The Bay Hotel sits under a vast Cornish sky with views to the front of nothing but sea – unless you count the beach at low tide, where buckets and spades are mandatory. Outside, the lawn rolls down to the water. In summer it’s sprinkled with deckchairs and loungers, so grab a book or snooze in the sun and listen to the sounds of the seaside. Airy interiors are just the ticket: stylish and homely with lots of comfort. The view follows you around, keeping your eyes glued to the horizon. There are flowers everywhere, cavernous sofas, a small bar for pre-dinner drinks. Bedrooms vary in size, one has its own balcony, all have sea views (some from the side). Expect tongue-and-groove panelling, coastal colours, super bathrooms and smart TVs. As for the food, lobsters come courtesy of the next door neighbour, while the steak and kidney pie never leaves the menu. Try moules marinière, sea bass with samphire, lemon and caper butter, Grand Marnier crème brûlée. Harbour cruises often chance upon into dolphins, seals, even basking sharks. You’re on the coastal path, so bring your boots, but don’t miss afternoon tea.