Property of the week: Our top seaside home for sale

Here, we choose our favourite coastal property for sale in the UK right now
Located in a glorious spot near Porth beach in North Cornwall, detached Porth House is on a private road in an elevated position, a short saunter to the seashore. The layout of the staggered storey house is designed to make the most of the views, and has a roof terrace and conservatory for watching sunsets and storms. With five double bedrooms, three of them en-suite, it’s the ideal size for a family, and is just two miles from Newquay town centre – surf central. From body boarding to surfing to cliff walking, the outdoor life beckons. It’s for sale with David Ball estate agents, priced at £750,000; for more information call 01637 850850 or go to


Boathouse Cottage perches above the beach and has wonderful views over Slapton Sands. The property, which is believed to date back 400 years and was once the local school, has two bedrooms and includes an open-plan living space on the first floor. Charles Head (01548 852352,
Sea views galore are on offer at Moonfleet, a handsome Victorian house that stands in an elevated spot above Port Isaac harbour. The property, which is being sold fully furnished, has five bedrooms plus gardens at the front and rear that are tailor-made for relaxing and entertaining. John Bray & Partners (01208 862601,
BIRDHAM POOL MARINA, WEST SUSSEX £175,000 plus mooring fees
This Waterlodge houseboat, moored in peaceful Birdham Pool Marina in Chichester Harbour, makes a fabulous coastal bolthole. Intended for holiday use only, it is a two-bedroom vessel with a shower room and an open-plan living area from which to enjoy the amazing water views. Castle Marinas (01455 249000,
Reached via helicopter or a 35-minute boat transfer from Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays, the watery surroundings make No Man’s Fort the ultimate private residence. Built in the late 19th century to defend Portsmouth and the Solent against attack, the fort has 23 guest bedrooms, staff quarters, hot tubs, sauna, spa and a rooftop terrace with bar. Strutt & Parker (020 7318 5190,
Move to Tirlot, an eco-friendly house on the lovely island of Rousay. As well a stunning sea views, this property has three bedrooms and sits in a 1.5-acre plot. It comes with a borehole water system, wind turbine, photovoltaic and solar panels, plus a workshop, garage and greenhouse. Monster Moves (01856 474001,
Located at Trebarwith Strand beach near Tintagel on the north Cornwall coast, Cumbrae House offers six bedrooms, a sun lounge, a decked balcony, courtyard garden and private parking. All the main rooms in the property have sea views and the beach is just a short stroll away, making it an ideal holiday home to enjoy and let out, or a forever home by the sea. It’s on the market for £1.1m with Lillicrap Chilcott, call 01872 273473 to find out more or visit
Live in Chichester Marina aboard a contemporary vessel designed and made by Marina Boats. They come in a variety of sizes and specifications and include a galley, wet room and saloon with access to the front deck. Henry Adams (01243 533377,
Less than a mile from the centre of Southampton, Flat No 172 Hawkins Tower is a luxurious maritime apartment with panoramic views across the marina and beyond. The property has three double bedrooms, a balcony and a roof terrace, plus two parking spaces, gym membership and 24-hour concierge service. Leaders (02380 632288,
Tuckers is an early 19th-century fisherman’s cottage in a wonderful spot on Salcombe’s sea wall, a short stroll from the centre of town. This end-of-terrace property has two bedrooms and a sunny south-facing front garden, plus fabulous views over the lifeboat and across the estuary. Luscombe Maye (01548 845090,

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