These are the most in-demand coastal towns for homebuyers

We do like to be beside the seaside.

In fact, even more of us want to live there following the pandemic, as people turn away from cities – on the hunt for more space.

And some locations on England’s south coast are the most in-demand in the UK.

Rightmove has analysed searches across its website to identify the most popular seaside areas, and has defined the most sought-after coastal areas as those which received the highest numbers of buyer enquiries in 2021.

Bournemouth – an area where house prices have risen to £317,449 on average – tops the list.  

This is followed by Southamptom, as well as Brighton, Blackpool and Poole as the most ‘searched-for’ locations.

Most ‘searched-for’ overall, according to Rightmove:

Rightmove also looked at the coastal regions that have seen the biggest percentage increases in searches – AKA, those expected to be the next up-and-coming spots.

Searches were up by 32% in Morecambe, Lancashire, making it the top rising star – followed by Blackpool, where searches rose by 21%.

Likewise, Great Yarmouth, Swansea and Saltburn-By-The-Sea all tied for third place – each with a 15% spike.

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