5 beachside apartments you can buy for under $500k

By: Sarah Tayler: February 12, 2019, Updated: February 21, 2019

The first week with the kids back at school has flown by, and your summer holiday on the coast already feels like a distant dream. We’ve all been there. The back to work blues get you every time. It’s the time of year when city dwellers spend all day dreaming of getting their own beachside apartment — whether to live in permanently, retire to, or just use as a weekend escape — February coffee breaks around Australia are almost guaranteed to be spent googling idyllic beach houses.

If you are guilty of the après-beach holiday googling, and have always wanted to own your own property by the ocean, but thought you couldn’t afford it…think again. These new Gold Coast apartments offer everything you need for the perfect beachside pad, all for under $500,000! With excellent views, sea breezes aplenty, and the water just metres from your door — these five off-the-plan apartments on the Gold Coast would make a great first home, rental property, holiday home, or retirement investment.

Brightwater | Labrador

If you want to enjoy the rest of summer from your beachside abode, Brightwater Labrador could be for you! Ready to move into now, these recently completed brand-new apartments have “beach day” written all over them and are just 200 metres from the water. With only 35 apartments over nine levels, some with great views of the Broadwater. Coupled with a communal pool and gym, underground parking, and spacious balconies — ideal for lazy summer days — these apartments are a steal! If you want to use your new apartment as an investment, the rental income is estimated at $500 – $580 per week and the body corp is relatively low at $53 per week. Hurry, only five apartments still for sale… all between 99m² – 105m², with east facing balconies and one car park.

Two-bedroom apartments at Brightwater from $440,000.

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Brightwater Apartments Labrador. Image provided by developer.
Brightwater apartments for sale labrador 1
Brightwater Apartments Labrador. Image provided by developer.
Brightwater apartments for sale labrador
Brightwater Apartments Labrador. Image provided by developer.
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Brightwater Apartments Labrador. Image provided by developer.
Brightwater apartments for sale labrador 1
Brightwater Apartments Labrador. Image provided by developer.
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Brightwater apartments for sale labrador 1
Brightwater apartments for sale labrador
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Brightwater apartments for sale labrador 1

Summit | Labrador

Having recently started construction, the 83 one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Summit Labrador are due to be completed by mid-2020. These off-the-plan Gold Coast apartments are just 350 metres from the Broadwater and have resort-style facilities including a swimming pool and BBQ area. The range of apartments available at Summit means this development will be suitable to first-home buyers, investors and downsizers alike.

One-bedroom apartments at Summit from $345,000.

Summit Labrador Kitchen and Dining Area (render by SCPM)
Summit Kitchen and Dining Area (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Pool (render by SCPM)
Summit Pool (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Living Area (render by SCPM)
Summit Living Area (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Bedroom (render by SCPM)
Summit Bedroom (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Kitchen (render by SCPM)
Summit Kitchen (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Kitchen and Dining Area (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Pool (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Living Area (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Bedroom (render by SCPM)
Summit Labrador Kitchen (render by SCPM)

Inspire Broadwater| Labrador

Another newcomer to the Gold Coast Broadwater in Labrador is the Inspire Broadwater apartments. Offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments over 12 levels with 79 apartments in total. A highlight of the commercial and retail space of the development is the famous Cav’s Steakhouse; a Gold Coast icon, the restaurant is owned by the Cavill family who were the pioneers of the tourist hotspot back in 1925. Only 200 metres from Broadwater Beach and 2.5km from the Gold Coast CBD in Southport — this new apartment development is perfect for your work-life balance. Whether you like fishing, boating, or just walking along the water’s edge, Inspire on Broadwater means post-holiday February blues will be a thing of the past!

One-bedroom apartments from $350,000.

Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater Central Exterior
Inspire Broadwater Central Balcony
Inspire Broadwater Central Pool
Inspire Broadwater Central Pool
Inspire Broadwater apartments
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater apartments. Image from developer.
Inspire Broadwater Central Exterior
Inspire Broadwater Central Pool
Inspire Broadwater apartments

Marine Quarter | Southport

One of the larger off-the-plan apartment developments on this list, Marine Quarter in Southport offers one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. The first stage in the new development — the Oceanic Tower — will have 107 apartments over 28 levels. The new apartments for sale at Marine Quarter are attached to the Broadwater Parklands and have both ocean and city views as well as resort-style facilities. The location of the apartments means you have access to the Gold Coast’s oceanside cycling/ running tracks as well as the boat ramp just across the road.

One-bedroom apartments from $349,000.

Marine Quarter apartments
Marine Quarter apartments exterior
Marine Quarter Pool
Marine Quarter apartments Pool
Marine Quarter apartments
Marine Quarter Pool

Sea Palm Beach | Palm Beach

The only new apartment project to make it on the list from the southern end of the Gold Coast, Sea Palm Beach is currently under construction. Offering a selection of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, this architecturally striking building will give buyers the beach lifestyle they so desire, with kilometres of sandy beach, world-class surf breaks and quirky cafes on your doorstep.

One-bedroom apartments from $465,000.

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Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments
Sea Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments

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