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5 Bay Area beach houses to keep you cool all summer

Surf and home turf

As the summer months approach, so does one’s desire to hit the beach and stay there. Here are a handful of abodes situated right by or very close to the ocean. From Santa Cruz to Stinson Beach, here are five beach houses perfect for those warm summer months.

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337 Seadrift - Stinson Beach

Located on the wide Bolinas Lagoon, this midcentury-modern home comes with three beds, two baths, and 2,295 square feet. Located in the exclusive (read: gated) Seadrift Community, this pad features, in addition to unbridled ocean access, tennis courts and an entertaining patio worthy of regular feting. Asking is $4,195,000.

370 Calle Del Mar - Stinson Beach

This industrial-chic abode comes with three beds, two baths, and approximately 2,000 square feet. It also does away with oceanic cliches too often found inside beach homes. Instead, harder elements like corrugated steel and concrete tiles provide a stunning contrast to the sand and surf a few blocks away. Asking is $2.5 million.

2870 South Palisades Avenue - Santa Cruz

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227 Third Avenue - Santa Cruz

And who could forget this one-of-a-kind gem, a kooky throwback in a city full of kooky throwbacks. Wood elements mix with stone elements mix with tile elements. Fascinating, to say the least. Asking is $1.8 million.

314 W Cliff Drive - Santa Cruz

A 1911 home overlooking the Pacific seems like it’s been barely touched over the years. Featuring eight beds, eight baths, and a whopping 6,325 square feet, it’s asking $5,888,888.

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37711 Breaker Reach Road - Sea Ranch

A 1971 Charles Moore gem, featured in the New York Times and Dwell Magazine, comes in a three beds, four and a half baths, and 2,442 square feet. Multiple levels, wood accents, angles, and steel beams highlight this home. Asking is $2,875,000.