The UK’s most expensive seaside town is Sandbanks in Dorset, with the average house price there nearly £665,000, a report has revealed.
Salcombe in Devon, where the average home is worth £539,950, came second, Halifax’s Seaside Town Review found.
Eight of the top 10 most expensive seaside towns were in south-west England.
The least expensive was Scotland’s Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute, where the average house price is £77,132.
North Berwick has become Scotland’s most expensive seaside town, according to a Bank of Scotland report, which says the average house price there is £327,124.
Padstow, Dartmouth, Fowey, St Mawes and Wadebridge in south-west England were all on the list of seaside towns with the highest property values.
Scotland dominated the list of least expensive seaside towns. The list included Port Bannatyne, Girvan, Campbeltown, Stranraer, Invergordon and Rothesay.
About eight properties could be bought in Port Bannatyne for the price of an average home in Sandbanks.
The 10 most expensive seaside towns in Britain, according to Halifax:
- Sandbanks, Dorset, £664,655
- Salcombe, Devon, £539,950
- Padstow, Cornwall, £443,396
- Aldeburgh, Suffolk, £439,379
- Lymington, Hampshire, £426,112
- Dartmouth, Devon, £401,361
- Fowey, Cornwall, £379,003
- St Mawes, Cornwall, £373,746
- Wadebridge, Cornwall, £373,351
- Budleigh Salterton, Devon, £360,984