Take a trip to the seaside and check out these incredible coastal cottages, beautiful beach huts and amazing real homes
Take a look around these unbelievable real homes blessed with an ocean view. From gorgeous coastal cottages in Devon to stunning beach front houses in South Africa, New York and Seattle, these house tours allow you to step inside a home where the greatest accessories are sun, sea and sand.
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The former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is surrounded by sea on two sides and has beautiful views across the Irish Sea.
This Devonshire home is a masterclass in minimalism. Designed by the owner, the property appears to tumble down towards the yacht-dotted Salcombe Estuary below. The overall effect is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; each object in the building slots into a harmonious whole.
The 1930s chalet bungalow in West Sussex was extended horizontally and vertically and given a makeover with coastal-style cladding to create a light and spacious family home.
Step inside a cool and contemporary beachside home in Seattle
A newly designed beach house in Seabrook, near Seattle, Washington spread over three levels. Clean-lined architecture delineates the different levels of the house, which opens to the outside at every opportunity.
This 1930s seaside bungalow has been transformed into an East Coast-style retreat with wooden cladding on the front and a verandah at the back for enjoying sunny days.
A modern beach house built in 1969 in Amagansett, The Hamptons, New York State. The one-storey property has a central living/dining area, kitchen, media room, master suite, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
A converted net loft in Mousehole, Cornwall, built in the 1800s on 17th-century foundations. The house has 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor, a living room and kitchen on the first floor, plus an adjoining self-contained, one-bedroom holiday let flat.
The owners have filled the cottage with vibrant furnishings, such as a brightly coloured sofa covered in Heal’s fabric and a Paul Smith tapestry.
The pretty house is typically Dutch in style and dates from 1902. See the amazing original features and beautiful coastal decorating…
The exterior of the house has been designed to have low impact on its natural surroundings. The cladding and shutters are made from eucalyptus lattes, bound together with hand-twisted brass wire.
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Explore a holiday cottage with a subtle seaside in Aldeburgh, Suffolk located close to the sea.