Beachside properties for sale
From a luxury property on Kenya's Bofa Beach to a former farmhouse in a private coastal setting in Kildonna on the Isle of Arran, eight of the best beachside properties on the market now.
Foot's Cay, Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. A 20-acre private island on the Sea of Abaco with its own harbour and dock house, as well as a 3-bedroom guest house, a 2-bedroom cottage and an outbuilding with a gym, gourmet kitchen and a bar. The 4-bedroom main house has vaulted ceilings and limestone floors. Two docks, beaches. $19.5m Damianos Sotheby's International Realty +1 242 359 6885.
Gurrow Point, Dittisham, South Devon. A riverside house set in its own peninsula estate on the River Dart. It has wood and stone floors, period fireplaces, and French doors. 6 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, 2-bed flat, 3-bed cottage, two slipways, jetty, 79.33 acres. Price on application. Savills 01548-800462.
Kilifi, Bofa Beach, Kenya. A luxury house on Bofa Beach on Kenya's northern coast, around 56km north of Mombasa City. It comes with deep-water anchorage, a 5-bedroom cottage and staff quarters set in 3.85 acres of landscaped gardens that lead onto a beach. 8 beds 8 baths, 4 receps, professional-grade kitchen, indoor and outdoor terraces, roof terrace, staff cottage, two swimming pools, volleyball court, gardens. Price on application. Knight Frank +254 (20) 4239000.
Sea House, Seaview, Isle of Wight. This seafront property was built in 2009 in Seagrove Bay, overlooking the Solent. It has gardens leading directly onto the beach with gated access to the foreshore. The interiors have large bay windows, wood floors, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove, and balconies leading off the principle bedrooms. 4 beds, 4 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area, studio. £2.5m Strutt & Parker 020-7318 5183.
Seafield House, Castletownshend, Cork. A Georgian village house situated in an elevated position surrounded by grounds that border the local harbour. The house has large reception rooms with open fireplaces, 6 beds, 5 baths and comes with 300 yards of private shorefront, including a beach and slipways. The four acres of grounds include three two-bedroom cottages, a 1-bedroom flat and a studio. €5m Charles McCarthy +353 (0) 28 21533.
Capo Playa, Cefal, Palermo, Sicily. A renovated 1960s villa surrounded by grounds that are currently used as an olive grove, with panoramic views over the Gulf of Cefal. A set of lava-stone stairs leads down to a private beach. 6 beds, 3 baths, recep, kitchen, 1.48 acres. €1.3m Buy in Sicily, +39 392 9687 493.
Nick Trail, Popponesset, Popponesset Beach, Massachusetts, USA. A New England-style beach house built in 2007 within walking distance of the town. It has wood floors, an open fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows that look out towards Martha's Vineyard, outdoor decking and gardens leading onto a beach. 3 beds, 3 baths, open-plan living area and kitchen, recep, parking, 0.17 acres. $2.895m Robert Paul Properties +1 508 420 1414.
Porta Leacach House, Kildonna, Isle of Arran. A refurbished former farmhouse built in 1896 in a private coastal setting with views over the Firth of Clyde and direct access to the shore. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, kitchen, steading, gardens, paddocks, 32 acres £650,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.