The beach. What's not to love? The soothing sound of crashing waves, kids building sandcastles, and seagulls scrambling for free snacks all while you relax on your beach towel, mindlessly drifting away on your private mental yacht sipping a Mai Tai. Now imagine doing this from the comfort of your very own beach home.
This year's coolest beach homes list includes homes in the usual spots you would expect to top a list: California, Florida, Hawaii. One of the two Hawaii homes on the list offers 125ft of tropical beach frontage on almost 1 1/2 acres of property boasting a 6 bedroom main residence and 2 separate guest homes each containing 4 bedrooms. Check please, I'm ready to go to paradise. Or enjoy the Southern California sunset from your rooftop pool overlooking the ocean in a Manhattan Beach home with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic Pacific views.
Another remarkable home is a Mediterranean Beachfront Masterpiece in Marco Island, Florida. This home was built as a tribute to the particular Italianate style unique to the mountainous terrain of the Amalfi Coast. We happen to be suckers for all things Italian, especially gorgeous coastal architecture.
A few homes that might surprise people who aren't familiar with the beauty of the middle and upper east coast of the U.S. are located in Montauk, New York and in New Jersey. Yeah, we said Jersey. Don't knock it till you've tried it. This hi-tech home in Loveladies, New Jersey has 125ft of pristine Atlantic coast beach frontage, a 3-stop elevator, and ocean views in every room. It will truly 'soothe the soul.' A bit higher north is the East Hampton home that comes with an open door policy. Full glass walls in the main living area slide open allowing you to enjoy the ocean breeze without dealing with sand in the hidden crevices of your chosen beach attire.
Without further ado, we present this list of the 2010 Top Ten Coolest Beach Homes For Sale to fuel the imagination. All these beach homes are an exceptional place to spend a summer and the best part is, they are all currently for sale (as of list publication).