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Beach, Please: 18 Seaside Escapes 

by | Aug 14, 2023

The sound of the waves gently crashing on the shore. The smell of salt-kissed breezes. The feeling of warm sand between your toes. Life by the ocean is nothing short of sensational. The only thing that could possibly make it better? The perfect home. From move-in-ready beachfront villas to coastal development opportunities, here are the most covetable listings on the market. 

Hello, California

24186 Case Court, Malibu

Malibu has become synonymous with luxurious beachside living, and The Edge is its apex. Part of a highly exclusive enclave perched on the bluffs above Malibu Colony Beach, this mid-century modern masterpiece comes fully furnished and literally decked out. The 10,000-square-foot deck — complete with a 75-foot infinity edge pool – erases the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, offering dazzling panoramic ocean views. Only moments from Malibu’s sand, surf and cultural hot spots, this estate promises an unparalleled coastal lifestyle. Paul Lester and Sandro Dazzan hold the listing.   

23402 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu 

Welcome to oceanfront perfection. Nestled within the prestigious gated Malibu Colony community, this home makes the most of its 60 feet of beach frontage with walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and modern glass railings that offer unobstructed views of the waves as well as an entertainer’s dream deck with direct access to the sand. With six bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a private garden courtyard and inspired primary suite with views spanning from the Queen’s Necklace to Point Dume, what more could you ask for? Mauricio Umansky and Sandro Dazzan hold the listing.

23800 Malibu Crest Drive, Malibu

An architectural triumph. A private paradise. A seaside kingdom. A work of art. This landmark estate is all these things and more. Perched on one of Malibu’s most spectacular promontories, this property boasts a recently built 12,500-square-foot main residence, a 4,000-square-foot guest residence, a triple-sided 75-foot infinity pool and 360-degree views of the canyons and California coast. Every inch of the home showcases exceptional design and craftsmanship, including a custom Bulthaup kitchen and a hand-finished wine-tasting room. Outfitted with a game room, media room, professional gym and spa, and office overlooking Surfrider Beach, there’s almost no reason to leave this luxurious sanctuary — except to visit Malibu’s famed dining and shopping just minutes away. Sandro Dazzan and Paul Lester hold the listing.   

102 Fowling Street, Playa del Rey

Just a short roll or stroll to the beach volleyball courts and shoreline bike path, this impeccably modernized Spanish Tudor is an oceanside dream. From the hardwood floors and beamed cathedral ceilings to the luxe La Cornue range and custom walk-in closet the home presents wave after wave of design inspiration.  The private patio and combined kitchen-dining area invite effortless entertaining friends coming from the beach across the street. Upstairs, you can retreat to your private piece of paradise and take in peek-a-boo ocean views from the lounge and primary suite. Michael Grady holds the listing. 

4404 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

Knock knock. What’s that? The surf at the doorstep of this Manhattan Beach contemporary — which is just as spectacular as the location. The main level hosts all 3 bedrooms, including a light-filled primary suite with a private patio, walk-in closet and fireplace. Upstairs, the open concept seamlessly connects the kitchen, dining room, living area and patio where you can barbecue while taking in the sunset. Designed for entertaining, the top level features a media/game room and flexible loft space for guests who will look for any excuse to stay. Michael Grady holds the listing. 

218 Carroll Canal, Venice

Set on the sought-after Venice Canals and mere moments from the beach, this home checks all the boxes for comfort and convenience. Private garage entrance? Check. Swimming pool? Check. Rooftop deck? Check. Balcony? Double check. Not to mention an open kitchen, bonus room for a gym or office, and serene third-floor primary suite. Effortlessly entertain on the main level patio with help from the kitchenette.  And if you ever manage to do the impossible and tire of the beach of waterfront views, the renowned shopping and dining on Abbot Kinney is practically outside your door. Michael Grady and Natalie Courtright hold the listing. 

7 Fleet Street, Marina Del Rey 

Finding a home with direct beach access is rare. Finding one in Marina Del Rey is even rarer. Part of a beautifully maintained 16-unit building, this two-bedroom residence is a blank canvas that invites you to realize your California dream. Custom floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the Pacific, and the private patio is literally steps from the warm sands of the Marina Peninsula with nothing—no bike paths, pedestrians, or parking lots—in between. Steve Garrett holds the listing. 


Create Your Own Beach Haven In New York 

154 Redwood Road, Sag Harbor

If you can’t find your dream beach escape, this west-facing parcel presents the rare opportunity to build it. All set for construction, this property includes permits and plans for a stunning modern residence with 85 feet of private waterfront where you can soak in sunset views. A private dock also provides access to the surrounding chain of harbors and bays. Dana Trotter holds the listing. 


