It’s no secret that a coastal town is an amazing place to live, with all the beach perks you could want.

Many of us love city life, but if it all gets too hectic then look no further than the coastal market town of Hythe in Kent.

It has been ranked number six on Rightmove’s real estate hotspot list, with more than eight out of 10 homes for sale in the city already sold (subject to contract).

The city was on the list because of its good suburban links, well-priced properties, open spaces, and decent schools.

With an average house price of £ 423,938, could Hythe be the next best place to live?

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There are, of course, more expensive options with beach-view penthouses selling at seven figures.



Royal Military Canal at Hythe in Kent at sunrise

Cheaper properties are available in the form of 1930s detached houses, period terraces and beautiful cottages.

Rightmove describes Hythe as “a classic English seaside town, with a Victorian promenade overlooking the English Channel”.

Visit Folkestone and Hythe say the city has “a lot to offer” to appeal to anyone looking for a coastal getaway.

On the south Kent coast, the town has a long pebble beach with stunning views.

There are also many historic sites to visit, including one of the only two surviving ossuaries in England.

The 11th century church of Saint-Léonard houses the rare bone store which is lined with 2,000 skulls and 8,000 femurs from the medieval period.

If history isn’t your thing, there’s a farmers market every second and fourth Saturday of the month, and plenty of independent stores to explore on Georgian High Street.

Why not explore nature at Brockhill Park, a great place to picnic with herds of deer, or at nearby Saltwood Castle?

The Napoleonic-era Royal Military Canal stretches for 28 miles and would make a perfect summer boat trip.

After a long day of sightseeing Hythe, you can stroll along the Victorian seaside promenade with a traditional fish and chips.

As a visitor, Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa is a wonderful place to stay with sea view rooms.

Stay longer ? There are excellent grammar schools just four miles away.

The city is just two hours from London and, with a name literally meaning ‘haven’ in Old English, might be the perfect place to live.

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