Successful tip: Higher than paradise, Portugal
A brief boat experience from the city of Olhão, on the quiet aspect of the Algarve, is the island of Armona. After a stroll alongside the seashore path to the far aspect of the island, you might be greeted by an indication for Camaleão Seashore Bar that claims “Welcome to Paradise” – nevertheless it’s higher than that. Shaded seating areas perch within the white sand, together with a calming jazz/reggae/home soundtrack and gorgeous views, creating the proper place to spend a day or three. Nice cocktails and Portuguese beers at low costs make it even higher. Stagger again throughout the island to catch the final boat dwelling.• On FacebookJack Sears
Seafood particular, Tynemouth

Riley’s Fish Shack, King Edward’s Bay. {Photograph}: Alex Telfer/The Observer
Riley’s Fish Shack on King Edward’s Bay has change into a north-east establishment. Guests with out the well-known “Geordie protect” must be warned – queues are sometimes lengthy and there’s no indoor seating. These within the know wrap up heat and seize a sizzling chocolate from close by chocolatier Gareth James. The meals is well worth the wait, although. With a altering specials menu, you may discover conventional fish and chips alongside spicy fish tacos or seafood empanadas, all to remove and revel in picnic-style on the seashore. • Alex
City stylish in west Cornwall

Hoxton Particular. {Photograph}: Roger Kirby
The Hoxton Particular, a beachside cafe on the coastal path simply west of Marazion, serves far more than nice espresso in china cups (Marazion is plastic-free). It has incredible views throughout to St Michael’s Mount and Penzance, and a blackboard lists each day actions, from kite-surfing and paddleboarding to chill-out yoga, with gear rent and coaching from licensed instructors out there. For the much less energetic, pull up any of the random, donated seating choices, savour the espresso from Olfactory in Penryn and absorb the rays.• thehoxtonspecial.comRoger Kirby

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Chilled out in south Devon

The Beachouse, close to Kingsbridge. {Photograph}: David Pearson/Alamy
Beachhouse on South Milton Sands close to Kingsbridge is a shack actually. However it’s a shack with glorious native seafood, a enjoyable atmosphere and scrumptious cocktails and wine. Inside bench eating is sociable, with small containers of Trivial Pursuit playing cards to entertain whilst you look forward to the tastiest, freshest grub. And in case you can’t get a desk (at all times e book forward), you possibly can sit exterior or take away. Breakfast can also be a should strive. • beachhousedevon.comJane Bolton
Final drink earlier than flying dwelling, Croatia

Kastel Stafilic seashore. {Photograph}: Alamy
When you’ve checked in your baggage at Break up airport, stroll 1km south alongside a highway known as Put Divulja (reverse the airport with greenhouses either side of the highway). Observe the highway to the appropriate and in a couple of metres you’ll come throughout the pleasant Cafe Tsunami on Kastel Stafilic seashore. This cafe-bar, raised barely above the seashore, instructions very good views throughout the bay and is a decidedly extra relaxed technique to wait on your flight. Sit within the bar and sip scrumptious cocktails or recline on a lounger earlier than taking one final dip within the Adriatic.Charlotte
Moules on the sand, Normandy, France

La Cale in Blainville-sur-Mer is a shack proper on the seashore. Wobbly mismatched tables sit within the sand and unusually for France there isn’t a lot service : you order on the bar, acquire your cutlery and even minimize your personal bread. The menu is easy – moules frites or sausages cooked on an open fireplace, however the ambiance is at all times incredible, it’s at all times busy with numerous households and generally stay music. Some critiques are sniffy about how primary and idiosyncratic it’s, however it’s my all-time favorite restaurant.• On FacebookCharlotte M
Hippy hangout, Folegandros, Greece

Agios Nikolaos bay, Folegandros. {Photograph}: Getty Pictures
Papalagi Seafood seashore bar in Agios Nikolaos bay overlooks gin-clear sea and a seashore you possibly can solely attain by boat or a sweaty stroll (this retains the seashore mellow, with another crowd). Garments are non-compulsory and some hippies stay in tents below the olive bushes for the summer time. After a morning swim, lengthy lunches with ice-cold white wine (doubtful high quality – nevertheless it’s chilly) and contemporary seafood adopted by a sport of playing cards present one of the best lazy afternoons. It’s all served by a few grizzled locals dwelling life within the gradual lane. If I ever get the balls to drop out of the rat race, that is the place I’m heading.• On FacebookBenjamin Reed
On the rocks, Mallorca

Bar Sa Punteta sits proper on the craggy rocks by a hidden seashore, an impossibly lovely 40-minute meander (or five-minute drive) by way of historical terraced farmland from the unspoiled Tramuntana mountain village of Estellencs in Mallorca. Each twist and switch of the highway brings a brand new view – of sea, cliffs, forest, almond groves or donkeys – and by the point you’ve reached the country seashore bar, sipped a chilly beer below the bamboo shades and sat watching native children leaping off the rocks into the crystal-clear sea, it’s all however unimaginable to depart. • On FacebookJoel
Down the strand, the Netherlands

Strandtent De Pit
Ten minutes’ drive from Hook of Holland ferryport, Strandtent de Pit in s-Gravenzande was the proper place to spend the final moments of our summer time vacation, consuming, consuming and watching the solar set over the North Sea. It serves incredible sourdough pizzas, antipasti, wines and native beers – and all at very first rate costs, hooray! Our one-year-old discovered right here that sand will cushion a fall, toppling off a bench as she clambered round taking part in with just a little Dutch woman as we chatted to the dad and mom over a couple of drinks. As appears to be the Dutch means, it pairs laid-back fashion with pleasant, welcoming vibes. • On FacebookIan Martin
Fjord fiesta, Norway

Stokkøya Bar
Stokkøya Bar is an absolute gem, on a stretch of gorgeous white sandy seashore on Stokkøya island three to 4 hours’ drive north of Trondheim. Go at midsummer, when the solar doesn’t set, and you may watch the rosy evening sky mirrored within the fjord all evening from the dunes. The meals relies on a zero-miles precept and is foraged from the world the place in any respect doable. It additionally hosts pop-up live shows on weekend evenings all through the summer time months.• stokkoy.noKate Connell