If previous years are anything to go by, the arrival of summer brings with it a desire to soak up the sea air and (hopefully) some sunshine. And 2022 is no exception, with buyers looking to net their very own idyllic lock-up-and-leave beach hut.
We’ve found that the asking price of a beach hut has risen 28% since last year, with the average price jumping from £39,382, to just over £50,000.
Why are beach hut prices rising?
This is happening because more people are enjoying British staycations, and heading to the nation’s glorious coastlines for their holidays.
Our property expert, Tim Bannister, says this has driven prices up: “Beach huts have become increasingly sought-after over the past couple of years, leading to some being sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds.”
And once they’ve found a beach hut to buy, owners are also hanging on to their prized seaside pads long term. James Eniffer, of Sheen’s Estate Agents in Clacton-on-Sea, says: “We’ve seen huge demand. We often find that owners hold on to them for many years, for each generation of the family to enjoy.”
So whether you’d perch out front in a stripey deck chair, or enjoy shelter from some British-summer rain (because let’s face it, the latter can happen anytime), take a look at just some of the postcard-worthy beach huts for sale right now.
Nestled on a row of charming sea-facing beach huts, this Holland-on-Sea chalet is found just footsteps from the sand. This popular Kings Parade property is close to the beach’s amenities, including cafes and car parking.
With its seafront location, this Walton-on-the-Naze hut comes with its own decked balcony, which is perfect for taking in the panoramic sea views. The nautical-style interior also comes with its own kitchenette.
Old Hunstanton, Norfolk
Found on Hunstanton’s namesake beach, this charming hideaway sits within sheltering grasslands. Ascend the stairs to a picket-fenced porchway which offers the ultimate shady spot, and discover an interior offering both storage space, and a mini workstation.
Found in an elevated position for incredible views out over the ocean, this South Cliff beach hut is instantly recognisable from its fun pin-striped façade. The interior features built-in banquette seating, and a work station.
Found just outside Clacton on the bustling Kings Parade, this pretty Holland-on-Sea beach hut has a cute stable door, which opens right out onto the promenade.