Sea view

What great ‘added value’ to a seaside break – Hotel du Vin at Brighton has its own beach hut for guests’ use. And clever VisitBrighton are offering their website visitors and e-news readers the chance to win a night at the HdV plus use of said beach hut and bikes for the day.

We often wander past the beach huts on the seafront here and are tickled by the different styles and uses – one a rag-bag of sports gear, another stuffed full of kids’ toys, a third an exact replica of a suburban kitchen, circa 1976 (and what a summer that was!).

Then there’s the beach hut with the minimal but oh-so-smart furniture and the chilled (but always different) people with their elegant glasses of white wine and their bowl of olives. Now we know who they are …