BEACH HUT HIRE – SKYE
Our newest beach hut will be similar in colour and style to our existing beach hut Millie. Well, as they are right next door to each other, we really couldn’t have chosen any other decor!
Note that we are currently in the throws of finalising decor and some changes to the huts (e.g putting in a gate between the two deckings so they can be used together). We’ll post photographs and a video ASAP but know that many of you like to book ahead.
You’ll find this stunning Beach Hut for Hire on the second row on 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 our newest hut around 100m from the Pier and right next door to our 2016 Beach Hut of the Year Finalist Millie (perfect if you need more than one beach hut). You’ll spot a pink and white wheelchair accessible hut and a small path (if you go past May’s cafe you’ve gone too far) – take this path up a couple of stairs to the second row.
On the left-hand side, you’ll spot a small garden area which is maintained by our lovely beach hut neighbour – we are the third beach hut in this little row (number 21B). With 5 steps up to the balcony, the beach hut is elevated up with the decking at the same height as the front row. With a small balcony, it’s worth the 5 step climb as this is perfect for those who want complete privacy from passersby (no-one walking past at this level) and on a very small row of huts.
With the balcony enclosed and a gate to the stairs you can have complete privacy and some additional security for those young ones and four legged visitors.
A fantastic view directly onto the beach which allows visitors to watch over those directly on the beach (as just a few steps away) and our normal Millie’s Beach Hut interior to relax within.
Maximum of 6 people, in and out of the hut, including babies and children.
Due to the steps up to the hut, our beach hut is perfect for couples, individuals seeking time out, a group of friends or families with children. The balcony is closed off with a small gate – perfect for allowing hands-free day with young children or your beloved pooch! Due to the steps up to the hut, this does make access difficult for those who may have mobility issues.
Close to the pier, great for those who are active but far enough removed from the promenade if you wish to just sit and take in the view.
The winter months can offer great ‘sea spray’ viewings with the sea often spraying onto the lower beach huts.
Note that if you do require more than 6 guests, why not hire two huts together (just book Millie too!)
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?
A water tap is just two beach huts away (you’ll spot it just behind that little garden I talked about above. Making 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). Just remember to bring along some water bottles and you can refill at the toilets.
The closest toilets are directly opposite the pier (along with baby changing facilities). These are open as a minimum from 8 am to 6 pm (though this is later in the summer months).
There is another option further towards Frinton, approximately half way down the promenade. Note that these are closed during the winter months.
Where can I Park?
You may find you are able to park on the residential streets nearby and in the rail 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.
The summer season and weekends are very very busy. Do be prepared for extra traffic and arrive early to secure parking.
What time can I arrive and depart? Can I sleep overnight?
Feel free to make the most of the day and enjoy our beach hut between 9 am and 8 pm.
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 famil. A quick change pre-car journey and less work to do once home!
What will I find in the Beach Hut? Do I need to bring anything?
One of the best things about our beach huts is that we make sure everything is here for you including that all-important bucket and spade.
Three things we ask you to bring: MILK, BIN BAGS (please take all rubbish home or deposit in bins on the promenade) and TEA TOWELS for washing up.
Don’t worry if you forget to pack milk (tea, coffee, sugar is provided), there are lots of shops on the way into Walton, and you’ll find a Tesco express in the centre of Walton itself. You’ll also find the seafront cafe’s at the Pier open during peak times.
How do I pay?
Our payment is safe and secure, using PayPal (and you’ll note that green bar on our website that says we’re certified too).
But don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account to use – just go to the PayPal page and when you click through to pay you’ll be given an option to pay without an account. We, therefore, accept all major credit and debit cards Payment will be taken in full at time of booking.
If you need to cancel, then 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.
Do get in touch if you’d like to change the date pre the two week notice period – we’ll do our best to fit you in.
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 quoted for the licence change of our prior huts on the private development in Walton was that there were too many ‘large’ parties. I know I found myself calling some parties direct who had several other guests with them or who happened to be in the area and popped by their beach hut. We have incurred a significant amount of cost due to this and were forced to sell those beach huts due to the licence change. 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.
It may even be Millie and me who come to say – we love to see our guests enjoying the huts and gives us a chance to get some feedback directly from you. Do say hi if you spot us out on the beach… yeah she’s the one in the water with a tennis ball.