West coast prices beat the east

Research from Halifax Estate Agents shows that seaside towns on the west coast have seen stronger house price growth over the last five years with 14 of the top 20 located on the west coast against six on the east coast. The most expensive seaside town is on the west coast, Sandbanks in Dorset, where the average house price is 508,337. About 18 miles away, property in the east coast seaside resort of Lymington in Hampshire is going for a whopping 62% less. The average price there is 314,378.