Eight of the best properties for sale with sea views

From a townhouse in Hampshire with panoramic views over Christchurch Bay and the Needles to a 19th-century property with extensive foreshore on Loch Etive , eight of the best properties for sale with sea views

South Sands House, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Kent.

South Sands House, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Kent. A three-storey house in need of some updating in a conservation area with panoramic views over the English Channel towards France. It has open fireplaces and a triple-aspect rotunda. 6 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, office, 1-bed annexe, gardens, 2.5 acres. £2m+ Strutt & Parker 01227-473700.

Strand Street, Padstow, Cornwall.

Strand Street, Padstow, Cornwall. A refurbished, three-storey maisonette in a Grade II-listed, harbourside building with its own separate access. It has full-length windows overlooking the harbour, beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. 2 beds, 2 baths, open-plan living area/kitchen, freehold. £750,000 Savills 01872-243200.

Ben Duirinnis House Bonawe, Oban, Argyll and Bute

Ben Duirinnis House Bonawe, Oban, Argyll and Bute. A 19th-century house with 248 metres of foreshore on Loch Etive, together with a slipway. The house has an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a country kitchen with an Aga and lapsed planning permission to build a house on the foreshore. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, dining kitchen, stone garage, woodland, 3.98 acres. £675,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.

The Cliff House, The Front, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Kent.

The Cliff House, The Front, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Kent. A renovated period property set in 11.5 acres of grounds with far-reaching views over the English Channel towards France. The house comes with a separate two-bedroom annexe, a two-bedroom cottage and a Grade II-listed former lighthouse. The house has open fireplaces and vaulted beamed ceilings. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, gardens, swimming pool. £4.25m Knight Frank 01893-772942.

The White House, Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire

The White House, Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire. A townhouse forming part of a Grade II-listed building with panoramic sea views over Christchurch Bay and the Needles. It has wood floors and French doors leading onto a balcony. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, breakfast kitchen. £649,950 John D Wood & Co 01590-540120.

Sunnydale, Beesands, Kingsbridge, Devon.

Sunnydale, Beesands, Kingsbridge, Devon. A period property with far-reaching sea views, just 200 yards from the water’s edge and moments from the South West coastal path, with a large lawned garden leading to the beach. The house has sash windows, wood floors, beamed ceilings, an open fireplace in the living room and a wood-burning stove in the kitchen. 2 beds, bath, recep, dining kitchen, 2 attic rooms, garage. £550,000 Marchand Petit 01548-857588.

Walthwaite House, Walthwaite Howe, Pennington, Ulverston, Cumbria

Walthwaite House, Walthwaite Howe, Pennington, Ulverston, Cumbria. An energy-efficient house built from stone retrieved from a nearby ruined barn in an elevated position with far-reaching views towards Morecambe Bay and Blackpool Tower. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, attic rooms, garage, terrace, gardens. £650,000 Fine & Country 01539-733500.

La Belle Vue, Becquet Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

La Belle Vue, Becquet Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey. An Arts & Crafts-style house on a clifftop on Guernsey’s eastern coastline with views towards the neighbouring islands. It has an enclosed courtyard and a wildlife garden that stretches down to a cliff path leading through pine woods to Fermain Bay. The house has large picture windows, wood floors and turreted round rooms. 5 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, study, dining kitchen, workshop, garage with 1-bed flat above, 1.7 acres. £10.65m Savills 01481-713463.

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