London is a great city, with endless opportunities for delicious meals, great nights out and new friends to be made.
But only someone with their head in the sand would argue that it doesn’t have its downsides as well, with the high cost of living top of most people’s pet hates.
And even with a pandemic having turned everything we know on its head, life can seem a bit frantic at times.
So you won’t be alone if you’ve dreamt of moving somewhere for a slower pace of life.
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Many of those who follow their dreams opt for a move to the seaside but if you do want to head to the coast where should you end up?
A study by Compare My Move has ranked the best coastal towns to relocate to in the UK.
Coming out on top was Whitstable, in Kent, out of 150 coastal locations.
We’ve written about Whitstable before, and you can find out more about it by clicking here.
So let’s focus on the town that came second on the list – Seaford, in East Sussex.
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On why it scored so highly, the study explains: “Seaford is a sleepy coastal town, scoring highly for its water quality, lack of rainfall and average annual earnings of £32,786.
“It’s not too far from London if you still have links with the city but offers a much more relaxed pace of life and a beautiful beach to enjoy.”
The town is between Brighton and Eastbourne on the South Coast and in a lovely part of the world.
The coastal path towards Eastbourne is one of the most beautiful walks in the country, crossing over the Seven Sisters where the massive chalk South Downs drop off into the sea.
Compare My Move compared factors such as how good the beach is, house values and water quality.
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Seaford scored highly for its water quality, lack of rainfall and beach review.
The people behind the survey scored the beach at a whopping 4.6 out of 5 and the average water quality as 3 out of 3.
It takes a couple of hours to get to London by train but you’ve got plenty of things on your doorstep for entertainment.
It’s a short trip to Brighton for your cultural fix and you’ve got the Great Outdoors on your doorstep.
We don’t want you to leave London.
But if you are going to maybe Seaford is worth checking out!
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