The English Riviera, palm trees, beaches, micro-climate, cliffside walks and stunning natural harbour, Devon's... PAIGNTON. If you’re now itching to book your coastal getaway to the area browse our different accommodation options and be sure to tell us where you’ll be staying and what you’ll be getting up to over on our social media channels. The Savills research is based on monthly Land Registry data. Which North Devon beaches can I walk my dog on? Both the Nick Thorne Surf School and the Croyde Surf Academy are great options. THE BEST PLACES TO SLEEP. 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. Torquay's slightly more retiring neighbour has long hid her light under a … They have helped to push average local house prices to £540,000, according to exclusive research compiled by estate agents Savills, Broadstairs in Kent has seen some of the biggest increases in house prices among traditional coastal resorts during the past five years, The most expensive places to live by the sea. Cardiff, Wales: best for culture and friendly people. We hope you enjoyed our guide to the best places by the sea in North Devon! Stuart Gregory, of mortgage broker Lentune, who is based on the south coast in Lymington, Hampshire - another popular sailing venue - said: 'These areas along the south coast have always been hotspots for second homeownership. The traditional seaside resorts that have seen the biggest increases in house prices during the same period include Southend-on-Sea, in Essex and Broadstairs, in Kent. THE BEST PLACES BY THE SEA IN NORTH DEVON. The first shortlist is the most expensive places to live by the sea, as defined by average sold prices in the past 12 months. Both give you breathtaking views of the sea and coastline. The site has spectacular views over Woolacombe Beach. The South West Coast Path runs throughout North Devon, giving you a view of the coastline along every trail. ', The average house price in Padstow in Cornwall is £443,000, having risen 17% during the past five years. If you’re a lover of B&B’s Collingdale Guest House in Ilfracombe has six beautiful rooms with stunning views of the Harbour. Both locations are steeped in history and are wonderful for wandering around and discovering beautiful sights around each corner. The highest is in Salcombe, where an average home will cost you £540,000. Skern Lodge, based in Appledore, offer a mix of activities that involve the ocean, including surfing, bodyboarding, rafting and kayaking. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. 3. The best place by the sea for your pooches has to be all of North Devon’s beaches! THE BEST PLACES FOR COUPLES. There’s so much for families to do in North Devon, with many of them being located by the sea. But Mr Gregory added that it wasn't just second homeowners buying on the south coast but people deciding to relocate to the area. Our personal favourite walking spots in the area are Baggy Point in Croyde and the Valley of the Rocks. We’re lucky to have so many eateries located right by the sea in North Devon. 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. This shows the typical price of a home across the country being £189,901. You are here > THE BEST PLACES BY THE SEA IN NORTH DEVON. The lowest is in Canvey Island, on the traditional seaside list, where a home costs £223,000 - 23 per cent less than the Essex county average but up 25 per cent over the past five years. 5. 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. 10 best seaside towns in the UK. They range from the most expensive locations - including top spot Salcombe, in Devon - to more traditional seaside resorts full of nostalgic charm, such as Broadstairs, in Kent. The cheapest - and most expensive - seaside towns in Devon TORQUAY. Bournemouth, Dorset: the best beach in England. (Image credit: Unsplash/Nick Fewings) 2. THE BEST PLACES TO WALK. Five stunning locations across Devon have been named among the best places to live in the country, according to the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain survey. Published: 09:44 EST, 3 June 2016 | Updated: 04:24 EST, 4 June 2016. For accommodation with a real wow-factor, we’d recommend the Watersmeet Hotel or the Woolacombe Bay Hotel. 'Many of our clients used to be visitors from London. Exeter, a thriving city with several booming industries, is among the top places for those who … 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.