Seaside Property Prices UK

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