20 of the UK’s best seaside cafes and restaurants: readers’ travel tips

These shacks, sheds and cafes prepare fish and chips and seafood straight off the boat, to the delight of our coast-walking, beach-loving tipsters

Bobbing up and down in the middle of a sun-kissed Devon estuary, the River Exe Cafe is a real gem. You can reach it easily by public transport: train to Exmouth then a boat (Puffin Water Taxi from the marina, £5 return), or you can kayak over. Once there, you are treated to the very best that the West Country can offer, with quality mains starting at £15. Don’t leave without trying the crisp local ciders and the freshest mussels caught on the river below. All this to the gentle sensation of the waves as boats glide by.
Steve Bassett

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