Well actually I don’t. But there is a beach for sale in the middle of downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. It’s the first thing I thought when I heard about this “beach” a couple years ago.
Nashville is, of course, a landlocked state. Sure, there’s the Cumberland River that runs through the heart of downtown Music City. And we have a couple lakes on the outskirts of the city. But there’s definitely not an ocean here. So how could there be a beach?
Well, there is. If you want to call it a beach – which is exactly what the owner did.
Little Chill Beach is located just a few blocks from Broadway in downtown Nashville, in the “SoBro” or South Broadway part of town, on a triangle of land bordered by Lafayette Street, Division Street and 4th Avenue. And no, there’s no ocean – or water at all.
This beach is just a 5,000 foot triangle of sand that’s available for people who crave a day at the beach in the middle of the city. There are beach chairs, tables, umbrellas, and games – and there’s even a beach bar and a sound system for “beachgoers” to control their own tunes.
The idea for Little Chill Beach apparently came to founder and owner Mark Cleveland after the pandemic hit, when he said he and many others were craving community space:
“There’s so many places in Nashville that was just a little bit of effort, love and care. You could make it such an experience for people, so why not?”
Since opening in 2021, Little Chill Beach has been available for beach bums to rent at a price of $1,000 for 4 hours, which includes tables and chairs, umbrellas, a generator – pretty much everything you need for a day at the beach except for the…well, the beach.
But unfortunately the time has come for Cleveland to get rid of his beachfront property in downtown Nashville, and he’s listed Little Chill Beach for sale for a staggering $2.4 million for the 5,000 square foot property.
I’m pretty sure you could buy a real island somewhere in the world for that much. And even if not (I don’t really you probably have the money to afford one if you’re willing to buy 5,000 square feet in downtown Nashville for $2.4 million.
And who knows, maybe if you’ll by that he’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.