7 homes to buy by the sea - July


From a former sweet shop in Suffolk to a remote Highland house, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea. Words Alice Westgate

1. Aldburgh, Suffolk
Start a coastal business at The Sweet Shop, which sits on Aldeburgh High Street, a few yards from the seafront. The ground floor includes the shop itself plus a kitchen and sitting room, while the first floor has three bedrooms. Bedfords (01728 454505, bedfords.co.uk).
2. Downderry, Cornwall 
Look out over Whitsand Bay from Rocksands, a luxurious south-facing bungalow in East Camps Bay. The property has four bedrooms and private access to the beach via steps from the garden. Scott Parry (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).
3. Beaumaris, Anglesey 
Location is everything at Bay House, a Grade II-listed family home in a prime waterfront spot, with the Menai Strait as its rear boundary. The property has six bedrooms and has recently been sympathetically renovated. Strutt & Parker (01244 354880, struttandparker.com).
4. East Preston, West Sussex 
The sea forms the backdrop to The Breakers, an Arts and Crafts gem on the Willowhayne Estate that was built in 1936. Recently refurbished, it has six bedrooms, a snooker room, a library and an outdoor pool. Savills (01798 345980, savills.co.uk).
5. Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
Three-storey Shore House stands on Burnham Quay, overlooking the tidal estuary. It dates back to the 1700s and is Grade II-listed, with four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a courtyard garden and an outbuilding. Savills (01245 293233, savills.co.uk).
6. Bracklesham, West Sussex
The beach is directly outside No 13 Bourne Court, a first-floor apartment with three bedrooms, a large living room with a balcony, and glorious views that stretch from Selsey to the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. Strutt & Parker (01243 832600, struttandparker.com).
7. Tongue, Highland
Situated on the popular North Coast 500 route, midway between Cape Wrath and John O’Groats, No 118 Rhitongue is a three-bedroom croft house with sea views. It includes 16 acres of croft land that extends northwards to the foreshore. Bell Ingram (01463 717799, bellingram.co.uk).

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