Most Expensive Coastal Sites in Mainland Britain Revealed by Savills

The most expensive places to buy a property around Britain’s mainland coastline have been revealed, at a time when moving close to the sea was popular due to the pandemic.

The three most expensive locations in each county with a coastline have been identified exclusively for MailOnline Property by real estate agent Savills.

West Sussex tops the list with two seaside villages with average house prices over £1 million, West Itchenor, with an average price tag of £1,353,615 and Kingston, where houses average £1,169,465.

Pictured: The map shows the top 10 most expensive coastal areas in mainland Britain

The coastal location with the most expensive average house prices in mainland Britain is West Itchenor in West Sussex

The coastal location with the most expensive average house prices in mainland Britain is West Itchenor in West Sussex

The coastal towns of West Sussex contain the most expensive average property prices in the past five years.

Because trades tend to be lower in seaside locations, the broker removed all areas in the data where there were fewer than 20 sales in the period.

It means that not all provinces have a top three. Three locations in each province are also not always listed where the coastline for a province is relatively small.

Does your local coastal area feature? Scroll down for the full list.

The data was collected in the five years to May 21 and covered coasts in England, Scotland and Wales.

The coastal location with the most expensive average house prices meeting the data’s criteria was West Itchenor in West Sussex.

Savills said the average house price in the village – with his research based on Land Registry sales – is £1,353,615.

It means that a house in West Itchenor is more than five and a half times more expensive than the average value of a house in Great Britain.

Those who buy homes near the coast can expect to overpay for the benefits.

Frances Clacy – Savills

The latest figures from Nationwide Building Society show that average prices in the UK are £248,857.

The second most expensive seaside location is Kingston in West Sussex, where the average house price also hits seven figures at £1,169,465.

The top 10 most expensive coastal locations also include Burnham Overy in Norfolk, where the average house price is £835,748, Mawgan-in-Pydar in Cornwall at £726,883, along with Salcombe in Devon, where the average value is £726,379.

Frances Clacy, of Savills, said: ‘Over the past 18 months, some of the most popular and in-demand properties have been those on the British coast.

“But those who buy houses near the coast can expect to pay too much for the benefits.

‘Used real estate within 100 meters of the coastline in England and Wales costs on average 23.1 per cent more than that up to 1 km further inland, up from 17.3 per cent recorded a year earlier.

‘The premium for frontline positions with a direct view of the water can also be considerably higher.’

The average price of a home in Salcombe, Devon, (pictured) is 726,379.

Top 10 seaside location: The average price of a property in Salcombe, Devon, (pictured) is £726,379

It follows separate research this week which showed that Britain’s ideal home is a detached house in a coastal village.

Rightmove’s findings revealed that after putting all the most popular elements together, a British buyer’s dream home is a four-bedroom detached house in a coastal village.

In August 2023, the survey asked people who viewed a home online what kind of home their dream home would be.

It revealed that the country’s dream home is located in a small, friendly community, but it is also detached. it means buyers can avoid having neighbors too close.

