Orange County Waterfront Real Estate & Homes

Naturally, waterfront properties offer some of the most breathtaking real estate available in Orange County. The mighty Pacific Ocean affords the so-called "Gold Coast of California" with over 42 miles of coastline which provide an abundants of waterfront homes for sale. The Pacific Coast in Orange County is favored with such spectacular vistas that some observers have been impressed enough to dub it the "California Riviera"!

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Waterfront Homes for Sale in Orange County, CA

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$63,500,000
 

4100 Calle Isabella, San Clemente

9 Beds, 14 Baths, 15k SqFt
LA CASA PACIFICA IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OCEANFRONT ESTATE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Once home to President Richard M. Nixon, it has been the setting of numerous social and political events in its storied past. It is comprised of two parcels totaling 5.45 seaside acres with 480 lineal feet on the beach. Featured three times in Architectural Digest, the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture is both rustic and elegant. The gleaming white structures
$51,000,000
 

2431 Riviera Drive, Laguna Beach

6 Beds, 9 Baths, 10k SqFt
Among the truly private beaches in Southern California, Irvine Cove is the most scenic and tranquil. Situated in Laguna Beach, this idyllic cove has only five homes that open directly onto its sands. ‘Villa Dei Tramonti’ is the largest and most private of these five. Situated behind its own gate, the property features 180 lineal feet of frontage on the cove and its own private steps to the sand. Surrounded by spacious terraces and mature
$29,999,950
 

33 Strand Beach Drive, Dana Point

4 Beds, 8 Baths, 9,844 SqFt
Once you step beyond the fully disappearing glass walls, to the ocean-facing terraces overlooking the surf and sand, you enter an environment of beach-front living to rival the best resorts in the world. With this home’s brilliant panorama of the blue Pacific and direct beach access, a more sublime surf-front oasis would be a challenge to discover. This Balinese-style beach-front home, with more than 9,800 square feet of living space on three
$29,500,000
 

2529 S Coast, Laguna Beach

12 Beds, 11 Baths, 8,065 SqFt
A rare and exquisite historic gem on the "Riviera of America" 120 feet of private ocean front estate .Orginally built as a wedding gift and named after his wife Marion and named it "Mariona" by the famous hotelier and developer Frank Miller whom built the Riverside's famous Mission Inn. One of the most spectacular estates built in America on the ocean front of Laguna Beach, California. Known as the Castle by the Sea among
$28,500,000
 

86 Linda, Newport Beach

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 6,788 SqFt
One of the most impressive properties on Newport Harbor, this exquisite new Linda Isle residence takes in panoramic views of the main turning basin from throughout. Featuring 113’ on the water, this is one of the largest parcels on the bay. The inviting contemporary design, sheathed in metal and glass, is an impressive architectural achievement. A two-story, glass-walled entry gallery provides a dramatic introduction to the home. Inside,
$28,000,000
 

156 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

5 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,920 SqFt
This oceanfront estate parcel is on the sand in the esteemed private community of Emerald Bay. Held in the same family since 1932, ‘EL PARADOR’ presents a rare opportunity to buy the “best of the best” as the original owner had her choice of most any position on this scenic cove. The current offering was assembled in a recent merger of the original lot #156 with a substantial portion of the former lot #120, creating the newly expanded parcel
$26,500,000
 

92 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,109 SqFt
This extraordinary property offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the few, but celebrated properties along the highly coveted front row of Emerald Bay, a treasured enclave of seaside homes nestled between the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the hillsides of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Magnificent, extraordinary, and unparalleled are words that only begin to describe this wonderful property located at the center of what
$25,995,000
 

31 Strand Beach Drive, Dana Point

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 7,781 SqFt
Casa Paraiso challenges the nomenclature of design and refuge for premier Oceanfront Living. Vanishing walls open up the heart of it’s living space directly on to the blue Pacific Ocean and sandy beach, while massive art walls and fireplaces warm your soul. It’s difficult to choose which venue within this resplendent vocabulary of creature comforts beckons to you the most. It is likely to be the oceanfront pool cabana that sits at the base of
$25,000,000
 

19 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,900 SqFt
Located in the prestigious gated community of Lagunita, this prime ocean front estate with private steps to the sand will impress even the most discerning clientele. Walking distance from shopping and the Montage Resort, this Mediterranean custom villa is three levels of pure architectural elegance. Built from the ground up in 2007, it boasts 4,900 square feet of luxurious living with large terraces that flow seamlessly from the interior space
$22,900,000
 

57 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,339 SqFt
THIS SPECTACULAR AND NEWLY CONSTRUCTED OCEANFRONT HOME IN THE 24 HOUR GATED COMMUNITY OF MONARCH BAY ON LAND PURCHASED BY OWNER (FEE LAND) (not leased land) AND FEATURES A COASTAL MEDITERRANEAN DESIGN BY THE RENOUNED ARCHITECT, RICHARD LANDRY, ON LARGE LOT WITH BREATHTAKING WHITEWATER, COASTLINE, AND OCEAN VIEWS. THE HOME INCLUDES A SECURITY GATED COURTYARD WITH FOUNTAIN, LARGE FORMAL LIVING AND DINING ROOM WITH STONE ANTIQUE FIREPLACE AND
$21,995,000
 

