PHOTO: Canberrans flock to the South Coast every summer. Photo: Karleen Minney

For many people who live in Canberra, summer isn’t complete without a trip to the South Coast.

Escaping inland life for big stretches of blue salt water, sand and sun is one of Canberra’s greatest traditions.

To satisfy the craving for coastal air, a lot of Canberrans make the sea change or invest in a holiday home, and there’s no better time to consider this than in the summer break. But the main question – where to buy?

We’ve rounded up five South Coast favourites for you to consider.