The Best South Florida Beachfront Homes for Sale

Everything you need to know about beachfront homes for sale in South Florida

Have you ever imagined walking out your backdoor and stepping onto a sandy beach? Finding the right beachfront property can be challenging due to limited available inventory and higher price points. That said, once you find the perfect beachfront home you’ll be living in paradise. In this blog, the David Siddons Group will examine beachfront living in South Florida and review some things you should know. This blog covers everything from Miami beachfront homes for sale all the way up to Vero Beach beachfront homes for sale. As always, call us with any questions regarding buying and selling beachfront property.

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The Best South Florida Beachfront Homes for Sale

Beach Erosion and Nourishment

Beaches vary and the choice of beach can be as important as your choice of a home. Several beaches in South Florida made the top 20 list for the state including Fort Lauderdale Beach, South Beach in Miami & Delray Beach to name a few. Things to consider include public access to the beach and whether the beach is “accreting”, (the natural process of beach growth) or prone to erosion. If the beach is eroding don’t despair. Many municipalities provide beach “nourishment” to replenish any erosion that naturally occurs. This is important information to know before purchasing. Below is a video showing the Miami Beach before and after nourishment.

The process of beach nourishments protects Miami Beach Oceanfront homes for sale, which are directly located on the sand.

Important Considerations when purchasing a beachfront home in South Florida

Now let’s take a look at the different elevations along the South Florida coastline. In the chart below it details the different elevations which range from 0 feet to 13 feet. This is an important consideration when purchasing any waterfront property. New guidelines have increased seawall height requirements from 3′ to 5′ in the coming years. Any elevation below 5′ could be susceptible to flooding. We strongly advise our buyers to understand elevations prior to a purchase decision. This chart below also details the average price per square foot for currently listed beachfront properties by neighborhood.

The 2020 Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Luxury Report: The (Socio) Economic and Demographic Influences in the Market

Some additional considerations when seeking a beachfront home include construction details such as: How many Auger Pilings were used to secure the structure?  Is there a generator? Does the property have a propane tank? Are the windows impact and do they filter the UV rays? What type of roofing material was used? Was waterproof paint used? Does the home come equipped with electric shutters or panels? When you work with the David Siddons Group we will get you the answers to these questions and more.

Now relax and let us find you a beachfront paradise to call your own.


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1. What are the Current Best New Condos in Miami?

If you want to hear in more details our opinions on the best new Miami new construction condos. Please read this article:Best New Construction Condos 2022-2023

2. What is the best New Construction Condo in Fort Lauderdale?

In our opinion, the Residences at Pier Sixty-six are certainly the most interesting and unique. Already well underway this 32 Acre project will be home to the first of its kind Marina where owners will be able to anchor up vessels up to a staggering 400 ft! For specifics of this project see our independent review of this project.

3. How can I compare the new luxury construction Condos to the best existing Luxury Condos in Miami? 

Our Best Luxury Condos in Miami article will prove to be very useful to those looking to compare the existing to the new. You may also want to watch this video which shows the performance of the best Condos in Miami over the last 15 years!


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