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Beach huts have become increasingly popular in recent years among holidaymakers who enjoy spending some relaxing time by the British seaside.

The popularity of beach huts has risen in the last years with some huts in Dorset selling for £325,000 – which is almost £75,000 more than the average UK house price.

But what is it about the brightly coloured, wooden vessels that amaze so many?

Beach huts were originally designed as fisherman’s huts to store their seaside essentials.

Later on, they became Victorian beach “closets” for women to get changed into their swimwear.

In the last years, they have become a popular option for many to spend a holiday by the sea.

The reason is they are very versatile; if the weather gets chilly, you can just stay indoors and still enjoy a day at the beach.

If the weather is glorious, you can keep the doors open and relish the amazing view while getting some sun.

But where can you find the best beach hut spot for your next staycation without spending a fortune?

According to the Beach Hut Britain report, the most affordable beach hut rent for this summer is in Mablethorpe beach (Lincolnshire), with an average cost of £75 per week.

This is followed by Dawlish beach and Broadsands beach, in Devon, where the average beach hut costs £103 and £105 per week respectively.

According to the report, the most popular beach hut spots, based on searches, are Barry Island (South Wales), West Wittering (Chichester) and Sandbanks beach, in Dorset.

The most expensive beach huts rental was revealed in Wells beach, in Norfolk, with an average cost of £515 per week.

Herne Bay beach, in Kent, Mudeford Sandbank, in Bournemouth, and Tankerton beach, in Canterbury, were some of the most pricey spots with an average rental cost of £434 per week.

Cheapest beach hut spot

Mablethorpe beach (Lincolnshire) £75

Dawlish beach (Devon) £103

Broadsands beach (Devon) £105

Dovercourt beach (Essex) £115

St Ives bay (Cornwall) £120

Porthgwidden beach (Cornwall) £120

Swanage Bay (Dorset) £138

Pakefield beach (Suffolk) £138

Meadfoot beach (Devon) £140

Monmouth beach (Devon) £145

Top 10 searched beach hut spots:

Barry Island, South Wales

West Wittering, Chichester

Sandbanks beach, Dorset

Camber Sands beach, East Sussex

Hastings beach, East Sussex

Woolacombe Sands , North Devon

Bournemouth pier, Bournemouth

Boscombe beach, Bournemouth

Avon beach, Dorset

Southwold beach, East Suffolk

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