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

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Published 23/07/2021 25 of the Best Sea View Stays in the UK and Worldwide


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

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

A historic Lighthouse B&B perched on the white cliffs of Beachy Head, with show-stopping panoramic views and many original features.   Picture this - a former working lighthouse, steeped in history, which has in its time been a home, a teashop and a filming location for a cult TV classic. Standing proudly atop the stunning white cliffs of Beachy Head, it's surrounded by…

Harbour Lights

Harbour Lights

Be the star of your very own atmospheric love story in this unique luxury sea sanctuary, set along the sweeping south coast of Cornwall. The beautiful village port of Charlestown has played host to many famous figures in its time, from Poldark to Alice in Wonderland...and most recently George Clarke, who featured Harbour Lights, formerly known as the ‘Loo with a View', on…

Sea Gem Camber

Sea Gem Camber

A magnificent award-winning architect-designed beach house with panaromic sea views and private boardwalk to the sands. Live a life of luxury at the glorious Sea Gem - a treasure to be discovered at popular Camber Sands.  This magnificent, architect-designed beach house was recently featured on Channel 4's Extraordinary Escapes and combines exquisite design with unbeatable…

Seacombe

Seacombe

Welcome to the seaside and an award-winning designer escape on the beautiful South Devon coast. Seacombe is a unique, architect designed house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South Devon coast. It is secluded and surrounded by National Trust coastal land. Sleeping up to 7 people (with capacity for two extra if needed), Seacombe has won awards for its design and…

The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut

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. Romantic seaside escapes simply don't come more stunningly secluded than this! Nestled away in a private cove on the beachfront itself and with the most breathtaking South Devon coastal views all around and out to sea, The Beach Hut is the…

RAF Wainfleet - The Tower

RAF Wainfleet - The Tower

Stay in a history-steeped, uniquely iconic Lincolnshire landmark and quirky helicopter, fit for wartime heroes and offering superlative countryside views. RAF Wainfleet boasts a distinguished history.  Beginning life way back in the 19th Century, the site reopened as a military firing range during World War Two, and was used by the celebrated Dambusters for practise. In later years, some…

Barford Beach House

Barford Beach House

Barford Beach House is a large and luxurious Cornish home-from-home with superlative views of a secluded beach. Formerly a romantic 1930s bungalow set within the invigorating Cornish landscape, these days larch-clad Barford Beach House is a magnificent holiday home that sleeps up to sixteen people - ideal for family reunions and groups of friends with something special to celebrate.…

Black Moon

Black Moon

Indulge in windswept decadence and panoramic views of St Ives Bay from this richly romantic retreat by the sea. Lovers of luxury and romance will find this private retreat for two exceeds every last dream holiday expectation. Complete with opulent interiors and outstanding sea views - with the tide crashing romantically against the walls! - Black Moon is a holiday home primed for pure…

The Box House

The Box House

A stunningly secluded, contemporary Atlantic oceanfront retreat with your very own beach, privately situated in Canada's beautiful Nova Scotia. Beautifully designed to contrast with its sparkling oceanside surroundings, the dramatic, contemporary architecture of The Box House makes a breathtaking impact from the moment you arrive. Ideal for groups of up to eight people looking to relax…

Tainaron Blue

Tainaron Blue

Experience elaborate architectural design in a piece of history at Tainaron blue - a fabulous guesthouse in a converted Tower of Mani set by azure shores on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece. The stone Towers of Mani were originally built as points of defence, thanks to their enviable vantage point overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the southern slope of Taygetos Mountain. Today,…

Breac.House

Breac.House

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. Breac.House is a truly luxurious home away from home, where contemporary design blends with traditional craftsmanship to culminate in perfect comfort. Situated on Horn Head, one of Ireland's most spectacular…

Atelier House

Atelier House

Atelier House is a uniquely lavish luxury villa, set just 500 metres from the idyllic platinum west coast of Barbados. Ever fancied staying in your very own private five-star boutique hotel? One that evokes a clean-lined and immaculate art gallery, with contemporary architecture that showcases spectacular tropical island views?   Regularly used as a filming and photography location…

Atatu PurePod

Atatu PurePod

Glimpse the golden sun rising from the New Zealand sea, in a gorgeous glass pod secluded from the rest of the world. Have you ever felt like spiriting your loved one far away from the world, to a glass-walled haven that feels like heaven itself? Atatu PurePod is exactly that - a completely private and sustainable pod set far from the beaten track. Your scenic journey begins with a…

