Best Beach Bargains in California for $5 Million (and Under)

Breathtaking views. The sea-salt air. The sound of waves crashing nearby. The Pacific Ocean is not only an energizing force, but an inspiring setting in which to call home. Of course, that’s easier said than done in California. With only so much coastline in the Golden State left, beach houses naturally command the highest real estate values — and prices are not going down any time soon. So, you may be wondering if there any affordable beachside or close-to-beach locations left. The answer is, yes — but you may need to adjust your definition of “affordable.” (After all, there’s “California affordable” and then there’s everything else).

Where are the best beach bargains in Southern California right now? Let’s explore.

4485 Adams St 
Carlsbad
$4,690,000

Enjoy your own personal paradise in Carlsbad. This contemporary waterfront home is a private resort destination within itself. Built in 2009, the home represents a flawless blend of modernist-, Craftsman- and Hawaiian- style architecture and features an open floor-plan with up and downstairs great rooms. Modern angles and sleek features meet warm wood tones, striking a perfect balance between beach resort and modern. An iconic pool with cascading waterfalls and spa, overlooks the flagship attraction of this estate, your own private beach! Perfection.

1350 S Coast Hwy 101 
Encinitas
$5,690,000

Just a little above $5 million, this custom Old World California oceanfront masterpiece in Encinitas is a dream. You’ll literally be steps away from the world famous Swami’s beach. Watch the sunset over the Pacific every night and have your toes in the sand every day minutes after stepping out your front door. Live here and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every day, at the finest resort. One of six ocean front Encinitas homes within the Cardiff school district.

903 Buena Vista #1
San Clemente
$1,999,999

The panoramic coastline and white water ocean views are enough to make you fall in love with this sweet and spacious 3-bedroom condo in San Clemente.  Recently updated and remodeled with immaculate detail, The residence is a must-see. A one-of-a-kind enclosed entrance greets you at the front door. As you enter, you can’t help but notice the outstanding ocean views and large open floor plan. The gorgeous kitchen boasts beautiful cabinetry with a large center island and a modern feel. Rich details, from travertine floors throughout to large French doors that open to the spacious wrap around patio and make you feel like you are over the ocean, combine to create an unparalled beach setting. The beach and white water views are endless from San Clemente Pier to Dana Point and Catalina.SaveSave