Council sites for beach huts are on Hove Promenade. There are terms and conditions about the condition, decoration and use of the huts.
We grant licences for you to place a beach hut on a site.
The licence fee for 2023 to 2024 is £503.60 including VAT.
Paying your 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 administration fee of £82 for change of ownership.
Please note that:
- we will not issue licences for multiple site ownership
- applicants must be Brighton & Hove residents
- beach hut owners must have their hut for at least 3 years before they can sell
There are specific rules for the construction and maintenance of your beach hut.
Please contact the Seafront Office for full construction specifications.
- send an email to email@example.com
- phone 01273 292 716
Doors can now be constructed from either panelling or tongue and groove.
Repairing and maintaining your beach hut
Beach hut owners are required, within the terms and conditions of their licences, to repair or replace in accordance with certain details. Read how to repair and maintain your beach hut.
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.
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 2023 to 2024 are listed below and include VAT.
- Hove - £1,673.32
- Madeira Drive - £1,152.71
- Ovingdean - £1,093.50
- Rottingdean - £978.56
- Saltdean - £978.56