A pebble’s throw away from our Vineyard is The Relais Cooden Beach, a newly renovated beachfront hotel with panoramic views of the Sussex coast.

This summer, you’re invited to pull up a sun lounger and deck chair bring a paddle board and swimsuit and relax on the private beach, terrace or lawn with a chilled bottle of Sussex Sparkling.

Experience the new all-day bar and terrace menu full of locally sourced seafood specials and fresh seasonal favourites. This new menu includes The Rally’s Smoked Seafood and Charcuterie Boards for sharing, The Relais Fruits de Mer salad, Steamed Thai Mussels, Trio of Crab Cakes, and Baked Lemon Sole. To add a touch of seaside nostalgia to the occasion, indulge in an ice cream from the hotel’s very own blue and white-striped vintage ice cream van.

Sun Loungers
Rathfinny at Cooden Beach

If you’re looking for a short break by the sea, we recommend staying overnight and enjoy the Retreat on the Beach to its fullest by booking into their spa pergola for an alfresco treatment. Why not combine your stay with a visit to the Rathfinny Estate for a Tour & Tasting too?

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  • Enquiries: Bookings for Retreat on the Beach with Rathfinny at The Relais Cooden Beach can be made by contacting the hotel directly on reception@therelaiscoodenbeach.com or calling +44 (0) 1424 842281.
  • Location: Cooden Sea Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4TT
  • Availability: All summer long, subject to hotel/restaurant availability.