Unfortunately, the fan is only damp rated, which means it is only suitable for indoor spaces.


  • Ultra-quiet operations
  • It comes with dimmable LED lights
  • It comes with a handheld remote
  • 2 inch and 3-inch downrods included
  • Beautiful classical design


  • Confusing remote function
  • It is only damp rated

2. Minka Aire F624-WHF Roto XL 62″ 3-Blades Ceiling Fan

Minka Aire F624-WHF Roto XL 62" 3-Blades Ceiling...
  • DESIGN: Sleek, contemporary and industrial in design, the Roto XL is designed with a Brushed Aluminum body and Three Silver Blades
  • INCLUDED: WC115 - Four-speed wall control (2-wire installation) and 6" Downrod
  • MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 4 speed - reversible motor. Run Summer and Winter to aid in rotating air and cutting down on energy costs.
  • DIMENSIONS: Measures 10.25'' from the ceiling to the lowest point of the fan with the included 6" downrod. This Contemporary Ceiling Fan has a blade sweep diameter of 60'' with 20° Blade Pitch
  • ADDITIONAL: Wet Rated for indoor or outdoor use. No light kit option. Multiple downrod lengths available for separate purchase.

This fan is an excellent option for individuals who may want a modern design. It has a flawless white finish making the room look modern and sleek. The fan can also push large amounts of airflow owed to its larger blades of 62 inches, leaving your spaces fresh.

Don’t we all love a fan that can be used both indoors and outdoors? The other benefit is that the fan is wet rated. This allows you the freedom to install it either in your indoor or outdoor spaces with no fear of spoilage. 

The fan comes with a six-inch down-rod which prevents the fan from wobbling and irritating the space’s residents.

Unfortunately, this fan does not have a light kit option. However, you can always install a separate ceiling light on the positive side. It is also important to note that the fan does not come with a remote control meaning that you will have to get out of your comfort place to change the settings if the need arises.

I recommend learning the fan temperatures and determining your different needs to have a certain standard you can set to avoid unnecessary disturbances.


  • Wet rated
  • Modern design
  • It comes with 6-inch downrod
  • Larger blades


  • It does not have a light kit option.
  • No remote control

3. Matthews DA-WH-BB Donaire 316 Marine Grade Stainless Salt Water Rated Indoor/Outdoor 52″ Ceiling Fan

Matthews DA-WH-BB Donaire Outdoor Wet/Salt Water...
  • DONAIRE COASTAL CEILING FAN WITH LIGHT: 16 Watt Integrated LED Light, Replaceable and Dimmable (3017K, 90 CRI, 725 Lumens, 60000 Bulb Life Hours)
  • DIMENSIONS: Diameter 52"; Height 18.5" (From Ceiling to Bottom of Light, Includes 10" Downrod); Ceiling Mount Canopy 6" Dia; Weight 29 lbs
  • FAN BLADES: 3 Brushed Bronze Finish ABS Blades (52" Span/14° Blade Pitch); CFM: 6012.55 (High Speed)
  • FAN CONTROL: Includes Hand-Held, Wall-Mountable 3 Speed Fan Remote Control with Reverse Function; Compatible with Decora-Style Lutron Non-Dimmable Wall Control (Part Number: SFSQ-LF, Sold Separately)
  • INSTALLATION: UL and ULC Listed WET Locations, Suitable for Installations in All Environments; Great for Coastal/Oceanfront Installations, Chlorine/Salt Water Pool Compatible; Installable on Flat Ceiling with Included Hardware and Sloped Ceiling up to 29° with Vaulted Ceiling Canopy Included; DETAILS: Entirely Constructed of 316 MARINE GRADE Stainless Steel with Gloss White Finish

We all agree that having that beautiful addition to your space makes you proud of yourself. When it’s new, you might even want to invite people to your place just to appreciate its beauty. Well, the Matthews Donaire 316 Marine Grade will give you the honors to do this with its beautiful and sleek design.

You do not have to walk around to adjust the speeds since the fan comes with a remote control that allows adjustment convenience. It is quiet with smooth operations and adds to this fan’s favorites. It allows you to engage in any activities that may require maximum concentration without any disturbance.

The fan is marine-grade with stainless steel and ABS construction, making it very durable. This is a plus because no one wants to keep going back to the shopping spree for another fan due to its lack of durability.

The only limitation of this fan is that it is quite expensive. However, with its massive benefits, this is a worthy investment. 


  • Beautiful and sleek design
  • Durable
  •  Smooth and quiet operations
  • It comes with remote control.


