From a Grade II-listed Arts & Crafts house overlooking Sandwich Bay in Kent, to a four-acre estate in Westport, Connecticut.
Beachside Avenue, Westport, Connecticut, US. A beachside estate with views over Long Island Sound. The house is set in landscaped grounds that lead down to the waterfront. The house has a gourmet kitchen and French doors leading onto the gardens. 5 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, wine cellar, detached studio, boat house, 3.8 acres. $9.95m Halstead Property +1 203 221 0666.
Kentlands, Sandwich Bay, Kent. A Grade II-listed Arts & Crafts house built from Tudor materials in the 1920s overlooking Sandwich Bay. It has leaded-light windows, Tudor panelling and fireplaces, and a walled garden with a heated pool. 8 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, 2 kitchens, 2-bed lodge house, beach access. £3.3m Strutt & Parker 01227-451123.
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Promenade, Portobello, Edinburgh. A large apartment in a Victorian building in a prime beach location with unobstructed sea views, three miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Period features include fireplaces, wood floors and shuttered sash windows. 4 beds,3 baths, 3 receps, dining kitchen, balcony, communal gardens. £475,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.
Shell Seekers, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, West Sussex. A beachfront housewith views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The house has freestanding fireplaces and an indoor pool. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, conservatory, gardens. £899,000 Strutt & Parker 01243-832600.
The Beach House, Treyarnon Bay, Padstow, Cornwall. A house set above Treyarnon Bay with a pathway leading to the beach. It was built in 1996 using reclaimed materials and has exposed beams and wood floors. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, balconies, decked area, heated swimming pool, hot tub, garden. £1.85m Savills 01872-243200.
The Ledge House, Bembridge, Isle of Wight. A beachside house with mature gardens. Waterside terraces that include a boat house, beach house and artist's studio are available as a separate lot.
Lot 1: 7 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, conservatory. Lot 2: 1 bed beach house, boat house, studio. Total acreage1.3. Lot 1: £1.575m. Lot 2: £550,000. Knight Frank 01962-850333.
The Moorings, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, Devon. A refurbished house overlooking the beach in a fishing village in an Areaof Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house has beamed ceilings, wood floors, exposed stone walls and a decked terrace.4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 1-bed annexe, garden. £575,000 Marchand Petit 01548-844473.
Willowhayne House, Willowhayne Private Estate, East Preston, West Sussex. A house set in a private estate dating from the 1930s with southerly views across the English Channel and access to the beach. The house has an impressive entrance hall with a sweeping staircase and an oak-panelled dining room. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, indoor pool and leisure complex, 1-bed flat, summerhouse, gardens, 1 acre. £2.75m Savills 01798-343111.
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