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Our Top 25 Ultra-Chic Luxury Beachfront Stays

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Published 08/01/2021 Our Top 25 Ultra-Chic Luxury Beachfront Stays


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

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 combines exquisite design with unbeatable views for a heavenly stay to remember. With accommodation…

Cooks Beach House

Cooks Beach House

Why not reconnect with your favourite people in a stunning setting on Pevensey Bay beach, complete with outstandingly memorable coastal views and hot tub? Perfect for large groups looking for somewhere special to catch up on life and love, Cooks Beach House - complete with luxurious hot tub! - can be found right on Pevensey Bay Beach itself. Exquisitely designed, with plenty of glass that…

Beach Bay Cottage

Beach Bay Cottage

Leave your cares far behind as you escape to a whole new world of luxury, in an award-winning stone cottage perfectly set within Scotland's bracingly beautiful Atlantic Coast. Nestled exquisitely on the edge of the clean, white sands of Uig Bay, surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery of the Island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, you will discover Beach Bay Cottage.…

Beach Sun Retreat

Beach Sun Retreat

Turn a SAD face into a happy one, with year-round sunbathing both inside and out of this unique Kent-based holiday home. Featured in The Guardian and the Daily Mail, the Beach Sun Retreat is no ordinary beachfront holiday home.   Not only is the house - formerly a seaside hotel - perfectly set within the stunning ‘Garden of England', easily accessible to Kent's thriving coastal…

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.…

Little Cottage

Little Cottage

Little Cottage is a stunning (and not-so-little) design-led Cornish paradise for group holidays and stylish celebrations alike. Blissfully set within Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Praa Sands is a true surfer's and sunbather's paradise, with its long, south-facing white sandy beach and fresh, rolling waves. Complete this heavenly picture with a group break spent in the…

Shangri-La House

Shangri-La House

An architect-designed ‘happy place' by the sea, set behind the sand dunes in a Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you were going to create your very own Shangri-La, you could choose no finer UK location than Waxham to do it. An enchanting hamlet in East Norfolk, Waxham's beautifully unspoilt beach is frequently mentioned as one of the country's finest. The Norfolk Broads…

Dezanove House

Dezanove House

An award-winning, architect-designed luxury villa secluded by a stunning beach, far away from the Spanish tourist crowds. A stay at the luxurious, lovingly-designed Dezanove House invites you to think about the traditional Spanish beach holiday in a completely different way.   Be warned though, because once you've discovered all the secrets this privately-situated villa holds,…

Barefoot Beach House

Barefoot Beach House

Laid-back luxury meets endless sea views, in a stunning beachfront haven surrounded by the dunes of Camber Sands. Ideal for families or groups of friends in need of a soul-refreshing seaside escape, Barefoot Beach House is an idyllic haven for up to eight guests (plus two four-legged friends). The house has been selected for stylish Tatler photoshoots, as well as featuring in the FT Magazine's…

Radar

Radar

A wildly romantic escape for two, set on the Dungeness Nature Reserve and looking out across miles of wildlife, beach and open sky. Secluded within the Dungeness Nature Reserve, and boasting outstanding views of the sea and the surrounding shingle beach, Radar is the perfect escape for a couple in search of the refreshing natural life... ...without any compromise on modern creature comforts…

Beam Ends

Beam Ends

An exceptional Devon coastal retreat, with stunning sea views, and interiors inspired by London's exclusive Firmdale Hotels. Impossibly stylish and elegantly unique, Beam Ends boasts three glorious king-sized bedrooms with magnificent Devon coastal views - and that's just for starters. Designed with a nod to the impeccably styled Firmdale Hotels, found in London and New York's most celebrated…

Utopia

Utopia

A state-of-the-art holiday home with a serious ‘wow factor', secluded in Dorset's breathtaking Lulworth Cove for an unforgettable group break. Lulworth Cove is uniquely scenic and steeped in breathtaking beauty, owing to its idyllic position along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Sleeping up to 16 guests in exceptional comfort, we defy you to find a setting as ideal as Utopia, for a…

Beach House Smugglers Cove

Beach House Smugglers Cove

A sumptuous Smugglers Cove hideaway, set amidst the spectacular North Cornwall coast for picture perfect beach views. Evocative in both name and scenery, the historic Smugglers Cove is romantically set between Newquay and St Ives, along the sandy beach of Portreath. It's right here that you'll discover the aptly-named Beach House Smugglers Cove, a luxurious four-bedroom holiday home that's ideal…

