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Hotspot premiums likely to be blamed for pricing out locals

New data from Rightmove has analysed millions of supply, demand and pricing data points across the property market, to assess activity in coastal locations in 2021 compared with 2020.

Bounemouth is this year’s most in-demand coastal location for people searching potential places to live, followed by Southampton and Brighton. 

Average asking prices across the top 10 in-demand coastal locations rose six per cent this year, just ahead of the national average rise of five per cent.

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Padstow in Cornwall topped the list of this year’s coastal average asking price hotspots. Average asking prices in Padstow rose 20 per cent this year, from £548,382 to £658,588.

Whitby, in North Yorkshire, came second, with prices rising 17 per cent from £217,620, to £254,218, and St. Ives in Cornwall came third, where prices rose 15 per cent from £411,484 to £473,161.

Cornwall has recently become a focus of dissent amongst local residents that they are being increasing priced out by principal and second home purchasers from outside the area.

This year the speed of the market has meant the time to find a buyer has hit record low number of days. The average time find a buyer across the whole of 2021 is 44 days, 15 days quicker than the average in 2020.

Saltcoats, Ayrshire, is this year’s quickest coastal location to find a buyer, at 19 days on average. Troon, in Ayrshire came second at 22 days, and Westward Ho in Devon was third at 24 days.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data comments: “In terms of average asking price growth, homeowners in Cornwall and Devon are the real winners this year, with properties in some areas outpacing the national average, though this does mean that it is increasingly difficult for some locals to get onto the ladder. 

“The speed of this year’s market really is astounding, seen in the time to find a buyer in some areas, particularly in Scotland. 

“Overall, this has been the year that either through changed lifestyle priorities, or the ability to work remotely, living in coastal areas has become possible for more buyers, which is reflected in the data we’re seeing in this study.”

 

Most in-demand coastal locations 2021


Rank

Location


Average asking price

Average asking price increase 2021 vs 2020

1

Bournemouth, Dorset

£317,449

4%

2

Southampton, Hampshire

£249,053

4%

3

Brighton, East Sussex

£461,796

5%

4

Blackpool, Lancashire

£137,301

8%

5

Poole, Dorset

£406,566

5%

6

Southport, Merseyside

£215,838

5%

7

Eastbourne, East Sussex

£306,546

6%

8

Worthing, West Sussex

£354,361

6%

9

Hastings, East Sussex

£295,096

10%

10

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

£252,339

5%

Coastal average asking price hotspots 2021




Rank

Location



Average asking price 2021



Average asking price 2020


Average asking price increase 2021 vs 2020

1

Padstow, Cornwall

£658,588

£548,382

20%

2

Whitby, North Yorkshire

£254,218

£217,620

17%

3

St. Ives, Cornwall

£473,161

£411,484

15%

4

Porthcawl, South Glamorgan, Bridgend (County of)

£307,051

£270,505

14%

5

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

£173,612

£153,140

13%

6

Newquay, Cornwall

£317,846

£281,204

13%

7

Filey, North Yorkshire

£214,617

£189,914

13%

8

Pwllheli, Gwynedd

£222,607

£197,213

13%

9

Brixham, Devon

£299,127

£266,604

12%

10

Preston, Paignton, Devon

£303,684

£272,029

12%

Quickest coastal markets 2021





Rank

Location




Average asking price 2021



Average time to find a buyer 2021 (days)


Change in time to find a buyer 2021 vs 2020 (days)

1

Saltcoats, Ayrshire

£111,419

19

-35

2

Troon, Ayrshire

£178,666

22

-8

3

Westward Ho, Bideford, Devon

£297,138

24

-46

4

Ayr, Ayrshire

£161,301

25

-15

5

Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk

£219,538

25

-22

6

Littlehampton, West Sussex

£364,180

26

-28

7

Goring-By-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex

£396,078

26

-23

8

Marske-By-The-Sea, Redcar, Cleveland

£181,882

28

-15

9

Canvey Island, Essex

£308,261

28

-23

10

Weymouth, Dorset

£283,585

29

-25

Jump in coastal searches 2021



Rank

Location


Average asking price


Increase in searches 2021 vs 2020

1

Morecambe, Lancashire

£164,424

32%

2

Blackpool, Lancashire

£137,301

21%

3

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

£194,066

15%

4

Swansea, Wales

£180,603

15%

5

Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Cleveland

£227,611

15%

6

Southampton, Hampshire

£249,053

14%

7

Llandudno, Conwy (County of)

£235,316

13%

8

Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, South West Wales

£319,587

12%

9

Southport, Merseyside

£215,838

12%

10

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

£191,879

12%

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    Suppose they've got to justify their sky high rates by producing low-rent content like this.

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    I think you mean Westward Ho!, not Westward Ho :)

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    try living in London

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