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 (approx a 10-15min walk depending on whether you have toddlers with you!). Due to this – 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 too!).
No need to worry about being too far from toilets and water taps as these are additional facilities close by.
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!
In light of current covid restriction – a maximum of 6 people, in and out of the hut, including babies and children. Note if your household has more than 6 please do just get in contact and we can advise re suitability.
Due to 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 have a great view down onto the beach.
Can I bring my dog?
Harley is named after one of our family spaniels – so a big yes!
As with all of our beach 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 have two spaniels myself!
Do just consider their safety during the day – particularly during summer. We have dog bowls in each hut, so ensure they are regularly topped up and if very active, try to encourage them to seek shade and snooze!
The 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 the 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 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!
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.
Toiles are also available opposite the Pier all year round with baby changing facilities too.
Where can I Park?
You may find you are able to park on the residential streets nearby and in the station car park but be prepared to arrive early to get a space during the peak weekends and summer (particularly given the anticipated increase in visits during 2021.
There is also a large public car park near the station and pier (Church Road, CO14 8DE) which is £6 for the full day.
Please do be courteous and note the restrictions that may be in place if parking on a residential street.
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 continue to be very careful around our Covid Protocols to ensure everything is thoroughly cleaned per arrival.
Gas stove, crockery, cutlery and tea, coffee and sugar (all individually wrapped) are all included for your use 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. Plus any beach bucket and spades and toys you’d like to use on the day.
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 along with a Marks and Spencer and Lidl nearby too.
You’ll also find the seafront cafe’s and Pier open during peak times. Personally, we love the cafe opposite the Pier (who also sell fab doggy ice cream) and Yates Fish and Chips which is a short 15-minute stroll away.
What else do I need to know?
Along with our T&Cs, you’ll find all the generic beach hut hire questions over in our FAQs section HERE.
What happens next?
You’ll receive a confirmation email post-payment to confirm your booing but one week 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.