Last weekend I managed to tick off another item on my A to Z of things to achieve in 2017….. hiring a beach hut. I have had my eye on the beach huts at Lytham St Annes for a few years now, and last Friday I got my wish of hiring one for the day.

Beach hut at Lytham

Lytham St Annes is a traditional seaside resort, and the beach huts are proudly displayed on the promenade. Prior to our visit we received an email advising us of our hut number, directions, and where you will find your key. The hut office can be found at the back of the cinema, and there are a few free parking spaces just outside the office. We felt extremely jubilant when we managed to get one at just before 11am, though there are plenty of pay and display spaces if you are not as lucky.

Lytham Beach Huts

Hire a bach hut

St Annes Beach Huts

It was less than a 5 minute walk to our hut, and on opening the doors I was really surprised at how spacious it was. Our hut was equipped with a decent sized fridge, kettle, microwave, radio, plug in heater, glasses, cups, crockery and cutlery. There is also 25 litres of fresh water supplied, and this was plenty for us.

Beach hut kitchen

Wine glasses

Plus no need to pack washing up liquid as this was provided as well as a cloth and tea towel. And I was really impressed that coffee, tea and sugar were also provided. Just don’t forget to bring milk.

Beach Hut Kitchen

Cup of tea at the beach

And one thing I wasn’t expecting was wifi, and of course the teen was on it 0.01 seconds after finding the code. And of course I jumped straight on instagram stories to show everyone our fantastic hut. Whilst I unpacked and settled in, the kids were on the beach playing football. We then spent the rest of the day between the beach and the hut, relaxing (the teen even managed an hours sleep inside the hut), playing cards and having a picnic.

The teen at the beach

Daughter at the beach

On the website they have some great recommendations for local food, even places that will come and deliver afternoon tea. We ordered fish and chips from Seafarers, who came and delivered it to the car park near to the huts. The food was delicious, though it did take an hour to arrive.

Fish and Chips at the beach

The beach huts are definitely the place to come together with friends and family, and if we returned we would do so with friends. You can have a maximum of 10 people per hut (20 people in the show hut), and it’s a shame that the hut adjacent to us didn’t adhere to the rules. I think we noticed it more as we were such a small group. That said it certainly didn’t spoil our enjoyment of the day.

People started to pack up and head home around 8pm, but of course I was determined to stretch our day out as long as possible. Full of fish and chips and wrapped in our blankets, we sat on the decking and watched the stunning sunset over Lytham. It was a blissful end to a fantastic day. We headed back to our hotel happy, chilled out, and slightly pink from the evening sun.

Beach huts at Lytham

Sunset

Useful information

The huts can be hired from 10am till midnight

Don’t forget to pack buckets and spades, balls and any other beach toys

There are toilets located inside the hut office which is less than a 5 minute walk away

Tea, coffee and sugar are provided but not milk

Bring comfy camping chairs if you have them

And also blankets as it can get a little chilly on the promenade. Two are provided in your hut

If arriving on a hot day, there is a great paddling pool a few minutes walk away

If you forget anything the town centre is just a 10 minute stroll away, and has a great selection of shops and eating places

If you want to stay longer, the beach huts also have apartments nearby

Book well in advance as the huts are extremely popular

The cost of our beach hut would have been £75 for the day, and we received this complimentary for the purpose of this review. Thank you Stuart for a fantastic family day.

11 Thoughts on “A day at the Beach Huts in Lytham St Annes

  1. I’ve been looking forward to reading this since I saw your photos on Instagram. What a lovely thing to do! £75 for the day sounds very good value.
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    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm said:

      I agree that it is fantastic value for the amount of time you can hire the hut for. Especially if you split the cost if going with friends or family x

  2. Oh wow, I had no idea they were so well equipped! I think hiring a beach hut is a great idea, especially if there’s a group of 10 of you as the price would be split right down between a few families. Your photos are beautiful.
    Nat.x
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    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm said:

      Thank you so much. I agree that it is fantastic value, especially if splitting the costs with friends or family. I was really impressed with everything that was included in the hut x

  3. Ah they look so lovely this is something I have never done in my life but it sounds fab x

    • Tracey Williams on June 14, 2017 at 10:26 am said:

      I have wanted to hire one for years, and the day certainly didn’t disappoint. It was perfect to watch the sun go down, with a glass of gin of course x

  4. I remember once joining a friend who had a beach hut on the North Norfolk coast and it seemed such a fantastic thing to own. Brilliant idea to hire one and this one looks superb. Can’t believe you had WiFi too!
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    • Tracey Williams on June 25, 2017 at 6:45 pm said:

      You can imagine the teens face can’t you as I kept saying to him there was no way there would be wifi in the hut (how wrong was I lol). It was a brilliant day, and would love to actually own one x

  5. I’d love to hire a beach hut! I’ve never done it and there is something so quaint and charming and magical about it that I really must sort it out one day. What a perfect day you had – your beach hut looks very high class!
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    • Tracey Williams on July 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm said:

      It really was a fantastic day Jo and I can highly recommend if you are ever in the North West. And yes it was high class, I loved all the little touches that were included x

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