There’s an old saying that as long as you can see the ocean, it doesn’t matter from where you see it. But old sayings are replaced by new expectations of sights and site when you’re standing on the deck of 53 Strand Beach Drive, watching the waves crash along the shore a mere few feet from your stunning oceanfront home.

This plush estate offers a rare opportunity to own a home right on the sand in the coveted community of The Strand. Known as one of Orange County’s most prestigious locations, The Strand is a 24-hour guard-gated community that includes a private beach club with a resort pool, fitness center, and upscale dining.

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With striking architecture, an oversized lot, and unmatched oceanfront elegance, this home stands out as one of The Strand’s most desirable offerings. Pristine living space spanning nearly 9,000 square feet has been designed to showcase breathtaking views throughout the home.

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Gaze at the wide expanse of blue with Catalina Island in the distance from the great room, with its detailed Mediterranean architecture and vaulted ceilings. Cook dinner in your gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, an immense center island, high-end appliances, and a pod dolphins frolicking in the surf just outside the breakfast room window. Step out onto the private balcony of the sumptuous master suite and watch the sun disappear into the horizon a deux.

Outside, an infinity pool and spa, tiered patio and landscape areas, extensive decking, a fire pit, and stone terraces overlook the sand and surf, continuing the luxurious feel and resort ambiance.

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Every detail of this home has been exquisitely designed for maximum appreciation of its location while also creating unique living spaces for everyday enjoyment and entertaining. A private sitting nook is the perfect place to unwind with a book among a sea of blue. A stone-walled wet bar affords a special view of another sort: right into the pool from under water.

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This home also offers six additional bedrooms, a theater room, and a romantic interior courtyard.

53 Strand Beach Drive is offered for $19,995,000 by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Newport Beach Fashion Island.