When you live in on the ocean, time isn’t measured by looking at a clock. At the beach, you live with the currents, and time is marked by the ebb and flow of the tide, or by rosey sunrises and fiery sunsets. When you live at the beach, your front lawn is a dune, your back yard ends at the horizon, and a swim in the ocean requires just a few steps from your door. At night, the sounds of the waves lapping at the shore lull you to sleep, and in the morning, you wake to the sheer beauty and power of the ocean right outside your windows.
The view changes every day. The mood of the ocean is different; the color of the sky changes; the dunes move and shift. Each day has its own personality. It’s like buying the most spectacular painting in the world and watching it change every day.
In Brevard, oceanfront property is the most highly prized of all residential real estate, and a highly sought after investment. It’s the pinnacle, there is no other place like it. You can buy a beautiful estate on a pond or a lake and it can be anywhere in the world, but nothing else looks like, feels like, or compares to the cachet of living on the beach.
Although oceanfront inventory is relatively scarce along the 40+ miles of beaches that stretch from Jetty Park, Cape Canveral to Sebastian Inlet, Melbourne Beach, contrary to what one might guess, prices cover a wide range. You can buy a 2 bedroom condo overlooking the ocean for as little as $250,000 or you can spend up to $5 million for a palatial oceanfront home. Architectural styles run the gamut too, from glass-walled, white modern contemporaries surrounded by wide decks, to majestic shingled country mansions that look like they were plucked from a storybook and nestled into the dunes. They all have one thing in common: the view.
DeWayne Carpenter has been selling oceanfront properties for 17 years and personally lives on the beach with his family. The beach is such a zen experience, the sounds of the waves are just as important as the views. It’s like being on vacation year round! Anytime of the day or night you can sit on your deck and listen to the ocean, and the rest of the world disappears. Once you fall in love with the ocean, there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Selling or Buying Oceanfront, contact Carpenter / Kessel, your waterfront experts with 47 years combined experience. View the Oceanfront inventory from the categories below