7 Beach Homes that are Actually on the Beach

Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of the ocean, taking your morning coffee on your back patio overlooking the beach, and strolling through the sand as the sun sets—a scene straight out of Grace and Frankie. Well, homes like that don’t just exist on tv shows. There are amazing beachfront properties currently on the market from coast-to-coast. We’re taking you inside seven of the most exclusive. These beauties are found in South Florida, the Hamptons, Long Island’s Gold Coast, and Malibu, California. When we say ‘beach house’ we don’t just mean by the beach, we mean on the beach.


21416 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu Beach, California

Centrally located on La Costa Beach, this charming remodeled 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage provides 40 feet of private sandy beach. An elevated wraparound deck is the perfect viewing spot to watch the waves crash on shore without getting sandy.  The celebrity-owned home is on the market for the first time in more than 20 years. Because of the home’s privacy, it has a history of being a sanctuary for artists and actors. Just three doors down from Malibu La Costa Beach Club and minutes from Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and neighboring beach communities, the location is difficult to beat.

42620 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu Beach, California

With 70 feet of beachfront property, this private home features large windows and balconies that frame panoramic views from County Line to the Channel Islands. All of the main living areas have balcony access. Scan the horizon for dolphins, whales and seabirds going by. This is the only home on this beach built on a double lot. The gated property includes a 2-car garage, and 2-car gated driveway.

The Hamptons

127 Dune Road

Westhampton Beach South, New York

Water views and direct beach access define this contemporary Westhampton Beach home on approximately 1.2 acres with 120 feet of oceanfront and deeded right of way to the bay. The home’s open floor plan and expansive windows ensure ocean views are available throughout the home including the oceanside dining room, the three guest suites with balconies, and the well-appointed master suite with oceanfront balcony. Spend your days on the pristine sandy beach and your evenings enjoying the private heated gunite pool area with its spa, outdoor kitchen and ipe decking.

370 Fowler Street

Water Mill South, New York

On one of the most coveted roads in the Hamptons lies this oceanfront estate with access to an exclusive mile of white sandy beach, shared with only 7 other homes. Perched amidst the dunes on 3.3 acres in the Southampton enclave of Fowler Beach, this approximately 9,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom estate is surrounded by water. A boardwalk over the dunes connects the home to its 330 feet of oceanfront. The home’s unobstructed 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Jule Pond serve as the focal point of its design.

Long Island

12 Hicks Lane

Sands Point, New York

Enjoy the best of both worlds with this primely located property which offers both direct water access with a sandy beach, and New York City skyline views. Dubbed Wildbank, this home was formerly owned by John Philip Sousa, American band master and composer of military marches. The 2.6-acre estate includes a deepwater dock, a 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom main home, 4-car garage, a guest cottage, a tennis court, and perennial gardens. Enjoy the sunset and city views from a sprawling loggia and second floor balcony.


719 North Ocean Boulevard

Delray Beach, Florida

This approximately 8,500-square-foot, 5-bedroom residence offers a floor plan that flows effortlessly from the elegant interior spaces to the resort-style grounds. The ocean vistas seen from the home’s luxurious interior invite you outdoors to experience the views up close. With 100 feet of ocean frontage on 0.42 acres, the home’s manicured grounds and tropical landscaping perfectly frame the seaside pool and inviting path through the dunes to the beach.

—by Jacqueline Kuron

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