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This chic Greenport bungalow has come a long way from its origins as “shuckers shack” in the 19th century. (Photo Credit: OneKey MLS)

Wondering what your budget can get you on the red-hot North Fork real estate market? We’re here to help, home buyers. In our new biweekly column, we’re spotlighting homes for sale in hamlets across the North Fork at various price points.

This week, we’re dreaming of the beach. There’s nothing better than a beach day when Memorial Day rolls around…except that is, a beach day you can experience with no loading up the car, no parking permit needed and no panicking when you realize you forgot the sunscreen. These homes are all right on the sand, so that SPF you forgot to pack is right inside your own back door.

Here’s what’s on offer on the beach and how much it might cost you, from $679,000 for a cliffside home in Baiting Hollow all the way to the eastern tip of the fork, where you’ll pay $2.55 million for 100 feet of rare Orient Village beachfront.

A deck-side beach on a cliff in Baiting Hollow

This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the Long Island Sound, has dramatic views you can enjoy your own little piece of sand out back. Built in 1959 and recently updated, the space has a modern kitchen, open plan and master suite with a clawfoot tub overlooking the beach. It’s listed for $679,000 by H & G Realty New York.

A 1920s beach cottage in Wading River

This sweet little beach cottage, built in 1920, has two bedrooms, one bath, a wood-burning fireplace and Long Island Sound views from every window. You are steps to your private beach and because it’s in Wading River, you’re only about 90 minutes to NYC. The home is listed for $925,000 by NOFO Real Estate.

A chic shack near Greenport Village

This petite and stylish one-bedroom has a unique history and a unique location. It’s a former “shucking shack,” built to be used by shellfish farmers circa 1872, on a Greenport peninsula sandwiched between a private sandy bay beach on one side and a private dock on the other. It’s about 700 square feet and features two screened-in porches. The property is listed for $1.195 by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

A lodge-like modern home East Marion

This four-bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront home on Long Island Sound in East Marion has 2,500 square feet of space and steps to a rocky Long Island Sound beach. The modern design has a lodge-like feel with plenty of knotty wood ceilings and stone details. The home is priced at $1.95 million and listed by Corcoran.

A beach and a pool in Orient Village

A rare beachfront home in Orient Village, this three-bedroom, two-bath property is next to a preserved bird sanctuary and overlooks the Peconic Bay with views of Orient harbor and Shelter Island. A wall of windows offers water views from the living, dining and kitchen areas. Bonus: There’s a gorgeous pool, too. The property is listed by Corcoran for $2.25 million.