There’s only one thing better than a long summer’s day on a sandy beach, and that’s taking time out for lunch in a cafe that’s right on the sand. The Hut in Freshwater’s Colwell Bay looks almost like a large beach hut and it’s so close to the beach you won’t even have to put your flip flops on to nip in for lunch with your brood.
The Hut opened in 2013 and it’s quickly built itself a reputation for serving good food made using local produce that reflects the seasons. There’s a relaxed attitude throughout the cafe that makes everyone feel welcome (so don’t worry about feeling underdressed in your best beach outfit) and the stylish decor gives it a chic atmosphere.
The Hut is one of the most popular places on the Wight for a beachside meal or a drink with a view, and you’ll find it open daily during the summer. This is the kind of cafe where you’ll feel comfortable having a chat over a morning coffee, taking the kids for lunch during a day on the sand or enjoying a romantic setting for two of an evening – they even light candles on the deck once the sun sets.