Beach for Sale: Iconic England tourist destination to be auctioned
The beaches of Cornwall have long been a favourite UK attraction, enticing visitors with their promise of sand and surf. Now you could own a piece of this iconic Cornish coastline—if you have a spare £30,000 or so, that is.
The 17-acre stretch of beach, located east of Looe, is expected to bring in prices of about £30,000 at auction. The beach is comprised of sand and pebbles, and overlooks Looe Island. There are currently no buildings on the stretch of land, and it generates no income.
If you’re worried about development, fear not. The new owner will not be allowed to build anything on the beach, or make it private. The new owner will not, essentially, be able to do much of anything with the land. It will remain devoid of buildings and open to the public, as it always was.
Though the sale of beaches is generally quite rare, this is the second sale of its kind in Cornwall this year. Upton Towans, a 76-acre beach in Gwithian that is widely believed to be the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, was auctioned in July and brought in £80,000—an impressive figure, considering the bidding started at a modest £50,000.
The public sale of beaches will not threaten the iconic beauty of the land, nor their status as a favourite tourist attraction in Britain. Both beaches remain open to the public and protected from development.
For more information on beaches and attractions in Cornwall, enjoyengland.com lists attractions in Cornwall, while visitbritain.tv hosts videos about Cornwall and the rest of Britain.
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