It’s hardly surprising, given its amazing location on the coast, that Seaburn is a favourite spot among homebuyers. The beach is literally a few minutes’ walk from the front door, letting residents lose themselves in nature, yet all the attractions of a bustling Sunderland City centre are just a short drive away. Houses tend to get snapped up quickly, due to the area’s popularity, but the great news is that they’re far more affordable than other parts of the UK.
Once nothing more than a long stretch of sand, these days Seaburn is a blue flag beach with promenades and plenty of guesthouses to accommodate the holidaymakers that come to the area in the summer months. It used to be a firm favourite of the painter L.S Lowry, and if you visit the local Morrisons supermarket, you’ll find one of his paintings hanging there. And also nearby Whitburn, was also a regular holiday destination for Lewis Carroll as a child.
There’s much more to Seaburn than just a pretty beach. In addition to being close to Sunderland City centre, Seaburn is also near Newcastle Upon Tyne and historic Durham City, which makes it a great spot for those who love to be near to major cities. It’s also welcome news for commuters who want to experience the best of both worlds; a coastal home and a great career in a bustling metropolis. Seaburn boasts its own metro station.
Seaburn is an affluent place, and as such, there are several larger properties in the area, especially down by the seafront. As you stroll along the promenade, you’ll notice many architect-designed houses and luxurious new-builds, not to mention some generously proportioned detached pre-war homes along Whitburn Bents Road.
Further inland, you’ll find a wealth of attractive semi-detached pre-war and post-war homes. These good-sized properties offer ample accommodation for families, with many retaining their period features, such as bay windows and original fireplaces. They also often come with gardens and driveways, which is an added bonus.
If you prefer to stick with just the one storey, there are some great bungalows in Seaburn, both modern and pre- and post-war. Again, you’re likely to benefit from outdoor space and a driveway with these. Apartments don’t tend to appear on the market much, but those on a budget might be interested in one of the cosier terraced properties in the area, or a house that requires some level of modernisation.
Thanks to its layout, most homes in Seaburn are within walking distance of the beach and all the amenities including metro station.