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The World’s Best Sea Views, Sunsets, And Beaches…Right On Your Doorstep

Surf, sand, scuba diving, lazing on the beach, watching sunsets while sipping aperitifs…that all sounds like the perfect vacation destination, doesn’t it? But here’s some really good news: It could also be a description of your new retirement home.

As the Northern Hemisphere slowly creeps its way out of winter, we went on a virtual tour to find you properties located within a stone’s throw of five of the world’s best beaches…with sunshine and beautiful sunsets aplenty.

Ideal Beach Retirement Option #1: Gundogan, Bodrum, Turkey

Just a few meters from the Aegean Sea, this two-level, three-bedroom, three-bath home includes a private jetty for mooring and a shared swimming pool. The 140-square-meter property comes with air conditioning, open fireplace, fitted kitchen, terrace, and 24/7 security. It also has rental potential. Asking price: 208,420 euro.

Ideal Beach Retirement Option #2: Stella Maris, Maio, Cape Verde

This west-facing, secluded, two-bedroom, two-bath villa sits 15 meters from a clifftop with steps down to a private beach and the clear, deep water of the Atlantic Ocean. The property includes an infinity pool, large terrace, and private garden. The villa is for sale by the owner and is also operated as a vacation rental. Asking price: 175,000 pounds sterling.

Ideal Beach Retirement Option #3: Postira, Brac Island, Croatia

This 62-square-meter, two-bedroom, one-bathroom luxury ground-floor apartment is within 100 meters of Postira Beach on the Mediterranean’s Dalmatian Coast. The property has a 9-square-meter terrace with sea views. Income potential from rentals is detailed on the developer’s website. Construction work is completed; installations and finishing work is in progress. Asking price: 165,000 euro.

Ideal Beach Retirement Option #4: Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Here’s a back-to-basics, 100-square-meter, two-bedroom, one-bath beach bungalow, just a two-minute walk to a Caribbean beach. The property includes a tropical garden, drinking quality water-well, basic kitchen, cable/satellite TV, and a terrace. The price has been reduced from US$129,000 to US$59,000.

Ideal Beach Retirement Option #5: Boracay, Philippines

This three-level, 163-square-meter villa overlooks Diniwid Beach just 50 meters from Boracay’s famous White Beach and is located within the Tropicana Ocean Villas compound. The ground floor could be used as a self-contained unit with the main living area on the second level and the master bedroom on the top floor with a private terrace facing the sea. Asking price: US$290,000.

Lucy Culpepper

Editor’s Note: Further details and photos of these five top retire-to-the-beach options are featured in this month’s issue of the Overseas Retirement Letter, in production now. Subscribers should look for it in their e-mailboxes on the 15th.

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