Beach Huts

 

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Council owned beach huts location and prices

Our iconic beach huts are situated on Littlehampton and Felpham seafronts.  All our huts are recently repainted and offer charm, convenience and unparalleled views of the beach.  The council owns 60 huts in Littlehampton and 31 in Felpham, which are let out on an annual lease.  The current rental price is £925.37 (including VAT) per year.  

There are currently in excess of 279 people waiting for Littlehampton beach huts and 159 for Felpham, with only 3-4 usually becoming available each year.  For this reason, the waiting list is currently closed and this page will be updated when the situation changes.  Vacant huts are offered to the applicant at the top of the waiting list as they become available.  

Private beach huts

The council owns 62 sites in Littlehampton, 11 in Ferring and 79 in Felpham on which private beach huts are situated.  These huts are usually bought and sold on the open market through estate agents.  Site holders pay an annual fee for the lease of the land.  The current fees are £531.55 (including VAT) per year.

Daily and short term hire

Arun District Council does not currently offer daily or short term hire of beach huts, but this is something we may consider in the future.

 

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Beach hut replacement programme

We have undertaken a condition survey of all the beach huts in the area, in order to implement a replacement programme.  Within the next two years, we hope to be able to replace a substantial number of the existing wooden huts with a new type of hut, made of composite materials.  These are more expensive to install, but are far more robust.  This means the composite beach huts will last longer, be more secure and require significantly less maintenance.  We have now installed five composite beach huts at a site in Littlehampton as a trial and will continue subject to budget availability.  

We intend to replace all huts in a structured manner, therefore replacement will not be offered as a choice.  Leaseholders will be given sufficient notice before any replacement occurs and we plan to keep this work outside of peak season in order to minimise inconvenience.  In April 2017 we replaced 7 huts, and more are planned for May and June. 

 

Tell us about a repair

Current leaseholders can report any repairs needed for their beach hut by emailing property.estates@arun.gov.uk.

Further information

Further information about our beach huts can be obtained by emailing property.estates@arun.gov.uk with your question or comment.

 

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