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25 of the Best Sea View Stays in the UK and Worldwide

23 July 2021

There’s something seriously special about a sea view.

The sea itself has magical qualities… who can gaze across a vast, shimmering expanse of water, and not feel their cares float clean away?   

Meanwhile, clutching a hot chocolate and snuggling up against a stormy backdrop of waves is the ultimate in hygge-style comfort.

We’ve selected 25 retreats that showcase the most spectacular sea-nery around, so grab your swimsuit and get ready to dive right in!
Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Barford Beach House | Cornwall

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

Beachy Head, East Sussex, England
A historic Lighthouse B&B perched on the white cliffs of Beachy Head, with show-stopping panoramic views and many original features.  
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£155 / night

Harbour Lights

Charlestown, Cornwall, England
Be the star of your very own atmospheric love story in this unique luxury sea sanctuary, set along the sweeping south coast of Cornwall.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£250 / night

Sea Gem Camber

Camber Sands, East Sussex, England
A magnificent award-winning architect-designed beach house with panaromic sea views and private boardwalk to the sands.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£1500 (3 nights)

Seacombe

East Portlemouth, Devon, England
Welcome to the seaside and an award-winning designer escape on the beautiful South Devon coast.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 7 (+2)
From
£1,200 / week

The Beach Hut

Carswell Cove, South Devon, England
Star in a beachfront love story with a grown-ups-only romantic cabin for two, blissfully hidden away in a cosily secretive cove on the South Devon coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£804 (2 nights)

Barford Beach House

Nr. Bude, Cornwall, England
Barford Beach House is a large and luxurious Cornish home-from-home with superlative views of a secluded beach.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12+4
From
£2,960 /4nts

Tainaron Blue

Mani, Peloponnese, Greece
Experience elaborate architectural design in a piece of history at Tainaron blue - a fabulous hotel in a converted Tower of Mani set by azure shores on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps:
From
£200 / night

Breac.House

Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland
Offering glorious architecture, exquisite hand-crafted furnishings and the rugged wilderness of North West Donegal, a stay at Breac House is sure to delight, indulge and inspire.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£318 prpn

Carnish Cabin Ebb

Uig Sands, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
A stylish and contemporary beach cabin for two, beautifully positioned a mere pebble-skim away from the white sandy shores of Uig Bay.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£650/week

Gastro Glamping Resort Fešta

Tisno, Sibenik-Knin, Croatia
Escape to a secluded island in the Adriatic Sea, and discover a sumptuous combination of world-class cuisine and luxury living.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+1) per tent
From
£91 / night

Eilean Sionnach

Isleornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£550 / night

The Island Cornwall

Newquay, Cornwall, England
Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1,233 (3/4nt)

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park

Ross, Westland District, New Zealand
A boutique, funky, couple friendly retreat with quirky shipping containers for accommodation & facilities set on New Zealand's stunning South Island, West Coast. 
Bedrooms: 11 Units
Sleeps: Varies
From
£83 /night

iHouse

Paliouri, Halkidiki, Greece
A sustainable, custom-created wooden retreat, overlooking the crystal-clear waters and soft sand of Halkidiki's beautiful Kassandra Peninsula.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 4
From
£140 / night

Pilot House

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
A unique aluminium cabin for two, architect designed and perfectly set in the remote Scottish Highlands, for spectacular views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

Demeter Cave House

Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 / night

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