Make your next seaside staycation a trip to remember.

CoolStays has put together 10 of the UK’s most unique and unusual places to stay beside the sea – from luxury lighthouses to a reconditioned wartime barge with a hot tub.

Beach Huts at Cary Arms

Babbacombe - Devon
Fabulous Devon beach huts located in an enviable beachfront position on the English Riviera.
Sleeps 2 per hut
From £385 / night

Bournemouth Beach Lodges

Bournemouth - Dorset
Much more than beach huts, these two-level lodges have kitchens, bathrooms and sea-facing decks... Luxurious touches for the ultimate coastal break
Sleeps 4 + 2 kids per lodge
From £295 / week

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne - East Sussex
Lighthouse converted in to a charming and unique B&B, slap bang on the South Downs Way, complete with panoramic views of the English Channel, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.
Sleeps 12
From £160 / night

The Lady of the Twizzle

Walton-on-the-Naze - Essex
A salvaged, wartime barge in an exclusive Essex marina, complete with a bubbling outdoor hot tub and luxury interiors.
Sleeps 14
From £490 / night

The Beach Hut

nr. Plymouth - Devon
"Delightful off-grid South Devon beach hut in the most jaw dropping location with a hot tub, barbecue and its own private beach - The ultimate romantic bolthole."
Sleeps 2
From £275 / night

Sally Port Cottage

St Mawes - Cornwall
A charming lighthouse keeper's cottage on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall.
Sleeps 4
From £928 / week

Hive Beach House

Burton Bradstock - Dorset
A stunning romantic bolthole right next to a sandy, shingle beach on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
Sleeps 6
From £200 / night

Together Travel - John O'Groats

John O'Groats - Scotland
Luxury eco Lodges and beautiful apartments set in a secluded coastal hamlet enjoying the alluring wilderness of Scotland’s most northern retreat.
Sleeps 2-8
From £756 / week

Eco Luxury Beach Huts

Calshot - Hampshire
Two uber-stylish beach huts on the stunning Solent seafront, with solar power, sumptuous beds and views across the ocean.
Sleeps 5
From £630 / week


Waxham - Norfolk
Architect designed simplicity offers a modern twist on a traditional Norfolk beach house, just behind the dunes at Waxham beach.
Sleeps 6
From £1235 / week

May 2019