Houses for sale near beaches

From a beachfront resort on Mahoe Bay in the British Virgin Islands, to a cottage on the seafront in Truro, Cornwall, just a short walk from Tavern Beach, eght of the best houses for sale near beaches.

Seastar, Porthcothan Bay, Padstow, Cornwall. A family house overlooking Porthcothan Bay, about 600 yards from the beach. It is currently used as a holiday home and let for up to £2,500 during the high season. 5 beds, 5 baths, dressing room/bed 6, 2 receps, kitchen, garage, workshop, garden. £1.15m Knight Frank 01392-423111.

Stack Point House, Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall. A contemporary house set in landscaped gardens on its own 30-acre estate with headland, coastline and extensive water frontage leading to Swanpool Bay. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, open-plan kitchen/living area, conservatory, detached 1-bed annexe, pasture, woodland. £2.25m Savills 01872-243201.

The Gunnery, Kingsdown, Kent. A contemporary house created from a former World War II gun emplacement in a clifftop position just above the beach, with 180-degree views across the Channel. The house has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. 4 beds, 4 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area, study, cinema room, two wine cellars, lift, terraces, barbecue area, gardens, 1.5 acres. Price on application. Strutt & Parker 01227-473707.

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Outback, Jurys Gap, Camber, East Sussex. A renovated, timber-framed cottage with a corrugated roof just 100 yards from the beach. The cottage is set on the outskirts of Camber, just behind the recently redesigned sea wall, and has far-reaching coastal views. Bed, shower, kitchen/living room, fenced garden, parking, power-connected horse box. £215,000 Philips & Stubbs 01797-227338.

Pilchards, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall. A modernised, Grade II-listed cottage on the village seafront, a short walk from Tavern Beach, with uninterrupted views across the water to St Anthony’s Head. The cottage has sash windows with painted shutters and window seats, exposed stone walls throughout, a stone fireplace and a newly fitted kitchen. It has a seating area to the front and a courtyard to the rear. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep. £850,000 Savills 01872-243200.

Heddfan, Little Haven, Pembrokeshire. A modernised bungalow on a terraced site above the village of Little Haven, within easy access of the beach. It has a two-bedroom annexe currently used as a holiday let. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, workshop, gardens. £795,000 Fine & Country 01834-862138.

Villa Gris Nez, St Margaret’s Bay, Kent. A semi-detached, Victorian villa in an elevated position above the beach at St Margaret’s Bay, with far-reaching views across the Channel. The modernised interiors included a recently fitted kitchen and it comes with a conservatory overlooking the landscaped gardens. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, dining kitchen, sun lounge, study, parking. £935,000 Bright & Bright 01304-374071.

Aquamare, Virgin Gorda, Mahoe Bay, British Virgin Islands. A rare opportunity to buy a beachfront resort that comprises three buildings and a two-bedroom manager’s house on Mahoe Bay, surrounded by lush landscaping that includes three infinity pools and a private beach. Each villa has five en-suite bedrooms. The properties are connected by footpaths and open onto a sandy recreation area adjoining the main beach. 1.7 acres. $19.8m Christie’s International Real Estate +1 284 542 2118.