5 Stunning Oceanfront Communities

5 Stunning Oceanfront Communities

Few master-planned communities give residents the opportunity to stay active while still enjoying a relaxing and laid-back lifestyle like those situated on the water. Specifically, oceanfront communities come with a wave of incomparable perks all their own—the gentle sea breezes, the sunrises, the sunsets, the fresh seafood, the distinct sounds and smells…and so much more.

But finding the perfect oceanfront retirement community can be challenging. With great expectations (and often lofty budgets) potential homeowners have a well-defined checklist of everything their oceanfront community must have.

To help make sure you check the boxes before deciding, we’ve assembled a list of luxury communities defined by posh, elegance, and year-round beach vibes. Here are five of the most stunning oceanfront communities for active adults.

Kukui‘ula- Koloa, HI

Kukui'ula is a private resort oceanfront community on the island of Kaua'i’s south shore in 'okina Hawaii. Surrounded by the classic Hawaiian landscape of mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this luxurious island community is perfect for retirees, active adults, and families alike. The impressive array of exclusive amenities include a 21,000 square foot clubhouse, Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, full-service spa,10-acre farm, an abundance of on-site recreational activities, and elevated dining options.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club- Vero Beach, FL

With a unique barrier island setting, this 600-acre private club community is located in the seaside town of Orchid, just north of Vero Beach on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by the scenic Indian River Lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway, tropical elegance defines this oceanfront community. Amenities within the intimate club include a championship Arnold Palmer golf course, an active fitness and tennis center, a spa, and an elegant Beach Club including terrace bar & lounge, dining room and oceanside pool.

Delta Coves- Bethel Island, CA

In the heart of the California Delta, this waterfront community provides fast and easy access to more than 1,000 miles of waterways and fast waters for unlimited boating, fishing, and water sports. The Island Camp is Delta Coves' private club and social hub of the community—a 15,000-square-foot facility with a fitness center, movement studio, club room, game pavilion, swimming pools, a beach-style bar overlooking the water, and much more.

Brays Island- Sheldon, SC

Located between Charleston and Savannah, this 5,500-acre oceanfront community is set against a striking coastal Lowcountry backdrop. Acclaimed as “America’s Premier Sporting Community,” Brays Island offers a range of quality amenities, including hunting and shooting facilities, over 60 miles of equestrian trails, fresh and saltwater fishing, Har-Tru tennis courts with river views, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Ron Garl.

Residence Club at Ocean Reef Club- Key Largo, FL

A luxury condominium community that’s invitation only, residents of this oceanfront community in Key Largo are treated to all the spoils. It’s all about exclusivity here, with private access to a wellness spa & salon, fitness center, indoor and outdoor dining with visiting chefs, bistro for breakfast & lunch, a movie theater, piano bar, golf simulator, an outdoor swimming pool, and much more. In addition, the club offers quick access to Ocean Reef Club’s marina, golf courses, private airport, tennis center, and numerous amenities.

Want to see more oceanfront communities? View the full list of over 40 communities on PCR’s website here.