Beachy Keen: Five Estates with Private Beaches

Whether the style is classic coastal Cape Cod or the easy, breezy Caribbean, a home with a private beach never goes out of style.

East Hampton Oceanfront

The consummate Hampton’s enclave, this enviable 6.7-acre compound includes a three-bedroom cottage on a 1.3-acre inland lot with a swimming pool and, on 5.4 oceanfront acres, a gorgeous 5,500-square-foot residence that enjoys sweeping water views from every room. The light-filled main residence is surrounded by lovely manicured landscaping and features an ocean-view terrace and its own heated 50-foot pool. A path leads through vibrant greenery and trees directly to the estate’s private white-sand beach.

Offered at: $60,000,000
Location: 32 Windmill Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937


Southern California Beach Retreat

Filled with classic seafront style, this handsome 6,100-square-foot home is nestled between the ocean and a bird and wildlife preserve, with the mountains serving as a backdrop. Sited on approximately 1.3 acres with more than 130 feet of ocean frontage, it encourages the finest in indoor-outdoor living, with a fluid living and dining room opening to 2,000-square-foot deck that includes a rugged stone fireplace and ample space for grilling. Steps pass over a grassy yard and a rocky sea wall to the beach.

Offered at: $24,500,000
Location: 821 Sand Point Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013


Oceanside Oasis

This is one of few estates in Palm Beach with both ocean and lake frontage. Secluded in Seminole Landing, the two-acre property takes full advantage of its location, blurring the lines between indoors and out and affording a lavish resort-caliber lifestyle. It includes an 11-bedroom, 25,878-square-foot residence with an array of spaces ideal for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining; a delightful “Cabana House”; a four-bedroom guesthouse; and numerous options for recreation amid sunshine and ocean breezes.

Offered at: $56,000,000
Location: 1960 S Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480


Seaside Escape

Seemingly endless views across the water contribute to a sense of calm and tranquility at this charming five-bedroom, 4,332-square-foot home on 1.61 acres on the banks of Buzzards Bay. Multiple decks and balconies allow for appreciation of the picturesque surroundings and inspiring views. The home is enveloped by lush lawn and tall trees, with conservation land nearby, and it enjoys private access to a peaceful sandy beach.

Offered at: $2,249,000
Location: 27 Beverly Road, Pocasset, MA 02559


Traditional Style on the Waterfront

Time-honored style meets modern comfort and convenience in this updated three- or four-bedroom residence in a sought-after waterfront community in Greenwich. The spacious kitchen, family room, dining room, and master bedroom all have enviable views of the water, while garden terraces overlook the freeform saltwater pool and a sandy beach beside a private dock. The location, on a southwest-facing peninsula surrounded by Indian Harbor and Long Island Sound, is scenic and serene.

Offered at: $6,995,000
Location: 25 Indian Chase Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830


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