We live in a picturesque seaside town just metres from the beach – people knock on our doors and try to buy our homes

Residents of a picturesque seaside town living just meters from the beach have told of people knocking on their doors trying to buy a home.

Lucky locals on Swansea prom can see the sea from their back garden – and others are longing to get their hands on it opinion.

Mary Coombs and her husband Michael live across from the Swansea prom


Mary Coombs and her husband Michael live across from the Swansea promCredit: Welsh Media
The beach and sea are literally just a few steps away


The beach and sea are literally just a few steps awayCredit: Welsh Media

Mary Coombs, 75, grew up in her house and moved back home after meeting her husband.

She told WalesOnline: “You get the feeling here, it’s like being at home – the view, the fresh air – I do the laundry and someone says, ‘what a great place to do the laundry’. Even that small thing is a Pretty work to do.

“There’s always something different to see, the passing boats, the sailing club, the kids’ paddleboards, it’s always changing.”

Ms. Coombs has no plans to move – despite numerous offers from developers knocking on her door.

She said: “There are always big companies that want to use the land. It was an easy decision with the answer: ‘Go away’.”

“You also hear people admiring the house and see them look over as they pass by – you think their heads are going to fall off – they look at us and we look at them. You’ll get used to it. It’s amazing. while living here.”

Beti Williams and daughter Sian Lewis both own houses prom alone.

Sian, 63, said: “I love sitting here and looking out at the sea.

“There is no doubt in coming here near my mother. My children, Ben and Sam, grew up here and they often bring their friends here. It never gets old here, it’s always changing.

“There are different clouds, different waves, different people participating in different types of sports. It’s a great place for an air show or fireworks. Pretty facts about whether it’s a 10 kilometer run or a half marathon or a raft race.”

It comes as people living in a resort voted Britain’s most beautiful seaside town fear it could be threatened by a large influx of tourists and second home owners.

Residents of Bamburgh, which sits on the picturesque Northumberland coast, say many are being forced out of the area by new arrivals.

Bamburgh has just been approved by the consumer group Which? named Britain’s best seaside town, claiming the title for the second year in a row.

The resort’s scenery has been given a five-star rating in a poll of 3,000 people.

That's the house where Mary grew up


That’s the house where Mary grew upCredit: Welsh Media

Russell Falcon

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