Paternoster Dunes is a laid-back kind of guest house located right on the beach. I was escorted past the open-air courtyard with its solar-heated pool and daybed and shown to my more than comfortable room. The owners worked in interior design for ten years before swapping the city for the sea air. My room was open-plan. I had a huge bath with a sea-facing window, an equally huge stone-floored shower and a king-size bed with plump pillows and fine cotton sheets.
The ocean is less than ten yards away between grassy dunes. Be sure to enjoy a cheeky sundowner in the upstairs communal bar/lounge, with its panoramic ocean views. The design throughout the house is exciting and eclectic. The walls are adorned with original artwork, from contemporary pastoral scenes to palette nudes, the lamp-shades in the spa are made from oryx antlers and the leather armchairs in the lounge could have been found in a Jermyn Street gentleman’s club. My egg and pastrami soufflé at breakfast was clear proof of some finely honed culinary skills. If you ask nicely, they can also do dinner and lunches by prior arrangement.