Beach Hut Hire: Harley

(12 customer reviews)


In light of the current restrictions and taking on board our learning from 2020, we have not yet opened our books for 2021 bookings.

Want to know what, how and when – then pop over to our beach hut hire page HERE with all our FAQS too.  You’ll also be able to sign up to our email list to get notifications as soon as they go on sale.

In the meantime – please see below for the full description of the beach hut and our gallery of photos too!



You’ll find this stunning Beach Hut for Hire on the front row (number 175) Southcliff Promenade, Walton on the Naze, Essex

Spring/Summer – £50(May to September);  Autumn/Winter – £35 (October to April)

Where can I find Harley?

Harley is the beach hut furthest from the Pier and close to the corner on the promenade where you turn round a corner towards The Leas and Frinton-on-Sea.

With the Pier on your left, you will need to walk towards Frinton right down to the far corner and thus I always recommend using one of the paths down from Southview Drive or Woodberry Way to shorten your journey down (assuming you’ll be laden with picnic and goodies for the day!).

No need to worry about being too far from toilets and water taps as these are close by during the peak season.

Whilst on the front row there are a small number of steps (5) down to the Promenade (with a handrail close by), which gives you fantastic views out over the beach and seawall.  Very useful and peaceful during high tide.

Do feel free to move furniture and chairs and sit directly on the Promenade itself. You’ll find your neighbours do the same too!

Suitable For?

Maximum of 8 people, in and out of the hut, including babies and children.

Due the steps directly in front of the hut, Harley is perfect for couples, individuals seeking time out, or families with older children.  If you don’t mind keeping a closer eye on young children or situating yourself at the bottom of the steps (feel free to move chairs and furniture onto the promenade if you prefer) then you’ll always have a perfect view and be able to leave the hut open whilst on the beach.

Great for those who like to be a bit further removed from the busy pier and busier sections of the beach. You can guarantee that you’ll have uninterrupted sand castle building!


Can I bring my dog?

Well, Harley is a family four-legged member so how could we not allow them!!!   As with all our of our huts, dogs are more than welcome though during peak seasons, a prior agreement is required for more than one average size dog.  We do find we accommodate this subject to the overall party sizes – don’t be scared to ask before booking, I haven’t turned down one yet!

Walton’s beach directly in front of Harley is dog-friendly all year round. You have a good few miles of beach all year to explore and let them off lead.  As with all outdoor locations – do please remember to clean-up (and if you forget your ‘poo-bags’ you’ll find a few spares in the beach hut) along with a water bowl too.


Where are the nearest facilities to Harley?

A water tap is located just behind beach huts 167 and 168 (turn left as you come out of the hut and 7/8 huts away you’ll spot a small gap with some steps leading up to a tap).  Good news as I like a cup of tea in a beach hut and it makes it all that bit easier to fill up the kettle.

During the winter months, the taps are removed by Tendering Council to avoid burst taps (tend to be from early December to just before easter).   If you are booked during these dates, I’ll inform you as soon as I’m aware.  There are also toilets approx 50 m away (situated behind the next block of beach huts) though these are again closed during the winter months.If hiring during winter and over Christmas and New Year, the facilities at the Pier are open all year around.

There are also toilets approx 1-2 minutes walk away – again turn left as you come out of Harley and head towards the Pier.   You’ll spot a large gap with a white building tucked behind some huts which contain both male and female toilets.   If you’ve had to walk down the steps then you’ve gone too far.  These will be closed during the winter months, though, if hiring during winter and over Christmas and New Year, the facilities at the Pier are open all year around.


Where can I Park?

You may find you are able to park on the residential streets nearby and in the station car park. However, there is a large public car park near the station and pier (Church Road, CO14 8DE).

Please do be courteous and note the restrictions that may be in place if parking on a residential street.  I’ve found if I arrive very early, I’ve been able to park on Woodberry Way/Southview drive and cut down one of the paths onto the promenade.


What time can I arrive and depart? Can I sleep overnight?

Due to popular demand and its great success, we’ll be operating our extended hours of 9 am to 8 pm during the summer.  Unfortunately, you cannot sleep overnight in our beach huts but the late departure time will allow you to arrive for bacon rolls and leave the beach hut post some fish and chips!

A number of our guests brought PJs with them for the younger members of the family – a quick change pre-car journey and much easier once home!  Don’t forget that talc for removing sand (I know.. I didn’t know about that tip either until I bought my first beach hut!).


What will I find in Harley?  Do I need to bring anything?

In normal circumstances – we’d normally provide everything you need for a day at the beach. However, in these bananas times, we’ve had to restrict our contents to ensure the safety of our team who clean daily but also yourselves as guests.

Unfortunately, this has meant removing, beach toys, games, books and tea, coffee and sugar.

Please do feel free to bring yours along (gas stove, kettle and crockery all still in place) but if you feel uncomfortable using our crockery, then do pack your own.

Don’t forget the all-important – MILK, BIN BAGS (please take all rubbish home or deposit in bins on the promenade) and TEA TOWELS for washing up.

There are lots of shops on the way into Walton if you forget, and you’ll find a Tesco express in the centre of Walton itself. You’ll also find the seafront cafe’s and Pier open during peak times.


How do I pay?

