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Waterfront Homes in California 



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California is the USA’s most populous state. It is the third largest state in size, behind Alaska and Texas, and runs almost 800 miles from north to south. It is not surprising that it offers a varied landscape and a diverse topography. California's Pacific coastline is 840 miles long. 

From the coastal town of Eureka on California's Redwood Coast to sunny San Diego with its wide and sandy beaches, the Golden State covers a wide range of topography. While the Southern Californian beaches are generally wide open and laid back, the Northern California coast is wild and dramatic. North of Big Sur, the waters are colder, the cliffs steeper, and the natural wonders perhaps even more spectacular. 

The Central Coast features many beach resorts and oceanfront areas including Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and Monterey. California has what you are looking for when it comes to lake, river, and ocean view homes for year round living, or the special vacation retreat. There are myriad water view homes and waterfront homes in California -- something for everyone!

California is home to more than 420 recreational lakes and 7,734 square miles of California are covered by water. The three biggest rivers are the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and the Colorado River. The Sacramento delta with its many water channels is a playground for boating and fishing. Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake, Salton Sea, Owens Lake, and Searles Lake are the more important sweet water bodies in California. The San Francisco Bay is the largest natural harbor and estuary on the West Coast.  

But with an average width of 150 to 200 miles, no Californians are far away from the Pacific. You might have to cross a desert or a mountain range but, in general, you are never more than three hours from the ocean. 

As of January 2010, the total state population was 37,253,956 - approximately 12 percent of the United States total population. The population in California's five largest cities. as of July 2009, are as follows: 

  • Los Angeles: 3,831,868 
  • San Diego: 1,306,300   
  • San Jose: 964,695     
  • San Francisco: 815,350       
  • Sacramento: 466,676 

Besides spectacular growth and formidable earthquakes, people still want to live in California. Here are three good reasons to live in California: 

1. Weather: California has mild weather – very little humidity and not too cold nor too hot in many areas. 

2. Educational opportunities: California is known as being home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Aside from the University of California, the California State College and University system, CalTech, USC, and Stanford University, there are many other world class colleges. universities and community colleges in California. 

3. Beaches: California has wonderful beaches -- many are sandy, long and wide – from the Mexican border to Oregon.

On the Sand with Channel Island Views in Mandalay Beach / Oxnard Shores

Oxnard, Ventura County, California

Fantastic white water and Channel Islands views! Watch the dancing dolphins from this beautiful ocean front home located in ''the wedge'' on Mandalay Beach/Oxnard Shores. Built in 2003, the home features a beachfront family room including beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace and surround sound. The French doors open to the deck leading to an inviting spa and is only a few steps from the sand. The open gourmet kitchen is adjacent to the family room with a large center island with abundant seating, and stainless appliances. Five large en-suite bedrooms, including one bedroom downstairs. One laundry room is located downstairs and can also be accessed from the exterior for sandy towels and feet. An additional laundry room is located upstairs. The master suite includes a gym, coffee bar, comfortable sitting area with ocean views and double-sided fireplace. Enjoy a warm bath in the master bathroom's soaker tub while enjoying the ocean view and fireplace! In addition, there is a large walk-in closet and dressing area. The upstairs work space offers built-in shelves and desk. This stunning property has 4 fireplaces (one exterior), an outdoor shower, central air and heat as well as space to potentially install an elevator.

Donna Marks , RE/MAX ONE

0.10 ACRES
4347 SQ FT
Magnificent waterfront Property with dock and panoramic views of Marina Bay

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Single story 2021 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms 2 bath (guest and large on-suite) with sweeping panoramic views through large picture windows of Marina Bay. This is a Water Property with large deck and dock close the fast water which allows access to the Sacramento River, Delta waters and out through San Francisco Bay. Desired North/Northeast exposure. Close to Marina, Local restaurants and Discovery Bay Country Club. New Luxury Vinyl Tile and carpet throughout. All new Stainless Steel appliances and granite tile counter tops.

Bill Loftin , Real Estate Source, Inc

0.16 ACRES
2021 SQ FT
Historic Weller House

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

Historic Weller House Estate! A rare coastal retreat featuring a stunning main house, acoustic ballroom, ocean views and a 4-story water tower with viewing deck, the tallest building in Fort Bragg – perfect to enjoy the sunsets over the ocean! The Victorian Italianate home has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathroom plus 5 rentable studios in the water tower and west wing. In total 14 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, zoning allows for many options. Capacious hall, breakfast room, library/dining & large kitchen with butlers' pantry, excellent for entertaining! The third floor ballroom boast virgin redwood with 15' ceilings and recording quality acoustics, curly redwood shimmers in the light of the hand-forged bronze chandelier and ornate woodwork throughout. Lush garden encloses the lawn area large enough to entertain 100+ guests. Enjoy Glass Beach, Skunk Train, Coastal Trail, fine dining, cafes, shopping and more just blocks from this Rare & Hidden Gem!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

