Beach Hut Holidays: 10 Gorgeous Beach Hut Hires That’ll Melt Your Ice-Cream

Posted on 14th Apr 2023. In , , ,


Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside, especially when we can escape to the stunning UK coast on a beach hut holiday 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.

So, if you’re after a beach hut holiday that’ll make you melt, we’ve found 10 classy, chic, and gorgeously refurbished beach huts for rent for a weekend staycation.

Each one gives you the front row seats by the sea in some of the UK’s top beach destinations, including drop-dead lovely Dorset, delicious Devon, sublime Sussex and, of course, sensational Cornwall. From luxurious beach hut hire for the day, to glamorous beach hut holidays that are dog-friendly for you all to have an unforgettable UK short break.

Trust us, Queen Victoria would definitely approve.


Disclaimer: All beach hut holidays have been carefully selected based on their unique character, beach location and interior wow factor. We may earn an affiliate commission if you book anything via the links below. 


Beach Hut Holidays, For Short Stays

1. Beachcroft Beach Huts, Felpham Village, West Sussex

Two bedrooms, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children | Great for girls’ weekends or couples’ getaways

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 holiday beach 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
  • Bolt-on activities and special breaks available (including Kids Stay Free, Doggy Getaway and Sunday Sleepover)
  • Tried & Tested by our Chief Weekender
  • Breakfast service can be part of your stay
  • Guests can enjoy the facilities of the hotel including Tamarisk Bar & Restaurant and the Bistro Garden
  • 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
  • Dog-friendly
  • Just over an hour from Brighton

Pic credit: Beachcroft Beach Huts


Beach Hut Holidays, For Short Stays

2. Larkstone Elegance, Beach Cove Coastal Retreat, Ilfracombe, North Devon

One bedroom, sleeps 2

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 £529
  • 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 Holidays, For Short Stays

3. Tolcarne Beach Cabins, Tolcarne Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

One bedroom, sleeps 2

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 £135 per night
  • Free parking

Pic credit: Tolcarne Beach Village


Beach Hut Holidays, For Day Visits Only

4. Mersea Beach Hut 245, Mersea Island, Essex

Suitable for up to 8 people | Open all year | Dog-friendly

Rockin’ the beach hut chic vibes is this day-hire hut in Essex: Mersea Beach Hut 245. It’s a large front-row beach hut on Mersea Island, Essex – the most easterly inhabited island in the UK that’s within easy reach of London and only an hour from the M25.

Mersea Beach Hut 245 is just one of the Cool Coastal Huts’ beach hut collection – which also boasts Frinton Beach Hut 343, Frinton Beach Hut 118, Mersea Beach Hut 213 and Mersea Beach Hut 206. Like its sibling huts, 245 has a ice-cool white coastal interior perfect for lowering the temperature on sweltering summer days, whilst the beach outside bakes.

Inside you’ll find a beautifully-appointed kitchen with gas stove, sink, kettle, cups, plates, condiments and complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Plus, a cushion-loaded L-shaped seat and table looking out over the beach. Step outside and you can laze on the wooden deck, complete with Cool Coastal wooden deckchairs. Board games and playing cards are also provided to keep you entertained if there’s a downpour.

  • Suitable for up to 8 people and 2 well-behaved dogs
  • Luxury food deliveries available
  • Pay and display parking nearby
  • Available from 9:30am – 7pm
  • £90 per day


Beach Hut Holidays, For Day Visits Only

5. The Happy Huts,Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk

17 individually-themed huts | Suitable for up to 6 people | Open March – October | Mostly dog-friendly

You can see why The Happy Huts are called ‘happy’. These 17 candy-coloured raised wooden beach huts are the epitome of British seaside cheeriness and charm (and, reputedly, some of the most photographed beach huts in the UK). Each hut has a different personality, colour palette and quirky name: The Bear Hut, Surf Shack, White Elephant, Vitamin Sea are just four of the huts you can kick back in with up to 6 of your loved ones and the family dog.

They’ve all been dressed to the nines inside by their owner, Jodie, with all the paraphernalia you need for a fun day at the beach, including chairs, windbreaks, tables, beach toys, picnicware, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a singular gas stove to make your hot drinks. What’s more, 14 out of 17 huts even have hammocks swinging underneath them for a sneaky sojourn in the shade.

