Warm weather, beautiful panoramic sea views, refreshing beach waters, welcoming spirit of the locals plus a breezy nicely situated abode add up to a dream beach house. There are tons of beach properties you can find online with inviting pictures that leave you wanting more. To help you in the search for the perfect beach home that suits you, here are our best bets.
1. Boracay Beach, Philippines
Named as Best Asian Beach for 2013 by TripAdvisors’ yearly Traveler’s Choice Awards, Boracay gained popularity because of its crystal clear blue waters and soft white sand. Tourists fall in love with the place because of its welcoming locals, complete vacation package and variety of outdoor activities.
In 2012, the same travel website named Boracay as the second best beach in the world. It was also cited by Travel + Leisure magazine in its World’s Best Awards as the best island destination and one of the Top 10 best beach party destinations by Cheapflights.com in 2012. Acknowledged by a number of travel websites and tourists, you can expect that living in Boracay means living in a beach paradise.
2. Cancun, Mexico
The ivory sand of the Caribbean beach, turquoise water, and consistent warm climate make Cancun a premier coastal destination. Built on a site considered ideal for major tourist development, the Mexican government has been actively working on keeping the place safe and secure. Travelers keep coming here because of the coast’s undeniable charisma. Recommended places for moving would be within the area of Hotel Zone, Cancun beaches, and Isla Murales.
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3. Mykonos, Greece
Relaxing quiet and secluded small beaches can be found in this most popular destination in Greece. Secluded small beaches are less touristy, more authentic, and preferable for those looking for family-and-kid-friendly beaches. Choulakia beach in Mykonos Island has luxury villas with fantastic sea views from the hill top. Move in during the great weather from June to September as the sea is warmer in the fall while the countryside is greener in spring.
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4. Trinity Beach, Australia
Everyone’s image of an ideal tropical heaven: breathtaking ocean views, white sandy cove, swaying coconut palms, crystal clear waters, and soothing balmy weather. These describe the famous Trinity Beach in Australia. This paradise offers good access to the Trinity Park which is the main residential area beyond the beach. You won’t miss urban living with its establishments such as schools, winning restaurants, spas, boating club, shopping centers, convenience stores, and many more.
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5. Big Island, Hawaii
A tropical haven, Big Island, Hawaii offers a unique collection of beaches that range from black, green, salt-and pepper sand to white sand beaches. There are plenty of celebrities who own second homes in Hawaii. That includes Barack Obama, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, Kenny Logins, Drew Barrymoore, Donald Trump and many more. This only shows that this island has something to offer.
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6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Known widely for its azure seas, golden sands and beach-hopping as a lifestyle, Brazil has been an icon when it comes to summer destination. Next to their famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana is South Zone’s beach Leblon. This affluent beach on the same shoreline is recommended for families who want to live in the city in a more exclusive setting.
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7. Huntington Beach, California
The largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population and also known as the Surf City. Huntington Beach has a world famous pier, sunny weather, wide-ranging tourist attractions and active lifestyle. Live here if you love watching numerous surfing competitions, special events, and beach parties every weekend.
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8. Algarve, Portugal
Portugal’s premier holiday destination is the scenic whitewashed beach of Algarve. Located at the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, the third richest district of the country triples its population due to high influx of visitors that amounts to almost 10 million visits every year. Algarve’s relaxed environment, welcoming culture and sun-drenched weather is great for family holidays. With its wide range of fine beaches that have their own unique points, diverse travelers’ interest are easily accommodated. Stay between Lagos and Quarteira to find your anticipated holiday get away. The central and western part is recommended for party goers and those who want to experience the lively culture of the town. For more relaxed and laid-back feel, go to the eastern resorts such as Tavira, Monte Gordo, and Villa Real.
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9. Bali, Indonesia
World famous as tourist haven, Bali, Indonesia is still as beautiful as ever. The number of tourists even increased recently, with rich expats sparking investment frenzy for the luxury property market. Just west of Bali’s magnificent coastline is Seminyak, a residential area popular among expats for its high-end commercial establishments of fine dining restaurants, bars and boutique stores, aside from its magnificent beaches. For property investors with money to burn, Balinese beaches are your next beach home.
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10. Hoi An, Vietnam
Facing the South China Sea is the city of Hoi An, Vietnam listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Hoi An has an interesting cultural diversity with influences of Dutch, French, Japanese and Chinese strongly evident in the architecture of its historic structures. Locals here are used to the diversity of people as the tourist trade is the town’s bread and butter. Hoi An has a stunning selection of beaches from its main tourist beach of Cua Dai to the quiet beach of Ha My where high end beach houses in the Nam Hai Resort come with its own butler.
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