Ocean breezes and sandy feet, sunsets and a glass of Pinot Gris on your private deck. Ahhh. Nothing says a California summer like a cozy beach retreat. And while the first day of summer is still a few weeks away (June 21, to be exact), we’re already in a summer state of mind.

Whether you prefer the craggy coastline of Northern California’s Big Sur or Southern California’s warm white sand in San Diego, these beach houses listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage do nothing short of inspire. Sit back in your favorite beach chair and enjoy the golden dreams of a California summer…

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750 Gull Dr
Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Surround yourself with the sun and surf in this delightful beachfront home on acreage in Bodega Harbour. You can actually walk out your back door to the beach and become engrossed in stunning, whitewater views. (French bulldog not included).


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35057 Beach Road
Dana Point, CA 92624  

From the unobstructed views of the Pacific to the wide stretch of sand in Capistrano Beach, this elevator-serviced contemporary in Dana Point boasts over 3,800 square feet of pure sun-kissed summer enjoyment.  Take in the panoramas of the coastline while you sit on your living room, enclosed glass patio or coveted rooftop deck. Work? What work?


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3501 Ocean Drive
Oxnard, CA. 93035

A 3 bed-3 bath architectural right on the California beach…for under $5 million? This is one serious summertime steal. Situated on a corner oceanfront lot with 270-degree views of ocean, islands, dunes, harbor channel and mountain ranges, this thoughtfully designed contemporary in Oxnard has it all: unobstructed windows offering optimal beach viewing and four wonderful seaside decks (three ocean side and 1 marina side).

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17 South La Senda Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

An oceanfront home, almost. Either way, this 3,045-square-foot Tuvalu-designed abode in Laguna Beach’s private gate guarded Three Arch Bay offers all you really need for a summer to remember: ocean views from the main level and a convenient location just down the street from the community’s main beach stairs.


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5551 Warbler Way
La Jolla, CA 92037

This 4,309-square-foot La Jolla gem will sweep you away with its unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean, bay and city, all the way to the Los Coronados Islands of Mexico. In the evening, relax by the glow of your fire pit and enjoy the twinkling of the stars and the city lights. It will be a summer well-spent.