Our payment is safe and secure, using PayPal.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account to use – we accept credit and debit cards and when you checkout, you’ll be guided through the process (just click on PayPal option – when you get to PayPal screen then you’ll see an option to pay without an account.  Payment will be taken in full at time of booking.

We will refund the full value of your booking less £15 if cancelled more than two weeks pre your booking.  Any bookings cancelled less than two weeks in advance are non-refundable.


What else do I need to know?

The only things left is read our T&Cs.   I want you to have fun and for your day out to be the best it can – please do take 5 minutes to read through these.  My biggest plea is to keep to the numbers of guests we have stipulated.

One of the many reasons questioned for the licence change of our prior huts on the private development was that there were too many ‘large’ parties and I know I found myself calling some parties direct who had several other guests with them or who happened to be in the area.   We have incurred a significant amount of cost due to this and were forced to sell our original two huts  – please help us avoid this with our new huts.    Any parties found to be breaching those T&Cs will be asked to leave (sorry to be a stickler but we’ve been badly burnt by this one!!).

Please do look at our FAQs if it hasn’t been covered above.


What happens next?

You’ll receive a confirmation email post payment and a follow-up email two weeks pre your booking containing all the information above so that you have this to hand.

This will also contain a code to access the beach hut (key safe has codes regularly changed for security and contains keys to the hut).   We do not currently operate a meet and greet service to give you flexibility re your arrival time but you’ll find someone close by will pop by to check that everything is how you expect.

12 reviews for Beach Hut Hire: Harley

  1. Maggie (verified owner)

    So thrilled and happy to be the winners of the competion to be Harley’s first guests.! It is a little gem of a beach hut with Vicky’s magic touch in all the detail, making it a super relaxing perfect place to be by the sea.
    I have immediately booked another date! We all loved it! X

  2. Vicky_Millies_Beach_Huts

    “Harley is absolutely fantastic. I invited my family along today including my 18month old nephew and they all fell in love with it. We will definitely be making a booking to return very soon.” Sarah Wade, 31st July, 2016.

  3. Tanya (verified owner)

    Today we had our first experience at a beach hut, it was absolutely fantastic, it was a perfect day out for the family.
    The beach hut Harley was so well decorated and looked after, we loved it. We will be revisting and would defiantly recommend. Thank you Millies beach huts.

  4. Amanda Adams (verified owner)

    Harley was the perfect choice for us as a couple. Located in a quieter spot we had the most wonderful day…Harley is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The attention to detail is superb. The sun shone all day and we came away well rested and re energised after lunch outside the hut, a walk along the beach to Frinton for ice cream and a mid afternoon nap on the day bed…will definitely be returning with the kids and will also make time to come again just the two of us. Thank you Victoria X

  5. Carly (verified owner)

    Lovely day spent at Walton and in Harley.
    Lots of lovely books and games to keep the little ones entertained as well as beach toys.
    Beautifully decorated and made great use of the space.

  6. Ally (verified owner)

    I booked Harley and we arrived on a glorious sunny day. I was pleasantly surprised the hut is awesome. I loved all the details in the hut and there is everything you need for a great day out. We will be back 🙂

  7. Kirsty Smillie (verified owner)

    Oh my god we had such an amazing time, loved every second if it. Had everything we needed and more, fab day out, fab beach hut, will be going back very soon xxx

  8. Melissa Piper (verified owner)

    We often go to Walton/Frinton for a day out but have never hired a beach hut before. As it was my mum’s birthday, I thought it the perfect opportunity to give it a go. She is terminally ill with cancer and I needed to know that she would have somewhere to rest and keep warm if needed. Well, Harley was the perfect choice. Amazing view, close to facilities and full of little touches to make her smile. The fact that it can take up to 8 people meant that my brother and his children could join us. They also didn’t have to bring bags of toys etc as there’s plenty in the hut to keep them entertained, you have thought of everything. Anyway my mum had the perfect spot to watch her grandkids playing on the beach and when I spoke to her today, she said it was the best birthday present she has ever had! I’m hoping there is time to take her back again before the year is out. All in all a perfect day making perfect memories. Thank you for all your hard work in making sure that everything is spot on xxx

  9. Tracey Donnelly (verified owner)

    Fantastic start to the school holidays. The kids loved having their own stretch of beach to play on and when it got a bit nippy they snuggled up in the blankets provided. We lost track of time in the end and it was with great reluctance we had to go home. Looking forward to returning next month 🙂

  10. Ann Jones (verified owner)

    We had a great day, the children (age 6 and nearly 3) had a great day. The tide was high when we arrived and its just a short walk round the corner from Harley to the Sandy beach. After lunch we all walked to the pier for fun on the slot machines and an ice cream. Later when the tide went out had games on the sand. Harley is in perfect position to enjoy all Walton has to offer.

  11. Shanni (verified owner)

    Great hassle free day at the beach at any time of the year. I love Harley’s wonderfully cute décor and the fact that it comes fully equipped with everything you need for a great day. It is not only straight forward to book but also to the collect keys etc. Truly, it couldn’t be easier. Thank you!

  12. Kate (verified owner)

    We had an amazing day in Harley. It really did cater for all of our needs. Arrived early and easily parked on the residential streets, cooked brunch on the stove and played on the beach all day. Perfect shelter for our 4 month old, but lots of fun for our 3 year old! Will definitely book again!!

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