Have you ever walked past beach huts and wondered what’s inside them? Why do people hire beach huts and what do they use them for?

A beach hut gives you the flexibility to sit out on the beach when it’s warm and sunny, and take a bit of shelter if it gets windy (or rains – this is Britain!) then go back out on the sand when it brightens up.

They’re a great place to change in or out of swimwear in private, and they’re somewhere to store all the things you’ve lugged to the beach safely. With beach chairs and windbreaks provided, you can stake out your own little patch of sand to enjoy.

Daily or Weekly?

We hire our beach huts in Walton on the Naze out by the day and by the week. For guests who hire them daily, they’re a great way to have a base right by the sand and it means you don’t have to carry quite as much stuff with you as we provide tea, coffee, biscuits and longlife milk. Plus all the buckets and spades you need. The huts are fully equipped with a gas stove so you can make hot drinks – or even rustle up a hot lunch. Imagine there are six people in the hut for the day and they all have four hot drinks. At £1.50 for a cup of coffee from a kiosk, that adds up to £36 spent on drinks in a day. Beach hut hire is £50 a day and those hot drinks are thrown in so it works out good value for money – and you can still go and buy ice creams and fish and chips from the kiosk.

Weekly hire is a way to make even more savings. At £200 per week it works out at just over £28 per day for a seven day hire. Guests who hire weekly make them their home-from-home and can use them as a base as they explore the local area. No more having to take everything back to your b&b or caravan in order to go to the pier for the afternoon – just lock it all up in the hut and away you go.

Staying locally

Unfortunately, overnight stays are not permitted in our huts (this is a council restriction – not ours) but there is plenty of local accommodation available if you fancy more than a day trip.

Stuff to do?

Apart from building sandcastles (and who doesn’t love a sandcastle?) there are loads of things to do in Walton on the Naze including walking trails, historic sites like the Naze Tower and Maritime Museum, and traditional seaside attractions like the pier and local arcades. Further afield, but a short driving distance, there’s Colchester Zoo, Rascals Soft Play, Colchester Castle and Gnome Magic.

Ready to hire a hut?

If you have specific questions about hiring our huts we’re very happy to answer them. Drop us an email at bookings@waltononthenazebeachhuts.com or check out our FAQs page.

If you’re ready to book a hut you can see their availability for hire here.

We hope to welcome you to our huts very soon!