Eastbourne has been named as the fourth best place to live by the sea in the UK – beating Brighton into ninth.

The Times newspaper poll, compiled by their property and money editor, revealed Broadstairs in Kent to be the best seaside home, followed by Dartmouth in Devon and Filey in North Yorkshire.

Making the case for Eastbourne in fourth, the article read: “It claims to be the sunniest place in Britain, and it lets you make the most of the sun: it has an elegant prom, ice-cream parlours aplenty and water sports such as kite surfing.”

Brighton was five places back with Fowey, Cornwall, Topsham, Devon, Whitby, Yorkshire and Weymouth in Dorset, between the two Sussex entries.

Brighton was said to feature “Regency houses, quirky shops, incredible architecture (the Royal Pavilion and the Grade II-listed pier to name just two) all within an hour of London.

“Brighton has long been one of the most popular locations in the country. The only problem is that you have to share it with tourists and hen parties.”

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