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

TORQUAY, DEVON £2,400,000
With stunning views of Thatcher Rock, Marine House is a striking modern property set over three floors, with terraces at each level. The luxurious interior has five bedrooms, a designer kitchen, four bathrooms, a cinema room and a yoga room. John Couch (01803 296500, johncouch.co.uk).
 
POOLE, DORSET from £450,000 
The luxury apartments at Harbour Lofts make a great base for sailing on the Solent. Choose from a selection of two-bed apartments or a two-bed duplex penthouse, all of which have either a terrace or a balcony from which to enjoy the quayside views. Acorn Property Group (02382 024940, acornpropertygroup.org).
 
HEYSHAM, LANCASHIRE £1,150,000
Overlooking Morecambe Bay and set within 1.5 acres of private grounds, Grade II-listed Heysham Head Hall was built in the early 1800s and has been painstakingly restored to make a palatial home with four bedrooms, four reception rooms and a large cellar. Fine & Country (01524 380560, fineandcountry.com).
 
TORQUAY, DEVON £795,000
Part of an award-wining Art Deco-style development overlooking the water, No 7 Abbey Sands sits on the fourth floor and has an open-plan living area, two bedrooms and a huge terrace with outstanding views across the whole of Tor Bay. John Couch (01803 296500, johncouch.co.uk).
 
NEWBIE, DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY £585,000
There is direct access to the shores of the Solway Firth from the garden of Fishery House, a modern property with five bedrooms plus a cinema room, sauna, gym, balcony and deck complete with sunken hot tub. Finest Properties (01539 468400, finestproperties.co.uk).
 
NEWTON FERRERS, DEVON £1,450,000
Move to this luxurious waterside apartment overlooking the beautiful natural harbour of Newton Ferrers. No 4 Yealm Wood has three bedrooms and an open-plan living area that leads to a spacious private balcony, plus a roof terrace and access to a shared woodland and a private quay. Marchand Petit (01752 873311, marchandpetit.co.uk).
 
DARTMOUTH, DEVON £600,000
Ferry View is a first-floor apartment perched above the water in this holiday hotspot. The property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large balcony, and is just a short stroll from Bayard’s Cove and Dartmouth waterfront. Stags (01803 835336, stags.co.uk).
 
PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE £1,195,000
No 25 Bryher Island is a four-bedroom marina townhouse in Port Solent. It occupies a large corner plot with a waterside garden and comes with two moorings – one to accommodate a 25m vessel, the other measuring 12m – making it a haven for sailors. Marina Life Homes (02392 373446, marinalifehomes.co.uk).
 
WOOTTON BRIDGE, ISLE OF WIGHT £350,000 
By the Way is a beautifully refurbished chalet-style houseboat with three bedrooms, a sunroom, an open-plan kitchen/living area and a family bathroom, all in a peaceful location overlooking Wootton Creek. The plot includes a one-bedroom timber chalet with further development potential. Susan Payne Property (01983 566244, susanpayneproperty.co.uk).
 
MAENPORTH, CORNWALL £1,400,000
Soak up magnificent views across Falmouth Bay from Plain Sailing, a five-bedroom house with a large reception room and generous gardens, all within easy reach of the sandy beach below. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).
 
NEWLYN, CORNWALL £375,000
A former chapel and pilchard store dating back to the late 18th century, Fairhaven is a traditional granite property in the heart of the village. Inside are three bedrooms, while outside is a small terrace with panoramic views over Newlyn harbour and Mount’s Bay. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473, lillicrapchilcott.com).
 
PLYMOUTH, DEVON £365,000
Apartment No 34 Mills Bakery is a high-spec property that forms part of Grade I*-listed Royal William Yard, originally built as the Royal Navy’s victualling depot and converted in 2009. Situated on the second floor, it has two bedrooms and a balcony with views of the Mayflower Marina, Cremyll Ferry and Stonehouse Peninsula. Lang Town & Country (01752 200909, langtownandcountry.com).
 
RYE, EAST SUSSEX £475,000
Buy a slice of history at Oak Corner, a fascinating timber-framed house in a corner position on a cobbled street. This three-bedroom Grade II-listed house was partially destroyed by fire in 1377, then rebuilt in the 15th century, and sits in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).
 
BISHOPSTEIGNTON, DEVON £365,000
Chapel House is a former church, believed to date from 1820, that's tucked away near the centre of this estuary village. As well as three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/living space, a period-style conservatory, a terrace and a courtyard garden, this characterful property has eye-catching features including high ceilings, gothic windows and a galleried landing. Dart & Partners (01626 772507, dartandpartners.com).
 
BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE, NORFOLK £650,000
Part of an 18th-century watermill, West End Cottage overlooks the River Burn, which joins the sea nearby. This three-bedroom house has lots of traditional character, including exposed beams and a wood-burning stove, and the first-floor sitting room leads to a pretty balcony. Bedfords (01328 730500, bedfords.co.uk). 
 
PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE £360,000
Relax on the sunny balcony of this fourth-floor apartment in Port Solent Marina, a haven for yachting. No 89 Oyster Quay has two en-suite bedrooms, a large balcony, allocated parking, use of residents’ leisure facilities and fantastic views over the marina basin. Marina Life Homes (02392 373446, marinalifehomes.co.uk).
 
BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX £1,175,000
Move to No 16 Trafalgar Gate, a four-bedroom townhouse in Brighton Marina Village, and you’ll have a living room with a first-floor balcony overlooking the water. The main bedroom also has a balcony, while a patio gives access to your own 12m pontoon mooring. H2O Homes (01273 688448, h2ohomes.co.uk).
 
DARTMOUTH, DEVON £1,250,000
There are sailing opportunities galore at No 28 Dart Marina, a four-bedroom townhouse that makes the most of exceptional views across the River Dart. French doors lead from the living room to a glorious waterside terrace. Marchand Petit (01803 839190, marchandpetit.co.uk).
 
NEWHAVEN, EDINBURGH £320,000
No 2/18 Western Harbour Breakwater is a two-bed apartment in the Platinum Point development, just north of the city centre. This property sits on the fifth floor, giving it wonderful views over the Firth of Forth, and has lift access, secure parking and a private balcony overlooking landscaped communal grounds. McEwan Fraser Legal (0131 524 9797, mcewanfraserlegal.co.uk).
 
NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT £174,950
Apartment No 14 Medina Breeze Walk is a luxury first-floor home at Island Harbour Marina on the outskirts of Newport. You’ll love the open-plan living area, two double bedrooms, balconies to the front and rear and communal gardens. Red Squirrel Property Shop (01983 521212, redsquirrelpropertyshop.co.uk).
 
FOWEY, CORNWALL £1,500,000 
In one of Fowey’s most sought-after roads, No 45 The Esplanade is a recently renovated Grade II-listed house on the waterfront. Inside are four bedrooms, while outside there’s a paved terrace and decked balcony, both of which enjoy wonderful views over the harbour. May Whetter Grose (01726 832299, maywhetter.co.uk).
 
RAMSGATE, KENT £895,000
In a Regency terrace overlooking Ramsgate Harbour, No 1 Royal Crescent is a five-bedroom property that looks down the Kent coast to the Goodwin Sands and France. A maisonette set over five floors, it has a balcony and communal gardens. Bright & Bright (01304 374071, brightandbright.co.uk).
 
BARTON-ON-SEA, HAMPSHIRE £650,000
No 7 Strollers Reach is a spectacular penthouse apartment with three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/living room, a balcony with views towards the Isle of Wight and south-facing communal gardens. Caldwells (01590 675875, caldwellsnewforest.com).