On average, property prices in seaside towns have grown by 42% in the last 10 years to reach £196,826, according to Halifax.
But the typical price tag on a seaside home is still over £42,000 cheaper than the average house price across Britain, at £239,518.
Craig McKinlay, mortgage director at Halifax, said: "Seaside towns provide a unique lifestyle opportunity and remain popular places for people to live, while also attracting those looking for second homes or holiday properties which can place additional upward pressure on house prices.
Here are the 10 most expensive seaside towns according to Halifax, with the average house price:
- 1. Salcombe, South West, £615,344.
- 2. Sandbanks, South West, £574,089.
- 3. Aldeburgh, East Anglia, £446,576
- 4. Padstow, South West, £381,812.
- 5. Dartmouth, South West, £373,173.
- 6. Wadebridge, South West, £371,670.
- 7. Lymington, South East, £359,802.
- 8. Budleigh Salterton, South West, £356,172.
- 9. Mawes, South West, £329,998.
- 10. Lyme Regis, South West, £326,813
People living in Sandbanks want Poole Borough Council to reconsider the annual summer beach polo event. Local beach hut owners say the polo will cause major disruption on the popular beach. However, the council is keen for the event to go ahead because of its boost to the local economy.
After the recent heatwave, skin experts are heading to Sandbanks beach. The team from Poole and Christchurch's hospitals will be giving sunseekers advice and offering free skin checks.
The British Beach Polo Championships begin at Sandbanks later. Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will compete for the title of British champions over two days.
The RNLI is training lifeguards from around the world on a beach in Dorset as part of an ambitious project to reduce drowning fatalities.Read the full story ›
Lifeguards from around the world are being trained on the south coast in how to save lives at sea. More than a million people worldwide drown every year.
This training programme is the first of its kind and it's aimed at preventing deaths in countries, where life saving services are limited.
Martin Dowse reports.
Martin Dowse spoke to lifeguards Ankit Wagh and Syed Fazle Naiz. He also spoke to the RNLI's development manager Steve Wills.
Dorset resident and former Portsmouth manager, Harry Redknapp, insists he has no plans to retire after leaving Tottenham today.Read the full story ›
Harry Redknapp has spoken of his disappointment after leaving Tottenham Hotspur FC. Speaking outside his home in Sandbanks, Dorset, the ex manager has said decision to part ways was amicable.
Harry had been at Tottenham for four years and still had a year left to run on his contract, but it's understood he failed to agree a new contract with the club chairman.
I know Spurs are a bunch of dimwits, but getting rid of Harry Redknapp is, even by their standards, unbelievable idiocy.
Read the full statement from Tottenham on their website. The link is below.
Earlier this year, Harry Redknapp spoke exclusively to Fred Dinenage. He'd just been cleared of tax evasion and speculation was rife that he'd take over as England manager.