FAQs

How do I make a booking?
Select ‘Beach Hut Hire’ from the menu above and click through to the beach hut you’d like to hire. Select the dates you’d like on the calendar and enter your name, mobile number and email. Then press ‘Book’. This will take you to an online payment where you can pay with a credit card, debit card, or Paypal.

You’ll automatically be sent a confirmation email with all the information you need. 

If you would like to hire a hut on a day that you’re already at the beach, call 07739 426358 and we’ll come and open it up for you. 

How much does it cost? 
2021 Prices: £50 per day. 
2022 Prices: £50 per day off peak. £60 per day peak. 

When is the best time to book a hut?
You can book our huts up to one year in advance. If you have a particular date in mind we recommend early booking. The following dates are always busy and we strongly recommend early booking to avoid disappointment:
Easter
May Bank Holiday
Father’s Day
May Half Term
Weekends in June & July
Every day in the school summer holidays (Mid Jul – first week in Sept)
Weekends in September

How can I be notified of cancellations?
We send out cancellation notifications via our email updates. Sign up for those here.

Why is there a six person limit per hut?
We are conscious that we want to be good neighbours to other beach hut owners. We therefore limit the number of people who can book a hut. Each hut is only equipped for six people. Although it’s possible to have more than that number on the beach, it would not be possible for more than six people to sit in the hut if it rains, or to sit on the path outside the hut if the tide is very high. We therefore ask our guests to respect our six person limit.

Can we bring more than one dog?
Please contact us with the details of your dogs if you would like to bring more than one.

Where are the huts located?
All our huts are on the front row of Eastcliff beach. They’re sat right next to the sand and are on the dog friendly part of the beach. 

How do I get into the hut?
When you book you’ll automatically be sent an email with all the details you need including the access code to the hut.

What times can we have the beach hut from and to?
Daily hire is 9am – 6pm. If you hire for more than one consecutive day you may use the hut from 9am – 10pm on your first day, 7am – 10pm on the next day(s), except on your last day when you must vacate by 6pm. These times are not flexible and allow us to ensure the hut is clean and ready for the next guests. 

How accessible are the huts?
The huts can be accessed by steps and a (fairly steep) slope so it is possible to get a wheelchair or child’s buggy to the front of the hut. Queenie, Seafly, Ellen and Periwinkle have two steps up from the prom to the inside of the hut. Margaret, Rosina, Winnie and Doll have six steps from the prom up to the inside of the hut and therefore wheelchair access into the huts themselves is not possible. 

Is there running water?
There is no running water in the huts.

The fresh water tap is less than a minute’s walk from all the huts. Other water taps are available at various places along the prom. Water containers are provided for your use. 

Is there power?
There is no electricity in any of the beach huts in Walton. This means there is no fridge available so we recommend you bring a cool bag if you have food items you’d like to keep chilled. There is a gas bottle and gas stove for you to use. Full instructions are available in the huts. 

Is there parking?
Free on street parking is available on all the streets surrounding Eastcliff Beach. It can get busy in the summer so early arrival is advised. 

Are there toilets?
Turn left out of the huts and walk for less than five minutes. Public toilets are situated at the bottom of the steps to the Naze Park. If you’ve got to Hipkin’s Tea Room you’ve gone too far! Ladies, gents, disabled toilets (accessible by a radar key) and baby changing facilities are available and are cleaned daily. A changing places toilet is available on Bathhouse meadow, around 5-10 minutes walk away.

Is there somewhere to buy food and drink?
We provide a gas stove, frying pan, saucepan, crockery and cutlery so you’ve everything you need to make your own food and drink. If you need to stock up, Naze Park Stores on Hall Lane is less than a five minute walk away. In the town itself there is a Co-op, Tesco Express, Aldi and M&S food store.

If you’d rather let someone else do the cooking, turn right out of either hut and The Last Fisherman’s Cafe is less than a minute walk and is situated right on the beach front. There you can buy fish and chips, hot and cold drinks, snacks and icecreams. This kiosk is open every day in the school holidays, at weekends from April – Oct (and sometimes midweek if it’s sunny).

Turn left out of the huts and less than a five minute walk away is Hipkin’s Tea Room, which also serves hot and cold food and drinks. This cafe is open every day from May half term until end of September. 

Are dogs allowed?
Well behaved dogs are allowed on the beach all year round on this stretch of the beach in front of both huts. There are restrictions between May and September further up the beach towards Hipkins Tea Room so please pay attention to the signs. We allow one dog per booking and provide a water bowl, poo bags and some dog treats. Please pick up after your dog, and ensure it doesn’t cause a nuisance to other beach goers.

Can we have a BBQ?
We only allow disposable BBQs and these must not be lit in/ or very close to the hut- or neighbouring huts- but on the sand away from the hut.  We have the right to charge for any damage which occurs due to BBQ use

What is provided for us in the beach hut?
A guest guide pack containing all the information you’ll need
A table
6 Chairs suitable for the beach
Plates, cups, plastic glasses, cutlery, a frying pan, a saucepan and cooking utensils
Windbreaks & a mallet
Washing up bowl, washing up liquid, clean dishcloths and tea towels
Bin bags
Dog bowl, dog treats, poo bags
Tea, coffee, sugar, sweeteners, coffee whitener, long life milk
Biscuits
A fire extinguisher and fire blanket
Gas stove and gas bottle
A blanket
Toys and games
Water containers

Not provided: A parasol

Are toys and games provided?
A selections of buckets, spades and sand toys are provided. For cooler weather, there are also colouring books and pencils, board games, and a pack of playing cards. 

How do I find tide times?
Tide timetables are provided in the huts. Unless the tide is very high, the beach will be accessible. You can see the 2020 tide times here.  

How high does the tide get?
99% of the time there is 6-12 feet of dry sand outside all of our huts at high tide. In the summer months there are half a dozen occasions where the tide will come right in and up to the path, covering all the sand. It’s impossible for us to predict when that might happen. When the tide comes right in the whole of the beach is covered for around an hour before it goes out again. There is room for up to six people to sit outside the huts on the path. Please do not block the path so that people can pass.

What is there to do in Walton?
There is so much to see and do in Walton and the surrounding areas. See our full list here

Where can I find local accommodation?
Overnight stays are not allowed in these huts but there is plenty of holiday accommodation available. See our full list here

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