Nearly half of Britain's "most expensive" seaside towns are in the South West - according to a new survey.
Salcombe in Devon, which was the priciest seaside town in 2015, came in second on the annual Halifax survey this year, with an average home there valued at £617,743.
During the last 10 years, the average house price in Britain's seaside towns has increased by 25%, from £181,060 in 2007 to £226,916 in 2017.
That equates to an average increase of £382 per month.
So what are the most expensive seaside towns? (With average house price in brackets)
- Sandbanks, South West (£664,051)
- Salcombe, South West (£617,743)
- Aldeburgh, East Anglia (£526,689)
- Lymington, South East (£441,357)
- Padstow, South West (£422,916)
- Dartmouth, South West (£391,775)
- East Wittering, South East (£384,434)
- Brighton, South East (£374,622)
- Shoreham by Sea, South East (£373,056)
- Bigbury on Sea, South West (£372,105)
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