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We're traveling to some of the most exquisite beach destinations around to help buyers search for their dream homes on the sand. Follow the entire process from start to finish as each episode introduces a prospective buyer and agent and takes us along for the entire journey of their search. And for these Beach Hunters, it's all about location, location, location.

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Musha Cay

If you’re capable of pulling a rabbit or in this case, a large wad of cash out of your hat, you can join the ranks of some of Hollywood’s glitterati and sleep over at David Copperfield’s 150-acre island on Musha Cay along the Exuma Islands, Bahamas. Accessed by boat or helicopter, the private archipelago accommodates 24 visitors at a time with 30 staff members (1.25 per person) catering to your every desire. See why celebrities from Oprah to Bill Gates to Penelope Cruz love this escape. 

Pier House

Copperfield Bay consists of 11 islands 85 miles southeast of Nassau, and Musha Cay has five different housing options ranging from the 10,000-sqaure-foot main house called Highview (it’s in the center on a hill) to a modest one-bedroom thatched hut on the sand. This is Pier House, a private 2,200-square-foot house with its own helicopter pad/dock.

Swept Away

In 2011, Penelope Cruz hopped on a jet ski in a John Galliano gown and met her beloved Javier Bardem on this sandbar. Greeted by a gentle sea breeze, the two exchanged wedding vows amongst a small gathering of close friends and family.

Its Magic

Oprah Winfrey, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Jim Carrey and Bill and Melinda Gates have all spent magical nights on Musha Cay, dining on the docks toasting another beautiful sunset along with their good fortunes no doubt.

Google It

Google co-founder Sergey Brin married Anne Wojcicki on Musha Cay. Reportedly, guests had no clue where the wedding was taking place. Nestled amongst the other islands, Musha’s juxtaposition provides A-listers with plenty of privacy.

Copperfield's Collection

Here, at what’s known as the Landings, visitors discover a collection of personal writings and letters from Charlie Chaplin and parts of Harry Houdini's Chinese water torture cell. Copperfield’s personal collection of artifacts are on display throughout the property.

Take the High Road

The 10,000-square-foot Highview House is decorated with large hand-carved wooden Buddha statues and many other Balinese trinkets and treasures from Copperfield’s travels. Musha’s surroundings are decidedly calming with the staff being as hands-on or as scarce as you want them.

Love Love

We absolutely love the tennis courts surrounded by the island’s lush tropical foliage on Copperfield’s Cay.

Ken Follett

Situated just to the northeast of Antiqua is a small 300-acre island called Jumby Bay, where best-selling author Ken Follett keeps a vacation home called Bananaquit. Follett first visited the coral reef in 1998; he loved it so much he returned 10 years later intent on buying land.

The House that Ken Built

Not only has Follett penned many of his novels while relaxing at Bananaquit, including his latest thriller “Edge of Eternity," he and his family have spent many memorable occasions at the sprawling 11,600-square-foot estate.

Clambake

As the family unit continues to grow, however, it is proving more difficult to get everyone to the West Indies at the same time. Thus Follett made the difficult decision to sell the 8-bedroom Caribbean home. It is currently listed for a cool $25 million clams.

Happy Together

Named for a local bird, Bananaquit estate is located on Pasture Beach where the endangered Hawksbill turtles come to nest in May through June. Occasionally a hatchling loses its way to the sea, taking a detour to Follett’s swimming pool where someone is sure to right his or her course.

Seeing Stars

Whoever purchases Follett’s home will also receive a stake in the 5-star Jumby Bay Resort, which includes approximately 40 traditional rooms and suites as well as standalone villas. It’s sort of a millionaire’s co-op that has hosted such notables as Sir Paul McCartney, Kevin Spacey, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Hilary Swank and Jim Carrey. We hear that there’s even a sorbet butler that combs the beach with homemade treats starting around 10 a.m. every morning.

Master of the House

Follett’s master bedroom enjoys gentle cross breezes. The entire home is whitewashed with anchoring blue tones.

