• Top UK seaside towns unveiled

    The property company Rightmove has recently revealed 10 of the UK’s most popular seaside towns for those looking to move to the coast in 2020.

    Whitby in North Yorkshire has taken poll position and has been named as Britain’s favourite seaside town for those looking for a coastal bolthole.

    This famous fishing village with its quaint streets and its gothic abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, has many historical points of interest.

    These include the Church of St. Mary, which can be reached by 199 historic steps, and the home of Captain Cook, which is now a museum.

    The West Cliff Beach is also very picturesque and is lined with gorgeous, colourful, traditional beach huts.

    Not only is Whitby by the sea, it is also close to some outstanding countryside, with the North Yorkshire Moors close by.

    Properties in Whitby are relatively affordable with asking prices of around £210,000, which is less than a third of the price of an average house in London.

    Devon and Cornwall have five of the top 10 spots with Salcombe and Ilfracombe in Devon and Padstow, Newquay and Bude in Cornwall.

    Meanwhile, second place in the list goes to Whitley Bay in the North East, while Scotland’s Troon, which has breath-taking sandy beaches and stunning views, scoops third place.

    Norfolk gets a look-in with Caister-on-Sea polling ninth in the chart. The full list is below:

    1. Whitby, North Yorkshire
    2. Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
    3. Troon, Ayrshire
    4. Padstow, Cornwall
    5. Newquay, Cornwall
    6. Salcombe, Devon
    7. Ayr, Ayrshire
    8. Bude, Cornwall
    9. Caister-On-Sea, Norfolk
    10. Ilfracombe, Devon

    You can find the full report here.