Thursday, February 09, 2006


A beach hut is a small, usually wooden, building above the high tide mark on popular bathing beaches. Beach huts are used for changing into and out of swimming costumes and to provide a base for informal family recreation. Some beach huts have some simple equipment to prepare food and hot drinks.

Huts are of wooden construction and are available on Hove Promenade only. The council owns the sites themselves and licences are granted for you to place a beach hut there. Terms and Conditions are imposed regarding the condition, decoration and use of the huts.

There are believed to be around 20,000 beach huts in the U.K.

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Posted by Dean Harvey

8 comments:

  1. Hmm they are quite colorful but i can't see them as a venue for any type of recreation! No windows? Did i mention i'm claustrophobic?

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  2. Great shot Dean, I didn't know beach huts still existed.

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  3. They look amazingly similar so something we call Ice Houses in Minnesota. Ice fisherman drill holes in the frozen lakes and then drag a little hut just like the ones you have pictured over the hole in the ice to keep warm while they fish.

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  4. Hey Lucas - have you got a photo of the ice houses?

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  5. Not any of my own, I'm afraid. It's been so warm this winter that I'm not comfortable on the ice. I'm actually never comfortable on a frozen lake. Maybe next year.

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  6. I keep looking a this photo and the only word that comes to mind is: perfection.

    Congratulations, you get my photo of the day/week/month/year award! ;-)

    Manuel

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  7. thanks for your kind comments Manuel - I'm really pleased with this shot.

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  8. Thanks too Bob - The council rents them out and there is a huge waiting list!

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