FOR years, owning a beach home was an unattainable luxury for most Spaniards.
But recent research estimates that 10% of homebuyers in Spain are looking to buy on the coast.
And over the past five years, coastal property prices have dropped as urban property prices have climbed.
This has made beach homes an attractive savings tool for many small investors.
Beach properties are increasingly attractive to investors who hope to own a comfortable home in an affordable area by the time they reach retirement age. The most appealing properties tend to be those located close to services such as hospitals, recreational facilities, and public transportation.