Top 5 Reasons why you should hire a Beach Hut This Summer

 

We have had the most amazing time visiting some spectacular beaches along the Pembrokeshire coast whilst on holiday at Bluestone Wales. I’m not sure if I have ever seen anything like it in the UK before, the landscapes are lush and green, and the beaches, well… who needs to go abroad when this is right here already.

 

Beach Hut

 

See what I mean? Stunning. But even after being utterly spoilt with views like this, something felt missing. Something that I missed terribly. Something that feels like, well, a necessity now. A beach hut! We didn’t see any beach huts on our travels, but if you are visiting a beach which does have them, here’s why we think they are a must!

 

 

Here are my top 5 reasons why you should think about hiring a beach hut, especially if you have little ones in tow.

 

Beach Hut

 

 

1 – A place to leave your stuff

This is the most obvious reason why to hire a beach hut and probably my most favourite. Honestly… who wants to be the beach donkey carting everything around with them? Just by having somewhere safe and dry to leave your stuff can instantly take away the stress. Because let’s face it, little ones need stuff and lots of it. Even when we streamline what we are bringing, it’s a pain in the neck having to leave everything on the beach. Especially when we all want to venture down to dip our toes in the sea.

 

Beach Hut

Millie’s Beach Huts, Walton on the Naze, Essex

 

 

2 – A place to change

It’s pure bliss having a little private place to change. It means that you can take your time and dry off the little ones properly in between little excursions to the pier and other attractions.

 

3 – A place to eat

Whether its snack time, milk time, lunch or tea, having your own little place to eat is wonderful. Especially if you manage to hire a beach hut with little extras such as tea and coffee making facilities, plates and cutlery. No more SANDwiches, or gritty fruit! Bag yourself a pretty hut, and it’s the perfect base for a fish and chip supper with the best views in town.

 

Beach Hut

 

 

4 – A place to chill

Visiting the beach is so exciting for little ones and can send them into sensory overload. Throw in the obligatory ice cream or two and there you have an enormous high. Like riding a wave, what goes up, must come down. If you have hired a beach hut, then lucky you, as you will have a gorgeous place for quiet or nap time for your little ones.

 

Beach hut

 

 

5 – Beach time all year round

When summer is almost at an end, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying beach days out. By hiring a beach hut you will have a guaranteed shelter from any rainy spells and somewhere to warm up little toes after a bit of rock pool exploring.

 

Bonus tip for the writers

Not all beach huts are directly on the beach or promenade. Some are set back, and others up on stilts which means they have the space to boast generous decked balcony areas. These are perfect for private alfresco lunches or a spot of sun lounging. However, why not send the little ones off to explore the beach for treasure with your other half or parents. You can sit and watch them from the decking, pen in hand, writing till your hearts content, whilst soaking up all those positive beach day vibes.

 

 

We are mad about beaches, so would love to hear what your favourite beach is? And, have you ever enjoyed a beach hut stay, what did you think? 

 

 

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  1. July 26, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I have always wanted a beach hut for their colour and quirkiness and because they are by the sea which is my favourite place to be. If I ever came into money, it is the first thing I would buy. Love the photos and may use them as inspiration for a bedroom when we move

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Oh I’m right there with you. It’s my fav place and we would buy in a heart beat as soon as we know where our forever house is going to be

  2. July 27, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I’ve never been on a beach that has beach huts! I’m feeling quite jealous right now. You make so many great points about changing, eating & all of the kid’s stuff in tow! What a great way to enjoy the beach with a little comfort! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK

  3. August 1, 2017 / 5:05 am

    These look so amazing! Unfortunately, I’ve never seen anything like this in the states 🙁 #DreamTeam
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  4. August 1, 2017 / 5:08 am

    I have often thought it would be great to hire a beach but. It sounds like it would make things so much easier when you have two kids. It’s great to have a spot to base yourself from for the day! Love the pix here, the Milllie’s huts look lovely #dreamteam
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    • August 1, 2017 / 11:44 am

      I don’t think we go enough either! We opt for renting for a day, but I think there are ones you can rent out for a week or 2. x

  5. August 1, 2017 / 6:28 am

    I wish we lived neaer the coast – and nit in freezing scotland! Beach huts look amazing #DreamTeam
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  6. August 1, 2017 / 6:58 am

    They look lovely but do you have any rough guides to how much they cost? #dreamteam

    • August 1, 2017 / 11:46 am

      I think it just depends on the company and what time of year you go. Millie’s are £50 a day peak summer time. x

  7. August 1, 2017 / 7:09 am

    My Grandparents had a beach hut when we were younger and it was so much fun. I have so many great memories of playing with my cousins. Thank you for sharing. #dreamteam

  8. August 1, 2017 / 7:11 am

    I am very much new to beach huts but my in laws have hired out one for us in Bournemouth over the weekend of the air show. I am so excited to take the girls and it’s going to be great to have a base for everyone. 🙂

    #dreamteam
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  9. August 1, 2017 / 7:12 am

    I live near several beautiful beaches and I love seeing all the beach huts and families enjoying them! There’s actually wait lists around here because they are so popular! So glad you got a lovely one and enjoyed it so much xx #dreamteam

