13 Hot Properties To Buy Beside The Sea

From a clifftop home in Cornwall to a family home with loch views in the Scottish Highlands, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea

Compiled by Alice Westgate

1. LANGBANK, RENFREWSHIRE £560,000

The Grange is a detached house with four bedrooms, a conservatory and a decked terrace that takes full advantage of the views. This family home looks out over the Firth of Clyde to the mountains of Argyll, with Ben Lomond in the distance. Savills (0141 222 5875, savills.co.uk).

2. WEST WITTERING, WEST SUSSEX £925,000

Whiteways is a deluxe contemporary home close to the beach. As well as sea views from the first-floor sitting room and balcony, the property has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a generous garden. Henry Adams (01243 672721, henryadams.co.uk).

3. TORQUAY, DEVON £1,150,000

Moments from Watcombe Beach, Washington House is part of an elegant Victorian villa that dates from 1825. Set in mature gardens with sea views, this secluded property has five bedrooms, two large reception rooms and lots of grand original features. Strutt & Parker (01392 215631, struttandparker.com).

4. FLUSHING, CORNWALL £425,000

Just beside the public slipway in this popular Cornish village, No 43 Kersey Road is a modernised property with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a suntrap rear garden. It’s location gives easy access to the sailing waters of Famouth harbour and the Carrick Roads. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473, lillicrapchilcott.com).

5. AULTBEA, HIGHLAND £375,000

Location is everything at No 38A Mellon Charles, a modern four-bedroom coastal house that is set above the shores of Loch Ewe and has direct access to a shingle beach with private slipway. Galbraith (01463 224343, galbraithgroup.com).

6. ST LAWRENCE, ISLE OF WIGHT £525,000

Near the sea and the village, The Olive House is a four-bedroom home that includes a brand-new annexe with letting potential. The property has a wraparound garden and a balcony with far-reaching sea views. Susan Payne Property (01983 566244, susanpayneproperty.co.uk).

7. CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA, NORFOLK £725,000

Set in the centre of this popular village on the lovely north Norfolk coast, Old Orchard House is a brick-and-flint property with four/five bedrooms, a conservatory and a mature garden. Bedfords (01328 730500, bedfords.co.uk).

8. BIGBURY-ON-SEA, DEVON £525,000

With panoramic views of Burgh Island and the South Devon coastline, Apartment No 1 Sandbanks is a fabulous first-floor duplex with three bedrooms and a southwest-facing decked balcony. Marchand Petit (01548 831163, marchandpetit.co.uk).

9. LITTLESTONE, KENT £895,000

Take in 180-degree views of St Mary’s Bay and the English Channel from Fairfield, a detached seafront house with four bedrooms and a glorious sun terrace. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).

10. ISLEORNSAY, ISLE OF SKYE £575,000

Spectacular views over the Sound of Sleat are on offer at No 26 Camuscross, a de-crofted family house with three bedrooms, a self-contained one-bedroom apartment and lots of energy-efficient features. Best of all, the house has direct access to a sandy beach. Galbraith (01463 224343, galbraithgroup.com).

11. FOLKESTONE, KENT £575,000

Gaze over Folkestone, the Kent coast and over to France from No 1 The Leas, a penthouse apartment with three bedrooms and a striking wraparound roof terrace where you can soak up the sun and dine alfresco. Strutt & Parker (01227 473700, struttandparker.com).

12. BONCHURCH, ISLE OF WIGHT £379,500

No 3 Cliff Mansions is a beautifully refurbished apartment in a period building that was once a hotel. On the second floor, it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and fabulous views over the Channel. Spence Willard (01983 873000, spencewillard.co.uk).

13. TENBY, PEMBROKESHIRE £162,500

You can walk to the beaches and the harbour from Grassholm, a first-floor apartment in a Grade II-listed building in Tudor Square. Recently converted, it has one bedroom and an open-plan kitchen/living area. West Wales Properties (01834 845584, westwalesproperties.co.uk).

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