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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?