About Beach Hut World
Welcome to the world of beach huts, a comprehensive site with everything for beach huts and more. From the tentative start in Victorian times a hundred years ago, interest in beach huts has gone from strength to strength despite the growth in overseas holidays.
What is it about beach huts that makes them so sought after? It is probably to do with our desire to get away from it all, especially as many huts are in very secluded places on these otherwise crowded islands. What could be more evocative of a simpler life than a hut on a beach. It is also about getting down to the sea and enjoying the glorious weather of recent years.
From our base on the sunny south coast of England, where we have over a hundred beach hut sites we provide a wide range of services including on-line shopping. Our carefully selected range of products is designed to meet the needs of beach hut owners, aspiring owners and those who simply just wish to get down to the sea!
We have been involved with beach huts since the early 1960ís. The present directors have been associated with beach huts for over 50 years and have been brought up with a great affinity with the beach and the sea. (see news article about Neville Duke and Peter Twiss)
It all started after World War II, when Douglas and Beatrice Sprules discovered an idyllic site near the beach and purchased their first caravan. When we say "caravan" we mean anything that came to hand in the impoverished conditions of rationing etc at the time. In fact there were a variety of vehicles that were commandeered into place which included redundant coaches and military vehicles! Doug and Beatty gradually acquired more plots which comprised individual and beautiful secluded gardens surrounded by trees and gradually the curious vehicles were replaced by proper caravans.
In the years after the war, their children and the children of Fred & Alice Sprules and Frank & Dorothy Skinner all found adventure and excitement on the beach. Not least was the daily pilgrimage across the railway line and fields to the beach and the huts. This was the time for the simple pleasures in life as epitomized in the "Darling Buds of May". Doug & Beatty were probably the Pop and Ma Larkin of Sussex. Nobody had any money but then nobody went without.
With the simple and enduring value of encouraging the enjoyment of the beach and the sea, the company has expanded into the provision of a wide range of services associated with this lovely environment. Our principles are very straightforward. We like good old fashioned service and high quality products so that our customers come back again and again.
a beautiful seaside tamarisk in full bloom