Whether you want a countryside manor easy access to the sea or an esplanade apartment, we’ve rounded-up our top homes near the UK’s best beaches.
From Cornwall’s secret coves to the sensational expanse of shore that is Sandbanks, the UK’s rugged coastline has something different to offer along each stretch. With that, comes some gorgeous residential areas benefiting from fresh coastal air, seaside eateries and spacious properties. Whether you want a countryside manor easy access to the sea or an esplanade apartment, we’ve rounded-up our top homes near the UK’s best beaches.
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Best for: Families
With its soft, powdery sand, carnival pier, donkey rides and summer fireworks, Norfolk’s Great Yarmouth beach makes for the perfect day out with little ones. The clean sand on this area of coastline makes up some of the most beautiful stretches of beach in East Anglia, with miles of soft sand even at high tide.
Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich
4 bedroom bungalow in Stoke Holy Cross
Offers over £750,000 Freehold
Located in Upper Stoke Norfolk, this property offers all the luxuries of the countryside while being only half an hour from Great Yarmouth beach. The ultra-modern, four-bedroom house features extensive grounds, two greenhouses, vaulted ceilings, a detached garage and various outbuildings.
Contact Winkworth Poringland or call 01508 528880 for more information.
Herne Bay, Canterbury
Best for: Watersports
Sandwiched between Whitstable and Margate, Herne Bay is a charming seaside town famous for its coloured houses. It’s increasingly popular for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, zapcat racing and jet skiing, but is still suitable for sandcastles, swimming and excellent fishing too. Popular wildlife sailing trips leave most days to see seals and dolphins in their natural habitat. Sheltered from winds, the water in the bay can reach five degrees warmer than its neighbouring beaches.
4 bedroom house in Harbledown
This opulent Georgian townhouse sits in the sought-after Harbledown, just a 20-minute drive away from Herne Bay. The Grade II-listed property is set back from the road and has retained much of it charming features including open fireplaces, sash windows, high ceilings, and decorative architrave. Other highlights include off-street parking and an attractive garden with a secluded patio area that is great for al fresco entertaining.
Contact Winkworth Canterbury or call 01227 456645 for more information.
Hove Lawns, Hove
Best for: Outdoor activities
Hove seafront stretches over 2km from Hove Lawns right along to Hove Lagoon. On offer in this area are exceptionally-beautiful walks along the seafront, especially during sunrise and sunset, as well as several tennis courts and bowling greens openly available to the sporty public.
Westbourne Villas, Hove
5 bedroom house in Hove
Perhaps the biggest selling point of this attractive five-bedroom home is its location. Set in the desirable New Church Road area, it sits just meters from the beach. Finished to a superb standard, the property boasts period features throughout, a landscaped garden, large utility room and is near the vibrant cafe culture and city centre of Hove, with regular trains to London.
Contact Winkworth Brighton & Hove or call 01227 456645 for more information.
Worthing Beach, Worthing
Best for: Culture lovers
Leafy terraces, a wide open seafront and a happy blend of contemporary and classic come together to form Worthing, a typical south coast town that dates back to Roman times. It’s also where Oscar Wilde chose to reside as he penned The Importance of Being Earnest. Worthing’s vibrant shorefront has no shortage of shops or places to eat and drink, while the sloping beach is a haven for fishing, windsurfing, swimming and water sports.
Marine Parade, Worthing
4 bedroom house in Worthing
There’s no denying that the home-owners of Marine Parade are blessed with one of the most enviable looks on the south coast, as well as a gorgeous Georgian exterior. Following a full renovation, this superb four-bedroom home also boasts design-led interiors with heaps of storage space.
Contact Winkworth Worthing or call 01903 216219 for more information.
Hordle Cliff Beach, Milford On Sea
Best for: Dog owners
Hordle Cliff Beach and the surrounding area of Milford on Sea is ideal for families looking for a slower pace. The sleepy seaside town has a brilliant selection of cafes and pubs, perfect to grab a nearby bite. The beach is dog-friendly and there are excellent walks on a sealed surface of tarmac, with wonderful views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
Shinglebank Drive, Milford On Sea
3 bedroom house in Milford On Sea
£720,000 Share of Freehold
This charming three-bedroom property, located a 10-minute walk from Hordle Cliff Beach, enjoys uninterrupted views towards the Needles and Christchurch Bay. Situated in a Mediterranean style development in the heart of town, the property features a paved garden, raised flower beds and direct access to the clifftop and beach.
Contact Winkworth Milford on Sea or call 01590 642641 for more information.
Best for: Luxurious living
Crowned Britain’s Palm Beach, the Sandbanks Peninsula is one of the most expensive and sought-after postcodes in the world, but across the board in the area, house prices average at around £367,454. The beach itself is world-famous with pristine white sand and some of the bluest waters in Britain. For those seeking the ultimate in beach lifestyle, some of the most exclusive houses boast direct access onto the beach and stunning sea views.
4 bedroom house in Sandbanks
Comprised of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open living/dining area, this contemporary home on Sandbanks Peninsula was designed with family living in mind. Open space certainly isn’t lacking with Sandbanks Beach just steps away, and it goes without saying that stunning views are a given in this postcode.
Contact Winkworth Poole or call 01202 733000 for more information.
St. Mary’s Bay, Torbay
Best for: Surfing
Torbay is home to many of the UK’s best beaches but perhaps the most popular is St. Mary’s Bay. With panoramic cliffs that shelter and seclude the bay, the spot is a favourite with British surfers. St Mary's Bay stretches north to Dymchurch and south to Littlestone-on-Sea, attracting many thousands of visitors each year. The beach provides safe bathing with its fine sandy beach that goes out about half a mile at low tide.
4 bedroom house in Brixham
Located around a quarter of a mile from St Mary’s Bay, this charming, 20th Century home has four generous bedrooms, a dining room, large kitchen, two reception rooms, a bar area and a large ground floor dance studio that has the potential to become a gorgeous annex. Additionally, the large rear garden holds further potential for development of a single detached dwelling with vehicle access.
Contact Winkworth Torbay or call 01803 444595 for more information.
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