WATERFRONT View 2021: the finest WATERFRONT properties from around the world

Welcome to our 15th edition of Waterfront View, Knight Frank’s annual publication dedicated to showcasing the very finest waterfront properties across the UK and the rest of the world. It is with an overarching sense of relief that I pen this year’s welcome note – a feeling that I hope is also shared among our readership. While we are not out of the woods yet, to see businesses opening their doors once again, people out and enjoying themselves, and of course, the vaccination programme coming together, it is with an altogether more optimistic outlook that we bring you this year’s edition.

On that note, perhaps nothing personifies optimism quite like the extraordinary behaviour of the property market over the past year, and the stand-out message is clear: demand for waterfront property is greatly outstripping supply – globally. You can find out more about the market movements here.

For those who are avid fans of Grand Designs, you may recognise the North Devon masterpiece that is Chesil Cliff House, due for completion at the end of 2021. On the subject of Devon, if you are considering a staycation this year, we have also rounded up a selection of our favourite nautical-inspired brands that will dress you for the elements here. And of course, if you’re thinking of making your own waterfront purchase, don’t forget to explore the pages of market-leading property, cutting-edge research and area spotlights.

As ever, do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more about how we can help. This year our firm turns 125 years old – an anniversary that we are all exceptionally proud of, but also a milestone that we have reached together thanks to your years of business, trust and loyalty. After a period that has proven the power of coming together, it is with the spirit of partnership and collaboration that we bring you Waterfront View 2021 – so sit back, relax and enjoy.

Christopher Bailey

Head of National Waterfront