Properties in beachside locations

From an award-winning contemporary house on the shingle beach  in the Dungeness Estate, Kent, to a villa on the Isle of Barra in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.

Bonchurch Cliff Path, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight. This period property is set on the beach at the end of a cliff path and is thought to have been frequented by the Pre-Raphaelite poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. It commands views over the English Channel and has a courtyard and garden with a gate leading onto the beach. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, balcony. £625,000+ Fine & Country 01983-520000.

Camgymeriad, Benar Headland, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd. A contemporary cliff-side house with balconies and terraces with views across Cardigan Bay to Snowdonia and private steps leading down to a beach. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 beds, 3 baths, recep, kitchen/family room. £1.75m Savills 01625-417450.

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North Vat, Dungeness, Kent. This award-winning house was built in 2013 on the shingle beach in the Dungeness Estate. It comprises three cabins linked by a glazed hallway and has triple-glazed windows and a wood-burning stove. 2 beds, 2 baths, open-plan kitchen/living room, gardens. £995,000 Phillips & Stubbs 01797-227338.

Suidheachan, Eoligarry, Isle of Barra. A Grade B-listed villa with far-reaching views over the Sound of Barra towards Knoydart. It was built in 1935 by the author Sir Compton Mackenzie, who wrote Whisky Galore in the property. It has vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, wood floors, open fireplaces, and a large kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, garage, gardens. £325,000+ Savills 0141-222 5896.

The Round House,Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.This restored, Grade II-listed house was designed in the 1930s by architect Oliver Hill to be part of a Modernist estate, of which only 40 properties were built. The reception-room floor features a map of the estate's intended layout. The house has floor-to-ceiling windows and porthole-style round doorways. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, study, open-plan kitchen/dining area, garden. £950,000 Fine & Country 01206-878155.

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Villa Guttuso, Porto Rotondo, Sardinia.A waterfront villa on the Punta Volpe peninsula with direct access to a sandy beach. It has frescoes by Sicilian artist Renato Guttuso and a professional-grade kitchen.6 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, staff quarters, pool, 0.10 acres. Price on application. Christie's International Real Estate +39 348 748 4890.

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Whitsand Bay Hotel, Portwrinkle, Torpoint, Cornwall. This Grade II-listed period property is situated in a commanding position above the cliffs on Whitsand Bay, with views of the sea beyond. It has been trading as a successful 32-bedroom, family-run hotel and has planning permission to be split into 18 apartments, with planning also granted for four 4-bed detached houses in the grounds and lapsed planning for three further 3-bed houses. £3.5m Knight Frank 01392-423111.

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Wittering House,West Strand, West Wittering, West Sussex. This substantial house was built in 1998 in a beachside location that commands panoramic views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. It has a reception hall with a 19ft-high ceiling and a full-height window, and a large kitchen and family room leading onto the garden. 7 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, playroom, study, detached double garage, direct access to the beach and foreshore, 1 acre. £4.5m Jackson-Stops 01243-786316.

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