Carnish Cabin Ebb

Carnish Cabin Ebb

A stylish and contemporary beach cabin for two, beautifully positioned a mere pebble-skim away from the white sandy shores of Uig Bay. One of Scotland's best-kept secrets, Uig Bay has been proudly designated as one of just 40 National Scenic Areas in the country. You'll understand why just as soon as you arrive. The vast, paradise-like white sands seem virtually untouched, framed by rolling…

Gastro Glamping Resort Fešta

Gastro Glamping Resort Fešta

Escape to a secluded island in the Adriatic Sea, and discover a sumptuous combination of world-class cuisine and luxury living. Accessible only by boat, the perfectly picturesque island of Žut forms part of the Kornati archipelago of Croatia, surrounded by the blue Adriatic Sea. Gastro Glamping Resort Fešta, secluded on this island, offers a wondrous combination of luxury glamping, pure nature,…

Eilean Sionnach

Eilean Sionnach

Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye. There's a distinctly magical ‘time travelling' feel about the journey to Eilean Sionnach (Gaelic for ‘Island of the Fox'), which was  featured on Channel 4's series on Extraordinary Escapes in the UK. You'll want to savour every windswept second…

The Island Cornwall

The Island Cornwall

Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise. * Please note this property is fully booked for 2021, and booking for 2022 is not yet open * Perched proudly on top of a 70ft rock stack that soars high above Newquay's famed Towan Beach, The Island promises to cast you blissfully adrift from the rest of the world.  …

Trearddur Bay Beach House

Trearddur Bay Beach House

A stunning retreat to suit the whole family, with private hot tub and access to a sheltered beach on the scenic Isle of Anglesey. Featuring generous accommodation for up to ten guests, all conveniently spaced on one level, Trearddur Bay Beach House is the ideal retreat for a family reunion. The location is pretty perfect, too, with fresh green Anglesey views that overlook the atmospheric Porth…

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park

A boutique, funky, couple friendly retreat with quirky shipping containers for accommodation & facilities set on New Zealand's stunning South Island, West Coast.  Nestled on New Zealand's Ross Beach, right by the glistening Tasman Sea, you simply couldn't dream up a better location for a relaxing, chilled out holiday park experience.  Better still, the range of accommodation you'll…

iHouse

iHouse

A sustainable, custom-created wooden retreat, overlooking the crystal-clear waters and soft sand of Halkidiki's beautiful Kassandra Peninsula. Boasting crystal waters, paradise-like sands, and soothing views of the pine-strewn hills beyond, Paliouri Beach is widely considered to be the prettiest on Halkidiki's popular Kassandra Peninsula. It's directly on this idyllic beach that you'll discover…

Pilot House

Pilot House

A unique aluminium cabin for two, architect designed and perfectly set in the remote Scottish Highlands, for spectacular views over the Sound of Mull. Occupying a remote, magical position on the north-eastern shore of the Sound of Mull, Drimnin could be described as one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. In other words, it's the perfect setting for an undisturbed, unbelievably scenic getaway. Rich…

Demeter Cave House

Demeter Cave House

A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village. One of the most beautiful and visually iconic Greek islands, Santorini is a picture-perfect dream for travellers all over the world. Yet a mere five-minute drive from Santorini's famous, bustling caldera lies the charming village of Pyrgos. Relatively…

Seaview Beach House

Seaview Beach House

A spectacular family beachfront retreat on the Isle of Wight, with a stunning garden and panoramic views of the sweeping coast.Beautifully positioned on the beachfront, with long stretches of sand and mesmerising views of the coast, Seaview Beach House promises to take your breath clean away.Sleeping up to 10 guests, the Isle of Wight retreat is perfect for families or groups of friends with…

The Pole House

The Pole House

A wow-factor Australian icon, architecturally renovated and suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach for a view-filled holiday quite unlike any other.Originally built by Frank Dixon back in 1978, The Pole House is one of the most photographed places on Australia's Great Ocean Road - and with good reason!Dramatically suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, and newly renovated by a master…

Buddha Beach House

Buddha Beach House

Savour unparalleled Cornish sea views, from the sumptuous comfort of a wow-factor retreat with a hot tub and games room, just 30 metres away from the golden sand.Sleeping up to 10 guests, Buddha Beach House is the perfect retreat for group breaks that demand something extra-special.You'll be wowed before you've even entered the ultra-luxurious retreat, with its perfect location that means you'll…

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