With summer on the way, there would be nothing better than to wake up and look out your window at the picturesque Aussie coastline, and head out for a quick swim or surf before work… if only you could afford it.
Well, we’ve got news for you – beach-side living isn’t just for the rich and famous! We’ve found the best beach-side bargain homes around the country, so even those of us on a tight budget can experience coastal bliss…
With a massive median unit price of $1.1 million, you might think living beside one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Bondi, is an unattainable dream. But this cute little apartment on Old South Head Road is here to prove you wrong. Listed for sale at just $639,000, it would be perfect for a couple or young single, and has the value-add of off-street parking. When you’re not lounging on the beautiful beach, you can hit up one of the fantastic cafes or restaurants in the area for a feast.
Units in Fremantle have a median price of $595,000, while houses currently hover around the $710,000 mark, however you could save over $100,000 if you’re lucky enough to purchase this Watkins Street home! It has three spacious bedrooms and luxurious stone bench tops in a pretty leafy setting, combining the best of both worlds – the seaside and the Aussie bush! The best part is, the current owners are looking for offers over $595,000!
South Australia’s premier beach, Glenelg, has a premium price tag to match. The median house price is $832,500, while for units it is $450,000. But you can still snap up a bargain in this beachside suburb. This Darwin Street townhouse is listed for sale with a price guide of $529,000 to $559,000. Brand new, with three bedrooms and a double carport, its roomy enough for a young family, and the location couldn’t be better, as Jetty Road is just a stone’s throw away.
St Kilda is the perfect spot, where inner-city convenience meets beachside bliss, but living here also comes with a hefty mortgage. The median house price in St Kilda is $1.62 million, while a unit will set you back around $536,000. This one-bedroom apartment on Fitzroy Street has it all – stunning views, walkable lifestyle, and an affordable price guide of just $360,000 to $395,000. The question is, will you even have time to relax on the balcony and enjoy the scenery? Or will you be too busy making your way through all the bars and boutiques in this hip suburb?
How does living in an apartment a mere 700 metres from the world-famous Gold Coast beach, for less than $250,000 sound? This one-bedroom apartment in Broadbeach is for sale for just $226,000 – a whopping $200,000 less than the median unit price of $450,000! It’s in a leafy complex with a pool, close to Pacific Fair, and would make a great home for an owner-occupier, or a lucrative holiday let for an investor.
The median house price in the beachside hotspot of Cronulla is sizeable at $2.2 million, and even units are approaching the $850,000 mark. But it’s possible to get into the market here for a lot less than that – just take a look at this Gunnamatta Road property. It’s an absolute bargain, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, original high ceilings and polished timber floors. It’s sure to be snapped up by a lucky family in no time!