13 dream beach houses to rent this summer

Cobble House, Dungeness, Kent

This design driven property was created by NORD (Northern Office for Research and Design) and is located on the beautiful arid beach of Dungeness, near Romney Marsh. One of the first properties built on the dunes, the house was designed for families and friends after secluded vacations. The property has a spacious open plan kitchen/dining room with two windows which open onto a sheltered inner courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining. There is also a lounge with an indoor wood-burning stove, a small lounge with sea views and four double bedrooms, some of which are en-suite. local bar The Pilot Inn also worth a visit.

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8 The Bay, Cawsand, Cornwall

Beach Retreats have a great selection of holiday homes in Cornwall, including 8 the Bay in Cawsand, a small village in south east Cornwall. Groups of six can walk to nearby Kingsand Beach or venture along the South West Coastal Path to Whitsand Bay. There are three bedrooms with neutral interiors and modern furnishings, plus an open kitchen/dining room with panoramic views over Cawsand Bay. The property has a storage unit for paddle boards, bikes and kayaks if you wish to bring your own, but Adventure Bay Surf School also offers lessons and equipment rental nearby.