This week: properties by the waterfront from a seven-acre eco-resort near the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, to a converted beach hut in Mudeford Sandspit, Dorset.
Shore Drive, Dennis, Massachusetts, US. A New England beachfront house with wood shingle frontage, wraparound balconies on both levels of the house, a split level interior, hardwood floors and steps leading down from the garden onto the beach. 5 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, 0.6 acres. $2.95m Robert Paul Properties +1 508 536 1152.
Beach Hut, Mudeford Sandspit, Dorset. This converted seaside hut is on the harbour side and has views over the water towards Christchurch. The hut measures 16'7 x 10'2 and has timber double-glazed windows, a bifold door, a mezzanine sleeping area, a downstairs sitting/sleeping area and fitted kitchen. Facilities has solar power, a 12-volt fridge and bottle gas for cooking. The licence fee and ground rent is around £2,000 per year. Sleeps four. £269,950 Denisons 01202-484748.
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Clay Point, Trefusis Road, Flushing, Cornwall. A property on Falmouth Harbour with views of the National Maritime Museum, St Anthony's Lighthouse and Pendennis Headland. It has open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and large windows and sliding doors that lead onto the stone terrace. 6 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, art studio, garden room, 325ft water frontage. £3m Savills 01872-243200.
Hamilton House, Deal, Kent. A Grade II-listed house on the seafront. The interiors have period fireplaces, sash window and wood floors, and there is a walled garden to the rear. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, office, dining kitchen, playroom, detached double garage, walled garden. £1.275m Bright & Bright, 01304 374071.
Navodo Bay, Vanua Levu, Fiji. A 148-acre estate on Fiji's second-largest island. It sits on a white sandy beach in a sheltered bay and the central colonial-style home has high-ceilings and a large verandah and terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens. 4-bed main house, 5 separate guest huts. $8.8m Christie's International +1 310 858 5476.
West Kingston Private Estate, East Preston, West Sussex. A new-build property in an Art Deco style with a south-facing garden that leads directly onto the beach. 5 beds, 5 baths, open plan reception room, study, utility, balcony, lift, double garage, gardens. £2.495m Knight Frank 01403-339180.
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