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Aah, that’s the stuff. (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 biweekly column, we spotlight homes for sale in hamlets across the North Fork at various price points.

This week we’re looking at homes with one of the most desirable selling points out there: proximity to the beaches of the Peconic Bay. Whether it’s the spectacular sunrises, ability to kayak or boat across to the South Fork or the soft sandy beaches you simply don’t get elsewhere in the area, the Peconic Bay shore has a special magic.

Here’s a look at what you can buy right now that lets you own a piece of the magic for yourself.

A cedar home with a killer location in South Jamesport

Built in 1985, this three bedroom, three bath contemporary offers a large screen porch on the first level and an expansive deck on the upper level. Inside the house is warm and welcoming, with a fireplace, hardwood floors and a spa room. Its location in Sea Cove Estates offers access to a beautiful private sandy bay beach. The home is listed for $829,000 by Coldwell Banker American Homes.

A sweet cottage steps to the beach in Aquebogue

Built in 1953, this two bedroom, one bath beach cottage couldn’t be cuter. Inside you’ll find a wood-burning fireplace, eat in kitchen and bonus sleeping loft. But it’s mostly about the outside: a deck with Peconic Bay views, steps down to the beach and an outdoor shower when your beach day is done. It’s listed for $925,000 by Century 21 Albertson.

Panoramic water views and privacy in Mattituck

This two bedroom, two bath home in Mattituck, built in 1976 and recently renovated top to bottom, has windows galore to enjoy your Peconic Bay views. Take a stroll down your long private dock for a kayak ride, if you can tear yourself away. The price is $1.395 million from NOFO Real Estate.

A contemporary with a soft sand beach in Aquebogue

This 7 bedroomcontemporary Mediterranean home on 1.3 acres has wow factor: a sprawling deck, tennis court, creekside dock and hot tub. There are two wings, each with living and dining areas, bedrooms and laundry facilities. But let’s face it, you’re buying this for 120 feet of soft, sandy, private Peconic Bay beach. Dreamy. It’s priced at $3.5 million from Daniel Gale Sothebys.