Absolute beachfront and absolutely divine: take your sandy toes to breakfast on your own deck.

Absolute beachfront. These two simple words conjure a whole holiday experience of salty skin, sandy feet and seaside rejuvenation. There’s nothing like skipping barefoot across your lawn down a sandy path to the beach.

Aussies love their care-free beachside holidays. Sometimes you crave big, open and airy rooms to help clear the cobwebs from your mind. Other times all you need is a cosy cliffside cottage with commanding views.

And if you can go shoeless from your deck to the dunes, then you’ll know the importance of absolute beachfront.

Here are our top suggestions for secret beach houses that deliver big, no matter what their size.

Black Diamond Beach House, Diamond Beach

Absolute beachfront plus a private plunge pool with snazzy cabana. Oh, and a pool table, pinball, hammock plus sauna too. This is luxurious beachfront living with unbeatable amenities for all ages, even your kids will think you’re rich.

Black Diamond at Diamond Beach.
Black Diamond at Diamond Beach.
Black Diamond at Diamond Beach.
Black Diamond at Diamond Beach.
Black Diamond at Diamond Beach.
Black Diamond at Diamond Beach.

12 Cliff Road, Forster

While not technically absolute beachfront, for a quick dip it’s just a quick skip across the road. And those amazing views of beautiful One Mile Beach can be enjoyed without even moving from your favourite spot on the balcony or lounge sofa. This is all-weather blissful perfection with Forster at its best.

12 Cliff Road at Forster.
12 Cliff Road at Forster.

Annie’s at Blueys, Blueys Beach

Absolute beachfront with uninterrupted panoramic views from the deck. This beach house is understated coastal luxe with seamless indoor-outdoor living, private decks and entertaining areas. Marrying seclusion with deluxe splendour, this place would look good on any magazine cover.

Annie's at Blueys Beach.
Annie's at Blueys Beach.
Annie's at Blueys Beach.
Annie's at Blueys Beach.

88South, Boomerang Beach

Absolute beachfront and where modern minimalism meets luxury and comfort. The multiple living spaces, sun-soaked decks and 13 metre lap pool of this architectural masterpiece are hard to surpass. And yes, it's actually already been featured in Vogue Living. It’s uber-contemporary and you’ll feel like a movie star here… this is how the Hemsworths (probably) live.

88South at Boomerang Beach.
88South at Boomerang Beach.
88South at Boomerang Beach.
88South at Boomerang Beach.
88 South kitchen dining
88South at Boomerang Beach.
88South at Boomerang Beach.
88South at Boomerang Beach.

Umi at Boomerang, Boomerang Beach

Absolute beachfront with absolute luxury, this is another contender for a front page feature. The added deluxe bonus here is for the lucky occupants of the beachfront bedroom: prop yourself against those plump pillows in bed with your morning cuppa and watch the sun rise over the beautiful Pacific Ocean. I’ll stay in bed a bit longer thanks.

Umi at Boomerang Beach.
Umi at Boomerang Beach.
Umi at Boomerang Beach.
Umi at Boomerang Beach.
Umi at Boomerang Beach.
Umi at Boomerang Beach.

Bask, Green Point

Who said absolute beachfront couldn’t be on a lake? This luxury holiday house fronts onto Wallis Lake south of Forster and it’s beautifully styled into Australian coastal luxe. Cross the lawns to the steps to the lake, there are paddle boards and kayaks provided. Or simply sip a few cocktails on the balcony with your bunch of girlfriends and do all that active stuff tomorrow.

Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.
Bask at Green Point on Wallis Lake.

Davies Cottage, Seal Rocks

Stunning beachfront views and within a national park? Nestled on a cliffside near Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse you’ll love the unobstructed views of Boat Beach and Sugarloaf Bay. Although there’s no direct access down the steep cliff to Boat Beach, you’ll feel very much like master and commander of everything you see from this deck. BYO captain’s hat and spyglass.

Davies Cottage Seal Rocks
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.
Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park at Seal Rocks.

Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages, Seal Rocks

Built in 1825 and carefully refurbished for modern comforts, these cottages offer heritage accommodation in a truly spectacular location. Surrounded by national park with unbeatable panoramic views, this isolated location is a reminder of how our entire coastline once looked: wild and beautiful. Follow the pathway down to Lighthouse Beach or simply revel in the views from the headland, day or night.

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Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Seal Rocks aerial
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks, sunrise

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