Cabü By The Sea: The Perfect Photo Opportunity Awaits

You might not know it, but Kent is home to some of the cleanest and most picturesque beaches in the country. Clocking in at just under two-hours from London, Kent’s best kept secret, Cabü by the Sea, is the perfect year-round destination for everything from a romantic couple’s getaway, to a week of half term adventure for all the family or a dog-friendly break with miles of scenic pebble and beach walks. Whatever type of break you’re craving, Cabü in Dymchurch is the perfect place to escape to, so make this exciting location your next port of call. 

Cabü by the Sea opened back in 2019, offering guests a rural break with a real focus on luxurious and environmentally conscious hospitality. Boasting 19 very photogenic timber cabins to choose from, ranging from the writers studio to the two-bedroom cabin and three-bed boat house, there are even dog-friendly cabins for you and your four-legged friends to enjoy.  

The interiors are like stepping into a Loaf showroom, with clean lines and a nod to the nautical seaside theme envisioned in a colour palette of aquatic hues inspired by the coastline. Cabins are fully equipped with log burners,  children’s bunk beds, complete with black out blinds (to stop those crack of dawn summer wakes in their tracks, hurrah!), terraces with an outdoor BBQ and seating area and flatscreen TVs – not that you’ll need it with the live theatre of nature outdoors with spectacular sunsets and wild bunnies roaming the land early morning. When you emerge for your morning coffee, there are striped robes to wrap yourself up in, Dr Bronner’s eco toiletries to wash with and traditional wooden board games and books to keep the children busy. 

Cabü is self-catering. There’s a small but fully equipped kitchen inside each cabin and a house shop on site where you can stock up on everything from condiments, pizzas, fresh milk, pasta, sauces and even purchase lifestyle interior pieces and children’s and adults’ swimwear if you forget to pack yours. The shop also serves fresh coffee and homemade croissants: trust us, they’re worth indulging in. If you fancy a sociable dinner, take advantage of the communal al fresco dining facilities, including pizza oven, Weber BBQs and grill tables, perfect for toasted marshmallow moments with the family.

Cabü is about getting out and exploring, hire a bike or go kart, explore the area on foot or even fly a kite. If you’re looking for a digital detox, you’ve found it.

There’s a heated outdoor pool (29 degrees, to be precise) with plush sun loungers and beds in aesthetically pleasing stripes, open from the end of March to the end of October from 8am – 8pm. You can even order frozen margaritas and snacks straight to your lounger. After all, it would be rude not to. 

Directly opposite the pool, there is an adults-only Shepherds hut sauna and two outdoor hot tubs, which proved popular with guests as the sun set. It’s just the thing to help you switch off at the end the day and settle into relaxation mode. 

The attention to detail here is truly incredible, with trolleys readily available to transport your luggage from the car park to your cabin, not only easing your shoulders and preventing multiple trips, but also allowing the kids to hop aboard for a ride, too. In the cabin, you’ll find detailed maps of the local area and Cabü also offers kids bike hire with baby seats included. 

What’s refreshing about Cabü is the way it let’s nature do its own thing. Don’t expect manicured grounds, instead you’ll enjoy the raw beauty of the Great British outdoors, which supports the eco system with wild flowers and rough grassland to provide homes for small animals. The proof is in the pudding: you’ll certainly notice the glorious array of rabbits, butterflies and birds in the vicinity.

Lose yourself in miles and miles of golden sands in the seaside town of Dymchurch (around a 20-minute walk from Cabü) and tuck into traditional fish and chips and a sweet treat from the town’s famous Marshmellow Bakery. You’ll also find the novel RH&DR steam train railway, one of Kent’s top tourist attractions which has been drawing crowds since it opened in 1927 – perfect for little ones and adults alike. And of course, no seaside visit is complete without a trip to the amusement park. Venturing further afield? A short drive away you’ll find the historical town of Rye, Hythe and the famous Camber Sands beach, which are all worthwhile day visits.

Get ready to press pause and truly unwind at Cabü by the Sea. Offering unlimited fun and photo opportunities galore, this is one staycation that certainly does not disappoint.

Cabü by the Sea, Dymchurch Rd, St Mary’s Bay, New Romney TN29 0HF