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Why Invest in Coastal Property? The Benefits of Living by the Sea

We take you through the benefits of living by the sea and showcase some of the finest coastal property currently for sale...

Earlier this year, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, announced that the government will provide coastal communities with a further £40 million injection following on from the £120 million they have received since 2012. This financial injection into piers, promenades and coastal paths will go towards creating new jobs that will in turn boost tourism and increase economic growth.

As coastal communities continue to benefit from these government initiatives, we take you through the multitude of benefits of living by the coast.

Firstly, the air is cleaner and fresher. Much has also been said about the positive effect sea air has and the good night’s rest one experiences after spending a day at the beach. Many also believe that living in a coastal town offers a better quality of life, not only is the air cleaner, it has been argued that the negative ions in the sea air can boost your mood and decrease stress levels.

Moreover, it’s a lot easier to lead an active lifestyle while living on the coast. Not only a haven for surfers, kayakers and sailors, those looking for a gentler form of exercise can indulge in beachcombing once the tide goes out. Nowadays, a lot of coastal towns also offer outdoor exercise classes on the beach, from walking groups to Beach Blast classes.

With the plenitude of seafood available, it would be remiss not to mention the ample amount of delicious cuisine available on tap. Whether you’re looking for good old-fashioned fish and chips, or a chic seafood restaurant, the fresh, locally sourced food is a definite bonus of any coastal town.

From fisherman’s cottages and riverfront penthouses, to vast marina houses, the different types of coastal property available also helps to attract people working with a variety of budgets. Moreover, those with a bit of extra cash can also indulge in the most quintessential of British coastal property – the beach hut.

Whether you’re looking to make the move to Kent, Dorset or Sussex, we take you through some of the finest coastal property we currently have on our books…


Known for its Oyster festival, outstanding restaurants and quirky charm, Whitstable remains unfailing popular. This contemporary four-bedroom home with sea views on Joy Lane is on the market for £1,950,000 Freehold.

Call Winkworth Canterbury on 01227 456645 for more information.


With its seven miles of sandy beaches, the famous pier and multiple entertainment venues, Bournemouth remains popular with families and students alike. This four-bedroom, cliff top house on Southbourne Overcliff Drive is on the market for £925,000 Freehold.

Contact Winkworth Southbourne on 01202 434365 for more information.


Poole remains a great attraction for the great and good, but it’s not just the uber-wealthy who are drawn to Sandbank, with a great selection of bars and restaurants and good schools adding to its allure. This contemporary, four-bedroom home with harbour views on Sandbanks Road is on the market for £825,000 Freehold.

Contact Winkworth Poole on 01202 733000 for more information.


Brighton Pavilion, the pier, the thriving nightlife and the abundance of culture available all contribute to Brighton’s enduring appeal. This three-bedroom home on Marine Gardens offers period charm and a south facing roof terrace. It’s on the market for £775,000 Freehold.

Call Winkworth Brighton & Hove on 01273 772 175 for more information.

Are you looking to buy, sell, rent or let in our area? Contact  Winkworth Hammersmith.

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