There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of the ocean and the sound of waves breaking on the shore. While most only get to experience this kind of tranquillity once a year during holiday time, these gorgeous seaside homes allow life to be a beach all year round.
Here are 8 stunning seaside homes that are a shore thing for the discerning buyer:
1. Shoreline luxury
Very few properties can compete with this glorious seven-bedroom home in the heart of Gordons Bay. This lavish home is split into two separate units – the main apartment with a self-contained flat on ground level and a 384m2 penthouse on the upper level. The main apartment has three en-suite bedrooms, an open plan kitchen and boasts an expansive verandah to ensure that one can make the most of the view on offer. The penthouse offers three bedrooms as well as an open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen
2. Seaside treasure
Built in 1934, this five-bedroom home in Llandudno is a mere stone’s throw away from the shoreline. With three bedrooms en-suite, four lounges, expansive patio, lawn and pool area, this Cape Dutch home is sure to delight anyone after a seaside spot. It also comes with a separate flatlet and an access-controlled gate.
3. Balinese beauty
This stunning eight-bedroomed home in Zinkwazi Beach is the epitome of beachside luxury! Given its split-design, it can be converted into two separate homes with each side boasting four bedrooms as well as a kitchen, lounge and dining room. Manicured lawns take you down onto the wooden viewing deck and swimming pool area that makes you feel right on the beach while still in the comfort of your own home.
4. Coastal elegance
This Plettenburg Bay home has it all! Perfectly situated to offer views of both the nearby ocean (with private beach access) as well the Robberg Peninsula, the home itself has six bedrooms as well as a separate outside flatlet. The open plan kitchen spills out into the dining and living area for maximum entertaining ability. The upstairs master en-suite is a delight on its own, offering a walk-in wardrobe, gentleman’s study and expansive bathroom with a double shower, spa bath and two individual vanities.
5. Atlantic attraction
This upmarket boutique guesthouse in Camps Bay offers one nothing but luxury alongside the beauty of seaside living. The guesthouse has four levels, connected by stairs as well as a lift, with a bespoke villa per floor. The main penthouse is the pièce de résistance with a private balcony and an outside deck with a jacuzzi for a rooftop view of the 12 Apostles as well as Camps Bay itself. This property is perfect for anyone with an extended family or a passion for hospitality.
6. Fisherman’s fancy
Once a fisherman’s cottage, this thatched two-bedroom cluster in Bloubergstrand has been rebuilt and modernised with all the comforts of convenient living. The home has an upstairs master bedroom with the second bedroom downstairs. The open plan living area with kitchen and dining area opens out onto the stone balcony encased in glass for uninterrupted views of the bay itself as well as Table Mountain and Robben Island.
7. Opulence by-the-sea
Designed to maximise its gorgeous 180-degree views, this two-storey, five-bedroom home in Melkbosstrand guarantees 1450m2 of seaside sophistication. The ground floor has three en-suite bedrooms with the first and second floor offering the remaining two en-suite bedrooms each. The living area and state-of-the-art kitchen are located on the first floor which leads out onto an extensive patio area, complete with a built-in braai and heated swimming pool. The second floor houses the luxurious master en-suite complete with a private lounge from which to enjoy the sound of the ocean outside.
8. Beach view
This magnificent five-bedroom penthouse in Umdloti is in a league of its own. With stunning views of the beach and bespoke interior design and finishes, the apartment is divided into two floors which are home to the five en-suite bedrooms, as well as two lounges, dining area and kitchen bar, two balconies including one on the rooftop for that extra dose of private sea-gazing.