Guide per province to the most expensive places by the sea
Name district Average second-hand sales price, 5 years until May 21
Kincorth/Nigg/Cove Aberdeen City £165,257
George St/Harbour Aberdeen City £119,816
Stonehaven and Lower Deeside Aberdeenshire £237,182
North Kincardine Aberdeenshire £227,351
Mearns Aberdeenshire £206,901
Monifieth and Sidlaw Angus £209,834
Carnoustie and District Angus £174,168
Arbroath West, Letham and Frockheim Angus £156,653
Oban North and Lorn Argyll and Bute £210,259
Oban South and the Islands Argyll and Bute £179,479
Kintyre and the Islands Argyll and Bute £168,547
Conwy Clwyd £217,357
Rhos-on-Sea Clwyd £195,607
Llandudno Clwyd £191,064
Mawgan-in-Pydar Cornwall £726,883
St. Anthony in Meneage Cornwall £602,929
St Merryn Cornwall £568,382
Hartlepool County Durham £128.225
seaham County Durham £123,769
headland County Durham £103,817
Aldingham Cumbria £268,034
Bootle Cumbria £172,634
seashell Cumbria £155,071
Salcombe Devon £726,379
Bigbury Devon £642,055
Georgeham Devon £532,885
Christchurch Dorset (county) £387,610
Poole Dorset (county) £374,183
Lyme Regis Dorset (county) £372,592
Dee and Glenkens Dumfries and Galloway £184,079
Mid Galloway and Wigtown West Dumfries and Galloway £125,635
Stranraer and the Rhins Dumfries and Galloway £123,500
The Ferry Dundee £211,428
East End Dundee £106,728
Solvac Dyfed £285,432
Saundersfoot Dyfed £273,258
penbryn Dyfed £266,389
North Berwick Coast East Lothian £386,747
Dunbar and East Linton East Lothian £244,234
Preston, Seton and Gosford East Lothian £194,958
horn sea East Riding of Yorkshire £173,877
Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire £150,249
Withernsea East Riding of Yorkshire £112,056
Almond Edinburgh £273,389
Portobello/Craigmillar Edinburgh £234,468
forward Edinburgh £227,070
North Loch western islands £127,984
Harris and South Lochs western islands £127,351
Point District western islands £125,726
Leigh-on-Sea Essex £415,395
West Mersea Essex £371,127
Southend-on-Sea Essex £305,395
St Andrews fife £333,098
East Neuk and Landward fife £242,865
Tay Bridgehead fife £194,893
Llanengan Gwynedd £418,260
Llanfaelog Gwynedd £322,470
Cwm Cadnant Gwynedd £302,428
Milford on Sea Hampshire £530,630
Hamble-le-Rice Hampshire £360,754
Fareham Hampshire £326.402
Black Islands Highland £231,110
Eilean Cho Highland £201,997
Caol and Mallaig Highland £198,973
fishbourne Isle of Wight £500,699
Bembridge Isle of Wight £389,514
half eat Isle of Wight £384,190
Ringwould with Kingsdown Knows £430,536
Worth Knows £419,993
St Margaret’s in Cliffe Knows £419,712
Wyre Lancashire £171,480
Presal Lancashire £167,690
Lancaster Lancashire £165,787
Anderby Lincolnshire £185,924
Mablethorpe and Sutton Lincolnshire £158,103
Skegness Lincolnshire £157,821
hightown Merseyside £296,625
Porthcawl Mid Glamorgan £238,273
Fochabers Lhanbryde Moray £174,694
forres Moray £172,338
Heldon and Laich Moray £161,366
Burnham Overy Norfolk £835,748
brancaster Norfolk £679,535
Blakeney Norfolk £609,674
Ardrossan and Arran North Ayrshire £162,106
Dalry and West Kilbride North Ayrshire £146,638
salt coats North Ayrshire £102,354
Lythe North Yorkshire £394,917
Fylingdales North Yorkshire £303,876
Hinderwell North Yorkshire £195,826
Scratcher Northumberland £344,258
Newton-by-the-Sea Northumberland £341,350
cresswell Northumberland £307.629
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray Orkney Islands £181,472
western mainland Orkney Islands £176,320
Kirkwall East Orkney Islands £160,313
East Berwickshire Scottish Borders £199,358
Lerwick South Shetland Islands £197,132
Shetland West Shetland Islands £168,139
Shetland Central Shetland Islands £163,386
Shetland South Shetland Islands £161,830
Portishead Somerset £355.404
Porlock Somerset £316,559
Clevedon Somerset £315,078
Ayr West South Ayrshire £203,017
Throne South Ayrshire £177,451
Prestwick South Ayrshire £158,565
Penarth South Glamorgan £322,169
Sully and Lavernock South Glamorgan £292,340
Barry South Glamorgan £174,538
Southwold Suffolk £569,068
Aldeburgh Suffolk £531,875
Aldringham cum Thorpe Suffolk £448,970
mumbles West Glamorgan £300,138
Bishopston West Glamorgan £290,236
West Itchenor West Sussex £1,353,615
Kingston West Sussex £1,169,465
birdham West Sussex £674,227
Source: Savills