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Best place to live on south /sw coast of the UK?

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Azure83 Fri 12-Jan-18 17:50:40

We would like to make the big move from London soon. We have no family ties to the coast which is good on one hand - we are not restricted at all. On the other, we nèed to do a lot of research and get to know a lot of places ourselves. Luckily there is Mumsnet..
The must haves are:
- coastal location
- good sailing for dh
- excellent schools for the kids
Thanks x

Tumbleweed101 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:04:44

I lived in Brixham for a while - good community, nice little town with all the day to day basics. Nice marina for sailing and keeping a boat. Plenty of gorgeous walks, beaches and woods. Everything you need for day to day and can get the ferry to Torquay for a bigger shopping day. Train from Paignton to Exeter if you need to get to a city.

I don’t know about schools as mine were too small back then. Would move back if I could but my family are all settled for the moment where we are now.

Battleax Sat 13-Jan-18 10:05:27

Do you specifically want rural and coastal?

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:09:17

Rye? Not sure about the schools though

loveka Sat 13-Jan-18 10:10:11

Fowey is lovely. I am trying to do a similar move and would choose Fowey if we could afford it.

We are looking in South East Cornwall generally, I love the scenery and laid back feeling. You do have to get used to much longer journeys though, where 6 miles can take over half an hour!

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:11:31

Sorry I was actually thinking of lymington!

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