The last seaside towns where you can bag a bargain property

When the sun shines, few things beat a trip to the British seaside. Whether a day on the beach with a bucket and spade, catching a wave or a clifftop stroll, these are simple yet rewarding pastimes. 

It is no wonder properties by the sea command such high prices.

Homes in fashionable Salcombe, Sandbanks and Padstow have become eye-wateringly expensive, but across Britain the average detached home within a mile of the coast has gone up 35pc since 2019, according to the estate agent Hamptons using Land Registry figures.

Even flats, which have typically performed less well during the pandemic race for space, within a mile of the coast grew on average by 11pc over the same period, compared to the 2pc for those further away.

Whether you seek a house or a flat, some locations still offer value. Of the British towns where the average second-hand property purchased last year cost below £350,000, according to Savills Research, here are eight. 

Eastbourne, East Sussex

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