There are bright cushions, colourful bunting and coastal pictures inside all the huts too, as well as pot plants and cute accessories to make your time inside as delightful as your time outside on the sands. And what sands there are; because this is Norfolk’s award-winning Wells-next-the-Sea Beach, an iconic sweep of vast golden beaches and dunes – all framed by a cooling pine forest.

It’s hard not to smile as you climb the steps up to your chosen hut; the raised nature of them feels a true step up from battling with a towel on the beach. And it’s made all the sweeter knowing that this is a family business. In fact, it was Jodie’s grandpa who purchased the first beach hut for the family to use in 2007, which they did for many years. Today, The Happy Huts are loved by many hundreds of ‘happy’ guests who return year after year.

We love that you can hire The Nauti Hut (No.114) and The Happy Hut (No.128) in December, when they transform into costal cabins full of festive hoorah. Book these ‘festive huts‘ and they come with blankets and hot water bottles to keep you cosy, marshmallows to keep your blood sugars high, as well as Christmas decorations, fairylights, a lantern and a stove and saucepan for warming mulled wine or cider.

  • Suitable for up to 6 people
  • All of the huts apart from Upper Deck (No. 2) and Beach Hut (No. 11) are dog friendly
  • Picnic box deliveries available
  • Pay and display parking nearby
  • Available from 9:30am
  • All huts are £65 per day/The Bear Hut and The Boat Shed are £70 per day


Beach Hut Holidays, For Short Stays

6. Beach Hut 34, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis

One sofa bed and two floor mattresses, 2 adults and 2 children | No dogs

Beach Hut 34 in Lyme Regis provides the perfect home from home to enjoy the beauty of the beautiful Jurassic Coast. You’ll find this beach hut hire on the pebbly beach of Monmouth, a short stroll from Lyme’s famous Cobb and harbour. As well as wonderful restaurants to try just nearby, there are also plenty of things to do in Lyme Regis, including fishing trips from the harbour and the fabulous museum.

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 £109 a night (with a 7-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 Holidays, For Short Stays

7. Bournemouth Beach Lodges, Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset

One bedroom, Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children | Dog friendly

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Near to Westbeach, an award-winning restaurant serving up fresh local seafood
  • Rates vary throughout the year and are subject to change
  • Midweek lodge stay (4-nights)
  • Weekend lodge stay (3-nights)


Beach Hut Holidays, For Day Visits Only

8. St Annes Beach Huts, St Annes, Lancashire

Suitable for 6 people | Dog friendly

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 6 people and dogs welcome
  • From £105 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 holidays, For Weekly Breaks 

9. Blue Cabin By The Sea, Cove Harbour, Berwickshire, Scotland

Two bedrooms, sleeps 4 adults | Dog friendly

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 for a beach holiday, 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 perfectly-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
  • 36 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre
  • 8 miles of Dunbar rail station and 45 miles from Edinburgh Airport
  • From £850 a week


Beach Hut Holidays, For Short Breaks

10. Cary Arms, Babbacombe Beach, Babbacombe, South Devon

On kingsized bedroom, sleeps 2 | Dog friendly

Hugging the water’s edge in a sheltered sunny spot adjoining the Cary Inn, Babbacombe Beach Huts will make your heart thump in 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.

  • Choose from Luxury Beach Huts to stay in and Beach Hut Suites
  • From £315pn
  • Walk-in waterfall shower and bathroom
  • Fully folding bi-fold doors
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sonos, Smart TV and contemporary, crackling effect, fireplace

Pic credit: Cary Arms and Spa

Hi my name is hannah, how do we book one of these beach huts
Hannah Smith on 2021-04-23 16:59:20
Hi Hannah, every beach hut featured here should have a 'book now' or 'discover more' button. Click one of those options and it'll take you directly to the hut's website and you can book directly with them. Cheers, Claire
Claire on 2021-04-27 10:19:09
Hi I would love you to see my huts too. I rent out my huts but also do some special free days for very poorly people. I try to make my hut more accessible with a ramp, wheelchair matting and beach wheelchair. #Tythebeachhutguy
Ty on 2023-05-09 16:02:25
Hello Ty, drop me an email at and I'll take a look! Cheers Claire
Claire on 2023-05-12 11:55:49

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