For many people, living on a beachfront property is the ultimate dream come true. Your day may start with a quiet walk along a white-sand beach as the warm water tickles your feet as you watch the sunrise. At night you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping the shore.  There’s nothing quite like living in a beach paradise.

In many countries, beachfront property is prohibitively expensive for most budgets. For example, you can’t touch beach real estate in most of Southern California for less than a million dollars. But if you look outside North America, you can find enticing and affordable homes right on the sand.

Are you someone who craves easy access to the water and the ability to participate in activities like sailing, scuba, snorkeling, surfing, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, and more? We can point you to stunning beachfront property opportunities around the world.

Maybe you prefer incredible sunrises and sunsets, swinging in a hammock with a fruity frozen drink or glass of wine, or lounging in a beach-side bar listening to Jimmy Buffet tunes while swapping stories with locals and other expats. We have several places in mind for this lifestyle as well.

We’ll share details about villas directly on a world-class beach for less than US$150,000, and condos you can grab for less than US$100,000. Charming beach-front towns with welcoming, laid-back locals and casual places to stop for a snack or cold beverage. Depending on which coast you choose, you may still enjoy mountain views, colonial architecture, or upscale city living.

Why Should I Consider A Beachfront Property?

Beachfront property can be a great investment opportunity and produce strong rental returns in places such as the coasts of Mexico, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia, and Brazil, or in Europe’s finest beach towns in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Croatia. You’ll also find spectacular beachfront real estate in Far Eastern destinations such as Thailand and the Philippines. The world of beach properties awaits…

puerto pollensa spain

8 Great Places To Buy A Dream Beach Home For Under $250k

“Where can I buy a home on the beach for US$250,000 cash?” a reader recently wrote in. In Florida or California, you’d be doing well …

Read More →
Praia de Iracema Beach from above, Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil.

How To Own Real Estate and Beachfront Property in Brazil

Where I grew up in the southeast of Ireland, we were a 20-minute drive from the beach. Still, that car journey on a hot summer …

Read More →
Gorgona, Panama

Big Discount On Beachfront Real Estate In Gorgona, Panama

How about this view from your bedroom

Read More →
Aerial view of Fortaleza beach front and city

Why I’m Sold On The Real Estate Market In Fortaleza, Brazil

I’m really enjoying editing Overseas Property Alert. Today I’m looking at Fortaleza, Brazil. Things are afoot in this neck of the woods and I want …

Read More →
A boat races across the sea at Puerto Vallarta Bay

Puerto Vallarta South: Tranquil Luxury And Enviable Views

Lush Forests With Pacific Sunset Views And Luxury Living  One aspect of Puerto Vallarta that really sets it apart from the pack is its ocean-view homes …

Read More →
Sao Paulo Coastline North Shore Brazil

Continuing Our Tour Of Sao Paulo’s North Shore Real Estate

São Paulo’s North Shore—Part II: Caraguatatuba And Ubatuba Last week I began a trip with you along the North Shore coastline of Brazil, south of …

Read More →
Brazil Beach Near Sao Paulo

The São Paulo Coast: Great Beaches And Bargain Real Estate

Brazil is renowned for its gorgeous beaches. At least once a year, during Carnival, you’ll see panoramic shots of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, framed by …

Read More →
View of a bridge extending out across the water towards the lush island of Itamaraca, Brazil

Affordable Beachfront Condos On Brazil’s Itamaracá Island

If you like the idea of beachfront living on a tropical island, then this is about the best value you’ll find. And given that I …

Read More →
Sunset on Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica: A Great Place For A 2nd Home

On our first scouting trip to Costa Rica, my travel companions were on the lookout for properties with a water view. Follow the link to …

Read More →

3 Great Overseas Property Opportunities With Financing

Financing is the first issue that many people ask about when considering buying a property abroad. It opens the door for a lot of buyers. …

Read More →
Colorful two story hose on an island in Las Isletas, Nicaragua

If You Think Owning An Island Is Impossible…Think Again

Own Your Own Private Island Starting At $60K The idea of buying any property abroad is exciting. But there’s nothing more exotic, romantic, and exciting …

Read More →
Colonial Style Buildings in the Coastal City of Olinda Brazil

3 Top Coastal Colonial Cities Offering Fun, Sun, And Property

Most of us think of colonial cities as being situated in the highlands… not on the ocean. In fact, when we talk about various lifestyles …

Read More →