Beach Hut Hire: Sunnysands

(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 of Southcliff Promenade, Walton on the Naze, Essex

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


Where can I find the beach hut?

With the Pier on your left, walk towards Frinton and you’ll find Sunnysands located about a third of the way between the pier and the Frinton-on-sea corner.  This is approximately a 5-minute walk.

Sunnsaynds (no.67A), is located on the front row.  With just one steps directly down to the promenade from the hut (an additional step also into the beach hut), you can spread out around the promenade and it makes her our most accessible beach hut for anyone with mobility issues.


Suitable For?

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

Sunnysands is perfect for couples, individuals seeking time out, or families with children.  With just one large step to the promenade from the area outside of the beach hut, she is our most accessible beach hut for anyone with mobility issues.

Note that she has a large bottom storm door due to her front row location and will often be sprayed during those high tide winter months! 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!

You may need a spare pair of hands to help you with that storm door which can also be used as a windbreak when tucked away between the beach huts.


Can I bring my dog?

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.

Walton’s beach directly in front of the beach hut 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.


Where are the nearest facilities?

Located close the pier, Sunnysands closest toilets are directly opposite the Pier and currently open from 10am to 8pm  Baby changing is also available in the same building.

The closest tap can be found just to the right-hand side of Mays’ cafe and another tucked away behind the 2nd row beach huts. Less than a minute walk.


Where can I Park?

You may find you are able to park on the residential streets in and around Woodberry Way 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.


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

Our current hours are 9 am to 8 pm, however, please note that currently, no toilets are available pre 10am.

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!


What will I find in the Beach Hut?   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.  But 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.  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.  Unfortunately, we cannot refund any bookings that are cancelled less than two weeks ahead.


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 – 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 followup email containing all the information above so that you have this to hand.

Two weeks pre your booking, you’ll receive another email from us with 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 who may pop by to check that everything is how you expect.

12 reviews for Beach Hut Hire: Sunnysands

  1. Claire (verified owner)

    We had a wonderful day in Sunnysands in April. It was crisp but beautifully sunny. We built sand castles in the morning before spending time on the pier then watching the tide roll in as we ate fish and chips in the hut in the afternoon. Sunnysands is in a great position right on the front row so you can use the Promenade even at high tide. You need to remember to factor in time to walk to the toilets, but it’s worth it for this lovely spot. We’ll be back!

  2. Sophie (verified owner)

    We had a lovely day at Sunnysands in September. The weather was great which meant we enjoyed a full day at the beach hut. The hut has everything you could need and it is in a great position to watch the children play on the beach below.
    We will be returning!

  3. Emma (verified owner)

    Spent a lovely day at Sunnysands during October half term. We spent the morning watching our children playing on the beach, and the afternoon sheltering from the rain, playing games and drinking hot chocolate whilst watching the waves crash over the sea wall. Really comfortable and well equipped beach hut, lots of fun!

  4. Gary, Alison, Gemma & Joey the dog (verified owner)

    Vicky, what a wonderful Christmas day we had. Joey the dog had the time of his life. The rain stopped and tbe sun came out….perfection. Hut was just wonderful.
    Perfect location with everything you could need and more in it. Be proud, be very very proud. Shall be returning many times in the future….

  5. Tracey (verified owner)

    We spent a lovely day in sunnysands . We spent all day on the beach , we had everything we needed plus more, highly recommend. Cannot wait to book again for next year xx

  6. Miss Patricia Halcrow (verified owner)

    Absolutely perfect day spent at sunnysands in June 2019, amazing weather ,lovely clean beach ,great entertainment ,good food and all topped off with having the lovely sunnysands beach hut in the perfect position with everything we needed and more to enjoy our day. Don’t want to recommend too much as want to keep it as just our special place to go !! We will definitely be back ..thanks so much xx

  7. Alison Charles

    My son thoroughly enjoyed his 5th birthday at Sunnysands at the weekend, he built sandcastles, played in the sea with his dad and grandad and we had birthday cake in the sun. Great position overlooking the beach and lovely to sit outside in the afternoon sun (with some shaded areas too for Nanny).
    We will definitely be returning. Thanks!

  8. Miss Patricia Halcrow (verified owner)

    Another perfect day spent at Sunny-sands. Everything you need and more in the lovely themed hut, along with great weather for September, made our day so easy and relaxing ..the kite was a big hit this were the bigger waves crashing and splashing over the sea wall as the day drew to an end… had a very happy ten year old changing into dry clothes for the journey
    home !! Will definitely be visiting again soon ..looking forward to it already x

  9. Paula Matthews (verified owner)

    We had a fabulous day first time we had hired a beach hut. Everything was perfect the hut was very clean and well equipped. We will definitely book again

  10. Andrea Hayes (verified owner)

    My daughter and I had a lovely day at Sunnysands on Thursday. The weather was a Mix of sunshine and clouds but still warm and that didn’t stop us having fun on the beach and using the beach hut to chill out and have some lunch in. It was also great to be able to leave our stuff there whilst we had a wander along the seafront and on the pier.

    It’s one of the more accessible beach huts two steps onto the promenade and right near a wider section of the promenade so easier to social distance from Others. There was a tap almost behind the hut so not far to walk for water and the steps to the beach weren’t far either. Perfect for families with kids.

    It was beautifully decorated inside with plenty of chairs to sit outside with. Unfortunately all the little things that are usually there like tea/coffee, buckets and spades etc had been removed due to covid-19 but that didn’t matter to us. We shall definitely be booking it again.

  11. Anna Rickards (verified owner)

    Fantastic day at Sunnysands this week, thankfully we missed the stormy weather of the previous day! Ideally located, slightly quieter than near the pier which we preferred and just steps away from long walks on the beach! Everything we needed for cooking up bacon bagels, coffee ( even a cafetière) and perfect location for late afternoon fish and chips! All the crockery etc we needed for the day! We walked all the way to the end of Frinton Beach and it was lovely to come back to the beach hut. Easy to book and we will definitely be back again! I’d even be tempted to spend a winters day there rugged up with a book and blanket! Thank you!

  12. Kerry Baker (verified owner)

    Lovely day at Sunnysands, it’s a fantastic beach hut, so close to the beach. Our border collie loved people watching and the bonus was the beautiful weather .

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