Friday, April 23, 2021

Beach hut asking prices up more than 40% over the last year

New released figures from hotel booking service Hoo shows that although rental prices for beach huts have unsurprisingly dropped over the last year, by just over 4%, the cost of buying one has jumped 41%, from around £25,000 to just over £36,000.

Daily rent rates naturally vary, but the figures put the average at £52 - Bournemouth is only £26, with Sandbanks and Southwold a tad higher at £28. Whitstable is a leap up at £50 while the much maligned Mudeford is a whopping £130.

“With a great deal of uncertainty remaining around what we can and can’t do this summer, there has been an understandable wobble in the cost of renting a beach hut," said Hoo co-founder Adrian Murdock. " That said, beach hut rental prices remain robust and with another summer of staycations on the cards, they’re likely to climb considerably over the coming months.

"It also seems as though demand for beach huts is pushing up prices as holidaymakers invest in their own piece of beach hut bricks and mortar. A 41% uplift in the last year alone is pretty considerable although as with any property investment, location is key when it comes to both the price achieved and the property’s rental potential.”

Pictured top is Salad Days at Dunster Beach, Somerset, which claims to be Britain's first 5 star beach hut and can be rented out for short breaks. It will come up for sale at the end of the summer season. Price on application


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention of our beach hut 'Salad Days' you can see more of our hut at