Coastal properties for sale: The latest seaside homes to buy

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

BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX £550,000 
The Penthouse at No 7 Chichester Terrace is a wonderfully light and airy apartment in this handsome Kemp Town property. As well as large windows and sea views, it has two double bedrooms, two shower rooms, a bespoke kitchen, a huge south-facing sun terrace and use of a six-acre private garden. Mishon Mackay (01273 670067, mishonmackay.com). 
 
ISLE ORNSAY, ISLE OF SKYE £670,000 
Looking out across the Sound of Sleat, Napier House was built in 2011 to make the most of its glorious setting in south Skye. Currently a holiday let, it has five bedrooms, a sunroom and a garden. RE/MAX Skye (01471 822900, remax-skye.net). 
 
FOLKESTONE, KENT £695,000 
No 9 Seascape is a modern second-floor apartment on Sandgate’s esplanade. A convenient coastal bolthole, it has three bedrooms and a balcony that looks over Hythe Bay and the English Channel towards France. C R Child & Partners (01303 267421, crchildandpartners.co.uk). 
 
CROMER, NORFOLK £750,000
Following a £2m renovation project, The Bath House – one of Cromer’s well-known Victorian buildings – has been revived and transformed into four pier-side properties. In 1824, the property, originally a reading room for the North Norfolk coastal town, became a spa where visitors could ‘take the waters’. It lay empty for a decade before developer Jane Kinnaird took the plunge. Now, the exterior has been painted an elegant yellow and comprises a couple of two-storey houses and two apartments, one on each floor. The premier property, The Bath House, has a guide price of £750,000 (bigskiesestates.co.uk). 
 
TORCROSS, DEVON £1,400,000 
New England-style Bayfield is a detached house with an acre of mature garden plus views over Slapton Ley and the sea. The reverse-level interior has four bedrooms and a vaulted open-plan living space. Marchand Petit (01548 857588, marchandpetit.co.uk). 
 
TEIGNMOUTH, DEVON £695,000 
Minadab Cottage was built in 1820 for a Royal Navy Commander. With five bedrooms, leaded windows, a thatched roof, a roof terrace and a veranda, it’s a charming coastal escape. Dart & Partners (01626 772507, dartandpartners.com). 
 
ARDENTALLEN, ARGYLL & BUTE £695,000 
In a private spot with access to Loch Feochan, Ardentallen House is a seven-bedroom property with its own boathouse, slipway and yacht mooring, plus a coach-house and a 2.5-acre garden that extends to the water’s edge. Bell Ingram (01631 566122, bellingram.co.uk). 
 
MUNDESLEY, NORFOLK £525,000 
Run a seaside café when you buy The Corner House, a thriving 35-cover eatery with a six-bedroom house above. This property has lots of character features, sea views and a prime location in this coastal village. Coast and Country Estate Agents (01263 800474, coastandcountryea.co.uk). 
 
SALCOMBE, DEVON £1,900,000 
Offering some of the best views of the Salcombe estuary, No 3 Hamstone Court is a four-bedroom apartment in a gated development close to the centre of town. Highlight include two balconies overlooking the water. Luscombe Maye (01548 845090, luscombemaye.com). 
 
 

PORTHALLOW, CORNWALL £1,750,000
Pengarrock Farmhouse sits in 1.5 acres of land near Porthallow Cove on the Lizard. It is a Georgian property with four bedrooms, while the adjacent courtyard of barns has been converted into three holiday cottages. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).

BAMBURGH, NORTHUMBERLAND £775,000
Explore the Northumbrian coast from Cheviot House, a detached stone-built property in a small development on the edge of the village. Along with four bedrooms, there’s a low-maintenance west-facing rear garden. Sanderson Young (01665 600170, sandersonyoung.co.uk).

CAWSAND, CORNWALL £525,000
Only 75 yards from the beach, Vectis Cottage is a pretty end-of-terrace house with lots of character features, three/four bedrooms and a walled courtyard garden. Scott Parry Associates (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).

KINGSDOWN, KENT £850,000
Summer Holme is a Victorian mock-Tudor villa that sits right on the beachfront and has four bedrooms, a first-floor balcony, a large garden and sea views. Foundation Estate Agents (01227 752617, foundationproperty.co.uk).

