6 Inspiring Coastal Houses With Incredible Sea Views

an extension to a listed coastal house
(Image credit: Dapple Photography)

Living by the sea in a coastal house is a dream for many people looking to escape the city bustle, whether for their main home or for a weekend escape. However, with land and property prices in many of the most popular coastal destinations at a premium, finding a plot to self build or the right property for renovating is a huge challenge. 

However, it's a challenge that's well worth the effort in surmounting. Coastal homes have a special quality about them, often designed with incredible sea views that really connect the indoor spaces to their outside environment. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.