Seaside chic, a relaxed feel and some lovely rooms are the hallmarks of this small hotel that stands on the water with big views out to sea. Outside, pavement tables are popular with people watchers, though those in the know head upstairs to the balcony, an unbeatable spot on a good day. Inside, you’ll find sofas in front of the fire in the bar, then rugs on stripped boards in the colourful first-floor dining room. The food is delicious, the best local produce cooked simply, perhaps calamari with lemon mayonnaise, a crispy goat’s cheese pizza, peanut butter brownie with vanilla ice cream. Beautiful bedrooms are scattered about, some with beautiful timber frames. Those at the front have watery views, all have chic fabrics, colourful art, the best beds, then robes and walk-in showers; a couple have baths, too. You’ll find driftwood art scattered about, well-kept ales waiting at the bar and a small cinema for films if it rains. The harbour stands directly outside, so hire kayaks and explore the bay. Don’t miss the castle or cricket on the beach. The coastal path starts at the front door.