The summer might seem like forever away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a peaceful seaside location in the colder months. In fact, living by the sea has been known to help improve your wellbeing. So why not make the new year a time to live somewhere with fresh sea air where you can kick it with the seagulls?
Towns and cities by the sea are in high demand from people who enjoy the coastal, whether it’s for living permanently or having a second getaway home. The UK happens to have its fair share of seaside locations, which is why we’ve put together a few sought-after areas that you might want to consider for your next home.
Read on, and discover the seaside hotspots in 2020.
One of the UK’s premier seaside destinations (especially in the south), Brighton offers plenty of vibrancy and quaint beachfront homes. It combines traditional city life with seaside vibes, meaning residents get the best of both worlds.
Average asking price: £465k
Blackpool is the de facto traditional coastline area. It was once one of the most visited areas in the UK and still attracts over 18 million people per year. For those that want to call this seaside resort in the north their home, get ready to enjoy iconic landmarks like Pleasure Beach and the Blackpool Tower.
Average asking price: £148k
South Devon is where you will find Salcombe, a beautiful coastal town that sits on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary. It’s located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers coastal views and lush countryside. A winning combination!
Average asking price: £652k
Southend-on-Sea offers seaside living and a fairly easy commute into London, making it an excellent choice for those who want to live by the coast yet still have convenient access to the capital. There are plenty of period Victorian properties on offer, not to mention a few flashy new builds.
Average asking price: £350k
Over in Wales, Portmeirion is a seaside hotspot that offers one of the best coastal areas for value. It’s primarily a tourist village, thanks to the pretty riviera-style houses, sweeping views of the coastline and green hillsides. The village was designed by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20th century.
Average asking price: £178k
One of the gems of Cornwall, St Ives is known as a little slice of the Mediterranean in the heart of the west of Britain. The town looks like it’s straight out of a postcard with picturesque whitewashed cottages, a fishing harbour and the soft-white-sand beaches.
Average asking price: £313k
The Battle of Hastings is what the southeast coastal town is known for, but the folk-like pubs, quaint cottages and pretty fishing boats have seen it become a popular seaside destination. There is also the world’s largest underground BMX skate park, which holds a particular appeal with those into the biking scene.
Average asking price: £294k
The largest town in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, Portee is only around 200 years old. In that time, it has become a sought-after place to live for people looking for areas by the sea. Small cafes, shops and vibrant houses line the town, while the views on offer are some of the most scenic in Scotland.
Average asking price: £242k
Let’s all go to the seaside
There you have it – the seaside hotspots for 2020. Which ones take your fancy? And make sure you keep an eye for more hotspot articles, including the best rural places to live in the UK. Check out our blog page for the latest property information and posts like the fastest-selling homes in 2020.
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