Our Top 25 Ultra-Chic Luxury Beachfront Stays

8 January 2021

While rustic beach huts have a certain charm about them, some beach stays demand an extra helping of luxury.

We think there’s something utterly irresistible about the combination of a stylish design-led retreat, with atmospheric coastal scenery.  

Those romantic, crashing waves and that huge, ever-changing sky become even more beautiful when viewed from the comfort of bespoke furnishings and gleaming mod cons, gorgeously soft blankets, and a crackling log burner.

So, if you’re in the mood to upgrade that traditional seaside break, why not take a look at our hand-picked selection of chic beachfront stays…

…without a Kiss Me Quick hat in sight?

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Barford Beach House | Cornwall

Sea Gem Camber

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

Beach Sun Retreat

Dymchurch, Kent
Turn a SAD face into a happy one, with year-round sunbathing both inside and out of this unique Kent-based holiday home.
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: 13
£780 (3 nights)

Little Cottage

Praa Sands, Cornwall
Little Cottage is a stunning (and not-so-little) design-led Cornish paradise for group holidays and stylish celebrations alike.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 11
£1,250 (3 nights)

Shangri-La House

Waxham, Norfolk
An architect-designed ‘happy place' by the sea, set behind the sand dunes in a Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£1351 (7 nights low season)


Dungeness, Kent
A wildly romantic escape for two, set on the Dungeness Nature Reserve and looking out across miles of wildlife, beach and open sky.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£660 (2 nts)

Beach House Smugglers Cove

Portreath, Cornwall
A sumptuous Smugglers Cove hideaway, set amidst the spectacular North Cornwall coast for picture perfect beach views.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£550 / night

Llareggub Beach House

Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire
A Dylan Thomas-inspired, upside-down house in the coastal village of Saundersfoot, with stunning Atlantic Ocean views from every room.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£240 / night

Beach Rocks

Gower, Glamorgan
A stylish and light-flooded South Wales haven, overlooking the surfers' paradise of Langland Bay.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£125 /night

Dune House

Gwithian, Cornwall
An exclusive, architect-designed haven especially created for surf lovers and water babies, just five minutes away from St. Ives Bay's iconic Gwithian Beach.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£2,625 (7 nights)

Beach House Mundesley

Mundesley, Norfolk
A stunning, sea-facing Victorian house for seriously special group stays in Norfolk, complete with a large garden and a ‘mini spa'.
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: 16
£1,400 (4 nights)

The Sea House

Camber Sands, East Sussex
An award-winning, architect-designed haven, expertly crafted from natural materials and set right on the magnificent beach at Camber Sands.
Bedrooms: 4 (+ optional studio)
Sleeps: 10 (+2)
£2,000 (3 nights)


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