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.