Property prices in British seaside towns revealed

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Over the last 10 years, the average house price in Britain’s seaside towns has increased by 36 per cent from an average of £194,932 in 2011 to £265,978 in 2021

The average price of a property in a British seaside town is now £265,978, a jump of 10 per cent – or over £24,000 – in just 12 months, according to the Halifax.

Salcombe in Devon is Britain’s most expensive seaside town, with an average house price of £950,325. Sandbanks in Poole is second on the list at £835,971.

St Mawes in Cornwall has seen the biggest rise in average prices of any seaside town over the last year, climbing by a remarkable 48 per cent from £339,912 to £501,638.

Scotland dominates the list of Britain’s least expensive seaside towns – with Millport, on the Isle of Cumbrae, offering the most affordable properties at an average of just £74,148.

Over the last 10 years, the average house price in Britain’s seaside towns has increased by 36 per cent from an average of £194,932 in 2011 to £265,978 in 2021.

Padstow in Cornwall has seen the biggest average price increase of any seaside town over the last decade, jumping by over a quarter of a million pounds from £351,458 to £616,368.

The housing market has experienced some dramatic changes over the past year, brought about by the impact of the pandemic. But one thing that remains constant is the Brits’ love of the seaside, says Halifax managing director Russell Galley.

Properties in these towns have always been highly sought after – with residents prizing the picturesque scenery and coastal way of life – meaning a big price premium in the most desirable locations, he said.

He said: As many people re-evaluate their work and lifestyle priorities, the south west has been a magnet for those drawn to a life by the water. However, more affordable options exist for those willing to move further north, with many towns on Scotland’s coastline offering great value for money.

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