Those Florida Views

3440 Ne 165th Street, North Miami Beach

Set on 80 feet of prime water frontage with a 65-foot dock, this estate is one of the most exciting new construction projects on the Florida market. The residence epitomizes luxury, bringing together the finest organic materials and state-of-the-art smart technology. Discover soaring 22-foot ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, media lounge, three guest suites and an opulent primary suite complete with dual walk-in closets, a midnight kitchen and balcony overlooking the palm trees and turquoise waters. Julia Grebeniuk and Daniel Tzinker hold the listing. 

18975 Collins Ave #4200, Sunny Isles Beach

If ocean views are your favorite part of beachside living, nothing compares to this corner unit in the prestigious Residences by Armani Casa. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound glass terrace offer unobstructed vistas of the white sand below and miles of blue ocean and sky. Just as beautiful on the inside, the residence features four bedrooms, a service room and exquisite finishes. With restaurants, a pool, a fitness center, a business center, a children’s play area, a concierge, security, and more, the building’s list of amenities feel as endless as the horizon. Daniel Tzinker holds the listing. 


Mexico’s Beaches Await

Casa Del Faro, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Q.R.

On top of the prime location — an exclusive gated community between the Caribbean Sea and Laguna Morales — this luxurious villa boasts 660 feet of private beachfront. The grand foyer sets the tone for the grand lifestyle that awaits in this residence, with soaring ceilings, handcrafted wood details and a dramatic chandelier. Every room beyond continues to astonish, including a gourmet kitchen, an expansive living area with an indoor pool and a tranquil primary suite with its own elevated library and custom walk-in closet. And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, just wait until you see the outdoor living and entertaining areas. Sally Sudol, Michelle Milton, Nurit Coombe and Alex Martinez hold the listing. 


There’s No Place Like the Caribbean

Hummingbird Cay, Exuma

Enjoy beachfront access in any direction on this pristine private island — and invite everyone you know and love to do the same. Spanning 237 acres, Hummingbird Cay is a self-sustaining haven with two main residences, eight bungalows, commercial kitchens, dining halls, caretakers’ cottages, storage facilities, a boat house, docks lush landscapes and a secluded lagoon. With the potential to create a resort and expand the marina facilities, this property is truly a once-in-a-generation offering. Mauricio Umansky and Danny Lowe hold the listing.

2Shores—Villa 1, Turks and Caicos

Located in the upscale Leeward Community, this boutique beachfront development includes three villas that invite you to realize your Caribbean dreams. Each of the three contemporary masterpieces includes five luxurious bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, beautiful views, an open concept for seamless indoor-outdoor living plus a dedicated dock slip and boat lift for exploring the neighboring cays. With lock-and-leave convenience managed by TKCA, the only thing you have to worry about is which pair of sandals to wear. Sean O’Neill and Ian Hurdle hold the listing. 

469 469 Blue Hills Road

Set on the sparkling waters and powdery sands of Blue Hills, the return on this Turks and Caicos gem is priceless. This six-villa collection sets the stage for everyone’s ultimate Caribbean getaway, with private plunge pools for sipping cocktails and decks for watching the moonlight dance over the waves. With the iconic “Da Conch Shack” just down the waterfront, this investment is one of a kind. Ian Hurdle holds the listing. 

Villa Colinas 21, Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic

Moments from the marina and surrounded by 43,000 square feet of lush gardens, this tropical oasis boasts captivating views of the Caribbean Sea and Dye Force Golf Course. The 11-bedroom residence comes fully furnished and ready for you to begin living your best days, whether that means strolling down to the beach, playing basketball and tennis on your private court, relaxing in a sauna or going for a dip in one of three pools and four jacuzzis. Nurit Coombe and Alex Martinez hold the listing. 

Cap Cana Penthouse, Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Enjoy breathtaking views of the green-blue water and purple-pink skies from this penthouse retreat. The two-bedroom residence has been outfitted with the finest materials and furnishings, so you can immediately begin enjoying the terrace, hot tub, nearby shopping and local beaches. Yisell Espaillat and Nurit Coombe hold the listing. 

Yarari 17, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Appropriately named for the indigenous Taino word meaning “a fine place,” this villa brings every finery together in one place so it feels like your own private resort. Set on the top-ranked Punta Espada Golf Course and just moments from the beach, the five-bedroom property is secluded yet accessible, tropical yet elegant and indoors yet outdoors so you can bask in the picturesque Caribbean setting. Nurit Coombe and Alex Martinez hold the listing. 


Portugal’s Picturesque Shores

Vale Martim Afonso do Sul, Grândola E Santa Margarida Da Serra

Build a new life abroad and your dream home. Set in one of Portugal’s most sought-after areas and only a 10-minute drive from the coast, this 20-acre property has been outfitted with water and electrical infrastructure plus a comfortable cabin where you can oversee the construction of your villa oasis and lay the foundation for European citizenship, thanks to the country’s “Golden Visa” program. Mario Chessa holds the listing. 


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