12 Bay Island, Newport Beach

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,226 SqFt
Among the most coveted, landmark properties in Orange County, this private seaside sanctuary captures shimmering harbor views from the heart of Newport Beach. Only the finest craftsmanship, finishes and appointments are showcased within the phenomenal estate, which embraces 280-degree views of the harbor, a private beach, surrounding islands and peninsulas, picture-perfect sunsets, city lights and passing sailboats. Sleek, contemporary style is
$19,995,000
 

24 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach

4 Beds, 7 Baths, 5,800 SqFt
Simple, elegant and flawlessly composed, this new oceanfront residence rests on the sands of the most scenic cove in Laguna Beach. Situated in the private community of Lagunita - a stone’s throw from the renowned Montage Resort - the location is perfect. The house is a study in refinement, uncommon quality and architectural achievement. Designed by the acclaimed architect Stephen Kanner and sheathed in metal and glass, it is a translucent
$19,995,000
 

168 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

5 Beds, 7 Baths, 5,850 SqFt
Unveiling one of Southern California’s most opulent oceanfront estates perched above Emerald Bay’s coveted private beach. From the moment upon entering and from nearly every room of this modern masterpiece, enjoy captivating waves crashing and vast coastline and city lights views extending for miles down the Gold Coast. Sophisticated in design, the dramatic voluminous ceilings and natural light accentuated by floor to ceiling windows, enhance
$19,950,000
 

2033 Bayside Drive, Corona Del Mar

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,500 SqFt
Situated directly along the shimmering waters of Newport Harbor in Southern California’s prestigious beach-side community of Corona del Mar, this impressive custom estate designed by architect Brion Jeannette offers waterfront living without compare. Glide-away glass doors and vast picture windows blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, offering easy access and unparalleled views of: a pier, dock for a large yacht, passing sailboats,
$18,995,000
 

2661 Victoria Drive, Laguna Beach

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,500 SqFt
This contemporary Victoria Beach home offers some of the best views in Laguna. The preferred orientation takes in Catalina sunsets, coastal lights, and glorious crashing waves to the north and south. Wrapped in floor to ceiling glass, the 6,500 square foot home unfolds over three levels - all opening to broad limestone terraces. Excellent design creates the ultimate setting for both large-scale entertaining and private enjoyment. The home has
$18,500,000
 

31945 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,560 SqFt
Oceanfront elegance beyond imagination. Set to a stunning backdrop of Pacific Ocean views, imagine the mesmerizing sound of crashing waves from this residence of timeless architecture which features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 5,560 square feet of incomparable amenities.You enter this modern masterpiece of art on the top level, through the automotive museum with ocean views. With an elevator serving all levels, each floor offers new wonders. The
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$17,995,000
 

13 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 6,465 SqFt
Premier oceanfront masterpiece on Victoria Beach in the private,exclusive gated community of Lagunita! Enjoy the waves rolling on the sand and Catalina Island sunsets from this spectacular 4 bedroom, 5 bath home, plus guest quarters and office. Living levels connect directly to the beach with home's private stairway, this provides easy access “toes in the sand” onto one of Southern California’s most renowned beaches. Walls of glass bring
$17,700,000
 

31921 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

4 Beds, 8 Baths, 8,350 SqFt
An ocean estate that can only be imagined! Never to be constructed or duplicated again - no other residence has the size, privacy, quality and amenities of this magnificent property! Privately gated modern masterpiece offering elements inclusive of an infinity pool and spa, commercial grade elevator, private beach area, sand front cabana, and grassy lawn rarely available in oceanfront living today. Architecturally pleasing with contemporary
$16,999,000
 

1 Harbor Island Island, Newport Beach

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,607 SqFt
Situated within the prestigious gated enclave of Harbor Island, this palatial waterfront property is one of the most stunning works of architecture on the harbor. Designed by renowned architect CJ Light, the island’s most coveted address – One Harbor Island – boasts remarkable views from nearly every room. The 11,300 ASF lot possesses an impressive 134 feet of prime Bay frontage and 4,500 ASF of indoor living space. Comprised of several dynamic
$16,995,000
 

40 N La Senda Drive, Laguna Beach

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,545 SqFt
Breathtaking panoramic ocean views surround this rare beachfront estate in the exclusive seaside community of Three Arch Bay. Gracefully situated above a private cove and completely immersed in nature, the magnificent setting includes cobblestone paths that wind through the grounds, an oceanfront terrace spanning the width of the property, and an awe-inspiring lighthouse complete with viewing room and bathroom. Built by Edward H. Griffith, a
$16,000,000
 

1 Ritz Cove Drive, Dana Point

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 7,543 SqFt
Reminiscent of classic villas along the Mediterranean Riviera, this stunning oceanfront home offers a luxurious seaside living experience enhanced with every modern convenience. Gracing a premium oceanfront site in the exclusive enclave of Ritz Cove, this stylish palazzo impresses with classic Renaissance architecture redefined with contemporary accents. Craftsmanship and layers of fine materials are articulated throughout and include
$15,995,000
 