Julia Roberts

Second only to her family, the thing that Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts covets most is her privacy. So when deciding upon a vacation property where she could relax, the pretty woman chose an unassuming home on the laid back island of Kauai.

Pretty Sweet Deal

Known as the Faye House, Julia’s Hanalei home sits on a rare 2-acre double lot. The original owner, a sugar baron, made a pretty sweet deal back in 1915 when he bought both plots as it assured that over 200 feet of the property were exclusively beachfront.

Hawaii Living

The 3,800-square-foot main house has 7 bedrooms, 4 baths and a large lanai that looks out onto the flawlessly maintained lawn. It’s quite a way from Roberts’s hometown of Smyrna, Ga. This home, which also has a one-bedroom guest house, is currently listed with a $26 million dollar price tag.

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Game On

The casual openness of the lanai is a perfect spot for hosting games of Celebrity (one of Roberts’ favorites) should fellow Hanalei neighbors Ben Stiller, Pierce Brosnan, Bette Midler or Mark Zuckerberg stop over.

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Pretty as a Picture

This picture window enjoys views of the expansive lawn and the Pacific Ocean. Hollywood recognized the beauty of Kauai many years ago and many motion pictures and television shows were filmed there including “South Pacific,” “Fantasy Island,” and even “Hook,” which starred Roberts as Tinkerbell.

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Tasty Views

Not many can boast a view of the Pacific Ocean while they flip pancakes at the stove. But then there’s only one Julia Roberts.

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Simpsons Creator, Sam Simon

Sam Simon, co-creator of the Simpsons, amassed over $100 million in liquid assets and real estate during his lifetime, which was cut short in March 2015 when he succumbed to cancer. Designed by Richard Neutra, his Pacific Palisades home recently came on the market.

Photo By: Jim Bartsch

One-of-a-Kind

Simon’s home is the only case study Neutra home in existence and was built during a housing shortage. The expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows were designed to save energy costs. Simon spent significant amounts of money refurbishing and restoring the home, and built a separate 7,000-square-foot home that overlooks the Neutra.

Photo By: Marc & Tiffany Angeles

The House that Bart Built

A large glass Chihuly sculpture hangs over the spiral staircase in Simon’s larger Pacific Palisades home.

Natural Oasis

The Neutra house was designed so that the homeowner could enjoy the beauty of the nature surrounding it. The wall of windows affords plenty of natural light.

Homer on the Range

Simon’s home enjoys the occasional cross breeze from the Pacific Ocean located just down the hill. You can enjoy these breezes should you have a spare $16.5 million, give or take.

Photo By: Jim Bartsch

Infinity and Beyond

Simon wanted to be able to see the Neutra house from his infinity pool, which also enjoys the setting California sun.

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Green White House

Built in 2010, Simon’s 7,100-square-foot home is LEED-certified gold and was constructed with sustainable and recycled materials. The Neutra home received the Santa Monica Conservancy Renovation Award in 2011.

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Steve Martin

In “L.A. Story” Harris Telemacher was almost denied a table at Le Idiot because he summered in Los Angeles. Had he owned this fabulous St. Barth beach home in 1991 we’re should he could’ve snagged any table in the house. And his date could’ve had something besides the chicken.

Wild & Crazy View

This is the wildly good and crazy-fabulous view from Steve’s (former*) beach house. The two-tiered infinity pool offers a 180-degree view of the Baie de St. Jean.

Comedy is Pretty

Christened “Au Soleil,” the comedian and his wife Anne Stringfield once enjoyed this wonderful view of the sea from the comforts of his living room. Martin closed the sale of the home in October and now it is available for the public to rent.

My Blue Heaven

The views from one of Au Soleil’s many decks and garden areas are just about as close to heaven as you’ll ever want to be.

Room for Three Amigos

The four-bedroom home has plenty of room for your friends and their partners. We love Au Soleil’s outdoor elements like this large gazebo/outdoor living space.

