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Beach Huts – the humble garden shed by the sea.

Beach Huts

Beach Huts at Felpham

Beach huts are a common sight in many seaside resorts. They evolved from the wheeled bathing machines used by the Victorians to preserve their modesty. Often brightly coloured they take on various forms, but more often than not, they are quite simply the humble timber garden shed, sited on the seafront, in rows and rows, alongside their almost identical ‘brothers and sisters’. In some resorts they are owned and rented out by the local council; whereas others are privately owned and can command prices which are out of all proportion to their size, type of construction and their amenity. Location, location, location is the key phrase here.

The huts in the above shot are on a greensward adjoining the seafront in Felpham Village; a pretty area  just to the east of Bognor Regis on the south coast.

Taken on a very different day, the picture below shows the beach huts on the other side of Bognor Regis at Aldwick.

 

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Aldwick beach huts

 

At West Wittering, again in West Sussex, these huts enjoy a wonderful location.

 

Huts at Wittering

The shadows of huts at Wittering

 

……and perhaps my favourite beach huts are at Wells Next The Sea, on the North Norfolk coast.

 

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Wells Next The Sea

 

 

10 Responses to “Beach Huts – the humble garden shed by the sea.”

  1. Haylee

    These are wonderful – I love the vintage look of beach huts (I’m a fan of all sheds, avid viewer of Shed of the Year!). We have some brightly painted offerings up the coast in Scarborough and they never fail to make me smile. I especially like the image of the ones at Aldwick. It has a very old feel to it with the fog: could be straight out of photo album back in the fifties. 🙂

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