33 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point

5 Beds, 7 Baths, 10.9k SqFt
This stunning oceanfront home is angled on an elevated promontory capturing miles of uninterrupted coastline and cerulean blue ocean as far as the eye can see. Built in 2003, the spacious 10,900 square foot contemporary home unfolds with an impressive entry, wide gallery halls, volume ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass, wonderful natural light and warm ocean breezes. The breathtaking ocean views extend past broad limestone terraces while a
$15,989,000
 

989 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,158 SqFt
The prime Laguna Beach oceanfront locations are predominantly those selected in the 1920’s. Constructed for the J. Roy Smith ranching family in 1928, 989 Cliff Drive is an estate-style home with one of those choice locales on renowned Shaw’s Cove in Laguna Beach. The classically designed Mediterranean Revival beach-front home has been restored gloriously, and the promontory placement affords stunning ocean views from the multiple beachfront
$14,995,000
 

1752 E Oceanfront, Newport Beach

4 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,000 SqFt
Newly built in 2010, this Hamptons-inspired custom estate boasts 60 feet of beach frontage on Peninsula Point, the most prestigious and private neighborhood along the Newport Beach oceanfront. With panoramic beach and ocean vistas, the property enjoys southern views of the harbor entrance and famed surf spot The Wedge, as well as hills of both Newport Coast and Laguna Beach, and views to the west of the Balboa Pier, Catalina Island, rolling sand

More About Orange County Waterfront Real Estate & Homes For Sale

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Property for sale along the Orange County waterfronts of San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach and Long Beach range from enormous mansions to single family homes, and from multi-family residences to high-end condominiums.  Harbor homes, ocean front homes, and lake front homes for sale in Orange County all offer access to some of the finest and most popular waterfront in the world.

Of course, anyone who is seriously interested in purchasing waterfront property in Orange County will recognize that this kind of Real Estate simply commands higher prices than most other areas.  After all, the Gold Coast of Orange County offers some of the most sought after Real Estate in Southern California!  However, because of the prestige of waterfront homes in this area, owners can rest assured that they truly are in possession of something valuable and extraordinary.

In addition to the inherent beauty and long-term value of Orange County waterfront property, the area itself is the home of some of the world's most popular and enjoyable attractions.  These will include the Disney Resort and California Adventure, Mission San Juan Capistrano (also known as "The Jewel of the Missions"), and Knott's Berry Farm.

Explore Orange County Waterfront Communities

waterfront-homes-for-saleThe waterfront cities and towns in Orange County are a great place for many people looking for first-rate property, ranging from communities that are perfect for those who appreciate a true, laid back Southern California lifestyle--but with all of the amenities Orange County is known to possess.  Others are significantly more developed, but all the while retain a distinctly relaxed lifestyle.

A favorite Orange County community that offers waterfront homes for sale set on the pristine South Coast is Laguna Beach.  This area has become something of a site for art lovers.  Laguna Beach now draws large numbers of area residents and tourists each summer to attend the local Art-A-Fair, Festival of the Arts, Pageant of the Masters, and The Sawdust Festival.

To the north lies the wonderful city of Huntington Beach, also known to the locals as "Surf City."  This waterfront scene is recognized internationally as one of the hubs of surfing, thanks in part to the fact that Huntington Beach hosts a number of major surfing competitions--including the U.S. Open of surfing.  Even in the winter, the waterfront of Orange County is a great place to be.  The beachfront glistens as Huntington Harbor, Newport Harbor, and Dana Point Harbor all get into the holiday spirit to brighten up the winter nights with festive boat parades.  All three of these cities-Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Dana Point-are tremendous waterfront locations that offer extravegant waterfront homes for sale for the best in seaside living.  Indeed, Corona Del Mar lives up to the very embodiment of its name: "Crown of the Sea."  All along the 42 miles of scenic Orange County coastline, and inland at points like the twin lakes of Lake Forest, waterfront properties provide some of the finest residential options for sale in California.

oceanfront-homes-for-saleIt is also no secret that Orange County features true excellence in education, beginning with first-rate private Montessori offerings and award-winning preschools and elementary schools for the younger set.  In addition, the public high schools in Orange County regularly rank among the top schools in the United States.  Of course, Orange County also has prestigious private colleges along with University of California campuses to provide undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of all kinds.

The fact that Orange County offers excellent business options-not to mention a very reasonable round trip commute to Los Angeles-only adds to the waterfront's real estate appeal.  Add the practicality of the proximity to business together with the almost unlimited recreational opportunities, and Orange County waterfront Real Estate becomes almost unbeatable. Truly, quality of life is Orange County's greatest resource, with amenities that run the gamut from some of the nation's best golf courses, to countless miles of biking, hiking, and equestrian trails, this area has it all.

If you would like further information or assistance regarding waterfront real estate and available homes for sale in Orange County communities like San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach and Long Beach, please use the form below to contact us:

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