Llareggub Beach House

Llareggub Beach House

A Dylan Thomas-inspired, upside-down house in the coastal village of Saundersfoot, with stunning Atlantic Ocean views from every room. Cool, contemporary, and impossibly scenic, Llareggub is the perfect coastal escape for a romantic couple looking for a getaway, or a larger group/family seeking an enviably located seaside retreat. For starters, the house's location in Saundersfoot means you can…

Beach Rocks

Beach Rocks

A stylish and light-flooded South Wales haven, overlooking the surfers' paradise of Langland Bay. A mere pebble-skim from Swansea, South Wales's Gower Peninsula was designated as the UK's very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. Happily, not much has changed since then! So, what better place for an escape than an impossibly stylish apartment that overlooks one of Gower's prettiest…

Dune House

Dune House

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. Featuring dramatic views that sweep across the dunes of Gwithian Beach, all the way out to Godrevy Lighthouse and St. Ives Bay, Dune House couldn't be more beautifully located. Architect designed and purpose-built for those who love getting…

Beach House Mundesley

Beach House Mundesley

A stunning, sea-facing Victorian house for seriously special group stays in Norfolk, complete with a large garden and a ‘mini spa'. Beach House Mundesley is the kind of holiday haven that will have you running excitedly from room to room, making endless mental notes of favourite spots to return to. A large and lovely Victorian house that sleeps up to sixteen guests, you'll get to enjoy prime…

The Sandy Feet Retreat

The Sandy Feet Retreat

A jaw-dropping beachfront retreat, crafted by a master architect and secluded amongst nature, on one of the UK's "best undiscovered beaches". Described by the BBC as the "perfect place to get away from the crowds", and a 'best kept secret' by ELLE Decoration, The Sandy Feet Retreat is an instantly magical, truly unforgettable beachfront hideaway for up to 7 incredibly lucky guests. The beach in…

Tunnels Beach House

Tunnels Beach House

A light-filled and luxurious retreat for group breaks, elevated above Ilfracombe's historic beach for magnificent coastal views. Featured on the Channel 4 show Homes by the Sea, and the BBC's Coast Series 4 Reversions, Tunnels Beach House is a unique and spacious Devon retreat for up to 12 guests. Complete with two gorgeous balconies, and an al fresco dining patio for celebratory feasts, there's…

Tregonhawke Beach Lodge

Tregonhawke Beach Lodge

A jaw-dropping retreat that overlooks the sea in Cornwall's ‘Forgotten Corner', complete with hot tub and spectacular views.Known as Cornwall's ‘Forgotten Corner', the Rame Peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that boasts picture-perfect golden beaches, and glorious views along the South West Coast Path.It's here that you'll discover Tregonhawke Beach Lodge, perfectly…

The Sea House

The Sea House

An award-winning, architect-designed haven, expertly crafted from natural materials and set right on the magnificent beach at Camber Sands. The proud winner of a Sunday Times British Homes Award, and a 2019 design award from the Sussex Heritage Trust, The Sea House cuts an incredibly striking dash along the iconic Camber Sands coastline. Inspiration for the four-bedroom, cedar-clad haven came…

Cleveleys Beach House

Cleveleys Beach House

A media-featured, high-end beach retreat on Lancashire's Fylde Coast, complete with hot tub, cinema room, and spectacular sunset views. Featured in countless magazines, including Esquire and House Beautiful, and forming part of the Daily Mail's Top 10 Most Wish-Listed UK Homes, Cleveleys Beach House shines and sparkles with the ‘wow factor'. The location is perfect, too - with the magnificent…

Greatstone Beach House

Greatstone Beach House

A stylish and welcoming retreat, with direct access to the vast sandy beach and dunes within the Dungeness National Nature Reserve. Part of the wild and unique Dungeness National Nature Reserve, Greatstone is home to a fine, sandy beach that stretches mesmerisingly out for over two miles.   Not only that, its dramatic coastal sand dunes are teeming with rare and diverse plant life, and are…

Carne Crest

Carne Crest

A vast, contemporary coastal retreat for group breaks, nestled into a Cornish cliff top with breathtaking panoramic views of Mawgan Porth Beach. The Sunday Times award-winning Mawgan Porth Beach is truly spectacular, with acres of fine golden sand, enchanting coves, and rolling Atlantic breakers that make for an unforgettable surfing experience. The beach is also perfectly located in between…

Woolacombe Beach House

Woolacombe Beach House

A jaw-dropping, architect created Devon hillside retreat with award-winning interior design, a cedar hot tub, and mesmerising views out to sea. Purposefully and breath-takingly positioned on a Devon hillside - part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Woolacombe Beach House showcases the rolling landscape and award-winning beach to perfection. Architect-designed, the dog-friendly house…

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