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Rising tide of seaside prices

New figures show that Lyme Regis is among the most expensive seaside towns in the country.

The Halifax study placed the resort seventh on a list of property hot spots with an average price of £419,106 for a home.

Dorset’s other entry was millionaires’ playground Sandbanks, which topped the chart with an average price of £785,426.

The full list is:

Sandbanks: £785,426

Aldeburgh: £526,064

Lymington: £502,253

Padstow: £482,015

Dartmouth: £449,685

Lyme Regis: £419,106

Buddleigh Salterton:  £414,705

Brighton: £395,144

Bigbury on Sea: £385,243

Elsewhere, the least expensive was Port Bannatyne in Scotland where the average house price was £86,830.

This further emphasises the popularity of coastal towns in the south and south west, including Dorset.

Opening Doors aims to encourage the construction of 20,000 homes by 2033 to provide more good quality housing at prices people can afford, such as local young families and key workers.

Creating more open market and affordable housing for rent and purchase can help keep more local people and families in towns in north, south and west Dorset.

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