CABAÑA Style | Twenty Seaside Shacks & Twenty Epic Tracks

CABAÑA Style | Twenty Seaside Shacks & Twenty Epic Tracks



Calling all travel junkies, escapism is back on the cards. Fear not - Zoë and her motley crew have dusted the sand from their little black books to uncover 20 of their beloved barefoot hangouts, both here and further afield.


With a dynamic mix of electro pop and melodic house, the prolific DJ and bomber-lover, Henri, sets our spirits soaring with the download-or-die, CABAÑA playlist, featuring her latest track, 'Protection'.


THE HIDDEN HUT, CORNWALL | Overindulge in lobster and chips, slow-roasted spring lamb, wood-fired seafood and a finger-licking mackerel grill at this lo-fi, ‘bring your own plate’ affair.

RUIN BEACH CAFE, ISLES OF SCILLY | A laidback-meets-modern Mediterranean-style hangout. Follow the mellow burning wood scent drifting on the breeze. 

THE BEACH HUT, LLANGRENNOG, WALES | Our insider says hands-down the best the best fish and chips on arguably the best slice of the Welsh coast.

GREAT BLASKET ISLAND COFFEE SHOP, COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND | A back-to-basics, old-school coffee shop, only accessible by boat. Wind back the clock, pick up a picnic and spend an afternoon kicking back with the seals. 

HARRY'S SHACK, PORT STEWART, NORTHERN IRELAND | Take casual into another orbit and order up an organic homemade burger at this gritty, sandy, rugged, kick-off-your-shoes shack.

SPILLANE'S, CASTLEGREGORY, IRELAND | Recommended to Zoë by her dad, Eddie, for their Guinness, oysters and live music.

RILEY’S FISH SHACK, KING EDWARD'S BAY, TYNEMOUTH | Many a university lecture was skipped to blow off the cobwebs and soak up the salty air at this low-slung coastal hangout.

THE HUT, COLWELL BAY, ISLE OF WIGHT | Maybe not such a secret but still ticks all the boxes. Simple and delicious food now also offered in picnic hampers.

SEAFOOD SHACK, ULLAPOOL, SCOTLAND | Fresh and local seafood cooked to order. The hand-dived scallops pan-fried with herb butter are a must.

ASH SMOKED FISHES, ALDEBURGH BEACH, SUFFOLK | Perch on the pebbles with your fresh fish smoked in-house. A childhood favorite

YAMBA, LISBON, PORTUGAL | Take a trip to Yamba and expect the unexpected. A visit that will be remembered long after the summer tan has faded.


BAR CALA TORTA, ARTA, MALLORCA | An off-the-grid gem on Zoë’s home island of Mallorca, guaranteed to unearth the free-spirited explorer within.


PAPALAGI SEAFOOD, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, GREECE | Perched on the edge of a cliff where the Aegean seems to stretch on forever. Try one of the fish carpaccios, caught fresh that day.

SA FORADADA, DEIÀ, MALLORCA | The delicately balanced rock-side phenomenon is the scene of many family celebrations – and where Zoë hosted her husband Steve’s 40th birthday lunch. 

EL BIGOTES, CALA MASTELLA, IBIZA | Situated on a rustic jetty in an idyllic location off the beaten track. Don't expect any frills – this is a simple one-dish wonder. Caught that morning, you won’t taste fresher fish anywhere.

LUCKY BAR, FORMENTERA, SPAIN | Sample the local tapas at this vibey Spanish chiringuito and sip on a spritz as the DJ turns up the tunes.

 GIGI'S BEACH, SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN | Another Jordan family favourite. Spicy gambas pil-pil and a super-refreshing gazpacho.


L'OYAT BEACH BAR, L'ESPIGUETTE PLAGE, FRANCE | Take shade beneath the slatted roof of this barely-there shack thrown together from scavenged driftwood. Nurse an icy beer and practice your French at the bar. 

LIKYA, EKINCIK, TURKEY | Likya's laid-back soundtrack, oversized cushions and jugs of potent raki have made it the go-to spot in Ekincik.

RISTORANTE EMANUELA, SANT'ANGELO, ITALY | Bruschetta to die for and the limoncello ain't so bad either..

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