Just what is the deal with beach huts? They can be found all over the country. Once popular in Victorian times they have recently been the subject of much interest in the press as an investment vehicle.
Prices vary from a few thousand pounds to over £100,000. Obviously the more popular beaches attract the highest prices. Beach huts are often owned by the local council with annual rental charges amounting to just a £100 or so but in some cases the annual fees can be in excess of £2,000.
The beach huts shown here are in Old Hunstanton on the sand dunes not far from the lifeboat centre. These particular beach huts command a price tag of around £15,000. Beach huts are not just found in the UK. There are beach huts as far afield as Australia and as nearby as Belgium.