Successful tip: River Exe Cafe, Exmouth, Devon
Coming up and down in the course of a sun-kissed Devon estuary, the River Exe Cafe is an actual gem. You’ll be able to attain it simply by public transport: practice to Exmouth then a ship (Puffin Water Taxi from the marina, £5 return), or you possibly can kayak over. As soon as there, you might be handled to the perfect that the West Nation can provide, with high quality mains beginning at £15. Don’t depart with out attempting the crisp native ciders and the freshest mussels caught on the river beneath. All this to the light sensation of the waves as boats glide by.• riverexecafe.comSteve Bassett
Café Canna, Inside Hebrides

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It takes some effort to succeed in the Isle of Canna, the place the tiny inhabitants is vastly outnumbered by seabirds. With solely a handful of homes scattered across the deep harbour, it was a delight to find Café Canna, a white cottage the place cook dinner Gareth seems top-quality meals from breakfast to dinner utilizing produce straight from the ocean, hills and group polytunnel. After a strenuous stroll to see puffins, we discovered it exhausting to decide on between lobster salad, crab linguine, mackerel tacos, rabbit stew, wild garlic and pea risotto, whisky and honey ice cream and a fudgy tarte tatin. • Brazier
Cafe Fish, Isle of Mull, Inside Hebrides

On the finish of the harbour at Tobermory, a small white-painted concrete field – as soon as the ferry terminal for the temporary crossing between Tobermory and Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula – has been become the award-winning Cafe Fish. Its halibut comes from close by (in sea miles) Gigha, the scallops and lobster from the Sound of Mull. Crisp goujons of fried fish trapped between thick slices of homebaked brown bread give new which means to a fish finger sandwich. If provides of native langoustines, crabs or mussels from the opposite facet of Mull run out, chef Liz will summon extra from her fisher household for the restaurant’s subsequent sitting. • thecafefish.comJulia

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East Pier, St Monans, Fife

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The East Pier smokes its personal wonderful, regionally caught seafood from a tiny kitchen on the harbour wall – any nearer and also you’d be in very chilly water. You eat on the roof – the lobster, crab and fats chips – and assist your self to crisp New Zealand sauvignon and native beer from the fridge. It will get busy when the solar’s out, however attempt consuming there within the chilly, with the wind-whipped spray in your face, for an genuine style of salt-coated Scotland. • Platt
Latimer’s Seafood Deli and Cafe, Whitburn, Sunderland

We noticed this place up on the highway whereas strolling on the seashore in Whitburn and on the lookout for a fish and chip store. We walked it maybe not anticipating a lot. Nevertheless it turned out to be essentially the most pleasant shock. We had “bare fish and chips” (cooked in a parcel with out batter) from a selection of cod, haddock and skate. Lindisfarne oysters had been £8.95 for half a dozen. It was February however the climate was gentle and sunny and consuming contemporary fish on the decking space within the sunshine gave us the sensation of being in southern Europe slightly than by the North Sea. On the best way out we stopped on the moist fish counter and stocked up on shellfish and good old school cod roe. • latimers.comMarcella
Drift Café, Cresswell, Northumberland

This cafe set in golden sand dunes serves scrumptious fare, from bizarre black pudding scones to pleasant homebaked truffles. It attracts dog-walkers, birdwatchers, holidaymakers and loads of locals, and everyone seems to be welcomed with a heat smile. Large conservatory-style home windows boast sweeping views of the encompassing sand dunes and provide an exceptionally nice, mild and ethereal eating expertise. • On Fb Jade McKay
Dungeness Snack Shack, Kent

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It’s simple to drive on previous this rickety cabin adrift on Dungeness’s peculiar shingled nuclear shoreline. Nevertheless it serves among the most thrilling meals you’ll eat on the seaside. From a delivery container kitchen, the cheery crew delivers a brief however miraculous menu of fish and seafood, all seasonal and sustainably caught by the household’s personal boats. My fisherman’s roll was a succulent grilled plaice fillet jammed with salad and lemon right into a pillowy bun. Summer season sees lobster and crab rolls, and winter cod chowder. Sit on a picnic desk, scoured by wind and solar, and ponder eternity over a do-it-yourself fish finger. • dungenesssnackshack.netDavid Ellis
Billy’s on the Seaside, East Wittering, West Sussex

Close to the picturesque villages and seashores of the Witterings is that this place providing fabulous, good-value seafood (I really helpful the seafood platter for £12.50: a mountain of prawns, smoked salmon and crab, with mouth-watering pâté)in an ethereal seaside cafe, overlooking among the finest seashores for fossil searching on the south coast. Low-cost and cheerful cafe by day, Billy’s turns right into a bistro at evening and, when you’re fortunate sufficient to catch a summer time music evening, there may be fab music to hearken to when you munch seafood and watch the solar go down.•
Hipkins Tea Rooms, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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This has been a household enterprise for a number of generations and retains a 1950s appeal, serving wonderful fare with simplicity and impeccable service. It’s subsequent to a protected seashore, filled with shells and fossils in a quiet a part of the city close to a resident seal colony and a nationwide nature reserve. There’s a big veranda providing panoramic views of the North Sea and lots of of brightly painted seashore huts, with loads of seats inside for inclement days. • On FacebookIsobel Ruckert
Solebay Fish Firm, Southwold, Suffolk

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Southwold harbour with the village of Walberswick solely a rowing boat ferry away. A tremendous seafood restaurant with a fishmonger takeaway on the entrance – notably useful in case you are staying within the campsite a stone’s throw away. It blends in with the harbour sheds alongside it from the skin however then opens up fantastically when you’re in, with a hanging nautical/rustic decor. There are wonderful shellfish choices, kippers, sprats, lobster, oysters and at all times every day specials. Canine-friendly too, and actually good worth for cash with mains round £14.•
The Crab Hut, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

