Some of the most expensive property in all of the U.S. is clustered along a few stretches of sand that almost no on can afford. In the Hamptons, the bottom of the market for an oceanfront single family home exceeds $5 million. In Malibu, a small house sitting on the sand will set someone back a minimum of $2 million and the market climbs steeply from there to more than $20 million. But what if the budget for a beach house, a real honest to goodness waterfront house in a beach community tops out at $500,000? Can it still be done? The answer is yes, but budget-minded beach house buyers have to be willing to go out of the most expensive beach towns to be able to set down roots in the sand. Photo Credit: Windermere Real Estate
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