We do like to live beside the seaside - at all costs

Sarah Coles
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In the last ten years, house prices have more than doubled in half of the seaside towns in England and Wales, according to Halifax. The average rise is 97% - making seaside towns more attractive than their surrounding counties by a long chalk.

So what are the attractions, and where are the hotpots?