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It’s only a shed nestled amongst rows of small crusing boats ready for the tide to return in, however The Crab Hut is a superb place to eat. The weathered crab pots stacked by the door offer you a clue as to how contemporary the substances are, and it’s all loaded generously into baguettes to go together with steaming tea served in chipped mugs. Sit again and watch daylight fading into the broad and watery horizon, hearken to egrets and terns swirling above – that is the best way seafood is supposed to be loved. • On FacebookMatt Hedges
Café Môr, Freshwater West Seaside, Pembrokeshire

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From Easter till the tip of September, Café Môr seems like some meals truck mirage. The menu adjustments primarily based in the marketplace, with the Each day Catch Butty being the most effective worth. The largest draw, nevertheless, is its lobster rolls in Welsh sea black butter, a dish so scrumptious that the crew was apparently invited over to Japan to cook dinner them. Seeing because the fish is native, the seaweed picked ft away and the entire truck is powered by photo voltaic and wind, it’s exhausting to image a extra sustainable meal.• Giant
Pysgoty, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

On the causeway between Aberystwyth harbour and the seashore, this place is a gem. A transformed bathroom block, it solely has seating for 10 inside and a small deck exterior. The fish and seafood dishes are excellent and most of it comes from the fishermen of Cardigan Bay. Begin with crab salad (£8) or sailor’s scotch egg with curried mayo (£7), then cod, chorizo and laverbread risotto (£16.50). The cafe can also be a fantastic viewing spot for the dolphins that often swim in these waters.• Beddows
Half Moon Bay Cafe, Heysham, Lancashire

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The view throughout Morecambe Bay will get even higher as you get pleasure from a full English breakfast. The fry-ups will be ordered all day, however there’s additionally tasty do-it-yourself soup, sandwiches or scones and cream. In summer time sit underneath the entrance cover to admire the view throughout the sands to the Cumbrian mountains – in winter cosy up by the range. Work up an urge for food by first strolling alongside the Nationwide Belief-owned headland from Heysham village or take the longer stroll alongside the promenade from Morecambe.• Dean
Seaside Cafe, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

With gorgeous views throughout the Ribble estuary to Southport and out to the Irish Sea this place has a prime location. On a transparent day you possibly can see throughout to the Snowdonia mountaintops. The cafe has an eclectic choice of do-it-yourself and hearty meals with Manx kippers a favorite (£7.95) and a combined seafood basket at £8.50. It additionally serves alcohol so is a superb location to observe the sundown.•
Sea Shed, Limavady, County Derry

It is a one-of-a-kind place in a one-of-a-kind location, with Northern Eire’s lovely seaside and its wild vibe nonetheless off the vacationer path. The Sea Shed is a comfy, chilled-out wee espresso store (all the things right here is both “wee” or “grand” – this place is each) proper on Benone Strand. It not solely sells wonderful speciality espresso, suki tea and the well-known Northern Irish traybakes, however can also be a surf rent store appearing as a social hub for the laid-back guests to this low-key surf spot. Coffees begin at £2 for a brief black.• Flanagan
Rachel’s, West Bay, Dorset

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The proprietor’s husband is a fisherman and what he catches every morning is served simply hours later – from the very good fish stew and chowder to crab sandwiches and Lyme Bay scallops. On the harbour entrance near the seashore surrounded by folks consuming al fresco, Rachel’s is a small kiosk amongst typical fish and chip shacks. You’ll be able to solely e-book a midday desk, in any other case you pay for the meals and wait whereas watching the boats coming up and down. Get a seafood stew with contemporary bread for £8, the identical for fish and chips, and it does seafood platters for 2.• On FacebookMaria Newman
Tatams, Portscatho, Cornwall

Little sister/brother of the well-publicised Hidden Hut within the subsequent bay on the attractive Roseland peninsula, this gem has been constructed into the village’s previous public bathrooms and has a wonderful view out to sea from the excessive bar stools positioned in opposition to the harbour wall. Or you may get takeaway and sit on the seashore (if the tide permits) or on the Lugger. It consists of a restaurant/takeaway, The Taverna, and a espresso hut serving melt-in-the-mouth Portuguese tarts and a choice of truffles. Mains served within the cafe embrace River Fal mussels and Newlyn squid in white wine (£14). It has additionally supplied guests with new, very well-maintained public bathrooms that are a welcome reduction when traversing the South West Coast Path. • tatams.coJanet
Taco Boys, New Polzeath, Cornwall

In a quiet nook of Cornwall, Taco Boys in Child Bay will type you out whether or not you’re famished from browsing or simply peckish after a delicate stroll across the bay. A transformed horse field offers tacos – hake is a favorite – cooked contemporary to order, utilizing top-quality native substances and creating mouthwatering flavour mixtures. Run by a gaggle of younger associates, Taco Boys opened in April 2019 and even obtained a point out from Gordon Ramsay, who visited whereas on vacation! Tacos are round £6-7.• On FacebookRachel
The Cove, Falmouth, Cornwall

We dwell close to Gyllyngvase seashore and have a number of good beachside cafes and eating places to select from, however our favorite is The Cove at Maenporth seashore. The constructing is unremarkable however the sheltered tables on the elevated terrace provide among the greatest views for diners in Cornwall. The meals is great: crab chowder; mackerel with chorizo, fennel and a barbecue glaze; ling, lobster and coconut curry. There’s an excellent wine listing and pleasant service, and we frequently go for lunch there when the terrace is bathed in sunshine. Starters about £8, mains from underneath £15.•
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