Whether you’re planning a vacation, or if you’ve just moved to a new city, one of the most important things you need to know about a place is where is good to eat. Now on that scale, there are few things more beautiful than having a meal in a charming restaurant beside the sea. No matter where you are in the world, you’re sure to find a plethora of wonderful restaurants of all types of cuisines and specialties. Few are quite as impressive as the places you are able to watch the sunset on the horizon. If you’re looking for more unknown restaurants around the world or if you are simply looking for your next destination then keep reading as we show you our 5 most charming seafront restaurants.
Amphora – Chania, Crete
I’ve you have ever dreamt about visiting Greece or if you’ve been before and are hungry for more (pun intended), your next stop should be the remote island of Crete. Located just off the coast of Greece, Crete is a beautiful island chock-full of culture, wonderful people and you guessed it, great cuisine. The island sports more beautiful seaside restaurants than you could hope to visit in one trip, but one of the best has to be Amphora. Located in the sleepy seafront town of Chania, Amphora offers up not only traditional Cretan dishes like moussaka but also the most delicious fresh seafood and wonderful cocktails.
Mayssa Beach – Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
If you’re planning on taking a picturesque tour of the ever-aesthetic France, you should definitely make a point to visit the incredible Mayssa Beach located in Villefranche-sur-Mer. There you can enjoy a number of aphrodisiacs such as escargot or oysters or whatever else you might fancy whilst you gaze over the calming water with a glass of some of the finest French wine in your hands. You’ll be the epitome of sophistication and your Instagram feed will surely thank you for it.
BrewDog Outpost – Dublin, Ireland
Whilst perhaps a more unconventional mention on this list, BrewDog Outpost simply had to be included. With their ever-wonderful and ever-expanding drinks menu, they must be putting something special in the ice. If you think your restaurant could use a little bit of a cold kick, you can find the latest and best undercounter ice makers here. But despite being largely known as the place to go for all your alcoholic and just general drink-related cravings, BrewDog also offers up some ass-kicking burgers whilst overlooking the water.
Oro Restaurant – Venice, Italy
A popular tourist destination, Venice offers up a different kind of culture in its warm and stunning streets. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting, you should try and get a table at the Oro restaurant. Located, you guessed it, directly by the water, you’ll be able to eat delicious pasta dishes whilst you bask in the rich environment that surrounds you. The restaurant is a popular destination for tourists all around the world and once you’ve tried it for yourself, it’ll be easy to see why.
Parker’s Lighthouse – Long Beach, Los Angeles, United States
Last, but certainly not least, Parker’s Lighthouse is one of the finest seafood restaurants you can find in Long Beach. You’ll struggle to find somewhere offering fresher seafood, especially since the restaurant is right by the water. Not only do they offer a wide menu of incredible seafood dishes, but from your table, you’ll be able to look right over the ocean, and if you time it just right, you may be able to watch the beautiful Los Angeles sunset as you enjoy your meal.