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Top 7 beach homes for sale

We've cherry-picked 7 coastal homes currently for sale, from the sleek and modern to the historic and plain quirky.

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Words by: Annabel Dixon


Do you dream of living by the sea? Well, we’ve got you covered. 

We've combed through properties listed for sale on Zoopla to bring you seven eye-catching coastal homes.

From a remote house in the Outer Hebrides, to a spacious flat in cosmopolitan Brighton, our list features a range of size, style and prices.

Ready? To the beach... 

1. Five-bedroom detached house, South Uist, Scotland, £275,000

Five-bedroom detached house for sale in South Uist, Scotland

Have you eyed the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water near this house?

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was the Caribbean. But it's actually in South Uist, an island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.

The island is a nature lover's paradise, with top fishing and bird watching opportunities galore.

The house itself, recently redecorated, boasts stunning views of the nearby mountains and sea. Top tip: keep your eyes peeled for visiting seals, otters and dolphin pods in Kilaulay Bay.

The house is well-placed between North and South Uist ferry terminals. And there's daily flights between Glasgow and neighbouring Benbecula.

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2. One-bedroom flat in Brighton, £290,000

One-bedroom flat for sale in Brighton for £290,000

Want to be close to the action? This flat on Marine Parade is situated right opposite one of Brighton’s wide sandy beaches.

It's spacious, modern (it's recently been kitted out with a new kitchen and bathroom) and boasts two curved sash windows, perfect for catching those sunsets.

What's more, it comes chain-free and ready to move into. So what are you waiting for?

Available via Mishon Mackay

3. One-bedroom house in Polruan, Cornwall, £295,000

One-bedroom house for sale in Polruan, Cornwall.

After an investment opportunity? This pretty cottage, located in the village of Polruan, just inside the entrance to Fowey harbour, is run as a holiday let.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors, with a mezzanine level currently used as a second bedroom. 

It's just a short stroll to the quay, beach and village amenities (as well as a long-established boat building and repair yard). 

And the pretty village of Fowey, coastal walks and picturesque beaches are all on the doorstep.

Available via May Whetter and Grose

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4. Four-bedroom house near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, £450,000

A four-bedroom house for sale near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

Dating back to 1913, this former scouts hall has been imaginatively transformed into a unique holiday home.

It has attracted attention from photographers, bloggers and the mainstream media since its conversion in 2012.

The property offers ‘upside down’ accommodation, with the lounge upstairs opening out onto a decked balcony.

There’re quirky touches around every corner, from tent poles refashioned into curtain poles to an Elvis-themed room (boasting its own terrace). 

And beaches? Well, you’re spoilt for choice on the Isle of Wight.

Available via Susan Payne Property

5. Two-bedroom flat in Tenby, Wales, £580,000 

Two-bedroom flat for sale in Tenby, Wales, for £580,000.

Dreaming of a bolthole on a picturesque stretch of coast? Then check out this tastefully-decorated flat in of one of Wales' top seaside towns.

It is one of a number of flats in a prominent Grade II-listed property that was built in 1874 by W Newton-Dunn, of Tenby.

Tucked into the famous harbour, it offers hard-to-beat views of the harbour, pier, towards North Beach and beyond.

And, it’s close to Tenby’s main attractions. From picture-perfect sandy beaches, to restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Available via Birt & Co

6. Six-bedroom house in Trimingham, Norfolk, £600,000

Cliff House sits on a rugged stretch of coastline, offering sea views from all the bedrooms.

It’s a hop, skip and a jump to the sea. But, if it’s too cold for a bracing swim, there’s always the heated swimming pool (housed in a separate building).

The spacious Victorian home is surrounded by mature trees, shrubs, and decorative borders. There’s even an orchard on one side.

Would-be buyers should know that they'll need cash to secure this house. It's currently not possible to get a mortgage against it due to its proximity to the cliff edge.

Trimingham has recently suffered from coastal erosion and land slips. So you need to go into a purchase like this fully informed.

But just look at those views!

Available via Coast & Country

7. Four-bedroom detached house near Helston, Cornwall, £1.4m

Four-bedroom new-build home for sale near Helston, Cornwall.

Make a splash with this striking new-build home in the Cornish fishing village of Coverack. 

It's not built yet. But the plans are packed with sought-after features, including vaulted ceilings, a balcony, off-road parking and a detached garage.

The house will form part of a secure, gated development that “blends contemporary design with luxury sustainable technology”, according to the property details. The end result? A carbon neutral home.

There’s sandy beaches, rugged headlands and hidden coves all close by. And, a packed village calendar which includes a traditional Christmas Day swim. Tempted?

Available via the Mather Partnership

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