Homes in historic seaside resorts – in pictures

From harbourside in Wales to a church-like property in bustling Brighton

Tenby, Pembrokeshire : This aqua blue Grade II-listed house sits on Penniless Cove Hill and its front garden is the sand of North beach stretching down to the sea. Two of the three bedrooms, the dining room and living room look out on to the water. Period features have been retained, with exposed timber beams and a stone wall surrounding the fireplace. The sale includes a boathouse currently used for storing kayaks and paddleboards. The traditional seaside town sits within ancient walls, and boat trips run across to Caldey Island. £750,000. John Francis, 01834 842 859

Brighton, East Sussex : Like much of 19th century Brighton architecture, Wykeham Terrace has elements of Gothic, Tudor and Regency rolled into one. The Grade II-listed church-like property, now divided into different homes, was built in about 1830 and has a light stucco facade, dramatic Gothic arches and flagstone floors giving a rustic minimalist style. The three-bedroom townhouse (with a cellar and courtyard garden) is only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, the winding Lanes and the busy seafront. £975,000. Inigo, 020 3687 3071

Whitby, Yorkshire : Whitby is a popular seaside resort – the character of Dracula was inspired here and the events calendar includes the twice-yearly Goth Weekend music festival. This five-bedroom Victorian terrace townhouse is in need of a total refurbishment inside, which covers 232 sq metres (2,500 sq ft) over four floors. It is conveniently positioned close to the centre of town, Pannett Park and the railway station and has views of Whitby Abbey. Take a cliff lift on your journey down to the beach. £500,000. Hope & Braim, 01947 496 033

Margate, Kent : Set back behind laurel hedges and iron railings is this Arts and Crafts-style detached house with Gothic influences. The property has large timbers and roughcast stucco blend under a central pitched gable. There are six bedrooms and a large garden but its major selling point is it is only 500m from the seafront (Walpole Bay big tidal pool to be exact). It has been lovingly restored to retain its period features. The Victorian town has kept an antiquated charm, too, with Dreamland, an amusement park with vintage rides and a drive-in cinema. £1m. Inigo, 020 3687 3071

Scarborough, North Yorkshire : Scarborough started to take shape as a seaside resort in the 1600s and by the Victorian times this holiday town was in full swing, with the Grand Hotel built in 1863. In 1905, Red Court was built as a summer residence for the business magnate Alfred Shuttleworth – it has also appeared in the ITV drama series The Royal, about a hospital. Apartment 7 is on the second floor, which can be accessed through the original hall or a private entrance from the garden. It has two bedrooms and the living room has views of OIiver’s Mount. £159,000. Savills, 01904 617 821

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