Hot property: five houses for sale near surf spots
Estate, Eleuthera, Bahamas, Caribbean, $5.495 million
Or Overlooking the pink sands of Double Bay Beach on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. It is a half hour drive from Rock Sound International Airport.
What A beachfront estate that includes a main house, a cottage and a pool house; each residence contains two parental suites and is fully air-conditioned. The property is surrounded by almost 2.5 acres of land, on which there is a solar farm, a swimming pool with views of the Atlantic Ocean and a pergola with a stone dining table.
Why With a variety of reef breaks, point breaks and beach breaks, Eleuthera is known for its consistent and powerful surf. Surfers can take advantage of the swell drawn by the 3,000-foot drop from the ocean floor a mile offshore, which is enhanced by the island’s boomerang shape.
WHO Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty
Estate, Malibu, CA, USA, $56 million
Or At 7377 Birdview Avenue on Point Dume, a promontory overlooking the Malibu coast. LAX is a 50 minute drive away.
What A beachfront estate, consisting of a main house and a guest house, with nearly 10,200 square feet of living space. There are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in total, as well as a gym, wine cellar, bar, two-car garage, and outdoor pool.
Why The property sits above Westward Beach/Point Dume, an exposed beach with consistent waves. To the north is the spacious Zuma Beach, ideal for beginners.
WHO The Agency/Savills
Estate, Bahía Ballena, Dominical, Costa Rica, $8.4 million
Or Within Costa Verde, a private community between the beach towns of Dominical and Uvita, on the Costa Ballena in southern Costa Rica. Juan Santamaria International Airport is about three hours away by car.
What A main house, a guest house and a caretaker’s house extending the estate over nearly 1800 m² of living space. The house has four swimming pools and a private orchard. Located on the ridge of Escaleras Mountain, it enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding cloud forest, the Pacific Ocean and Uvita’s famous Whale’s Tail Beach.
Why Nearby Playa Dominical has powerful waves all year round, suitable for intermediate/advanced surfers.
WHO International Luxury Wallet, LX Costa Rica
House, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, $2.025 million
Or In the Zimbali Coastal Estate, on the Dolphin Coast of South Africa. It is approximately 20 minutes drive from King Shaka International Airport.
What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor infinity pool.
Why The house is a 20 minute drive from the seaside town of Ballito, which hosts an international surf festival every year.
WHO International Luxury Portfolio/Chas Everitt International Property Group
House, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, £3m
Or On the Pentire Peninsula, near Newquay on the north Cornish coast. It is a short walk from the South West Coast Path. Exeter Airport can be driven in 1.5 hours.
What A five bedroom contemporary home with over 3,600 square feet of living space. Each of its three floors has access to a balcony or terrace that overlooks the Gannel Estuary and the sand dunes of Crantock Beach beyond.
Why It is a 10 minute walk from Fistral Beach, one of the most popular surf spots in the UK.
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