House prices are rising by £505 a month in Burnham, according to a major bank.

The annual Halifax Seaside Town Review said average prices have increased by £60,608 - or 36% - since 2004, taking them from £167,848 to £228,456.

It compares to the national average price of £196,826 for a seaside house.

Burnham ranks 109th out of 196 seaside towns for the percentage change over the last ten years.

Faye Sharon Percival-Hall is looking for a five bedroom home as her father will be living with her soon.

She said: “We are in Southminster, and have been house hunting for over two years.

“The last property we found that was suitable was over £470,000 which is a ridiculous price for a four bed property, just because it was in Burnham."