Beach Hut Sites
The council has 3214 sites within the Tendring area which are owned by individuals who pay an annual site licence fee to place their hut on one of our sites. In some circumstances National Non Domestic Rates are applicable. Site licence conditions and specifications are the beach hut owner’s responsibility to ensure they are familiar with what is required before they purchase a site licence, these are available on the links below and are sent out at completion of transfer.
To obtain a beach hut privately you will need to find a beach hut owner who wants to sell their beach hut. Owners who want to sell will usually put a notice up or advertise in the local press. When you purchase a beach hut you need to make sure that the owner and the new buyer completes a transfer form and pays a transfer fee. You should also make sure there are no outstanding licence fees.
The beach hut owner will decide the selling price. The council charges an annual site licence fee which is sent out around the 1st April. The charge varies with the size and area of the site. We charge a reduced fee for Tendring District residents subject to checks carried out by us during the process of the transfer, the concession will only be added provided the named licensee pays council tax to Tendring District Council. Please be aware that ownership of beach huts is subject to National Non Domestic Rates (NNDR), particularly if you are a small business owner or have more than one beach hut in your name. It may be possible to claim up to 100% relief for NNDR. Visit National Non Domestic Rates further information and to check if you are eligible to claim a discount.
Please note that we do not offer a refund on the licence fee once the annual invoice has been issued, this is transferred automatically with the new owners and should be taken into consideration of the private sale.
The transfer fee for all beach huts is £360.00, cheques payable to Tendring District Council with a completed transfer form.
In the event of a beach hut owner passing away, we can transfer the licence free of charge in accordance to Solicitors instructions or proof of probate or WILL documents.
Leased Beach Huts
We do have some beach huts which are leased on a five year basis in Clacton, Holland, Frinton and Dovercourt, however these are very high in demand and so there is a waiting list for these, if you would like to be put on the waiting list or obtain further information please email your name, address and contact details to Seafronts@tendringdc.gov.uk .
We have one beach hut which is rented out weekly in Clacton on-Sea and two huts with disabled access (west side of the pier) during the open season. Prices are listed within our Beach hut lease fees and weekly rent 2019/20, if you wish to book we offer a first come, first serve system available from the 4th March, please call our Seafronts team on 01255 686702 for availability.
For further information please contact us by calling 01255 686702 or Email us directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Hut Associations
Brightlingsea - Sarah Chandler - 01206 855447
Clacton/Holland - Mr R Lafferty – 01255 487276
Frinton - Peter Dias - Chairman - 01255 851167 - www.frintonbeachhutassociation.co.uk
Harwich/Dovercourt - Heather - 01255 556944 or 07969 925477
Walton - Chairman Melanie Whitehead - 01206 827887 or Membership Secretary Richard Bareham - 01206 210799
Report Beach Hut damage
If you notice damage to any beach hut, please report it to us via our online Report It form
Access to promenade
Beach hut owners will not be issued with seafront gate keys. At present seafront gates are locked at all times and have combination padlocks. Access may be granted from 8-10am or 6-8pm daily upon calling the Seafronts team on 01255 686702 or Careline (out of hours only) 01255 222022. Beach hut owners are advised that access is for maintenance purposes. Once materials have been deposited the vehicle must be removed to a designated parking area. Parking on the promenade is not permitted at any time without authorisation. Enforcement is in operation.
For reasons of safety, vehicles are not permitted at any time on some areas of the promenade.
Beach Hut Parking Permits
Download the guide to beach hut parking permits