Beach huts and chalets
How to rent or buy a beach hut or chalet by the seafront.
Council sites for beach huts are on Hove Promenade. Beach huts are made of wood.
We grant licences for you to place a beach hut on a site.
The licence fee for 2020/21 is £412.08 including VAT.
There are specific rules for the painting of your beach hut.
- Roof and upper sides: BS 4800 14 C35 Gloss
- Plinth and lower sides: BS 4800 04 D45 Gloss
Doors can be any single solid colour or vertically striped in multiple colours.
Doors can now be constructed from either panelling or tongue and groove.
Pay your beach hut licence
You can pay your beach hut licence fee online through our secure server.
Go to our payments page and select 'CCT / BHCC invoice' from the left-hand menu.
Follow the instructions to make your payment.
Buying and selling beach huts
The sale of a beach hut is a private transaction. Find out about availability in the local press or estate agents.
If you sell your beach hut we will charge an £82 administration fee for change of ownership.
Please note that:
- We will not issue licenses for multiple site ownership.
- Applicants must be Brighton & Hove residents.
- Beach hut owners must have their hut for at least three years before they can sell.
You can download a copy of the terms and conditions for the Beach Huts.
Beach chalets are located in five places along the coast in Brighton & Hove.
- Madeira Drive
The chalets are of brick construction and there is access to a water standpipe at each location. Electricity and water are provided within the Hove chalets.
The chalets are owned by the council and let by way of a licence agreement. Tenants are responsible for payment of national non-domestic rates.
Beach chalet waiting lists
All of our beach chalets are let at the moment and the waiting list for Brighton & Hove residents to rent a beach chalet is currently closed.
Beach chalet rents
The licence agreement is for a fixed 5 year period. The Licence Fee is reviewed annually on 1 April.
Beach chalet charges for 2020/21 are listed below. The annual charges listed are for a 5 year tenancy and include VAT.
- Hove - £1,434.42
- Madeira Drive - £988.14
- Ovingdean - £937.38
- Rottingdean - £838.85
- Saltdean - £838.85