Here are 10 to consider, courtesy of housing website rightmove, in an area stretching from South Shields to Hartlepool.
1. Two-bedroomed flat in Sunderland
Rightmove says of the Bay Court flat: "The property is located close to a range of local amenities, schools and transport links. Offering sea frontage and pleasant views from the front of the property." £165,000.
2. Four-bedroomed detached house in Hartlepool
Rightmove says of this property in Catherine Street, on the Headland: "Early viewing is highly recommended due to the property being realistically priced." Currently on the market for £330,000.
3. Three-bedroomed house in South Shields
Rightmove writes: "Boasting picturesque views across the Leas and sea front, this lovely home is one to view. "These enviable views" are available in Chatton Avenue for £99,950.
4. Six-bedroomed end terraced house in Hartlepool
Rightmove says: "Without question this exquisite five-storey end terraced house occupies one of the finest locations on the Headland if not the finest." The Cliff Terrace property is on the market for £390,000.