Dublin City is losing its appeal in the property market, a new Daft.ie report has found.
Searches for houses or rooms in Dublin City Centre were down over 65 percent.
The report also noted a 56 percent drop in searches for properties in Dundrum.
The report found that 9 percent of people have changed their minds - and would now prefer to live by the coast than in a city.
Searches for homes in Skull in West Cork were up 75 percent while Carlingford in Louth saw a 60 percent increase in interest.
Staycations And Remote Working Inspire Rural Relocations
Dr. Tom Gillespie is Environmental Economist with NUIG and author of the report.
He said a renewed interest in the sea and sea swimming could be contributing to the surge.
"We've had a few staycations summers and increased savings," he said.
"Remote working has changed the trade-off between having to live near work or live near nature."
Dr Gillepsie says the change in working habits has brought a "renewed thinking" to many city-dwellers.
"We see a lot of people who are relocating from cities and locals who are from these coastal areas returning", he said.