WE DO LIKE TO PAY TO BE BESIDE SEASIDE
WHITBY’S considerable charms have pushed up house prices. It is now the second most expensive seaside town outside southern England with an average house price of £211,484.
Research by the Halifax reveals that The Mumbles in South Wales (£240,899) is the most expensive. Grange over Sands in Cumbria (£210,445) is number three and Whitby’s neighbour Sandsend (£206,018) is fourth on the list.
Since 2002, house prices have more than doubled in half of the seaside towns in England and Wales. Seaham, in County Durham, recorded the biggest rise with the average house price increasing by almost 183 per cent from £38,443 in 2002 to £108,742 in 2012.