Though the global pandemic may have changed the way we buy and sell real estate, desire for waterfront properties and the construction of new ocean-view residences haven’t halted. Experts say foreign buyers are poised to return to the U.S.’ high-end waterfront market, especially with lavish new developments underway. According to reports, the foreign one percent is still seeking the south Florida waterfront lifestyle. Some may want fabulous sprawling estates with plenty of space for privacy, while others opt for a low-maintenance option in an exclusive residential high-rise.

The sustenance and even growth of luxury oceanfront aspirations were reflected in Miami-Dade county’s jump in real estate sales throughout 2020. An upsurge of home sales by 16.6% year-over-year was reported by the Miami Association of Realtors. Amid a global pandemic, that is no small feat. Luxury real estate experts were quick to pivot to modern methods of showings, allowing endless ocean views to speak for themselves despite buyers perhaps not being able to see the home in person. Several off-site deals were done and virtual closings occurred as high-end buyers flocked to less dense ocean-view destinations.

And while inventory seems to be flying off the market, here we’ve curated several resort-style properties to choose from. Each with endless ocean views, these estates offer exclusivity, amenities and a lifestyle only possible in oceanfront estates. From the sandy beachfront mansions in California to the ocean and Intracoastal estates of Florida, some modern in stylings and others Mediterranean masterpieces, find the ocean-view residence of your dreams among the properties to follow. Even the most discriminating buyers are sure to be impressed by the homes on offer here.

Malibu, California
Chris Cortazzo | 310.457.3995

Malibu, California
Douglas Elliman
Ani Dermenjian | 310.738.0499

Manalapan, Florida
Premier Estate Properties
Pascal Liguori | 561.665.8177

Laguna Beach, California
Compass Newport Beach
Leo Goldschwartz | 714.719.0670

Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Lang Realty
Julie Ann Giachetti | 561.212.0022

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Robert Paul Properties, Inc.
Robert B. Kinlin

Miami Beach, Florida
Luxe Living Realty
Dora Puig | 305.673.6787