21ST JANUARY 2021: BOOKINGS CONTINUE AFTER RECORD YEAR
Our new website has been live for five months and, despite tighter restrictions in response to the Covid pandemic, BeachHuts.com has continued to see bookings for our vendors every single week.
2020 was a challenging year for everyone but BeachHuts.com enjoyed a record year for traffic with visits to the website at an all-time high and up 50% from 2019.
Holidaymakers are hopeful of a more normal Great British Summer in 2021 and have been booking up huts throughout the winter period, taking advantage of the website’s new features.
Beach Huts providing live availability and online bookings to visitors have seen a significant rise in traffic, on average receiving nearly 300% more views than those vendors not bookable on the site.
More information on the benefits of listing your hut on BeachHuts.com can be found here.
8TH AUGUST 2020: NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE!
Our new website is now live! Transitioned over to the SpeedyBooker platform, the website is now able to offer live availability, online bookings and payments, and instant booking confirmations.
Customers and hut owners have been asking for this functionality for a while, wanting to avoid the back and forth of email availability enquiries and manual payments. And judging from the first bookings going through within hours, the new site is fullfilling that demand.
Meanwhile hut owners can still list their hut for free with no annual subscription and the full support of the SpeedyBooker network. More information on the benefits of listing your hut on BeachHuts.com can be found here.
1ST JULY 2020: A RECORD MONTH
Despite the challenges of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, BeachHuts.com has continued to go from strength to strength in 2020. As Brits flocked to the seaside for days out or a late summer break, our website visits in June reached an all-time high. Traffic on the site more than doubled in June 2020 compared to the previous year. With a new website on the way we look forward to keeping up with demand going forward.
31ST JANUARY 2018: BEACHHUTS GROWS
What a wonderful summer that was! Sunny summer 2018 was certainly a good one for escaping to the seaside, and this was reflected in further growth in our traffic. Visits to the site were up by 8.5% to 308,551, and hut views were up by 9.2% to 417,889.
We have exciting plans for BeachHuts in 2019, including to introduce some new features to the website, so keep an eye out!
21ST DECEMBER 2017: BEACHHUTS CHANGES BEACH!
BeachHuts.com has today moved home from dreamy Dorset to sunny Suffolk to become part of the SpeedyBooker family of websites. SpeedyBooker is a specialist in travel websites and operates several nice sites including www.universityrooms.com
. We have been looking to broaden our network of websites and an opportunity to grow the BeachHuts market for short-term rentals. We will not be making any changes in the near-term other than changing the domain name from BeachHuts.com to BeachHuts.com (this will be a simple redirect) but watch this space for exciting developments in the future!
The website following is growing nicely at about 16% per year and is now up to 282,000 users in the last 12 months. We do see opportunity to accelerate this growth and will be investing in the site and its marketing to achieve this.
Hagen Rose has grown and nurtured BeachHuts.com since 2004 and you can rest assured the website is still in safe hands. We are committed to the future of BeachHuts.com and the new BeachHuts team look forward to working with you.