Coastal properties for sale: The latest seaside homes to buy

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

Complied by Alice Westgate


Midway between Portree and Dunvegan, No 16 Upper Edinbane is a traditional cottage with views of Loch Greshornish and the surrounding croftland. It is a charming and well-maintained house with two bedrooms and a large garden. The Isle of Skye Estate Agency (01478 612683,


Beacon Hill House is a secluded hilltop property with breath-taking views across the sailing waters of the Blackwater estuary. Set in three acres, it has five bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and a guest cottage. Zoe Napier (01621 840333,


An elegant double-fronted family home in Kemp Town, Sudeley House is just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront. As well as lots of original features, it has five bedrooms, a west-facing courtyard garden and scope for renovation and a loft extension. Mishon Mackay (01273 670067,

DEAL, KENT £545,000

The late-Georgian end-of-terrace property at No 31 Union Road would make a great seaside bolthole. It sits in the conservation area, just yards from the town centre, station and seafront, and has two/three bedrooms plus a sunny, partially walled garden. Bright & Bright (01304 374071,


Three-bedroom Westhaven sits just 500m from the beach and has views towards Combe Martin Bay and out to sea. It would make a great base in this North Devon village, which sits on the coastal path and is well-known for its rugged coastline, cliffs and coves. John Smale (01271 342000,


In a spectacular spot looking out across the Bay of Cleat, eight-bedroom Cleaton House was built in the 1840s and would make a wonderful hotel, B&B or family home. The island of Westray is connected to mainland Orkney by a ferry and air service. K Allan Properties (01856 876377,


Chalet-style No 87 Lydd Road has views of the sand dunes and is within easy reach of the beach. It’s a detached two-bedroom property that has recently been renovated using locally sourced beach groyne timbers to make shelving and kitchen cabinets. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338,


Live and work on the north coast of Scotland when you buy The Weavers, a three-bedroom house that includes owner’s accommodation, two letting rooms, a café and a gift shop. The property has a large deck with stunning views towards the Pentland Firth and is situated on the North Coast 500 route. CCL Property (01343 610520,


Built in the 1930s in a great location above the village, Westcott is a seaside haven with five/six bedrooms, a landscaped garden and parking. The famous harbour and the South West Coast Path are moments away. John Bray & Partners (01208 862601,


There are sea views from the first floor of Grade II-listed Poplar Cottage, which sits 150m from the beach. Built in 1796, it has four bedrooms, a private courtyard garden and access to a communal cutting garden. Wilkinson Grant (01392 875000,

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Occupying the first and second floors of a Grade II-listed building on the high street, Crownside has three double bedrooms and a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove. A separate garage is also included in the sale. Durrants (01502 723292,

TOPSHAM, DEVON £1,350,000

Enjoy a riverside garden with access to the water when you move to No 50 The Strand, a three-bedroom property that is believed to date from the late 17th century. It comes with a mooring and is a short walk from the centre of town. Wilkinson Grant (01392 875000,


No 11 The Granary is a top-floor duplex apartment in a handsome Victorian building right on the quayside. As well as wonderful views across the harbour and out to sea, the house has two bedrooms and comes with a garage/boat store. Bedfords (01328 730500,


Gaze out over Cornwall’s south coast from Seascape, a contemporary house that sits on a headland near Charlestown. As well as a tiled façade, a zinc roof and lots of glazing on the seaward side, there are four/five-bedrooms, a full-width infinity balcony and a garden that leads to the South West Coast Path. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360,

SALCOMBE, DEVON £2,250,000
Salcombe, Devon
Cove House is a contemporary detached home in a peaceful location in this Devon hotspot. It has a reverse-level interior, two-en-suite bedrooms, a sunny terrace and wonderful views out to sea. Luscombe Maye (01548 845090,

HOVE, EAST SUSSEX £1,000,000
Hove, East Sussex
Facing south, with views across Hove lagoon and the seafront, renovated No 303 Kingsway has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a stunning open-plan kitchen/dining room and a lovely courtyard garden, creating an excellent home on this iconic coastline.  Mishon Mackay (01273 821800,

Trewyddel, Pembrokeshire
You’ll find this cluster of properties a mile or so from beautiful Ceibwr Beach. The sale includes Banc House and two cottages – Badger Banc and Banc Cottage – which are currently run as successful holiday lets. They have six bedrooms and four bathrooms between them, sit in an acre of land and are perfectly positioned to explore the Pembrokeshire coast. West Wales Properties (01239 615915,

Amble, Northumberland
You’ll find Detached Dunelm House at the edge of this popular harbour town at the mouth of the River Coquet. Inside are four bedrooms and four reception rooms, including an open-plan kitchen/dining and living space, while outside is a large private garden with a raised patio terrace. Sanderson Young (01665 600170,

East Prawle, Devon
Anyone looking for a project will love pretty Rundles Cottage, a three-bedroom semi in need of some tender loving care. It has a walled garden, a sun terrace, a summerhouse and sea views, and sits in the heart of the most southerly village in Devon. Marchand Petit (01548 857588,


Here’s an opportunity to put your mark on a lovely coastal home in the heart of a popular village. In need of refurbishment, Alba is a traditional cottage with two reception rooms, three bedrooms and spectacular position overlooking Findhorn Bay. Galbraith (01343 546362,


Longsands Lodge is a five-bedroom maisonette a stone’s throw from the water in this popular village. Its open-plan kitchen includes a dining area that’s set in the bay window and looks out over the beach and the coastline. Sanderson Young (0191 213 0033,


No 4 Prospect House is a stylish ground-floor apartment in this former cliff-top hotel, a few minutes’ walk from the beach. It has an open-plan living area, two bedrooms and private terraces to the front and rear, plus communal grounds with swimming pool and tennis court. Marchand Petit (01548 857588,


No 65 Caldey Island House is a two-bedroom fifth-floor apartment overlooking Cardiff Bay. Its private balcony can be reached from the open-plan kitchen/sitting area as well as one of the bedrooms, and residents have use of communal gardens. Peter Alan (02920 462246, 


Part of the colourful townscape, No 43 South Ford Road is a three-storey semi-detached period property with three bedrooms, a front terrace, a rear garden and views of the River Dart. Marchand Petit (01803 839190,


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