• Beach Hut Hire on The Suffolk Coast - Emily Fae Photography
  • Southwold Beach Huts
  • lowestoft eastern edge beach huts

Beach Hut Hire on The Suffolk Coast

Make the most of Summer on The Suffolk Coast and treat yourself to an authentic slice of seaside life by hiring a beach hut on one of our beautiful beaches.

Along the coast from Lowestoft in the north to Felixstowe in the south, there are a range of beach huts available for hire - from small huts on the promenade to imposing wooden houses raised high over the sands.

Beach Huts in Southwold

Child in front of beach huts at Southwold

With its sandy beach and beach hut-lined promenade, Southwold offers a wonderful environment for holidays and weekends away, as well as a thriving market town atmosphere.

Situated just off the A12 between Aldeburgh and Lowestoft, Southwold is the perfect destination for young and old, families and couples. Whether it’s relaxation or exhilaration you’re after from your break away, this picturesque seaside town is the perfect year-round destination. 

Certainly, the most expensive spot to buy your own patch of the promenade, Southwold is home to a selection of privately owned huts located along beach, most with views of the famous Edwardian Pier. Whilst buying one probably isn't an option for most (in 2022, one went on the market for £220k!) some offer short-term hires in summer and in winter, and a few holiday cottages even come with their own hut for your use during your holiday. 

Suffolk Secrets, Best of Suffolk and Durrants Holiday Cottages have a range of creatively named beach huts to hire, including 'Pegs Away', 'The Dolls House', 'Two Fat Ladies'. Most come equipped with a gas stove, crockery, cutlery, tables and chairs.

Beach Huts in Felixstowe


Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben, Felixstowe is a charming seaside town with a vibrant town centre and a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests.

Like Southwold, Felixstowe beach huts are privately owned with the plots rented through the council. However there is a waiting list, but take a stroll along the prom and you may spot one available for short term let. 

The council no longer manages the letting of huts, but there is a beach hut share scheme run by www.beachhutsforhire.co.uk. Those involved in the scheme pay a monthly fee for the use of the beach hut on one day of the week, each week of the year. The website also lists beach huts available for short term hire and beach huts for sale.

Beach Huts in Lowestoft 

Eastern Edge Beach Huts at Lowestoft

Sitting proudly in the northernmost part of The Suffolk Coast is Lowestoft. Famous for being the most easterly town and the first place to see the sunrise in the UK, it's also the birthplace of composer Benjamin Britten. 

With its alluring sandy beach and the beautiful Broads, Lowestoft is a place that connects with and celebrates the sea. The town is a favourite with families, and there's plenty to see and do; with two piers, a wildlife park, an award-winning theme park, museums and a busy theatre.

One of the only locations to still have beach huts for rent and with a long, sandy, award-winning beach; Lowestoft South Beach is ideal for families. The promenade is lined with huts, all of which are just a short walk from toilets, drinking water taps, showers and cafes serving snacks, sandwiches and ice creams and selling buckets and spades, kites and bodyboards should you fancy catching a few waves!

The huts are available to hire for the summer season (April to October), through the winter, and for short hire periods too from East Suffolk Council; choose from the stylish new Eastern Edge Huts or the newly refurbished, pretty pastel-coloured chalet style huts. There's a range of accessible huts too, with a boardwalk, beach buggy and changing places facilities nearby.

Beach Huts in Walberswick

Walberswick Ice Cream Van

Quieter than the neighbouring town of Southwold, Walberswick is a pretty seaside village is the perfect place for a bucket and spade holiday, followed by a hearty pub lunch or cream tea or a quiet, romantic break during the winter months.

The village also has a long sand and shingle beach backed by grassy dunes and surrounded by marsh and heathland. The nature reserve, which follows the River Blyth estuary, covers over 1,000 acres, combining mudflats, meadows and marsh and is home to otters, deer and a wide range of bird species.

Beach Huts in Sizewell

Sizewell Beach with Poodle

There are just 12 council-owned beach huts on the rural beach at Sizewell, so as you can imagine they are pretty hard to get your hands on! But if you're willing to wait, you can put your name on the waiting list!

More information can be found at http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/visitors/beach-huts-and-chalets/beach-huts-at-felixstowe-and-sizewell/


Mark G

Mark G

Mark G is one of the best reasons to visit Lowestoft! Inspired by British and European influences & specialising in fish & seafood; Mark G uses local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients, with menus created on a daily basis offering the freshest market dishes. 

Read more >

where to stay

Suffolk Secrets

Suffolk Secrets


Suffolk Secrets is proud to offer the best choice of self-catering holiday cottages on The Suffolk Coast.

Read more >
Dog friendly

Best of Suffolk

Best of Suffolk


Best of Suffolk like to do things differently. Their hand-picked selection of over 300 stylish, self-catering places to stay in Suffolk offer guests well-appointed properties in prime locations. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly EV charging

Durrants Holiday Cottages

Durrants Holiday Cottages

Durrants Holiday Cottages has been offering self-catering holiday accommodation since 1905 and is at the heart of the town in Southwold. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible