Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes Load the car with buckets, spades and sunhats: you’re off to visit the Beach Huts in Middleton for the quintessential seaside experience.

Sandwiched halfway between Victor Harbor and Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula, this too-cute-for-words outfit consists of 12 spacious, self-contained and beautifully decorated beach huts, sleeping between two and five, all en-suite, and some with outdoor spa.

Named after 12 famous Australian beaches, each hut has a seaside theme but with differing décor; the individual flourishes (driftwood furnishings, pot plants, chequered tablecloths and wall hangings) are exquisite.

Brekkie provisions are supplied daily and some huts have a fully equipped kitchen, but if you tire of cooking then the award-winning Blue Restaurant is just 50m away, where a drink on the deck is the perfect way to watch the sun go down.

Details // Charles St, Middleton, SA. From $125 per night., (08) 8554 3933.

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