Whitby in North Yorkshire is the UK’s most sought-after seaside town for homebuyers, according to a new report. East Hertfordshire has been hailed as Britain’s best place to live in the latest Halifax Quality of Life survey. Nadia Ahmad, CEPF® Jan 30, 2020. WalletHub, a personal finance website, just released a ranking of the best beach towns to live in, and many of them are in locations you wouldn't expect. Holbox is one of the world’s best places to swim with whale sharks. Biloxi, Mississippi isn't a high-profile beach town, but it's an excellent choice for those of you who want affordable housing (its monthly average rent is $804), 26 miles of white sand beaches, and unforgettable casinos. The site gathered experts from a wide range of fields, including economics, urban planning, and environmental studies, to develop a methodology for the ranking. Other Best Places to Live in Wales. The East Devon town of Exmouth is a relaxed but vibrant place to live, ideal to retire to. It has two miles of sandy beaches, and is part of the Jurassic Coast, a designated area of natural beauty. Start your search. Most Affordable Beach Towns – 2020 Edition. If you’re thinking about investing in a beach town property – whether to rent out or use as a vacation home for yourself – you might quickly realize that not every city by the ocean may be the right fit. Best Places to Live 2020. Happiness begins at home. In association with. With sand, scenery and passing porpoises, this is beach life at its finest — best served with a scoop of local ice cream. Analysis by the property portal Rightmove found an increasing number of buyers are now looking to purchase properties in coastal areas, resulting in a spike in demand for homes in the most popular seaside towns. “Swimming with these gentle giants is an experience not to be missed,” says Haskins. Aberdyfi Gwynedd. By choosing to live in Biloxi, you can also feel a mixture of urban and suburban vibes, so you wouldn't feel like you're out of touch with the high life. Bournemouth, Dorset: the best beach in England (Image credit: Unsplash/Nick Fewings) With a beach that is often named one of the best in Europe, Bournemouth offers miles and miles of golden sand and one of the best job scenes in southern England. Find your perfect community with our pick of the best towns, villages, cities and suburbs. Share. The annual report looks at local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales and to rank them it uses 26 factors that could be important to homebuyers, including affordability, safety and access to green space.