    • August 1, 2017 / 11:51 am

      There’s something so gorgeous about them isn’t there. But also I love that beach hut culture at Walton on the Naze. Everyone is so friendly xx

  10. August 1, 2017 / 8:10 am

    These huts are beautiful! Huts are quite common in Holland we used to hire a small one and it was great for all the reasons you said especially as a place to leave your stuff. Thank you for hosting #DreamTeam

    • August 1, 2017 / 11:53 am

      If they are common in Holland, I think I may just pack my bags and move 🙂 How wonderful! x

  11. August 1, 2017 / 9:25 am

    The blue beach hut has such a welcoming colour. Makes me want to just spend time there relaxing and reading. It is so calming. Sadly we don’t have beach huts in SA. #dreamteam

  12. August 1, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I’m sold! A beach hut sounds perfect for a trip to the beach. I love the idea x
    #dreamteam

  13. August 1, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Hi, I love the idea of hiring a beach hut but have yet to do so. Just a nice place to chill watch the world go by and enjoy a nice cup of tea after a dip in the sea #dreamteam
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  14. August 1, 2017 / 11:56 am

    These look amazing and just how cute are they?? They have them at our local seaside town but we have never hired one, looking at the reasons I think its about time we try them out!
    #dreamteam
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    • August 1, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      They are brilliant and I cannot recommend them enough. Though I think we are quite spoilt with the Millies ones x

  15. August 1, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Oh, I would so love to own a beautifully-decorated beach hut! It would make a wonderful office space, wouldn’t it? Shame you need to take out a mortgage to own one these days. But hiring one is a great idea in the short-term! #DreamTeam

  16. August 1, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    I love the idea of owning/hiring a beach hut. I keep lusting after the ones along the front here in Brighton and Hove. Even though we only live 15 mins from the front, it’s such an effort dragging all our stuff down there. So having a hut would be great. I’d never thought about the hiding away and writing aspect of having one. That sounds fab! x #dreamteam
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  17. August 1, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Oh my gosh. How cute! Love this idea. #dreamteam

  18. August 1, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Those Beach Huts look amazing!!!! And definitely with you on all the advantages of them you talk about! Actually I love being on the beach when it’s deserted in winter so massively need to get myself a hut! #DreamTeam

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    August 1, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I have always wanted a beach hut and reading this post has made me want one even more, sadly I don’t think it will happen as I am now disabled since stroke and don’t think a hut would accommodate the wheelchair #dreamteam @_karendennis

  20. August 1, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I love the idea of this! Looked at it for a hen so a few years ago and it never happened but would be great now we have our little one. #dreamteam

  21. August 2, 2017 / 6:57 am

    I love visiting the beach. I have been to loads up and down the UK coast because we always holidayed in the UK when we were kids and we spent most of our days at the beach (yup – even when it was raining!). But I’ve never hired a beach hut. Honestly, I’d never really considered it until reading your posts recently about Millies Beach huts! But they do look so cute, and I definitely agree that having a fixed, covered base to start from would be a bit of extra luxury that I think I might need in my life! Haha #dreamteam
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  22. August 2, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    I always eye up those beach huts, but never knew they were available to be rented. What a great idea! Will definately try as we’re huge fans of the British seaside. Thank you for hosting #DreamTeam Yvadney x

  23. August 2, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    The beaches in Pembrokeshire really were spectacular weren’t they? There definitely needs to be a few beautiful beach huts like these down at Barafundle – I’d never leave haha. xx
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  24. August 3, 2017 / 4:11 am

    I need a beach hut… I’d never come out! I used to look at the people on Brighton beach with their huts ,while there was me trying to get changed behind a falling down towel! X
    #dreamteam
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  25. August 3, 2017 / 8:56 am

    That’s so cute!! We live in Devon and I’ve never seen a beach hut like that! We have so many beaches here with beach huts but I’ve never seen inside, this is something I’m definitely going to look into after reading your post!
    #dreamteam
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    • August 3, 2017 / 11:37 am

      I do get the impression that the Millie ones are one of a kind.Let me know what you find in Devon xx

  26. August 5, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Love Pembrokeshire too! I didn’t see any near any of the beaches we went too though. I’d really like to do more coastal driving in the UK. #dreamteam
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  27. August 5, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    A beach hut looks absolutely divine! Especially if it is yours throughout the entire season! Wow. Oh to live where you do! #DreamTeam xoxoxo
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  28. August 6, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    You make some very valid points as to why a beach hut is a good idea! Me and hubby hate all the sand so it might just be an option! #dreamteam

  29. August 6, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Such a cute beach hut! The idea for writers is such a good one – I imagine it would be so inspiring to sit there and write in the warm and dry (in this country I’m sure shelter is needed!) while looking out at a peaceful beach view. #dreamteam

  30. August 7, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    These Beach huts look great. I have to say Im not the biggest fan of the beach myself, but my little boy and rest of my family love it, so having a beach hut would be great! #dreamteam

  31. August 8, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Aww they are so pretty! You know how much I love the beach and these huts are so much cuter than the Brighton ones. Can’t wait to visit one day. Thanks for hosting #dreamteam with me lovely x
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    • August 8, 2017 / 11:12 am

      I know, they are cutest! And just so fab for the little ones. We are so spoilt having these near us. xx

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