Where are the cheapest beach huts?

Alex Johnson

20599ea766663697f33cbb2f9a3b542707a20d92 300x225 Where are the cheapest beach huts?Beach huts only tend to make the news when they go on the market at prices most people associate with flats or houses. A good example is the hut up for sale with Denisons at Mudeford Spit, Christchurch, something of a Mayfair area for this property sector – for £136,000 you get a hut that sleeps six, a kitchen, and mezzanine area, all partly powered by solar panels.

But for £12,500, you could buy the Hove beach hut featured in the 2010 film remake of Brighton Rock which Baron Estates describe as “extremely well maintained both externally and internally”, on the seafront near the tennis courts. It cannot be resold within three years of purchase.

There are a couple at around twice this price at Tankerton. The hut on Marine Parade with Mark Smith for £23,995 is on the second row and  was designed and built by the current owner who is a professional carpenter – it has been in his family for the last 14 years. It comes with sink, storage and seaviews.

Rather cheaper – £10,500 – is the detached hut on with May’s on the beachfront at Bognor Regis. It’s actually to the east of the town in the village of Felpham and measures 8 x 6, plus a decking area. For the same price there’s a hut at Walton on the Naze and for £1,000 more another at the Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea.

It’s also worth keeping an eye out on new huts which have been designed by Pedder and Scampton Architects for East Beach, Shoeburyness, Southend on Sea. The walls will incorporate recycled timber pallets and be faced with translucent plastic so that when the walls are filled with recycled local pebbles, gravel and shells, each will have a different appearance. All the roofs will be planted with sea hardened sedum.

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