Surfing is not romantic per se – the half-drowned look is not usually your best – but staying in a surf shack is, especially one called Bob and Betty’s Boat Beach Bungalow in Seal Rocks, a sleepy beach hamlet with just 18 permanent residents. Owned by the couple behind surf brand Hot Tuna, Bob and Betty’s is a cute former fishermen’s shack with two bedrooms, overlooking Boat Beach, three and a half hour’s drive north of Sydney. When you’re not frolicking in the surf, getting water up your nose, you can chuck tuna steaks on the barbie, walk to the nearby Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse and visit other beaches.

Turquoise Holidays (+44 (0)1494 678400, has just introduced 30 beach shacks in Australia to its portfolio. Bob & Betty’s Boat Beach Bungalow costs from £180 per night or £1,495pp for seven nights inc flights from London-Sydney (with Cathay Pacific) and car hire. Or click the link below if you would like more details:

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