0.52 ACRES
5000 SQ FT

Oroville, Butte County, California

Impressive Custom Built Home sitting on 20 acres with a Million Dollar view overlooking Lake Oroville throughout the house. Wow!!! Now imagine yourself with your morning cup of coffee sitting on your deck enjoying the breeze and the breathe taking view. Or even coming home to this beautiful view after a long days work and enjoying a cold glass of tea or water on your balcony. Can you picture that? I Can. This custom built home has a lot to offer, it includes Commercial tile and carpet throughout the house, an intercom system, 2 Separate heating and air units that allow for climate control on each floor, central vacuum system, backup generator and a hot tub and lets not forget the weather proof cement tile roof and 3 fireplaces.

Leila Alvarado Lic# 01965408 , Better Homes Realty of Oroville

20.36 ACRES
3045 SQ FT
Across the Bay from San Francisco with 60' Boat Dock

Richmond, Contra Costa County, California

Decks with San Francisco, Mt. Tam and Bay Views - 60 Ft. boat dock with side hoist - easy access to deep water sailing. 3 Wood Burning fireplaces with marble surrounds and custom mantels - hardwood floors with custom wood details. Near Freeways - 17 miles to San Francisco and 5 miles to Marin. Ferry to San Francisco 8 minutes away. The charming and quaint village of Point Richmond only 1.5 miles.

Margi Cellucci , BayView Realty

0.00 ACRES
3968 SQ FT
Peaceful Valley Ranch

Colfax, Placer County, California

Welcome Home to Peaceful Valley Ranch, a Grand Estate boasting an historic contemporary farmhouse w/ horse barn, greenhouse, along with an amazing Pentagon Studio for large gatherings and 2 smaller living apartments for guests. Additional caretaker mobile home, all surrounded by rolling pastures dotted with huge palatial Heritage Oaks. A beautiful rose and vegetable garden, small vineyard and fruit orchard are nestled around the house providing some tranquil sitting and walking areas. Views from the house gaze upon a lake- size pond to the north and a smaller pond to the south, one is captured by the views and abundance of this special property! Sounds and sights of wildlife; Ducks, Geese, Egrets, Swans, and frogs fill the air along with rippling water over Lily Pads on the pond. This is truly a celestial place and once you have walked on these grounds, you will never want to leave. There's truly no place on earth like it. Watch the video

George Threlkel , BBR Real Estate Services

28.90 ACRES
3132 SQ FT
If you want the best at Lake of the Pines!

Auburn, Nevada County, California

Stunning in every way and every direction! Premium south-facing location at the end of prestigious Woodhaven Place with sweeping 180 degree vista of entire lake! Flat park like yard meanders to deep water frontage with a 4 boat dock.! Picture perfect living. Gracious living is framed with gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Showcasing the 5 bed, 4 full and 2 half baths are two living areas each with a great room concept. Custom kitchen, wall of windows, multiple French Doors with multiple access to outdoor decks. Location is premier as it is set at the end of a peninsula. Combined with a house designed for entertaining....you have it all!!!!

Cheryl Baker , GATEWAY

0.38 ACRES
3963 SQ FT


Over 250 + / _ water frontage at Lake Wildwood

Penn Valley, Nevada County, California

One of Lake Wildwood largest waterfront properties. Almost one acre with a rare 250+/- feet of lake frontage. Sought after privacy with views of nature from every window. Granite outcroppings on a level property makes this a very unique find. Enjoy the quiet waters, sandy beach, and boat dock. Situated on a lovely cul de sac close to the golf course, clubhouse, and main gate. Original home is well maintained and perfect for move in with plenty of room to expand and create your dream lakefront estate! This is a one of a kind setting and property.

Cheryl Baker , GATEWAY

0.78 ACRES
2348 SQ FT

Isleton, Sacramento County, California

Enjoy life at this Delta waterfront property that showcases some of the best views around. This 1ac parcel has 174ft of river frontage and a large covered dock situated among upper scale homes located in the slow water zone of the desirable Georgiana Slough but minutes away from fast water and many Delta destinations. This great home has been totally updated with 4 full baths, 2 master suits, gourmet kitchen, stunning fireplace and so much more!

Cliff McGahey , McGahey Real Estate Team

1.00 ACRES
2732 SQ FT


Waterfront home with gorgeous views - beautiful sunsets over Mount Diablo

Bethel Island, Contra Costa County, California

Move right into this waterfront home with gorgeous water views! Great location, on a small court! Close to fast water. New U-shaped dock with plenty of parking for all of your water toys. Stunning views from covered deck, living room and master suite. Master bedroom features massive walk closet. New carpet throughout. Spacious floor plan with living space upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, family / game room and a second kitchen area. Perfect for large or extended family. Oversized garage.

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.21 ACRES
1762 SQ FT

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