For most buyers out there, a beach house will never be more than that – a place to occasionally spend time at on weekends and holidays.
As a result, the average Aussie isn’t going to spend more than their primary residence’s worth on a secondary, weekender home.
So, more often than not, the most appealing beach houses out there are the bargains – those diamonds in the rough that offer maximum bang for buck.
But what happens if you’re a well-heeled individual? What does a beach house look like if money isn’t a factor?
Well, strap in; because these are five of the nicest and most expensive beach houses for sale right now.
1 Pumpkin Island Street, The Keppels QLD 4700
Okay, technically, this property does have a beach house, but we’re bending the rules a bit with this one.
This listing is so exy because it’s actually an entire 60,000-square-metre private island that’s up for grabs, not just a staggering beach house.
In reality, Pumpkin Island is a privately operated, award-winning, off-the-grid resort… and that’s why we think it would make an amazing beach house/getaway for anyone with more than nine figures in the bank.
59 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot NSW 2479
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Just a stone’s throw away from Byron Bay and sitting on a staggering 56,000-square-metres of verdant, bucolic land, this residence in Coopers Shoot is another exceedingly unique proposition.
Currently set up as a corporate retreat, the residence boasts a plethora of features for both private and commercial purposes.
It’s also got stunning views and a pool and lounge area we could spend hours (or days) in.
18 North Avoca Parade, North Avoca NSW 2260
Presenting perhaps the ultimate interpretation of an oceanfront beach house, this abode in North Avoca is Hamptons-chic and oh so fabulous.
Aside from being a mere few metres away from the ocean, other benefits of this home are a quaint master bedroom that looks out to the sea, a stylish and versatile living and dining area and a decidedly inviting pool.
Being less than 100 kilometres away from Sydney and only a short one-and-a-half-hour drive, this residence could be a brilliant home away from home.
17a Malo Road, Whale Beach NSW 2107
Set on an elevated cliff’s edge in the idyllic coastal township of Whale Beach, this beautiful three-storey house offers perhaps the best views of any property on this list.
17a Malo Road boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a whole heap of visual allure, with sweeping vistas out to Whale Beach’s sandy shores and the Pacific Ocean.
Benefits of the lavish home include a master retreat, single car garage with an external car turntable, sizeable pool and a prepossessing kitchen, living and dining area.
662 Pacific Parade, Tugun QLD 4224
Featured on the cover of Queensland Homes magazine and Nine’s very own Australia’s Best House, this one-of-a-kind residence caps off this particularly expensive list with aplomb.
The brainchild of notable designer Chris Clout, the award-winning property was voted the best home on the Gold Coast and the fourth-best in Queensland by the Courier Mail in 2021.
Aside from an uber-rare 20-metres of prime beach frontage, the jaw-dropping home boasts an amazing infinity pool, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking for five.