Chez Boulan, Lège-Cap-Ferret, France
The menu, just like the decor at this family-run oyster cabin, is stripped again: six grades of oysters, pink shrimps with mayonnaise, whelks and nation paté, accompanied by baskets of bread, and the selection of both rosé or white wine. That’s it. However the views from the backyard and the little wood jetty are cinematic, stretching over the Bay of Arcachon to the monumental Dune du Pilat shimmering on the horizon. Chez Boulan is in a run of shacks down this slim peninsula, the place oyster farmers have been plying their commerce for generations, however have lately added tables and chairs to their rustic sheds, spruced up their gardens, and thrown open their doorways to the trendy Bordelais who’ve vacation properties right here, and the daytrippers coming over the bay on the ferry. Lunch (round €20 a head) has a humorous behavior of slipping into sundowners at this place.• 2 Rue des Palmiers, chezboulanferret.frAndy Pietrasik
Crabshack, Worthing, West Sussex

Quieter than Brighton however with its personal beautiful pier and sweeping sea views, Worthing is present process one thing of a revival. Crabshack, which opened in 2015, is a number of steps again from the pebbly seafront – on a sunny day, nab a spot on one of many benches on the terrace. The every day altering menu is small and every little thing is rigorously sourced, so it’s onerous to go improper – however the fish platter is a star; it’s big, with a little bit of every little thing, from fritto misto to old style prawn cocktail and dressed crab (£40 for 2). Cocktails and wine (together with a number of from the close by Ridgeview Property) are equally top-notch and there’s an ice-cream shack on the deck serving award-winning Marshfield Farm fare, too.• 2 Marine Parade, Dunford
Shell Bay restaurant and bistro, Studland, Dorset

It solely takes 5 minutes, however the ferry from Sandbanks to the Isle of Purbeck is a magical trip, teleporting you from city southern England to the bucolic West Nation. Because the bow door opens, there on the left is golden Shell seashore, and to the suitable Shell Bay restaurant. It seems to be like a modest shack from the surface, however step inside and you’re floating above a tiny seashore trying throughout shimmering Poole harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills. The tree-shaded outside bar is ideal for a chilly beer and a snack after a day on the Nationwide Belief seashore, which is common however so undeveloped you’ll be able to’t even purchase an ice-cream. The restaurant is a extra subtle affair (mains from £14.95) – although sandy ft are nonetheless welcome – serving superbly introduced recent native oysters, crab and fish on the waterside terrace or within the breezy, all-white inside. • Ferry Highway, Studland, shellbay.web Gavin McOwan
Lottas Bak&Kind, Rönnäng, Sweden

The island of Tjörn in West Sweden has an unbelievable coast of rocks, islets, seashores and coves. And in a single little cove stands a somewhat unprepossessing wood constructing with a small balcony subsequent to a shingle and boulder seashore. Step inside and the aroma of recent bread greets you: this can be a bakery and cafe. Seize a wood platter and cargo up. There’s fish, eggs, jams and honey on the facet, and native apple juice in a wine field. Virtually every little thing is native, natural and do-it-yourself. Then sit within the window or out on the deck. Eat. Later, go for a swim or kayak. Alternatively, simply let breakfast roll on into lunch.• Bleketvägen 40B, Bleket, lottasbakoform.blogspot.comKevin Rushby
Bronze Seafood & Lounge Bar, Aveiro, Portugal

With the Atlantic crashing simply metres from the terrace, this place, on Costa Nova seashore outdoors of Aveiro, is ideal for lengthy lazy lunches or romantic evenings with a sundown view. A low wood-and-glass constructing, Bronze serves recent native fish and seafood at affordable costs for the setting. The ceviche (€8) is melt-in-the-mouth smooth, the clams in olive oil, garlic, coriander and lemon (€14) burst with flavour, and mains of tuna steak with candy potato puree (€12) and tender octopus (€15) are amongst favourites. It’s price conserving area for the chocolate cake with strawberries and basil (€4).• Rua da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação 10, bronze.ptJD
Fiskehus, Hirtshals, Jutland, Denmark

