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Beach Huts

The Council has 68 sites that are rented out on a long term basis to beach hut owners. The sites are on the Promenade and an area at Merley Road both at Westward Ho!

  • Who can rent a site?
    Residents and non-residents can rent sites but they provide and maintain their own beach huts. The Beach huts are very popular and all sites are rented out at present.
  • How can I obtain a Beach Hut?
    You will need to join our waiting list. As soon as a beach hut owner informs us that they wish to sell their beach hut, we provide a copy of the waiting list to the seller who may then contact you. The sale of the beach hut structure itself is then a private agreement between the buyer and seller. Our interest lies in the rental of the land on which the beach hut sits.
  • How much will it cost me?
    The Beach Hut owner will decide the selling price of the hut. The Council charges a site rental that is payable in advance each year from 1 April. The passing rental for the 2015/16 financial year has been approved by the Community and Resources Committee and has been set at £385 + VAT per annum. (£462 inclusive of VAT at 20%). We also have to charge National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) on your beach hut.
  • How much is the National Non-Domestic Rate charge?
    The 2010 to 2017 Rateable Value for Beach Hut sites has been set by the Valuation Office at £300. The rates payable for all Beach Huts for 2015/16 is £144 for the year. You may also be entitled to claim Small Business Rate Relief which could attract a reduction in your rates bill. For more information about Non Domestic Rate charges, please contact the NDDR team on (01237) 428985/428986 or email:
  • Do I need Insurance?
    Yes, it is a condition of your tenancy that you insure your beach hut. Supplier details can be found using the link below
  • How do I get further information?
    For further information or to add your name to the waiting list please contact our Estates Officer on (01237) 428738 or email: