The Playa is 50 years old in 2018. Along with "Cliff Edge", this was one of the first buildings along the leas.
The Playa started life as Minsterville Club in 1968. At various stages it was also reputed to have been Minster Reach Yacht Club, a house of ill repute.
The name was changed to "The Player" and was further changed to "The Playa Hotel and Country Club" and operated as a private club.
In 1998 Mr Edward Moran took the reigns as head of The Playa running the business for 19 years, before handing over to 2 of his children.
The Playa is now owned by Laura and Neil Moran.