Imagining waking up in a tropical paradise every day, rather than your current second-floor apartment on a busy concrete street? Us too – which is why we’ve decided to track down the best value beachside properties around the world, that you could easily buy with money to spare after you’ve sold your current home.
See our top 7 list of dream locations where you can reside on a budget, that we’ve found with a property agents help – some might surprise you!
Hua Hin, Thailand
Hua Hin is a beach resort in southern Thailand, often overlooked by tourists and travelers who congregate in popular spots like Koh Samui, Bangkok, Phuket, and the Phi Phi Islands. It’s where city meets the sea, and residents can enjoy city life fringed by white sand beaches and inland rainforests. Beachside property prices start from 2,400,000 Thai baht – just $76,000. Begin your search for a villa in paradise, often complete with its own outdoor pool and multiple bedrooms, by contacting local real estate agents like Hua Hin Property Partner.
Even if you’re already in the US, relocating to the seaside presents a multitude of health and lifestyle benefits. Soak up the sun and live a life of leisure in Florida, in some of its cheapest beachside cities. Delray Beach, Pensacola and Titusville are all located on the sunny seafront, and median property prices range between $80,000 to $120,000. Discuss your options for a new life by the shore with a local real estate broker today.
The Algarve, Portugal
Portugal’s Algarve region is praised as one of Europe’s best kept secrets. It encompasses some of the continent’s most beautiful Mediterranean beaches and is studded with golf resorts. Recently, a Forbes article billed the town of Praia de Carvoeiro in the Algarve as a place you can move abroad where the cost of living is so low that you may not even need to work. Writer Laura Begley Bloom calculated that an average monthly budget per person living there could be as little as $1,150, including rent, bills and groceries… So, when’s the next flight taking off?
Another of Europe’s most beloved cities, Barcelona mixes ancient Catalan charm with modern city-beach living. It has a thriving youth culture that exists in harmony with relaxed seaside vibes, catering perfectly to all ages and tastes. Average rental accommodation costs $1,100 a month, while utilities and transportation are incredibly cheap. Research your options for staying in this vibrant city and you could be jetting off to a new life of tapas and vino on your apartment balcony in no time at all.
Coffee Bay, South Africa
Looking for a quiet life by the sea? Look no further than the beautiful and serene Coffee Bay in South Africa, which couldn’t present a further contrast in lifestyle from the bustling city hub of Cape Town if it tried. Idyllic cliffs from where you can watch dolphins play, and wide-open green farmlands await you there for house prices of around $95,000, but only commit if you’re dreaming of an isolated paradise – the nearest big city, Durban, is 7 hours’ drive away…
Cheaper costs (and higher quality) of living are waiting to be found on the Indonesian island of Bali. Enjoy island life and waking up to ocean views and palm tree forests out of your window, for the relatively tiny price of $130,000 to own a 3-bedroom villa with its own pool; or the equivalent Indonesian Rupiah of $1176 monthly rent on average.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Away from the Spring Break center of Cancun, Mexican beach town Puerto Vallarta offers stunningly low cost of living and a large expat community where you’d feel right at home. While not famously known for its party lifestyle, its beaches, water sport facilities and nightlife scene are a close rival to Mexico’s bigger cities. Beachfront properties in Puerto Vallarta can be yours for around just $80,000 for a 2-bedroom villa.
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