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The benefits of a beach house

The idea of waking up each morning to the sound of waves lapping at the shore is a charming one, especially if the ocean is at the end of your own garden. Here, we run through some of the major benefits of owning your own beach house. Select the right property, and beachfront villas can offer a complete change of lifestyle, representing a welcome retreat from everyday life.

The benefits of a beach house

Uninterrupted views

One of the real selling points of any beach house has to be the view. With nothing standing between your villa on the beach and the sparkling ocean, the panoramas are bound to be impressive. Architects know the importance of this, which is why so many beachfront homes for sale feature sizeable windows and a wide build. This beach villa design maximises the number of rooms offering a glimpse of the ocean.

This extraordinary villa at Playa Los Monteros, just east of Marbella, is a fine example of how a beach house can make the most of its location with respect to the view. The large infinity pool sits right next to the beach, giving views out over the sea. From the house itself, it looks as if the water of the pool flows straight into the ocean. The property also uses glass effectively, sharing the vista with all rooms in the house.

Inside-outside living

When there's an abundance of natural beauty surrounding your beach house, the urge is to get outside. Inside-outside living depends on the landscaping of your gardens and the design of the property itself. This stunning property on the Costa del Sol's New Golden Mile shows how outside entertaining spaces can be used.

The pool, again, looks directly out on to the beach. However, it's the terrace and veranda that make this property special. The expansive seating areas feature an extending cover, offering protection from the heat of the Spanish sun.

Health benefits

The advantages of waterfront homes are not limited to the properties themselves; the environment also offers a range of health benefits. The natural setting gives plenty of opportunity for exercising, whether this involves swimming in your own pool or taking a run along your own private stretch of beach.

The exceptional air quality of coastal resorts will leave you feeling cleansed, and a good night's sleep is likely in the peace and quiet of beachfront villas.

A solid investment

A villa on the beach can be good for your finances, as well as your health. The most obvious monetary benefit is the potential for holiday lets. A beachfront location won't just have year-round demand, but its exclusivity will also allow for a superior rate.

A beach house is a safe holiday home investment, as its allure can't be spoiled by construction projects or development. With the potential for year-round income, and future-proofing as a valuable asset, it's easy to see why beachfront homes for sale often don't stay long on the market.

Whether it's somewhere to retire to, or another addition to a professional portfolio, the benefits of investing in a beach house are abundant. Keep your eye on the market for waterfront homes in your favourite coastal regions to be sure you don't miss out on a one-time opportunity.

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