  • Relatively expensive compared to the other ceiling fans for salt air

4. Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50510-01 Inland Breeze Ceiling Fan

Honeywell Ceiling Fans Inland Breeze, 52 Inch...
  • Outdoor Ceiling Fan: features a Bronze Finish and 5 ELT Damp rated, reversible Bronze palm leaf/wicker fan blades. This coastal fan is damp-rated and is a great choice for porches, patios, gazebos, breezeways, garages, balcony or verandas. Installing is a breeze
  • Light details: white scavo, damp-rated light fixture with 2 E26/a15 LED bulbs/3, 000K/80 CRI - this Ceiling Fan comes with a no-light conversion cap If you prefer not to use the light fixture
  • Quick-2-hang blades: patented designed blades that take the hassle out of installation. also, dual finishes make this Fan extremely dynamic. Palm leaf on one side, wicker design on the other
  • Tri-mount compatible: dynamic hanging abilities. This Fan can be mounted with a downrod (standard), angled-mount (sloped) and flush-mount (4 downrod included with purchase)
  • Quiet, reversible motor: conveniently quiet, 3 speed - reversible motor. Can be run in the winter to aid in rotating warm air and cutting down on energy costs
  • Pull-chains included: included for quick and easy on/off adjustments. This Fan is also compatible with universal Ceiling Fan remote controls

Imagine a fan with palm leaf-shaped blades in your spaces. It would be beautiful, to say the least, especially if it was a tropical beach house or coastal space. The Honeywell 50510-01 Inland Breeze has these exact blades making it look beautiful and unique in your space. 

With this fan, installation does not have to be a nightmare as it is pretty easy, and you can DIY. Its quiet operations are another excellent feature allowing you to relax in that tropical beach space with no humming and irritating sounds. 

The fan also comes with a built-in LED light. You do not have to go the extra mile of installing a ceiling light which may add to your budget.

However, the fan has a limitation of lesser output airflow. Therefore, you may not enjoy the breeze you deserve or desire, especially in the tropical beaches’ hotter seasons.

The recommendation, therefore, is that you use it in smaller spaces to gain the maximum benefits. The fan is also damp-rated, making it impossible to use in outside spaces as they would easily lead to the fan’s spoilage.


  • Beautifully designed especially for tropical beaches
  • Affordable
  • Easy to install
  • Built-in LED light
  • Quiet operations


  • Lesser output airflow
  • Damp-rated

5. Casa Vieja 5.60″ Aireon Bronze and Walnut Damp Rated Ceiling Fan

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The majority of individuals are conversant with the instant generation. Even if you were not born into this generation, it is most likely that the ‘instant gratification’ has caught up with you (in a positive way, though).

Therefore, one of the things that most of us would appreciate is the remote control that allows us the convenience of changing speed controls instantly.

The other advantage is that the fan is super easy to install. You will not need to engage a handyman’s services as you can do it yourself.

This fan prides itself on its quiet motor operations. No one appreciates a fan that is too noisy or sometimes produces even the slightest noises. The fan is also quite powerful and moves a lot of air even at the lowest speeds leaving you with the experience of the ‘breeze of your lifetime’ within your spaces.

The fan’s limitations include being damp rated, denying you the freedom to use it in your outside spaces. Some users have also complained that the fan shakes at its highest speed. However, with the power that the fan releases, you will barely need to put the fan at its highest speed. 


  • It comes with remote control.
  • Quiet motor operations
  • Easy to install
  • Moves large amounts of air


  • Damp-rated
  • Users have complained that it may shake on the highest setting.

6. Hunter Oceana Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Hunter Fan Company, 59615, 52 inch Oceana Noble...
  • MODERN CEILING FAN: The contemporary caged Oceana comes with LED light covered by painted cased white glass that will keep home interior current and inspired; Measures 52 x 52 x 14.85 Inch
  • MULTI-SPEED REVERSIBLE FAN MOTOR: Whisper Wind motor and exclusive SureSpeed deliver ultra-powerful airflow for high-speed cooling with quiet performance; Change the direction from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter since it is talking about speed
  • LED LIGHT KIT: Energy-efficient dimmable LED light bulbs let you control the lighting and ambiance of the living space; The long lasting bulbs have longer lifespan than traditional bulbs
  • WALL CONTROL: Turn the noble bronze fan on/off and adjust the speed quickly and easily right from your wall switch
  • ROOM PLACEMENT: Indoor/outdoor fan is height adjustable, via the included 4" and 2" downrods, to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement; Damp-rated for use in covered porches, patios, sunrooms, restaurants, meeting areas, fitness centers, sport facilities, living rooms, and bedrooms

A ceiling fan for salt air that has light is always an advantage. However, when this light is not dimmable, it may be irritating at times.

The Hunter Oceana Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan manufacturers knew this too well and thus made a fan that has an LED light that is dimmable, and you can adjust according to your needs.

This fan is also wet rated, meaning that it can withstand all kinds of weather without any water damage. It is also made from strong and durable materials. I can assure you that you will only need to get additional fans for other spaces for the next several years and not as a replacement for this fan. 

Its ultra-quiet operations are also another attractive feature of this fan. You can install it in any room you feel will require maximum quiet with no worries.

The only limitation mentioned about this fan is that installation may be complex. If you are not the handy type, you may need to engage a home improvement expert for installation.


  • It comes with an LED light that is dimmable.
  • Wet rated
  • Ultra-quiet operations
  • Made of strong and durable materials


  • One may experience some installation difficulty. 

Wrap Up

All the choices presented above span from luxury, modern, to vintage décor. The decision solely lies in your hands as to which design you would prefer gracing your room.

As I conclude, I would wish to emphasize the importance of analyzing your space needs and personal needs as provided in the buying guide before making any decisions.

You have to re-read this buying guide and research more on the above shortlisted best ceiling fans on salt air. This will ensure that you do not go wrong in your buying choice.