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For some home buyers seeking shelter from cold concrete jungles, finding the perfect sun-drenched vacation home or permanent residence means living near the sand and surf, not right on the beach. In this fantasy lifestyle series, potential homeowners tour different structures that offer the beach lifestyle at varying distances to the shore and have clear differences in space, amenities and views. After carefully considering options, the families decide how close to the beach their dream house will be.

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Three cousins have gathered in Galveston, Texas, to find a beach property where all their extended family can spend time together after being separated by Hurricane Harvey.
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A blended family of four is leaving Mississippi to live the beach life in Gulf Shores, Ala.; they hope to find a home with space to entertain that's close to the beach and has a bedroom for everyone.
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A couple looks to buy their first home in St. Petersburg, Fla.; they hope to find a property close to the beach that has room to grow and space to entertain family and friends that live in the area.
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An empty nester that spent years focusing on her career and kids is ready to move closer to the beach in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; she hopes to find a place with room for entertaining and enough space for her kids to visit.
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A couple that grew up in Florida's Siesta Key area are tired of renting and want to settle down; they are on the hunt for a home close to the beach so they can make it part of their active, everyday lifestyle.
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Soon-to-be empty nesters hunt for a home close to the beach in Ponce Inlet, Fla.; they want a property with space to entertain family and friends, but their wish list must-have is a place to store their boat.
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A military couple that has spent years stationed on separate bases is bringing their family back together in Gulfport, Miss.; they hope to find a home close to the beach where they can raise their daughter and space to entertain family and friends.
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After years of dreaming about relocating to the beach, a couple feels now is the right time to settle down on Dauphin Island, Ala.; they hunt for a property that has space for their boat, as well as enough room for visitors.
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An active couple that loves to surf as a family wants to find a place in Cocoa Beach, Fla., that's perfect for them and their two kids; their wish list includes enough bedrooms for everyone, a home office for her and close proximity to the beach.
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Newlyweds stationed in Florida for his Air Force job think now is the time to live the beach dream by buying a home in Navarre; they must commit quickly in the fast-paced market and hope to find a place with enough space for their future family.
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A New Jersey couple are looking for a slower pace with a move to Hampton Beach, N.H.; they love that the area combines the beach lifestyle with New England charm and hope to find a turnkey home with space for their sons to visit.
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A young couple decides the small beach community of Ormond Beach, Fla., is the perfect place to buy a first home; they search for a home with space to entertain friends and family.
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An Annapolis, Md., couple wants to move full-time to Ocean City; having grown up in the area, they're hoping to give their kids the same positive experiences that come with living near the world-famous boardwalk and gorgeous beaches.
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A couple relocates to the golfer's paradise of St. Simons Island, Ga.; knowing they'll be living in a hot spot for their favorite pastime, they must determine if they want to live on the beach, on a boat or somewhere in between.
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Rebecca is a successful business owner in San Diego and a busy single mom to three children; after years of renting, she wants to live in bohemian Ocean Beach, where she operates a spa; her sister, Betty, tags along to keep her on track.
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After living near Virginia Beach for years, a couple gets ready to take the plunge and live on the beach; they consider downsizing since most of their kids moved out.

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