A terrific swathe of sand sweeps up Jutland’s west coast lastly reaching the remoted fishing port of Hirtshals. Take the steps from the seashore over the ocean wall and shut by, simply contained in the port, is the Fiskehus. In summer season there are many tables and a service hatch the place prospects order an array of seafood, largely based mostly round smørrebrød, the open sandwich. Dishes embrace skaldyrsplatte, which is lobster, crab claws, prawns and mussels served with do-it-yourself dressing, slices of baguette and butter. Additionally price attempting is native favorite stjerneskud, “capturing star”, a sandwich created to mark the go to of Yuri Gagarin to Copenhagen in 1962, a 12 months after he turned the primary man in area. • Southwest quay 7, hirtshalsfiskehus.dkKR
La Caletta, Sardinia

Eating together with your ft nearly within the sand and the light shush of waves as background music makes for a romantic night at La Caletta, on the Sardinian island of Sant’Antioco. However even with out this setting, the menu of fish straight from the emerald-green waters off the little city of Calasetta, within the north of the island, can be memorable. Attempt an antipasto of mussels in vivid-flavoured tomato sauce (€10); “sea carbonara” (€14) with tuna and smoked swordfish as an alternative of bacon; octopus with potato puree; or tuna tartare with mint, lime and hazelnuts (€20). There are many vegan choices, and the wood-fired pizzas (from €5) are glorious. If in case you have room for dessert, go for a conventional seadas, a deep-fried turnover crammed with recent soured pecorino and swimming in honey and lemon.• Through Sottotorre 23, Calasetta, on Fb Liz Boulter
Kalamakia Taverna, Peloponnese, Greece

In Greece, fish is generally grilled with a little bit of olive oil and lemon – if it’s recent not a lot can go improper. So a great taverna comes all the way down to setting and emotion. Skoutari is a stunning little seashore on the prime of the east coast of the Mani peninsula. The three seasonal tavernas listed here are all good, however Kalamakia wins for its heat service (they’ll even prepare dinner a fish you’ve caught) and dependable fundamental dishes (small grilled fish in dishes like gavros are a great style of the ocean with out breaking the financial institution). Consuming this by the sand is pretty much as good because it will get.• Kalamakia Seashore, Skoutari, on FacebookAndrew Bostock
Harry’s Shack, Portstewart, County Derry

“This little shack didn’t know if it might ever survive winters …” tweeted Harry’s Shack this week in a thank-you message to prospects for visiting 12 months spherical. The house owners’ uncertainty got here from the truth that Harry’s is tucked amongst dunes on the wind- and wave-battered north coast of Northern Eire. But it surely’s additionally on one of many UK’s greatest blue flag seashores – Nationwide Belief-owned Portstewart Strand. A stroll alongside this wonderful two-mile stretch of sand powered by a Shack breakfast bap (brioche, crispy bacon, egg) or adopted by lunch or dinner of high-grade fish and chips or a bowl of Mulroy bay mussels is good regardless of the climate.• 116 Strand Rd, Portstewart, on Fb Isabel Choat
Puerto Arnela, Camariñas, Galicia, Spain

Camariñas harbour – Puerto Arnela is to the suitable. {Photograph}: Andy Pietrasik
The freshest platter of seafood I’ve ever tasted was at a small restaurant sitting on the sting of the world in Galicia. There have been velvet crabs, langoustines, shrimps, cockles, razor clams and goose barnacles – sufficient to feed the 4 of us, and all for under €45. That’s as a result of the restaurant at Lodge Rustico Puerto Arnela in Camariñas will get its provisions recent from the harbour simply over the street. And once you’re full to the gills, you’ll be able to stroll it off alongside the promenade skirting the proper crescent harbour.• Lodge Rustico Puerto Arnela, Plaza del Carmen 20, AP