With the last few weeks of winter fast approaching, we’re eager to swap our winter coats for swimmers and embrace the warm weather ahead.
The Australian coastline is freckled with countless beaches, from stretching shorelines in popular tourist hubs to secluded hideaways. While many of these surpass the million dollar mark, if you look in the right places, you can find some hidden gems that won’t break the bank.
For those dreaming of a holiday house by the beach to unwind and relax in the summer months or those looking to earn some extra cash through running an Airbnb - we’ve found the best beachside bargain properties for sale right now.
Let’s take a look at 7 stunning beach houses for under $500k.
1. 30 Lenneberg Street, Southport QLD - $425,000
This modern and surprisingly spacious tiny house stands at 70m2. It’s clever design incorporates the full use of natural light making the area feel bright and roomy.
Location wise, it doesn’t get better than this. Positioned in Southport, a popular coastal suburb in Queensland, this house offers the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle with shopping centres, parklands and beaches all within walking distance.
With two bedroom and two bathrooms, this beach house is decked out with the latest applicances as well as split system air conditioning to keep you cool as the temperature rises.
2. 86 Fifth Avenue, Rosebud VIC - $475,000 - $495,000
Boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two parking spaces and an abundance of storage, this place has everything you need for a great weekend away. Originally a fishing community in the 1850’s, Rosebud is now a popular beach spot for locals.
Only an hour drive from Melbourne CBD, this beach house also ticks all the boxes for a savvy investor.
3. 8/24 Golden Avenue, Bonbeach VIC - $465,000 - $485,000
Newly renovated with timber floors, stylish kitchen and brand new appliances, this open plan property is sure to impress.
Clear waters and white sands of Bonbeach Beach are only 500m away and a short stroll will get you to local shops and public transport.
4. 15 Allamanda Street, Cooya Beach QLD - $379,000
If you're looking for a place to entertain family and friends this summer, this is the one. This renovated beach house in Queensland features three beds, two baths and a whopping six parking spaces.
Featuring a decked outdoor entertainment area, in-ground swimming pool and Cooya beach just minutes away, there’s plenty to do to keep everyone happy!
5. 1/1 Baronia Crescewnt, Holloways Beach QLD - $290,000
You can’t go past the price with this one. Only 12 minutes drive north of Cairns City, this beachside bargain gets you two bedrooms, one bath and two parking spots as well as a huge outdoor entertaining area.
Feeling the heat of the summer? Take a 10 minute walk to Holloways Beach or stay in and take a dip in the in-ground saltwater pool.
6. 7/7-9 Wallace Street, Swansea NSW - $400,000 - $440,000
Looking for a little adventure? You can snag a beachside bargain in NSW if you look in the right places.
Just under two hour drive from Sydney, Swansea is close to ocean beaches, famous sea caves and Wallarah National Park. Part of the City of Lake Macquarie, this charming town is the go to place for those looking to get away from the city.
If you’re up for fun and adventure, Swansea has it all - from sailing and surfing to walking trails and mountain biking.
After an action packed summer's day, you would want nothing more than to retreat to this bright and modern two bedroom house nestled close to shopping precincts and transport.
7. 59/319 Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore QLD - $435,000
Known for its beautiful beaches and river views, Maroochydore is ideal for those wanting a relaxing and carefree summer. Known as the cultural capital of the Sunshine Coast, this thriving suburb offers the best of beachlife and nightlife.
Located on the peaceful banks of the Maroochy River, this two bedroom, two bathroom villa is close to everything you need.
Looking forward to just winding back? Chill out on the spacious deck enjoying the summer breeze and nestle in with a good book.