Six bargain beach huts for sale across Britain starting from £18k

Sea la vie! Inside six bargain beach huts for sale priced from just £18k amid bumper year for staycations

  • We pick six beach huts for sale online, ranging in price from £18k to £70k 
  • Be prepared for extra costs such as a yearly licence fees or even ground rents
  • Huts set back from the beach in a second row tend to be far cheaper 

Beach huts on Britain’s coastlines can sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds if they’re in the right location and in good condition.

Only last year, a bidding war broke out on such a property for sale at Mudeford Spit in Christchurch, Dorset.

It was sold just months into the pandemic after receiving offers of £330,000, which is almost £100,000 more than the £248,000 average price of a home in Britain according to latest Nationwide Building Society figures.

Cheaper beach huts can be found set back from the beach, perhaps in the second or third row 

With many choosing days out on the beach in this country rather than holidays abroad this year, demand for beach huts has been high.   

For example, website Beachhuts says demand for huts to rent and buy has never been stronger – it has them available on 40 beaches across Britain.

It broke monthly website traffic records numerous times in 2021, with many of the best huts booked out well in advance. 

It said since the pandemic began in March 2020, traffic to the site is up 300 per cent.

While many beach huts do not have the facilities to stay in overnight – and in some have a ban on doing so – they can still provide a base for days out at the beach. 

You may not need to have extremely deep pockets to buy one like the Mudeford example above.

Our search on Zoopla found that it is still possible to buy a wooden hut on the beach for considerably less than the top selling ones if you are prepared to consider lesser known coastal areas or huts that may need some renovation work.

It is also worth considering huts that are further set back from the beach, perhaps in the second or third row as these tend to be cheaper. 

It is worth keeping in mind that you may have to budget for additional costs such as a yearly licence fee or even ground rent if the property is being sold as leasehold. You will need to carry out your research before making a purchase.

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘Amid a bumper year for staycations, it’s likely there’s been an increased interest in beach huts across the UK this summer.

‘While a beach hut can provide the perfect hideaway to watch the sunset or enjoy a drink with friends, it’s worth bearing in mind the associated costs that come with purchasing a beach hut such as the yearly licence fee and the cost of maintenance.’

We take a look at six beach huts for sale…

1. Friars Cliff, Dorset, £69,950

This beach hut is on Friars Cliff beach in Christchurch, Dorset, and is being sold for £69,950 via estate agents Winkwork

The renovated beach hut has been well looked after by the current owners and it is close to a car park

Inside, there are white base and wall cabinets, dark-coloured beams on the walls and ceiling, and a large bench covered in a bright fabric

This beach hut is on the Friars Cliff beach in Christchurch and has been renovated to include white base and wall cabinets, dark-coloured beams on the walls and ceiling, and a large bench covered in a bright fabric that provides useful storage.

The beach hut is on the second row at Friars Cliff and is being sold via estate agents Winkworth with a price tag of £69,950.

2. Walton-On-The-Naze, Essex, £60,000

This beach hut is on the Walton seafront in Essex and is on the market for £60,000 via Sheens estate agents

The beach hut has extensive sea views along the promenade and the attractive sandy beach

Inside, the beach has been painted white and has space for storage and a dining table and chairs

This beach hut is on the Walton seafront in Essex and is on the second row of a private development, with its own secure parking in the complex.

The hut is around 100 metres from the pier, and has extensive beach and sea views along the promenade towards Frinton. It is on the market for £60,000 via Sheens estate agents.

3. Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, £35,000

This Essex beach hut is less than half a mile from Frinton-on-Sea train station and has a colourful interior

Outside, there is a wooden decking area to enjoy the views as the hut is set back from the sea

The beach hut is on the market via estate agents Boydens with an asking price of £35,000

A cheaper option a little further south is available with this elevated beach hut on the fourth row, with a wooden decking area to enjoy the sea views. It has a water tap, and is a short walk to the toilet block and Walton’s Pier.

The beach hut is less than half a mile from Frinton-on-Sea train station and is on the market via estate agents Boydens with an asking price of £35,000.

4. Heacham, King’s Lynn, £19,950

This beach hut is on North Beach in the seaside village of Heacham in Norfolk’s King’s Lynn

The estate agent has highlighted on-going costs that include ground rent on the property of £472 a year

The property is on the market via estate agents Belton with a price tag of just shy of £20,000

This beach hut is on North Beach in the seaside village of Heacham in Norfolk’s King’s Lynn.

The estate agent has highlighted on-going costs that include a non-domestic rate of £139.20 a year and ground rent on the leasehold property of £472 a year.

The property is being sold via agents Belton with a price tag of just shy of £20,000.

5. Lancing, West Sussex, £40,000

This beach hut is on the seafront in Lancing , West Sussex, and backs onto a beach green

The hut has decking that leads to a pebble beach, and is being sold by estate agents Michael Jones for offers over £40,000

The interior decoration is limited, but there is scope to turn it into a colourful beach hut

This beach hut is on the seafront in Lancing, West Sussex, and backs onto a beach green with pay and display parking.

The interior decoration is limited, allowing for plenty of scope to put your own stamp on the property. It is being sold by estate agents Michael Jones for offers over £40,000.

6. Littlehampton, West Sussex, £18,000

Needing some repair work: This leasehold beach hut is in Littlehampton , West Sussex

The property for sale is part of a semi-circle of huts that face the sea and have parking available nearby

The beach hut is on the market for £18,000 and is being sold via estate agents Graham Butt

Further west is this beach hut in Littlehampton, with the lowest price tag in our list.

The leasehold property in West Sussex is valued at £18,000 and is being sold via estate agents Graham Butt.






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