Lilies of the Field

Au Soleil’s professionally landscaped and meticulously maintained grounds are a work of art. We especially like the lily pond that surrounds the outdoor living room.

Pennies from Heaven

Should you have the honor of staying at Martin’s former residence, throw a penny in the fountain and make a wish for us.

Celebrity Hot Tub

Au Soleil’s pool also boasts a heated spa perfect for sunset toasts or evening stargazing. Maybe Steve left something in the adjacent master suite and you can stare at him.

Casa Aramara

While they may not approve of his “gone wild” lifestyle, celebrities sure do enjoy the sprawling beach home of Joe Francis. Located in Punta Mita, Mexico name an A-lister and they’ve probably let their hair down here.

Behind Closed Doors

Just beyond this lush and verdant entrance awaits your very own tropical paradise. Yes, you; Casa Aramara is available to rent, that is if you’ve got the dough-re-mi.

Say Anything

Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed Casa Aramara’s tasteful interiors and feature several seating areas. Every room has an “anything” button; we’re assuming that when you push it one of the 15 people on staff will bring you anything you want.

Chef's Kitchen

We thought we’d show you the kitchen because most guests never see it. Why would why you when a world-class chef is available for the entirety of your stay? Want pancakes at a.m.? Just press that anything button and see what happens.

Room With a View

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were once guests at Casa Aramara, which can sleep up to 20 of your closest friends. It’s also available for private parties and movie productions. Prices start at $12,000 a day, but they do have an 800 number should you want to inquire.

The Deep End

Casa Aramara boasts three swimming pools, one for the kids, naturally. Kanye and Kim can bring North and Saint the next they visit.

Alec Baldwin

We cannot take you inside at this time, but this is the East Hampton home of Alec Baldwin, who is very private and publicity adverse.

Photo By: Russell Turiak

Sunset at Casa Aramara

Sun sets on another glorious day at Casa Aramara, the beach house of Joe Francis where Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Courtney Cox, Eva Longoria and Ciara have raised many a glass.

Season 1, Episode 1

Beach Life on Topsail Island, North Carolina

A newlywed Atlanta couple is ready to leave the bustling big city behind and purchase their first home together on Topsail Island, North Carolina. They want a fun, active beach lifestyle paired with a quaint, family-oriented community. But will their long wish list and 'beachy' ideals get in the way?

Monday
Aug 22
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Family Hunts for Beach Paradise in Brookings, Oregon

Arizona couple Connie and Bram fell in love with Brookings, Oregon, the first time they visited. Ready to leave the desert heat behind, they hope to buy their dream beach home and raise their family on the cliff-lined shores of Brookings. But with their heart set on sweeping views and easy beach access, will they find what they're looking for on this unique stretch of rugged coastline?

Monday
Aug 29
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Finding a Forever Beach Home in North Carolina

A mother teams up with her daughter to find a perfect beach home. Hoping to live closer to her daughters after retirement, mom is concentrating on the beach towns of southeastern North Carolina. Beach properties are still affordable in coastal Brunswick County, but with her modest budget, she'll have to get creative to find a home that suits her. Will she be able to find the perfect home on the water?

Sunday
Jun 18
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Beach Home Hunt in Melbourne Beach, Florida

Active and outdoorsy newlyweds look to buy their first home together in the sleepy surf town of Melbourne Beach, Florida. They are hoping to find an open-concept home right on the beach with a big kitchen and stunning ocean views all within their $950,000 budget.

Monday
Jun 19
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 13

New England Coastal Home

A Massachusetts couple wants their two teenage daughters to experience coastal living so they've decided move to New England's coastal region, specifically the Seabrook, NH, area. They have their hearts set on finding a soft, sandy beach right in their backyard with a great outdoor space for entertaining.

Sunday
Jun 25
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 11

Florida Gulf Coast Dream Home

After many years of renting various vacation houses in Perdido Key, Florida, a Georgia couple can finally afford their dream home in this relaxing haven on the Gulf of Mexico. With their kids grown and out of the house, these two are prepared to spend a lot to get a house that is directly on the water and large enough to accommodate their constantly growing family.

