Revealed! The most expensive seaside town in the UK

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Revealed! The most expensive seaside town in the UK

The UK's top 10 most expensive seaside towns have been revealed - and Sandbanks in Dorset has topped the list.

According to the BBC, the average house price in the celebrity-favoured town is nearly £665,000.

A host of stars have properties in the area, including Harry and Jamie Redknapp.

The Seaside Town Review was conducted by Halifax using house price figures from the Land Registry and the Registers of Scotland, and covered 196 seaside towns across Britain, reports ITV News.

In at second place was Salcombe in Devon (pictured below) with Cornwall's Padstow taking the third spot.

Sandbanks is UK's most expensive seaside town

Eight of the top 10 most expensive seaside towns were in south west England, with four being in Cornwall, reports the BBC.

The Metro reports that Martin Ellis, a housing economist at Halifax, said: "Seaside towns are highly popular places to live, offering sought-after scenery, weather and lifestyle which no doubt come at a price.

"They also attract those looking for holiday properties, which add upward pressure on house prices."

At the other end of the scale, Port Bannatyne in Scotland was the least expensive seaside town in the UK, with average house price being £77,132.

The 10 most expensive seaside towns in Britain are:

1 Sandbanks, South West, £664,655
2 Salcombe, South West, £539,950
3 Padstow, South West, £443,396
4 Aldeburgh, East Anglia, £439,379
5 Lymington, South East, £426,112
6 Dartmouth, South West, £401,361
7 Fowey, South West, £379,003
8 St Mawes, South West, £373,746
9 Wadebridge, South West, £373,351
10 Budleigh Salterton, South West, £360,984

The 10 least expensive seaside towns in Britain are:

1 Port Bannatyne, Scotland, £77,132
2 Newbiggin by the Sea, North, £81,259
3 Girvan, Scotland, £91,912
4 Campbeltown, Scotland, £91,938
5 Saltcoats, Scotland, £93,479
6 Stranraer, Scotland, £96,476
7 Invergordon, Scotland, £98,673
8 Millport, Scotland, £98,742
9 Rothesay, Scotland, £99,005
10 Thurso, Scotland, £99,660

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