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Seaside homes get property price boost

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:

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  • 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

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Martin Dowse reports.

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Redknapp speaks from his home in Dorset

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Read the full statement from Tottenham on their website. The link is below.

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