Monday
Jul 3
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 14

Narragansett Beach Home Hunt

A Boston couple searches for a beach house in Narragansett, RI. Having grown up in the beach town, the couple hopes to share memories with their children and spend more time with their extended family. The oceanfront neighborhoods are exclusive, however, so their options are limited even with a hefty budget. Will they be able to get out of the city and find the beach home of their dreams?

Monday
Jul 3
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Beach Home Hunt in Cocoa Beach, Florida

A family of four is trading the snowy mountains of Colorado for the sunny shorelines of Cocoa Beach, Florida. They want to find the perfect beach home where they can park their boat in the backyard. Can they find a move-in-ready, waterfront house with outdoor living space all while staying within their $650,000 budget?

Sunday
Jul 9
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 3

Hunt for an Oregon Beach House

Portland, Oregon, couple Alisa and Jamie are always looking for quality family time with their two young children. They've found it in the quaint Cape Cod-like town of Gearhart, Oregon, where they love to surf, spot whales and best of all for the family, storm-watch. Their previous visits now lead to a search to buy a Pacific Coast beach home in Gearhart. But can they find the perfect house on the majestic shores of the Oregon coastline that's within their budget?

Sunday
Jul 9
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Finding a Forever Beach Home in North Carolina

A mother teams up with her daughter to find a perfect beach home. Hoping to live closer to her daughters after retirement, mom is concentrating on the beach towns of southeastern North Carolina. Beach properties are still affordable in coastal Brunswick County, but with her modest budget, she'll have to get creative to find a home that suits her. Will she be able to find the perfect home on the water?

Sunday
Jul 9
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 2

Family Hunts for Beach Paradise in Brookings, Oregon

Arizona couple Connie and Bram fell in love with Brookings, Oregon, the first time they visited. Ready to leave the desert heat behind, they hope to buy their dream beach home and raise their family on the cliff-lined shores of Brookings. But with their heart set on sweeping views and easy beach access, will they find what they're looking for on this unique stretch of rugged coastline?

Sunday
Jul 9
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 15

A Family Looks to Move to Long Island's Waterfront

Two schoolteachers grew up dreaming of living and starting a family in a small town on the water. The location of their jobs, family and friends make Long Island's fabled South Shore the perfect place to make their vision a reality, but low inventory and high prices mean their realtor has his work cut out for him.

Sunday
Jul 9
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 15

A Family Looks to Move to Long Island's Waterfront

Two schoolteachers grew up dreaming of living and starting a family in a small town on the water. The location of their jobs, family and friends make Long Island's fabled South Shore the perfect place to make their vision a reality, but low inventory and high prices mean their realtor has his work cut out for him.

Monday
Jul 10
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

Family Hunts for Beach Paradise in Brookings, Oregon

Arizona couple Connie and Bram fell in love with Brookings, Oregon, the first time they visited. Ready to leave the desert heat behind, they hope to buy their dream beach home and raise their family on the cliff-lined shores of Brookings. But with their heart set on sweeping views and easy beach access, will they find what they're looking for on this unique stretch of rugged coastline?

Friday
Aug 18
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Finding a Forever Beach Home in North Carolina

A mother teams up with her daughter to find a perfect beach home. Hoping to live closer to her daughters after retirement, mom is concentrating on the beach towns of southeastern North Carolina. Beach properties are still affordable in coastal Brunswick County, but with her modest budget, she'll have to get creative to find a home that suits her. Will she be able to find the perfect home on the water?

Friday
Aug 18
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 16

Gulf Shores Beach Home Hunt

A Louisiana couple looks for a beach house on the sands of Gulf Shores, AL. They've always been in love with the beach and are looking forward to spending their weekends on the coast. While they hope to find the perfect home in this dream location, will their budget afford them enough choices to find the right fit?

