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Beach hut rental premiums top Kensington and Chelsea for average monthly cost

Innovative lettings platform Howsy, has looked at the cost of renting a beach hut in some of the most prestigious spots on the coast and where these eye-watering costs rank in the national rental market.

Howsy looked at the average cost of renting a beach hut across some of the most notoriously expensive and best beach hut locations, including Mudeford, Whitstable, Sandbanks, Southwold and Bournemouth. On average, it costs some £1,486 a month to rent a beach hut in these areas, 42% higher than the national average rent for all properties in England, let alone a room.

To put it into perspective, this is higher than the average rental cost for Ealing, South Bucks, Newham, Guildford and Hounslow to name but a few.

The most expensive is Mudeford, where the average cost of renting a beach hut is a whopping £3,816. This is more than the average monthly rent in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Camden, the City of London and Hammersmith and Fulham!

At an average monthly cost of £1,184, a beach hut in Whitstable costs the same to rent as a house in Winchester, Reigate and Banstead, Spelthorne, Brentwood home of TOWIE and the Vale of Whitehorse and is only marginally lower than Barking and Dagenham.

Sandbanks in Poole is home to the likes of Harry Redknapp and with a beach hut setting you back an average of £920 a month, you could afford to rent in Aylesbury Value and you’re not far off renting in nearby Christchurch.

Finally, the monthly beach hut rental cost of £788 in Southwold would sit between Southampton and Medway in the national rental market, while a Bournemouth beach hut (£720) sits between Northampton and Mid Suffolk.

Founder and CEO of Howsy, Calum Brannan, commented: 

“Whether you’re looking to rent or buy, beach hut premiums can be quite outrageous and the sums of money that can be involved for a single hut could secure you an actual rental property in many parts of the UK.

This is all part and parcel of the supply and demand rental dynamic and whether it’s a beach hut, parking space or actual property, if you have the prime asset and location, there will always be someone willing to pay way over the odds to rent it from you. Personally, I’d prefer a deck chair on the beach.”

Location
Average Rent (per month)
Brent
£1,578
Barnet
£1,548
Merton
£1,542
Haringey
£1,513
Average (all beach huts)
£1,486
Ealing
£1,484
South Bucks
£1,458
Newham
£1,422
Guildford
£1,413
England
£858
Location
Average Rent (per month)
Mudeford Beach huts
£3,816
Kensington and Chelsea
£3,208
Westminster
£2,832
Camden
£2,427
City of London
£2,377
Hammersmith and Fulham
£2,070
Location
Average Rent (per month)
Cambridge
£1,225
Wokingham
£1,220
Runnymede
£1,210
Barking and Dagenham
£1,192
Whitstable Beach huts
£1,184
Winchester
£1,165
Reigate and Banstead
£1,141
Spelthorne
£1,139
Brentwood
£1,139
Location
Average Rent (per month)
Basingstoke and Deane
£933
Thurrock
£931
Cherwell
£926
Christchurch
£924
Sandbanks Beach huts
£920
Aylesbury Vale
£918
Adur
£905
Solihull
£898
Fareham
£891
Location
Average Rent (per month)
Worthing
£807
Bedford
£802
Ashford
£797
Southampton
£793
Southwold Beach huts
£788
Medway
£788
Norwich
£787
South Hams
£786
North Dorset
£785
Location
Average Rent (per month)
Lichfield
£727
Moray
£723
Broadland
£723
Aberdeen
£723
Bournemouth Beach huts
£720
Northampton
£718
Newcastle upon Tyne
£717
Birmingham
£715
Teignbridge
£712

 

Sources:
Beach hut house prices
Rents data

 

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