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 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.’
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.
|Name||district||Average second-hand sales price, 5 years until May 21|
|George St/Harbour||Aberdeen City||£119,816|
|Stonehaven and Lower Deeside||Aberdeenshire||£237,182|
|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|
|St. Anthony in Meneage||Cornwall||£602,929|
|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|
|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|
|North Loch||western islands||£127,984|
|Harris and South Lochs||western islands||£127,351|
|Point District||western islands||£125,726|
|East Neuk and Landward||fife||£242,865|
|Milford on Sea||Hampshire||£530,630|
|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|
|St Margaret’s in Cliffe||Knows||£419,712|
|Mablethorpe and Sutton||Lincolnshire||£158,103|
|Heldon and Laich||Moray||£161,366|
|Ardrossan and Arran||North Ayrshire||£162,106|
|Dalry and West Kilbride||North Ayrshire||£146,638|
|salt coats||North Ayrshire||£102,354|
|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|
|Ayr West||South Ayrshire||£203,017|
|Sully and Lavernock||South Glamorgan||£292,340|
|Aldringham cum Thorpe||Suffolk||£448,970|
|West Itchenor||West Sussex||£1,353,615|