A spokesman for Tendring District Council said the authority was monitoring the situation, and urged local residents to take care.
“Our staff have been down to assess the damage as best they can, and helping to run a road closure along the Promenade, throughout the course of today (Tuesday, 11 February),” he added.
“We will do what we need to do to restore beach huts when it is safe to do so, but this cannot be done until the water has receded.
“We will work with Brightlingsea Town Council and the Beach Hut Association throughout this process.
“This incident also serves as a reminder to local residents and businesses to sign up to the flood warning information service from the Environment Agency, so they can be warned ahead of time of future expected flooding.”