Friday
Aug 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Beach Home Hunt in Cocoa Beach, Florida

A family of four is trading the snowy mountains of Colorado for the sunny shorelines of Cocoa Beach, Florida. They want to find the perfect beach home where they can park their boat in the backyard. Can they find a move-in-ready, waterfront house with outdoor living space all while staying within their $650,000 budget?

Friday
Aug 18
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hunting For a New Start in Bellingham, Washington

A Washington native going through a transition in his life is looking for a fresh start. With the help of his best friend, he chooses the sleepy coastal town of Bellingham, Washington, to set down roots and start anew. The friends and a realtor scour Bellingham for Brent's dream beach home which could be difficult to find in this sought-after market.

Friday
Aug 18
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 14

Narragansett Beach Home Hunt

A Boston couple searches for a beach house in Narragansett, RI. Having grown up in the beach town, the couple hopes to share memories with their children and spend more time with their extended family. The oceanfront neighborhoods are exclusive, however, so their options are limited even with a hefty budget. Will they be able to get out of the city and find the beach home of their dreams?

Friday
Aug 18
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 1

Beach Life on Topsail Island, North Carolina

A newlywed Atlanta couple is ready to leave the bustling big city behind and purchase their first home together on Topsail Island, North Carolina. They want a fun, active beach lifestyle paired with a quaint, family-oriented community. But will their long wish list and 'beachy' ideals get in the way?

Friday
Aug 18
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Hunt for an Oregon Beach House

Portland, Oregon, couple Alisa and Jamie are always looking for quality family time with their two young children. They've found it in the quaint Cape Cod-like town of Gearhart, Oregon, where they love to surf, spot whales and best of all for the family, storm-watch. Their previous visits now lead to a search to buy a Pacific Coast beach home in Gearhart. But can they find the perfect house on the majestic shores of the Oregon coastline that's within their budget?

Friday
Aug 18
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 4

Hunting for a Dream Beach Home in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Massachusetts couple Matt and Cory have hectic day jobs in Boston and want to relocate to a calmer, more relaxing area. They have their sights set on the sleepy coastal town of Plymouth,the site of the first Pilgrim settlement. Located less than 40 miles from the city along the picturesque South Shore, Plymouth is close enough to Boston so each can maintain their busy work schedules while enjoying the peace and privacy that seaside living can offer. With a desire for a cottage-style house that is steps from the sand and easy to maintain, will they be able to find the beach home of their dreams along this historic and scenic shoreline?

Friday
Aug 18
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Hunt for an Emerald Coast Home

A couple that loves the outdoors relocates from the suburbs of Chicago to a beach home on the Emerald Coast of Florida. They hope to find a home within their $1.25 million budget that has good rental potential and is large enough to accommodate all six of their children when they vacation together.

Friday
Aug 18
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 10

The Hunt for a Gulf Breeze Dream Home

Newlyweds are on a mission to relocate from cold and snowy Chicago to sunny and sandy Florida. The young couple fell in love with the small-town beach vibe of Gulf Breeze, FL, and is hoping to find their dream home on the water there. Her wish list includes a soaking tub and plenty of entertainment space while he's looking for a backyard paradise with space for a boat. It will be a difficult task but will they find the beach home of their dreams and stay within budget?

Friday
Aug 18
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

New England Coastal Home

A Massachusetts couple wants their two teenage daughters to experience coastal living so they've decided move to New England's coastal region, specifically the Seabrook, NH, area. They have their hearts set on finding a soft, sandy beach right in their backyard with a great outdoor space for entertaining.

Friday
Aug 18
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 11

Florida Gulf Coast Dream Home

After many years of renting various vacation houses in Perdido Key, Florida, a Georgia couple can finally afford their dream home in this relaxing haven on the Gulf of Mexico. With their kids grown and out of the house, these two are prepared to spend a lot to get a house that is directly on the water and large enough to accommodate their constantly growing family.

Friday
Aug 18
7:30pm | 6:30c

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