Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside, especially when we can stay safe and secluded on a UK beach with a gorgeous beach hut hire all of our own.
Originally designed as fisherman’s huts to store seaside essentials and then used as Victorian beach ‘closets’ to protect ladies’ modesty, beach huts are about as quintessentially British as you can get and a great way to lap up the Great British sunshine this year.
We’ve found 10 classy, chic, and gorgeously refurbished beach huts to give you exactly the front row seats by the sea that’ll make your summer extra hot. From luxurious beach hut rentals for the day, to glamorous beach hut holidays for an unforgettable UK weekend (Covid-19 allowing, of course).
Trust us, Queen Victoria would definitely approve.
Beach Hut Hire: North Devon, Sleeps 2
Larkstone Elegance, Beach Cove Coastal Retreat, Ilfracombe
Nestled on Hele Beach by the quaint village of Hele Bay near Ilfracombe, Larkstone Elegance makes the perfect peaceful beach retreat for the two of you.
Sleek and elegant, this beach hut hire boasts a large balcony overlooking the rugged North Devon coast, complete with outside chairs and a table to enjoy an al fresco gin.
Inside, it’s stunningly presented with a modern lounge directly overlooking the beach, a flat screen TV, board games and a fully-equipped bathroom and kitchen. The bedroom is cosy and stylish with a king-sized bed to fall into. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also included, as are tea and coffee.
- Suitable for 2 people (pets are only allowed in specific huts, so check before you book)
- Part of the Beach Cove Coastal Retreat collection of beach huts
- Weekly prices from £605
- Kitchen includes a microwave, fridge/freezer and oven
- Central heating and double glazed to ensure you remain toasty
Pic credit: Beach Cove Coastal Retreats
Beach Hut Hire: Cornwall, Sleeps 2
Tolcarne Beach Cabins, Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
If you like your beach hut holidays luxe, these huts in Newquay in Cornwall have to be on your list.
Tolcarne Beach Village comprises of a number of beachside cabins, set on a neat private stretch of beach between Newquay’s iconic Great Western Beach and Lusty Glaze Beach (which you can reach at low tide).
Each beach hut hire includes a wet room, super-king bed, a mini fridge, TV and DVD player, and tea and coffee making facilities. Better yet, breakfast is also included and served in the nearby Colonial Restaurant from 8.30am until 11am. Coffee and vitamin sea. Yes, please.
- Suitable for 2 people (and dogs are welcome but the beach has a dog ban from 1st May-30th September)
- From £90 a night
- Free parking
Pic credit: Tolcarne Beach Village
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Beach Hut Hire: Essex, Day Visits Only
Mersea Beach Hut, Mersea Island, Essex
Mersea Beach Hut 213 is a large, luxury, front-row beach hut for hire on Mersea Island, Essex – the most easterly inhabited island in the UK.
Inside, it’s is cool white coastal chic all the way with a well-stocked kitchen and a comfy L-shaped seat and a table, which looks out over the beach. Step outside and you can laze on the wooden deck, complete with deckchairs.
- Suitable for up to 8 people and 2 well-behaved dogs
- Pay and display parking nearby
- Available from 9:30am – 8pm
- £70 per day
- Free cancellation up to 24hrs before
Beach Hut Hire: Dorset, Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
Beach Hut 34, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
Beach Hut 34 in Lyme Regis provides the perfect home from home to enjoy the wonders of the beautiful Jurassic Coast with its museums, fossils, hiking and artsy shops.
You’ll find this beach hut hire on the pebbly beach of Monmouth, a short stroll from Lyme’s famous Cobb and harbour.
The beach hut boasts a well-equipped kitchen, shower room with underfloor heating, a light and airy living area with a sofa bed and breakfast bar, as well as a spacious decking where you can chillax with a tipple as you watch the sun set.
Bring the kids (if they’re over 6 and you’re feeling generous) and they’ll have the hut’s suspended mezzanine area to sleep in – although it’s not high enough for standing up in.
- Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children over 6 (no dogs)
- From £85 a night (with a 3-night minimum stay)
- Free parking
- Kitchen includes crockery, a fridge/freezer, an oven with induction hob, a kettle and a toaster.
Pics credit: Beth Goddard
Beach Hut Hire: Dorset, Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children
Bournemouth Beach Lodges, Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth
With some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK, Bournemouth is not to be sniffed at for a summer beach hut holiday. In fact, it was home to some of the first purpose-built beach huts in 1909.
