Published: 14:29, 17 September 2021
| Updated: 11:18, 23 September 2021
Two towns in Kent have made it onto the list of top 10 UK destinations to buy a seaside holiday home.
The list compared 64 coastal resorts and ranked them based on average house price, health index and crime rate to see where the best place to buy a holiday home would be.
The survey also took into account happiness score and most popular searched for locations.
The locations were then put in order based on a total score made up of their results for every metric.
Broadstairs in Thanet was ranked the 20th best seaside town for a holiday home.
The data shows that an average price for a house in Deal is £296,830.28 and the happiness score, according to the Office for National Statistics is, 7.59 out of 10.
The average house price in Whitstable is the same as Deal, as is the happiness score, but the quality of health care comes out at 79.2% compared to 77.4%.
A spokesman for Parkdean said: "Buying a holiday home is becoming an increasingly popular choice for those looking to enjoy what UK staycations have to offer, and with 2020 teaching us that we have much on offer right on our doorstep, seaside hotspots are looking like the preferred choice."
Swansea in Wales claimed the top spot on the list, followed by Plymouth in Devon, Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, Scarborough in North Yorkshire, and Robin Hood's Bay, also in North Yorkshire.
Brighton was ranked in sixth place.