A Life By the North East Coast

The property market is seeing a rapid increase in homebuyers swapping big city life for the fresh sea air. Out of all property sales this year, sales in seaside and rural locations across the UK are the only ones to surpass the number of transactions in 2019. There has also been an increase in demand for commercial property close to the seaside, with many up-and-coming local businesses setting up shop near the coast.

What has caused this rapid increase in desire for coastal properties? The most obvious answer is the shift in lifestyle that has come with Covid-19. National lockdowns have meant homeowners are valuing their outdoor space and local area more than ever before, a trend set to continue.

Below we have hand-picked some of our favourite beaches in the North Tyneside region, perfect for those wanting to live near a beach and embrace the coastal lifestyle.


King Edwards Bay

A stunning sandy beach surrounded by cliffs and grassy banks, King Edwards Bay is at the foot of Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Great for a family day out, to sit and relax on a summers’ day, or for an energising winter walk. With all Tynemouth’s cafes and shops right next to the beach, as well as the ever-popular Riley’s Fish Shack on the seafront, this area is very popular for those seeking to live by the coast.



Who needs to go abroad when you live near Longsands! This beautiful golden beach makes you forget you’re in the UK. Popular for surfers, having previously hosted the national surfing championships as well as other water sports. So if you love adventure, head down to Longsands for canoeing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. The beach also has many facilities including a surf club plus restaurants such as The View and Crusoes, so you can easily spend the whole day there.

Located a short walk from the beach are Dibbley’s Gelateria, Bar, and Bistro. Why not pop in for an ice cream or cup of coffee while you’re there?



Set beside a backdrop of stunning cliffs, Cullercoats is a small cove beach, lovely for a walk or a picnic. A fish and chip shop, the Queens Head pub and several independent coffee shops all add to the idyllic British seaside experience. You can also learn how to paddleboard or kayak so great for entertaining the family.


Whitley Bay

The historic town of Whitley Bay has an idyllic sea front suited to retired homeowners looking to settle by the sea, as well as families looking for fun days out on their doorstep. The iconic Spanish City offers restaurants, cafes, and a champagne bar as well as the independent gift shop, For The Love of The North, which works with over 70 creative artists in the region. Those who enjoy walking can hike over to St Mary’s Island and visit the beautiful lighthouse – a great place to take visitors.

If a day at the coast has also tempted you for an exotic holiday abroad, independent travel agent Destinations by John are located on Whitley Road in the centre of town and can help you plan your next trip.

If you’re feeling inspired to have a life by the sea take a look at our flats and houses for sale. Or, if you would like some more information on commercial property for sale, get in touch and we can help you find the ideal place. Contact us on 0191 257 1253 or sales@rajackson.co.uk.