Calling all beach bums. From Scottish castles to Cornish cottages, these gorgeous UK properties are proof that you don’t have to move abroad for sea-views. So wave goodbye to city living and take the plunge with one of these fantasy homes by the sea…
Dream Homes by the Sea on the Market Now
Garden Mine Cottage, Bosullow, Penzance
Escape to the Cornish coast with this rural seaside gem. Whether you’re an artist looking to unleash some creativity in one of the property’s studios or you just fancy a break from the city – this home offers stylish living in an unbeatable location. Available through Stags for £2,250,000.
Lower Farm, Daymer Bay, North Cornwall
Escape to the Cornish coast with this former farmhouse. It’s characterised by fresh and white interiors, there’s four pretty bedrooms and a charming garden with far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside and sea. Available through John Bray Estates for £1,500,000.
Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, Devon
Siting on the cobbles of Bayards Cove, this grade II Listed property is spacious, characterful and bright. You’ll get coastal views from the large white panelled windows throughout –somewhat reminiscent of Lake Como. Luxury touches include a cinema room and wine tasting area, and the property also benefits from an a holiday cottage tucked behind: perfect for having guests to stay or commercial use. Available through Savills for offers over £3,500,000
Koh Samui, Thailand
Perched in an impressive coastal position in Ko Samui, this Thai villa offers the dreamiest of stays for any resident. Inside, there’s stylish and sleek interiors, but it’s the alfresco entertaining area that’s the real piece-de-resistance. With room for a dining table, sofa section and a place to soak up the sun, in a spectacular seaside setting, it offers an exceptional take on alfresco dining. Available through M Collection Property, from $2000 per night.
This cosy cottage sits tucked away in a secluded position on the Cornish coast. Surrounded by 11 acres of gardens, fields and woodland and stunning seaside views, this property offers an idyllic countryside and coastal escape. Alongside the four bedroomed Grade II Listed farmhouse, there’s also the 3 bedroom barn – making this a perfect property for a family or group getaway. Available through Lilicrapp Chilcott for £1,750,000.
Western Esplanade, Brighton, East Sussex
Boasting an enviable spot on a Brighton esplanade, this private seafront residence benefits from a private beach and decked terraces with incredible coastal views. And with the swimming pool out front, the multiple beachfront terraces, large open plan dining and reception area, a Lutron lighting system, and a Control4 home automation system allowing computer-controlled music, radio and television, this property is made for entertaining. Available through Savills for £3,250,000.
Antony Passage, Saltash, Cornwall
A former mill, this property is a dream for those who favour the outdoors. Sitting on the banks of Forder Lake and the Lynher River, there’s also a private mill pond, pretty gardens, plentiful alfresco dining terraces and a private woodland. Inside, it’s fresh and bright with a cosy feel; there’s six bedrooms, five reception rooms, and you’ll get stunng coastal and countryside views throughout. Available through Savills for £2,500,000.
Sitting perched amongst Mediterranean landscape, this property occupies a prime position on the iconic French Riviera. Just a 12-minute drive from Monte Carlo, this villa has everything you need to ensure you a life of leisure and luxury. There’s seven en-suite bedrooms, ample space to entertain, a gym, spa, wine cellar, chef’s kitchen, a helipad and the swimming pool out front. And thanks to the endless floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll get stunning coastal views throughout. Available through Nest Seekers for €15,000,000.
Feock, Truro, Cornwall
Dreamt of waking up to sea views and endless fish and chips? Then you’ll love this surfer’s dream property, which comes with a well-established and profitable boatyard business. The property itself has four bedrooms and has a cool arty open-plan layout. Start your new beach life here. Available through Savills for £1,850,000.
Costa den Blanes, Mallorca, Balearic Islands
This dreamy villa offers the ideal holiday escape. Positioned on the hills of Costa d’en Blanes, you’ll get panoramic coastal views from throughout the property – thanks to the endless floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The kitchen and living room area is bright and airy, with an open-plan layout and leads directly to the terrace, perfect for alfresco entertaining. Spend your days soaking up the rays and cooling off in the pool, before gathering round the table outside for long dinners. Available through Knight Frank for £8,352,072.98.
Located in an idyllic coastal village in Norfolk, this red brick 17th century property is just a short walk from the beach. This property has no shortage of space. Sitting within two acres of walled gardens and woodland, the house boasts a stunning reception hall, five reception rooms and six sizeable bedrooms, each with en suites. Available through Fine & Country for offers over £1,800,000.
St Brelade, Jersey St Brelade
Boasting an enviable coastal position, this property boasts a pretty white exterior with blue framed windows, while inside it’s sleek and modern. It sits surrounded by manicured gardens with a lawned amphitheatre, terraces and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Available through Christie’s Real Estate for £16,500,000.
Beach Road, St. Margarets Bay. Kent
Fancy a game of tennis overlooking the Channel and those famous white cliffs? This sunny house is only a few steps from the sandy beach, and a short walk up the shore from popular coastal village St Margaret’s Bay. Inside, there are six bedrooms and six reception rooms. They could do with a freshen up, but the direct beach access, panoramic vistas and sea-front tennis court make it more than worth the effort. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2,000,000
Rosebank, Castle Road, Dartmouth
At first glance, this cliff-side home looks like an Italian villa. In fact, it’s only a stones’ throw from Dartmouth Castle and a couple of hours drive out of central London. With sun-terraces, covered gardens and rocky steps leading straight down to the water, this three-bedroom home has all the romance of continental living. Indoors it’s light and airy, with a vaulted reception room, a modern kitchen, contemporary wooden beams and fantastic views from every room. Gaze out towards the ocean from the sun-room, or head down to the boat shed at high tide for instant access to the water. Available through Marchand Petit from £3,000,000
North Cliffe, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Last up is this magnificent Welsh property which, with its elevated position and floor to ceiling glass walls, has some of the most majestic views on the Pembrokeshire coast. Laminated Nordic Spruce beam support acres of triple glazing that effortlessly bring the outside in, while an open plan interior and wrap around balconies make for a feeling of endless light and space. In the summer enjoy entertaining on the sprawling lawns and floating in the clifftop pool. Then, in the colder months, huddle up in the sauna and gaze out over the dramatic coastline. Meanwhile, the solar panelled roof means you’ll be choosing the sustainable option all year round. Available through Savills for £3,000,000.