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

OLD PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE £970,000
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, fryandkent.com).
 
BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX £535,000
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, leaders.co.uk).
 
MEVAGISSEY, CORNWALL £1,350,000
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, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).
 
TIGHNABRUAICH, ARGYLL & BUTE £325,000 
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, robbresidential.com).
 
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, brightandbright.co.uk).
 
MAENPORTH, CORNWALL £1,500,000
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, lillicrapchilcott.com).
 
EMSWORTH, HAMPSHIRE £595,000 
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, jackson-stops.co.uk)
 
 
DITTISHAM, DEVON £2,000,000
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, knightfrank.co.uk).
 
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, struttandparker.com).
 
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, acornpropertygroup.org).
 
LYMPSTONE, DEVON £750,000
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, wilkinsongrant.co.uk).
 
 
SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE £160,000
Look out to sea from No 8 Argyll, a third-floor apartment with two bedrooms in the sought-after Esplanade. The property is close to South Bay beach, the Italian Gardens and Scarborough Spa. Hunters (01723 336760, hunters.com). 
 
RAMSGATE, KENT £580,000
The sea forms the backdrop to No 9 Winterstoke Crescent, a detached chalet-style house in a sought-after part of Ramsgate. Recently refurbished, it has four bedrooms and a rear garden with a terrace that’s perfect for entertaining. Miles & Barr (01227 200600, milesandbarr.co.uk).
 
ST AGNES, CORNWALL £895,000
Rosemundy Villa is a lovely home in this popular north-coast village. A Grade II-listed Georgian property, it has four bedrooms, beautiful period features and a large private garden. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).
 
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).
 
 
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).
 
 
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