Fortunately, Bournemouth Beach Lodges are much more glamorous than the Edwardian ones of old, but they still come with access to 7 miles of sandy beach and an exquisite Isle of Wight vista.
Each of the 24 beach huts has two sofas that turn into comfy doubles, a single day bed, a mezzanine level with double and small single, a dining table, fully-kitted kitchenette and a bathroom.
They also all have south-facing spacious private terraces with unobstructed sea views.
- Suitable for up to 4 adults, 2 children and well behaved dogs
- Free parking
- Near to Westbeach, an award winning restaurant serving up fresh local seafood
- Midweek lodge stay (4-nights) – £325 to £695
- Weekend lodge stay (3-nights) – £375 to £695
Beach Hut Hire: Lancashire, Day Visits Only
St Annes Beach Huts, St Annes
Beach Hut rental in St Annes has been a tradition for decades. With views across the Irish Sea coast and North Wales, St Annes Beach Huts give you your own private base to enjoy the fresh sea air, just 3 miles from Blackpool.
Prettily decorated, St Annes Beach Huts include a cosy day bed, a microwave, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge and freezer to store your seaside delicacies.
Nearby there’s the Victorian pier to wander along, as well as sand dunes to explore where 250,000 migrating birds flock every winter. And just in front of your beach hut hire is a miniature train and mini golf (to keep the kids happy).
- Suitable for up to 8 people and dogs welcome
- 6 people from same household only during Covid-19
- From £65 a day
- Parking and toilets nearby
- Includes mains electricity, crockery for 6, a kettle and microwave, deck chairs and a heater
- Available to rent from 10am until midnight
Pic credit: St. Annes Beach Huts
Beach Hut Hire: West Sussex, Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
Beachcroft Beach Huts, Felpham Village
Quite possibly the most luxurious beach hut hire in the UK, Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites come with uninterrupted sea views that stretch all the way to the horizon and a modern interior that could rival many hotel rooms.
There are 4 huts to choose from, each dressed to the nines with nautical charm and plush furniture, including a fully-fitted bathroom with monsoon shower, luxury double bed and smart TV both upstairs and downstairs.
Best of all, every beach hut rental comes with wall-to-wall glass doors which flood with sunshine and open out onto a private terrace with contemporary glass balustrade.
You’ll find Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites beach front in the West Sussex village of Felpham. The traditional seaside town of Bognor Regis is close by, as is the beautifully quaint city of Chichester.
- Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites are part of the Beachcroft Hotel complex.
- Breakfast service can be part of your stay
- Includes use of the swimming pool at the nearby Beachcroft Hotel
- A stylish lounge area with corner sofa, Netflix-enabled smart TV and a Nespresso coffee machine and pods
Pic credit: Beachcroft Beach Huts
Beach Hut Hire: Scotland, Sleeps 4 adults
Blue Cabin By The Sea, Cove Harbour, Berwickshire
Maybe we’ve cheated a little with this cabin-style beach hut hunkered down in Scotland’s pretty Cove Harbour. But when you see how perfect it is, you’ll forgive us.
An hour’s drive from Edinburgh, Blue Cabin is a secluded dream-come-true facing the sea in a cove that’s been described by Stephen Fry as “the coviest of coves”.
It sleeps up to 4 in one double and two bunks, has a small prefectly-formed kitchen, beautiful blue living area with a woodburner, and a shower room.
Step outside onto the private terrace to sit and watch the world go by. There’s also a barbecue for cooking up fresh local seafood and, beyond the beach, cliff-top coastal paths to explore.
- Get to the cabin on foot, through a tunnel and across the beach
- Filled with original artwork, local flowers, and creative touches
- Public parking is available nearby
- Pets are allowed with prior arrangement
Beach Hut Hire: South Devon, Sleeps 2
Cary Arms, Babbacombe Beach, Babbacombe
Hugging the water’s edge in a sheltered sunny spot adjoining the Cary Inn, Babbacombe Beach Huts will make your heart thump your chest.
Traditionally seaside in looks on the outside, luxurious inside. Think hand-crafted furnishings, duplex layout with a glass-front mezzanine bedroom, and views that roll out across the English Channel stopping only for Portland Bill on the Jurassic Coast.
There’s a cantilevered sun-deck hanging over the beach and the beach huts are set amidst tropical costal gardens and dramatic red cliffs. Better still, there’s a coastal spa just next door in case it all gets too stressful.
- Walk-in waterfall shower and bathroom
- Fully folding bi-fold doors
- Sonos, Smart TV and contemporary, crackling effect, fireplace
Pic credit: Cary Arms and Spa
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