Prices across the UK's coast line are seeing an rise in value above the average cost of a property. The UK's most expensive seaside town is Sandbanks in Dorset, with the average house price there nearly £665,000, according to a report. The property developer who secured land and developed exclusive properties for the rich and famous is partly the cause.
Demand for property at the most expensive end of the market is not the same as in the mid range of property. Halifax's Seaside Town Review found eight of the top 10 most expensive seaside towns were in south-west England.
Halifax used house price figures from the Land Registry and the Registers of Scotland for the report, covering 196 seaside towns across Britain.
Padstow, Dartmouth, Fowey, St Mawes and Wadebridge in south-west England were all on the list of seaside towns with the highest property values.
The 10 most expensive seaside towns in Britain, according to Halifax:
Sandbanks, Dorset, £664,655
Salcombe, Devon, £539,950
Padstow, Cornwall, £443,396
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, £439,379
Lymington, Hampshire, £426,112
Dartmouth, Devon, £401,361
Fowey, Cornwall, £379,003
St Mawes, Cornwall, £373,746
Wadebridge, Cornwall, £373,351
Budleigh Salterton, Devon, £360,984
The 10 least expensive seaside towns in Britain, according to Halifax:
Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, £77,132
Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, £81,259
Girvan, South Ayrshire, £91,912
Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, £91,938
Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, £93,479
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, £96,476
Invergordon, Highland, £98,673
Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire, £98,742
Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, £99,005
Thurso, Highland, £99,660