Homebuyers with $5 million to spend are in a prime position to buy a luxury beachfront property in a host of fantastic coastal locations around the world. In the US, buyers can opt for their own private beach retreat in the jet-set destination of the Hamptons or the surfer’s paradise of Maui, Hawaii. Europe’s legendary beach resorts offer a timeless appeal; a beachfront villa on the fashionable island of Sardinia offers exceptional value as well as luxurious living spaces and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. And in the tropics, the stunning property choices include a lavish oceanfront haven overlooking the tranquil turquoise waters of the Turks & Caicos or a stylish residence on world-famous Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Explore what $5 million buys on the beachfront, ordered by homes with the largest square footage to the smallest:
Redington Beach, Florida
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8 Bedrooms, 8,627 sq. ft.This is one of the largest gulf-front properties in Pinellas County. The spectacular one-of-a-kind home has over 8,600 sq. ft. of custom designed, heated space spread over three stories, an 11-car garage and large gated driveway for more than 10 cars, and more than 3,700 sq. ft. of covered verandas.
Long Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos 7 Bedrooms, 6,072 sq. ft.A spectacular beachfront setting in Playa Tortuga in East Cape with all modern conveniences, yet completely self sustainable with solar power. The setting is second to none as the house rests on a view point looking East with endless beach and ocean views. Private patios, terraces, and guest houses allow for great entertaining for events and family. It also offers one of the most coveted views and locations in the Baja region.
San Clemente, California 6 Bedrooms, 5,960 sq. ft.Live a life of spectacular luxury within this magnificently constructed estate on Long Bay Beach, Providenciales. Villa Isla is built on one of the higher beach dunes and comprises five beachfront bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 5,960 sq. ft. of living space. Built to very high specifications by one of the island's renowned builders, this villa boasts grand architectural features and fine finishes throughout.
Gloucester, Massachusetts 5 Bedrooms, 5,562 sq. ft.This magnificent custom-built residence in the gated Cyprus Cove community includes five bedrooms, six baths, and a three-car garage. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this oceanfront home enjoys spectacular white-water views and sunsets.
5 Bedrooms, 4,921 sq. ft. A rare opportunity to own a spectacular beachfront home located on Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, prized for its quiet privacy, unspoiled charm, and sweeping views over conservation land, this property features generous space for entertaining and outdoor oceanfront living including a potential mooring, as well as kayaking, swimming, and dramatic sunsets. Nestled in the dunes overlooking Crane Beach, the Essex River, and the Atlantic Ocean, this shingle-style contemporary built in 2007 is the ultimate in beachfront living with magnificent ocean-facing outdoor decks.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
3 Bedrooms, 4,251 sq. ft.The building plan features one luxury, single-owner apartment per floor with a total area of 4,100 square feet. The features include an expansive 1,020-square-foot open-plan living room with oversize, acoustical glass windows, built-in media center, and pin-spot lighting perfect for displaying fine arts. The apartment has an ambience that is both intimate and personal, it is perfect for an individual or family, as well as having a feeling of opulence for entertaining on a grand scale.
Westhampton Beach, New York
6 Bedrooms, 4,000 sq. ft.Unobstructed ocean views from every room and the peaceful sounds of the ocean define this postmodern residence in Westhampton Beach. The home features a beautiful, bright and airy living space, a granite chef's kitchen, and 6 bedrooms, 5 and one-half marble bathrooms, two wood-burning fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the master suite. There's a gunite heated pool and spa with a large entertaining deck, as well as a 2-car garage. Auckland, New Zealand
5 Bedrooms, 986 square meter site This property was conceived by Simon Carnachan in 2000 to enjoy the many pleasures of the Takapuna beachfront lifestyle whilst maintaining privacy for the owners. Occupying a prime mid beach position, it delivers uninterrupted views on a spectacular scale. Excellent design features give the home the ambience of an international resort on the ground level, and a luxury yacht from the master suite. Seaview, England
Lahaina, Hawaii 5 Bedrooms, 2,699 sq. ft.A spectacular seafront home, built in 2009 to maximize its glorious Solent views within the sought-after and tranquil Seagrove Bay. A huge ground floor family room provides an ideal open space for family time, to socialize and relax together. Large bay picture windows with fitted seating and double doors opening on to a large elevate terrace and onto the lawned gardens from which the ever-changing views across The Solent can be appreciated from direct access onto the beach. The first floor boasts four well fitted light and generous double bedrooms (three of which are en suite).