Real Estate

Wave of beach box buys floods peninsula market

Written by The ReReport
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A beach box is the ultimate spot for a summer’s day — for those lucky enough to own one.

And now a bevy of beach buys are up for sale across the Mornington Peninsula.

A charming spot walking distance from shops and cafes, Beach Box 198, Dromana Foreshore is on the market with a $230,000-$240,000 price guide.

Kay & Burton listing agent Meg Pell said beach boxes were a popular lifestyle purchase, and nostalgia could be part of their popularity.

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But practicality was another reason — families could keep everything from kayaks to boogie boards, buckets and spades at hand without having to pack the car for each beach trip.

“People love them, children have wonderful memories of them, and it’s a great way to spend a day at the beach,” Ms Pell said.

There were often one or two on the market, but now was peak season for beach boxes and boat shed listings as holidays were on the horizon.

“They are snapped up pretty quickly,” she said.

The listing is among a host of other beach boxes and boat sheds for sale, with six-figure price tags in tow.

In Mornington, Beach Box 36, Mills Beach is on the market with a $265,000 price guide.

McEwing & Partners Mornington have listed the box with views to Mornington Harbour and the city skyline.

The well-maintained box is among a strip of other colourful boxes, and offers plenty of storage space behind large double doors.

A budget buy is up for grabs with Beach Box 97, Rosebud for sale with a $20,000-$25,000 price guide. Listed by Barry Plant, Rosebud, the cute red and blue box is on the foreshore close to Rosebud Hotel, the village green and bowls club.

The listing describes it as “the most affordable beach box in Rosebud”.

It’s hard to picture a more perfect spot for a sunset drink than this Mt Eliza beauty.

In a secluded spot with a handful of others, Beach Box 100, Earimil Beach South is on the market with a $150,000 price guide.

Listed by Eview Group Mt Eliza, it comes with a rotating extendible bar, its own deck area, side door access and secure storage underneath — plus breathtaking views across Port Phillip Bay.

Elsewhere in Mt Eliza, Beach Box 51, Ranelagh Beach is for sale for $150,000.

The sunny spot is on one of Mt Eliza’s most pristine beaches, with bay and city skyline views. It comes “meticulously maintained and furnished”, according to the listing with Hocking Stuart Mt Eliza and Mornington. Ranelagh Club is a walk away.

Nestled in the trees on the Capel Sound Foreshore, Boatshed 55, Rosebud is on the market with a $130,000-$143,000 price guide. It’s for sale with Freedom Property.

With double doors opening to water views, the box has been “recently rebuilt and of larger than usual proportions”, according to the listing.

It’s close to Capel Sound shops, the Bay Trail and parks.

Elsewhere in the region, solid brick shed Boatshed 179, Rosebud is on the foreshore and has a $90,000-$95,000 price guide, listed with Ash Marton Realty Frankston.

Granger Estate Agents has listed a well-maintained box a stroll from shops, Beach Box 58, Dromana, with a $155,000-$165,000 price guide, while Flynn & Co Real Estate are selling Beach Box 175, Rosebud with a $109,000 price guide.

The peninsula property market was “having a good season”, Ms Pell said.

“Melbourne has dropped in price, but it’s so far, so good here,” she said. “There is still demand, and it’s going well.”

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