Coastal properties for sale: The latest seaside homes to buy

Bell Ingram

From luxury beach pads to traditional coastal cottages, here's our pick of the latest UK homes to buy beside the sea

Complied by Alice Westgate

The Red Cottage, which stands just 300 yards from the seafront, is a detached Grade II-listed house with five bedrooms and a walled garden with outbuildings. It was built in 1842 by a wealthy brickworks owner, hence its remarkably ornate exterior. Sanderson Young (0191 223 3500,

Versatile accommodation at Mount Pleasant Cottage means you could live in this four-bedroom house while renting out its self-contained two-bedroom apartment, or vice versa. This period property has views across Mounts Bay and is only 100 yards from the harbour. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473,

Brandy House has a magical setting on the Gower, looking over the great salt marsh and the estuary to Burry Port. This detached property has four bedrooms and three reception rooms including an orangery, plus an acre of land. Fine & Country (01792 367301,

Ty Cymro sits in an idyllic spot on the beautiful Outer Hebridean island of Berneray, which is linked by a causeway to North Uist. This thatched and renovated blackhouse, which stands at the edge of Bays Loch, has one bedroom, a mezzanine and a garden that leads down to the water’s edge. Bell Ingram (01463 717799,
A rare chance to buy a Grade II-listed townhouse with stunning views over the harbour, the island and the north Cornish coast. No 4 Albert Place has three bedrooms, front and rear courtyard gardens, a roof terrace and a second-floor balcony, all just a short stroll from Porthmeor beach. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473,
Contemporary accommodation, easy access to the water, a south-facing garden and great sea views make No 49C Queens Road a great beachside retreat. The property has three bedrooms and is within a short walk of the shops, restaurants and sailing club. Spence Willard (01983 200880,
Overlooking the yacht club and with views towards the beach and marshes, Byford House is a three-storey property with five bedrooms and a lovely garden with a summerhouse. Bedfords (01728 454505,
Looking south over Falmouth Bay, Boslowen is a five/six-bedroom house close to Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches. Currently arranged with a two-bed first floor annexe, it could easily become a large family house and sits in a generous garden. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360,
No 10 Danefield Road is a detached seafront bungalow that’s approached via the foreshore. With three bedrooms and lots of outdoor living areas to soak up the sun, there are also stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Henry Adams (01243 606789,
A mile or so from the north Norfolk coast, No 2 Gravel Hill is a period cottage that sits in the lea of the church. The perfect renovation project, it has two bedrooms, a garden and a courtyard. Bedfords (01328 730500,
No 51 Esplanade Grande is a two-bedroom penthouse apartment on the seafront. Wraparound balconies that can be accessed from every room give spectacular coastal views. Henry Adams (01243 842123,
A historical period house close to the town centre and quay, four-storey Victory House has three/four bedrooms plus a walled courtyard garden and glimpses of the Lymington River, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Caldwells (01590 675875,
With lovely Combesgate beach just across the road, Grand View is perfectly placed for seaside living. This three-storey semi-detached property has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two reception rooms and a garden that’s perfect for entertaining. Stags (01271 322833,
No 9 Captains Row is a luxury waterside townhouse with four bedrooms, a balcony and a garden. There is a distinctive double-height semi-circular bay window at the side of the property giving great views over Camber Dock and the harbour. Fry & Kent (0239 281 5221,
The luxurious apartment at No 6 The Boardwalk is set in vibrant Brighton Marina and has two bedrooms plus views over the boats and out to sea from its east-facing balcony. Leaders (01273 622007,
You can gaze out across Mevagissey Bay from Ocean View, a contemporary property with a stylish open-plan living space, four/five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a cinema room and a good-sized garden with glorious terrace and hot tub. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360,
Set on the glorious west coast of Scotland, Ardvaar is a handsome detached Victorian house with uninterrupted views over the Kyles of Bute. This five-bedroom property sits right on the foreshore and has a mature 1.2-acre garden. Robb Residential (0141 225 3880,
WALMER, KENT £575,000
The Penthouse at 24D The Beach is a spacious maisonette right on the seafront. It occupies the second and third floors and has two/three bedrooms, a courtyard garden and wonderful views towards France. Bright & Bright (01304 374071,
Maenvale is a four-bedroom house at the end of a private lane, just a few hundred yards from Maenporth beach. A modern detached property, it looks towards Falmouth Bay and the Roseland peninsula. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473,
Once a fisherman’s cottage, No 44 South Street is now a beautiful waterfront home in the conservation area, just one house back from the harbour and sailing club. It has one/two bedrooms, a roof terrace overlooking the sea and a walled garden. Jackson-Stops (01243 786316,
Look out over the Dart estuary from Brook House, a three-bed detached property that occupies a sought-after and wonderfully private spot in the village. It comes with a meadow and an orchard that has potential for further development. Knight Frank (01392 423111,
NAIRN, HIGHLAND £1,000,000
Firthside House is a grand Scottish mansion in a fabulous location overlooking the Moray Firth. Dating from 1885, it is reminiscent of a castle and has 11 bedrooms, five reception rooms, six bathrooms and mature gardens that extend to the seafront. Strutt & Parker (01463 723596,
DUPORTH, CORNWALL from £310,000 
Situated above a private beach and overlooking St Austell Bay, The Courtyard is a development of 38 new two- and three-bedroom homes for the over 55s. The properties are set around a landscaped courtyard and a listed clocktower, and all have private outside spaces as well as gated access to Duporth beach. Acorn Property Group (01637 876000,
No 5 Harefield Cottages is a blue-painted house in a stunning location overlooking the Exe estuary. One of six former fishermen’s cottages, it has been beautifully refurbished to give two/three bedrooms, a top-floor sitting room and direct access to Lympstone beach. Wilkinson Grant (01392 875000,
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