PEMBROKE DOCK, PEMBROKESHIRE £800,000
Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Milford Haven waterway from Preseli Heights, a detached house with six bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool. There’s potential to use this property for multi-generational living or as a guest house. West Wales Properties (0345 094 3006, westwalesproperties.co.uk).

NEWQUAY, CORNWALL from £235,000
Looking for a luxury escape right by the sea? Cliff Edge is a new development of one-, two- and three-bedroom coastal apartments, high above the sandy crescent of Tolcarne Beach in Newquay, North Cornwall. The predominantly white interiors by Cornish design atelier Absolute are Mediterranean in style – bright, light and airy. Highlights include glazed patio doors onto the balcony and Porcelanosa kitchens. Prices start from £235,000 for a one-bed apartment, ready in spring 2022 (stephensandstephensdevelopers.com). 
 
SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX, £560,000
Completed in 2020, Garrison Beach is a sleek terrace of five new houses in Shoeburyness, Essex, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Southend-on-Sea. Designed by architect Lindsey Wislocki at Hedgehog Architects, each three-storey house has a garage and a private roof garden overlooking Shoebury East Beach with its shingle shore. The price per property is £560,000 and there are two left. Email lindsey@hedgehog-architects.com to find out more. 
 
ABERPORTH, CEREDIGION £650,000
Morfa Gwyn is a former sea captain’s house that dates from 1896. Built over three storeys, and with the living spaces on the top two floors to make the most of the far-reaching sea views, it has five bedrooms and an enclosed garden. West Wales Properties (0345 094 3006, westwalesproperties.co.uk).
 

SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK £595,000
It’s a short walk to the beach and town centre from No 3 Trinity Street, a three storey, red-brick property with three bedrooms, two of which are on the top floor giving wonderful views of the Southwold skyline. Durrants (01502 723292, durrants.com).

SOUTH HALLSANDS, DEVON £400,000
You’ll be a stone’s throw from the beach when you move to No 1 Edith Mews, a New England-style semi-detached house with two bedrooms and a private courtyard, plus shared use of a heated outdoor pool, tennis court and communal gardens. Marchand Petit (01548 857588, marchandpetit.co.uk).

PADSTOW, CORNWALL £2,450,000

The Dower House is a handsome Grade II-listed property that looks over the Camel estuary toward Rock. With seven bedrooms, four reception rooms, five bathrooms, a games room and a sauna, it is one of Padstow’s finest homes. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).

MALDON, ESSEX £450,000

Flat No 7 The Granaries sits on the ground floor of a Victorian industrial building on the River Chelmer. It has three bedrooms and comes with a tidal mooring giving access to the River Blackwater and the East Anglian coast. Zoe Napier (01621 840333, zoenapier.co.uk).

DEAL, KENT  £275,000
Standing right on the seafront, Flat 6 at No 2 Prince of Wales Terrace is a refurbished apartment with uninterrupted views over the Channel to France. The interior is bright and stylish, with an open-plan kitchen/living space and three bedrooms. Colebrook Sturrock (01304 381155, colebrooksturrock.com).

WARSASH, HAMPSHIRE £699,950
No 1 Admirals House is a four-bedroom home that forms part of this 1920s building. As well as views to the Hamble and Southampton Water from almost every window, there’s an elegant veranda and a communal garden. Brambles (01489 581452, brambles-estateagents.com).

NOSS MAYO, DEVON £575,000
A wonderful coastal escape, Fishermans Cottage sits in the centre of the village. As well as period features and estuary views, there are two en-suite bedrooms, a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove and a summerhouse/studio in the garden. Luscombe Maye (01752 872417, luscombemaye.com).

POLPERRO, CORNWALL £750,000
On the outskirts of the village, yet within walking distance of the harbour, Palm Court is a south-facing house with a handsome façade, deep verandas, a five-bedroom interior and exotic gardens. Scott Parry Associates (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).

DOWNDERRY, CORNWALL £950,000
Mortegh is a newly built three-bedroom house in a grandstand spot on the Cornish Riviera, close to Seaton beach. Highlights include lots of eco-features, panoramic views over Whitsand Bay, a huge open-plan living space, a hot tub and a decked terrace. Scott Parry Associates (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).

 DOWNDERRY, CORNWALL  £600,000
The beach is close to Looe Island View, a four-bed detached house with stunning sea views. You’ll love the sea-facing terrace, the large sitting/dining room and the location in one of Cornwall’s most sought-after coastal villages.  Scott Parry Associates (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).