Morecombe home searches soar in 'bargain' seaside town

Searches for homes in the ‘bargain’ seaside town of Morecambe, Lancashire have rocketed by 71%.

Morecombe home searches soar in ‘bargain’ seaside town: And it’s all thanks to ITV drama ‘The Bay’. It has been suggested by Rightmove that people are searching for properties in the town where the police drama is set. ‘The Bay’ has just started a new series on our screens. The 71% jump in searches came between the 18th and 24th January and is the biggest rise across the whole of the country.

The town’s landmarks include a renovated promenade and a statue of Eric Morecambe. It is also home to the art-deco Midland hotel, featured on the ITV detective drama Poirot. An average price for property is £151,607 and rental averages are £612 a month. Laura Fort, from iBay homes, said the drama had “well and truly put Morecambe on the map” with the town also due to benefit from the upcoming Eden Project North.

She said “We’re seeing lots of people moving here from Manchester and London … you can get a real bargain and buy a four-bed house for about £150,000.”


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