The Lancashire town named as one of UK’s coastal hotspots

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The town on the Fylde Coast was named fourth in the list while Southport, which borders Lancashire and Merseyside, came sixth

 

Blackpool is one of the most in-demand coastal locations, according to Rightmove
Blackpool is one of the most in-demand coastal locations, according to Rightmove (Image: Bpl Bible/LancsLive)

Blackpool is in demand.

The seaside town on the Fylde Coast has been named one of the most in-demand coastal hotspots in the UK, coming in fourth on the top 10 list.

After months of working from home and the appeal of sea air, the beach on your doorstep and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore has seen a growth in people’s desire to move to the coast.

Three towns on the south coast – Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton – take the top spots ahead of Blackpool, with Southport which borders Merseyside and Lancashire, sixth on the list compiled by Rightmove.

According to Rightmove, the average asking price for a home in Blackpool is £137,301, with that sum leaping 8% compared to 2020.

There’s currently a wide range of houses available for home-hunters in the town famous for its Tower, illuminations, three piers and miles of sandy beaches.

From first time buyers, people looking for a second holiday property or retirement home, whatever the budget, Blackpool has something to offer, including this stunning four bedroom period detached home, on the market for £895,000.

For a closer look at houses currently on sale in Blackpool, click here

Meanwhile, Southport has seen a 5% increase in the asking price in 2021 (£215,838) versus the 2020 figure.

The 10 most in-demand coastal hotspots this year

1, Bournemouth

2,Southampton

3, Brighton

4, Blackpool

5, Poole, Dorset

6, Southport

7, Eastbourne

8, Worthing

9, Hastings

10, Weston-Super-Mare