We've now reached the muggy, lazy point in the summer where desire to hang out/live by the beach has probably hit its peak. Why not spend your Hamptons-less weekends checking out homes that would have you living within walking distance of the shore? We suggest you bring along your bathing suit in case you have the urge to stay.
167 Beaumont Street, Manhattan Beach. This four-bedroom, two-bath fully detached house has an eat-in chef's kitchen and cathedral ceilings with a skylight. Asking price: $1.2 million. Open house: Sunday, August 16, 3:30-4;30 pm.
30 West End Avenue, #5, Manhattan Beach. A two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow one block from the beach, this house includes a half basement for storage. Asking price: $549,000. Open house: Sunday, August 16, 1-3 pm.
3030 West 32nd Street, Coney Island: Located in the Oceanview Condominium on the Coney Island Boardwalk, this three-bedroom, two-bath apartment has Atlantic Ocean views. It's also got floor-to-ceiling windows. Asking price: $735,000. Open house: Sunday, August 16, 12-2 pm.