Living by the sea is a dream for many homeowners in the UK, especially during the summer months. With many Brits now working from home, moving to the coast is not an unrealistic possibility for some homeowners. But where are the best seafront locations for UK property?
The UK’s largest real estate site Rightmove has named its most popular locations after seeing a “huge increase” in house hunters looking for seaside homes.
However, seaside homes don’t come cheap, based on average asking prices.
In fact, the average asking price for Rightmove’s four locations is £ 748,695.
According to the site, the average asking price for houses entering the UK property market is £ 336,073.
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The small village has a few shops and a pub, but there is plenty to do in the nearby town of Chichester.
Properties in the market in West Wittering include Georgian mansions, beachfront villas, cottages, and bungalows.
Camber, East Sussex
Average asking price: £ 375,122
Increase in weekly searches on Rightmove: 35%
Located just three miles from Rye, this village is the perfect place if you enjoy long walks, windsurfing or kite surfing and golf.
The village is picturesque with a few pubs, cafes and shops.
Properties in the area include post-war terraces and semi-detached houses and more modern beach houses.
Average asking price: £ 1,445,795
Increase in weekly searches on Rightmove: 33%
By far the most expensive location on the list, this area is the UK’s answer to Malibu.
A plethora of famous celebrities have owned homes on this famous narrow peninsula, including Graeme Souness and Harry Redknapp.
The area is popular with tourists in the summer and is famous for its stunning white sand beaches, penthouses and yacht clubs.
Often referred to as a village, the location has a few local shops and restaurants.
For more choices you can visit Bournemouth and Poole which are only a short drive away.
Sea view, Isle of Wight
Average asking price: £ 442,144
Rightmove weekly searches increase: 28%
On the north coast of the Isle of Wight is Seaview, a bustling seaside resort with plenty of pubs, cafes and activities.
Properties in the area range from Edwardian red brick houses to converted apartments.
There are also three great beaches to enjoy – Springview, Seaview, and Seagrove.