New Homes on the Coast

May is here, the month of Bank Holidays. And with fairer weather and longer days, many of us make trips to the seaside. But those days out can be fraught with queues of traffic on one main road heading in and out of small coastal towns. Imagine living closer to, or by the sea! We take a look at new homes on the coast; from their appeal to their benefits and where new coastal homes are being built. A world of good health living by the sea

It's a fact – coastal living is wonderful for your overall health, both mental and physical. The fresh air, sea breeze, picturesque views; they all help to put a spring in your step and boost your wellbeing, whatever your age. As well boosting your mood and helping you to relax, the sea air also improves your sleep.

And living by the coast is just as good for your physical health as you are far more likely to get up and out and take in seaside walks. Or you might hit the beach for some football or volleyball. And during the warmer summer months there’s the opportunity for swimming, paddle boarding, or surfing in the sea itself. Studies have been done in the past to show people who live by the coast are far more likely to be fitter and healthier than those who live further inland. 

 Coastal transport links are reliable
People might be reluctant to buy a home further away from main towns and cities due to the distance from work, and a concern over the commute. However, as well as hybrid working making a reduced need for such daily travel, coastal towns usually have very good transport connections. Due to these locations being dependent on tourism, you can often find train links to seaside towns and a means to stay connected when it comes to going to work.  

What’s not to like about living by the sea?
Probably by far the biggest concern for anyone making the move and buying a home on the coast is the number of people and tourists who will descend on your community. Especially in peak season. If you hope for a coastal location with peace and quiet all year round, then a seaside town might not be the best place to choose to live. On top of the noise, the busiest times of year can see congestion, busy shops and cafes, as well as car parking issues.
And something else to be aware of when it comes to coastal living, are the seagulls. They can be a real nuisance, from their noise to their scavenging.

Compromise on a coastal location

As we’ve highlighted, alongside all the benefits of coastal living, there are some disadvantages to consider. Perhaps the happy medium is to buy a home close to the coast, a mile or two away, maybe on the other side of the town. It might mean fewer or no coastal views however you will be close enough to visit the seaside when you want, yet you can still escape the mayhem tourism brings.  

Examples of new homes on the coast

We’ve gathered a handful of new build homes which are available to buy in coastal locations, not too far from the sea. And these are all brand-new, energy efficient properties, too.

Brue Place in Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea from Barratt Homes
With the West Somerset coastline and Burnham-on-Sea on your doorstep, Brue Place in Highbridge is a development of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes which includes a brand-new play area, with a new primary school close by.

This 3-bedroom energy efficient home on Brue Place features an open-plan kitchen and dining area with a spacious lounge and downstairs cloakroom. The property comes with plenty of storage options including a cupboard in the hallway. Meanwhile upstairs there is an en suite to the master bedroom, another double bedroom, single bedroom, and family bathroom. With two parking spaces, this home is ideal for a young family who relish the opportunity to get to the seaside often.  
See more new homes available for sale on Brue Place here.

Pavilion Gardens in Southport from David Wilson Homes
Finished to an immaculate standard and with beautiful countryside surrounding you, Pavilion Gardens in Southport is a little over 3 miles from the golden sands of Southport beach.
The property shown here is a wonderful 3-storey, 3 bedroom, spacious end terrace house available for sale on the Pavilion Gardens developments. On the ground floor you’ll find the lounge which leads to an open-plan kitchen diner. The second floor is where the master bedroom and en suite shower room are located, while the top floor has a double and single bedroom, a family bathroom and a Juliet balcony. The property comes with a single detached garage too. It’s the perfect location for days spent by the seaside.
See more home available sale at Pavilion Gardens here.  

St Osyth Priory in Essex from City & Country Homes
This stunning development, a short walk from the village of St Osyth is only moments away from the coast and surrounded by beautiful countryside. A range of homes can be found at St Osyth Priory, as well as a private residents circular walk from which at various points you can experience stunning views of Flag Creek, Mersea Island, and Brightlingsea.
Shown here is The Nassau, a three-bedroom semi-detached house spread over three floors. The property boasts a modern open-plan kitchen and living dining area, with space for home working. There is a handy utility room and WC to the downstairs. Two out of the three bedrooms have an en suite, with the impressive master bedroom being on the top floor. Two carports feature to the rear of this wonderful property which boasts dual-aspect views and an abundance of natural light.
Don’t miss some of the other properties available for sale on the St Osyth Priory gated development, which you can see here.  

Pinfold Park in Bridlington from Gleeson Homes

Surrounded by farmland and only a 5-minute drive from Bridlington’s sandy beach, this brand-new development from Gleeson Homes offers something for everyone. The cities of York and Hull are within easy reach too, making the location perfect for commuters.

The Longford four-bedroom detached property is an energy efficient home offering fantastic value. It features a large living room and modern open-plan kitchen to the downstairs, with a handy utility room and WC. To the upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom with the main bedroom having an en suite. As well as front and rear gardens, the property has an attached garage.
For new homes close to the coast, at a great price, don’t miss Pinfold Park from Gleeson Homes which you can see here

Do you have a dream of living close to the sea? Are you looking to buy an energy efficient new home on the coast? We list new homes for sale from a range of housebuilders large and small across the country. Simply type in the coastal location you hope to live near, and we’ll show you the new build homes available. Start your search now.


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