Published: 09:44 EST, 3 June 2016 | Updated: 04:24 EST, 4 June 2016. It has always been where the growth is. Buyers can expect to pay 128 per cent more for a property in the most expensive seaside resort of Salcombe compared to a home further inland in Devon. Our map also includes details of the rest of the 270 coastal towns Savills considered. The Sunday newspaper says that a four-bedroom beachside cottage In Hope Cove recently sold with a guide price of £575,000. This could mean demand for homes in the area may dampen. The top five places in this category went to Salcombe, in Devon, Bosham, in West Sussex, Padstow, in Cornwall, Aldeburgh, in Suffolk and Topsham, in Devon. "Its charm beguiles generation after generation", Get the pick of the week's stories and fascinating Devon history features direct to your inbox every Saturday morning in our exclusive Weekend Report newsletter. Buyers pay much less an average of £223,000 for a home in the top traditional seaside resort of Canvey Island, Essex, making it a far cheaper alternative for families looking for their own British home by the beach. Also on the list is Herne Bay, near Whitstable, and Portishead, near Bristol. Sidmouth cafe owners' anger as they close for first time in 30 years, The Clocktower in Sidmouth made the difficult decision to close until 2021. Sophie Chick, association director of Savills research, described the higher coastal values as a 'price premium' for the luxury of living beside the seaside. If you’re also looking for accommodation by the sea where you can take your pooch, Saunton Beach Villas are a great choice. They are willing to spend extra time on the train to get a bigger home - with the bonus being that they are beside the sea. He shouted abuse at his victim before assaulting him. Compare the best rates and get fee-free advice. With two sheltered sandy beaches, it is popular with families seeking better value than Salcombe, but just like its fashionable neighbour its charm beguiles generation after generation.". We are no longer accepting comments on this article. We identified three shortlists: the most exclusive coastal hotspots where prices are highest, the emerging prime locations where prices have risen fastest over the past five years, and the hottest of the traditional seaside towns, where values are also on the rise. The best place by the sea for your pooches has to be all of North Devon’s beaches! Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. A popular resort since Victorian times, Ilfracombe in north Devon is a visually striking place with whitewashed houses that seem to be tumbling down the hillsides towards the harbour. The second most expensive seaside town is Salcombe in Devon, where prices have also dropped by £52,702 to an average of £577,591. The Sunday Times has come up with its list of 20 best places to live by the sea in Britain - and two of them are in Devon. 'These areas are old-fashioned, family seaside resorts where house prices tend to be lower than in the rest of the local area,' explained Ms Chick. One common theme that runs through the shortlisted best coastal areas - whether on the most exclusive list or the traditional seaside one - is that they have above average house prices. The Sunday Times has come up with its list of 20 best places to live by the sea in Britain - and two of them are in Devon. The best hotels in Devon Where I tell my friends to stay Finding a stylish hotel by the sea in South Devon is surprisingly difficult, but South Sands , near Salcombe, is just that. These may have once been tourist hotspots - about 50 years ago, according to Savills - but have since declined in popularity amid the rise of cheap overseas flights.