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Is this picturesque but peaceful seaside town Australia’s best-kept coastal secret?

A laidback community hidden away on Queensland’s coast is quietly emerging as an attractive alternative to the established hotspots of Noosa and Byron Bay.

Just a few hours north of the Sunshine Coast, the holiday destination of Agnes Water has experienced an increased growth from 2200 to 6300 permanent residents since 2016. 

Michael Vettoretto of Queensland Sotheby's International Realty said that many people who move to the seaside town all regale the same story: They came to visit, fell in love, and stayed.

“It happened to me!” Mr Vettoretto admitted.

It’s easy to see why. 

From water sports to wildlife, Agnes Water and its twin township of 1770 are a veritable paradise, home to kilometres of empty beaches, National Parks boasting stunning views, whale watching, and epic fishing spots.

Mr Vettoretto said Agnes Water is increasingly attracting homebuyers from interstate, some of whom are prominent cultural and sporting personalities.

“The famous winemaker Brian Croser owns a beautiful, gated estate here, and Rip Curl co-founder Doug Warbrick just bought an 8.9ha site overlooking the surf break at Agnes Water for $8 million,” he revealed.

“Former Olympian Mark Stockwell is also currently building a new shopping centre.”

If you’re considering a sea change, these are some of the best Agnes Water properties currently on the market.

Agnes Water is a stunning beach town that's booming in popularity. Picture: Getty

Secluded hilltop masterpiece

If privacy and contemporary luxury are more your style, then sitting at the top of the market – and Agnes Water – is the epic ‘K2’ residence, aptly named after the world’s second-highest peak.

This high-end home offers the ultimate luxury and ultimate privacy. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

Basking in panoramic views over Agnes Water and 1770, all the way to the ocean, the custom-designed beauty at 181 Streeter Drive showcases four bedrooms, sweeping living spaces, and wraparound alfresco entertaining zones.

Its amazing features also include a semi-commercial kitchen, home office, central garden with a Balinese feature wall, and a greenhouse to grow your own supply of fruit and vegetables.

The interior design is almost as spectacular as the views. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

Should you wish to develop or on-sell, the property also comes with two adjoining lots, both with ready-to-go building pads and separate street access.

Holiday inspired family entertainer

Mere footsteps from the golden sands of Agnes Water Beach, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom pearler at 5 The Promenade offers exceptional lifestyle appeal.

Masterfully built for beachside living, you can spend your days in the ocean, or stay at home to relax on the timber decks while the kids swim in the heated spa or play in the sprawling backyard.

The modern home is just a stone's throw from the beach. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

There is plenty of space for boat parking to enjoy local fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, and the historical and picturesque Town of 1770 is only three kilometres away.

Tropical haven in the heart of 1770

Another exceptional family entry to Agnes Water, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 624 Captain Cook Drive is enviably located on 1770’s exclusive beachfront strip.

This place boasts a location that's about as tranquil as it gets. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

Capturing magical Estuary and Bustard Bay views from its idyllic tropical setting, its three-storey layout offers stunning alfresco terraces, two kitchen areas, wine cellar, and three garages – which means plenty of room for a boat!

But the best part? It’s just a stone’s throw from the foreshore, beach, and Endeavour Park. BYO sunset cocktails.

Agnes Water via The Hamptons

Another beachfront property? 

Agnes Water has abundant supply, and perhaps none better than this idyllic Hamptons-inspired home at 9 The Promenade.

The Hamptons-inspired home is on a big block and on the beachfront. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

Positioned upon a considerable 920sqm parcel and cleverly designed to capture ocean views and coastal breezes, the only thing left to do with this three-bedroom home is add some finishing touches in your own personal style.

With direct side gate access to a beach-bound pathway, this coastal gem perfectly embodies carefree beachside living.

Luxury home located in a resort

Ever wanted live in a resort? Here’s your chance.

Slated for completion next month, this forthcoming luxury home at 3/12 Ocean Beach Drive is actually located within the Sandcastles 1770 Beachfront Resort.

It means the owner could have direct access to all its amenities, including a tropical pool and restaurant.

An artist's impression of the home, due for completion next month. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

Currently being built by the award-winning design company Reitsma & Associates, this is one of only six exclusive beachfront residences in the complex.

It will feature high end finishes like polished concrete, and natural stone and timber, and offer a pool, home office, and four large bedrooms.

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