Isla: Modern Scottish coinage derived from the pronunciation of Islay, which is the name of a Scottish island.
With coral front doors and sea green base, you’ll find this stunning Beach Hut for Hire on the front row on Southcliff Promenade, Walton on the Naze, Essex
Spring/Summer – £50(May to September); Autumn/Winter – £35 (October to April)
Wondering what to expect from a days beach hut hire in Isla? Read about Carly’s latest visit on her blog (click on photo):
Where can I find Isla?
With the Pier on your left, walk towards Frinton and you’ll find Isla located half way between the pier and the Frinton-on-sea corner. Isla (no.97A), is located on the front row. With 6 steps directly down to the Promenade and then to the beach, whilst this limits the area immediately outside of her front doors, it provides a fantastic view directly onto the beach and stunning interior to relax within.
Maximum of 8 people, in and out of the hut, including babies and children.
Due the steps directly in front of the hut, Isla 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.
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!
The winter months can offer great ‘sea spray’ viewings with the sea often spraying onto the lower steps. Why not huddle up behind Isla’s glass doors, pop the kettle and heater on and watch!
Can I bring my dog?
Well, Isla couldn’t be named after my mum’s Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel and not allow furry friends!! 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.
The beach directly in front of Isla 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 to Isla?
A water tap is just one beach hut away – 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). 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.
If hiring during winter and over Christmas and New Year, the facilities at the Pier are open all year around (minimum of 8 am to 6 pm with later opening during summer months). This is approx a 5 min walk from Isla.
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 carpark 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?
Due to popular demand and it’s great success, we’ll be operating our extended hours of 9am to 8pm. 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 Isla? 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. You’ll find:
4xEmma Bridgewater Melamine cups
4x Emma Bridgewater Melamine plates
4x sets of childrens Belle and Boo cutlery (fork, knife&spoon)
4x Large Cath Kidston Plates
4x Cath Kidston Side Plates
4x Cath Kidston Bowls
4x Knife, Forks, Spoons and Teaspoons
4x Teacups and Saucers
1x Cath Kidston Teapot
6x Tea/Coffee Mugs
4x Champagne Glasses (melamine)
4x Melamine Drinking Glasses
Frying Pan and Saucepan with Lid
Cake stand, milk jug and sugar bowl
Cafeteria (please bring your own freshly ground coffee)
1x Gas Stove (one gas ring but gas cannisters) plus one very important kettle!
Games and Children’s Books
2x Foldable Director Chairs
1x Folding Table (for outdoor use)
1x Large Drop Leaf Dining Table
2x Dining Chairs
1x Large DayBed
1x Water Carrier (to use at the nearby tap)
Three things we ask you 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
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 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. Payment will be taken in full at time of booking.
We will refund the full value of your booking less £10 if cancelled less than one week pre your booking.
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.
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.