Things you Didn’t Know About Beach Huts
Can you sleep in beach huts?
Overnight beach huts can be rented on BeachHuts.com on a daily or weekly rate. These huts are larger than typical day huts and can provide sleeping accommodation for several guests - typically 4-6.
Can you hire a beach hut for the day?
Daily hire of Beach Huts are available in beaches across the UK. BeachHuts.com provides live availability and prices for instant booking of huts here.
What are beach huts used for?
Traditionally Beach Huts were used as private changing facilities for swimming and to store belongings while on the beach or swimming. Modern beach huts often include cooking facilities for preparation of food or hot drinks, powered by mains electricity or bottled gas.
How much does a beach hut cost?
Buying a beach hut varies significantly in cost with some huts as little as £5k while larger huts in popular areas can cost several hundred thousand pounds. Location of the hut is often the biggest factor in how much a hut will sell for, both in distance to the seafront and geographical location.
Hiring a beach hut for a day or a week is more cost effective, with daily rates of under £20. BeachHuts.com offers huts for hire and for sale.
Do you pay council tax on a Beach hut?
Beach huts are now liable for business rates after being classed as non-domestic buildings. A rateable value is assigned to the property and a bill calculated by the local council. Site licence fees are also charged annually.
Do beach huts have electricity or running water?
Many beach huts do not have mains electricity or water, relying on gas bottles for cooking/heating and access to toilets and running water on the promenade.
Can you live in a beach hut?
Visitors can sleep in overnight beach huts in line with the regulations of their licence. Local councils, such as Mudeford, allow overnight visits from 1 March to 31 October. However, using a beach hut as your permanent residence or all year round is unlikely to be allowed.