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Fill those little squares with some sugar almond hued beach huts – the perfect backdrop if you want to ‘gram the very best of the British summer. From pastel tones in Essex to rainbow stripes in Cornwall, here are our 7 favourite beach hut destinations that are worth a visit for the photo op alone…

Mersea Island, Essex

One of the Southeast’s hidden gems is Mersea Island, just off the Essex coast, where you’ll find the postcard perfect, pastel-hued beach huts.

The adorable little huts are available for day hire making trips to a UK beach all the more practical, not to mention weather appropriate.

All the huts have kitchen areas with sinks and gas cookers, ideal for cooking up breakfasts or afternoon teas, and all come with their own unique names – say hello to the Peggy, the Kitty and the Bertie – as well as their own charming, individual interiors.

Cromer, Norfolk

For a backdrop of idyllic rainbow huts, head to Cromer in North Norfolk.

The pebbled beach is not the only attraction in the area, along the coast you’ll also find gorgeous sandy beaches, glamping, museums, surfing hotspots, boutique hotels and breathtaking Norfolk Coast Path walks.

For more information visit www.visitnorthnorfolk.com

Mudeford Spit, Dorset

Sandy dunes, near-perfect beaches and toy town-sized beach huts make Mudeford Spit near Bournemouth a day of pure beach bliss.

There’s plenty to do by the sea, whether you’re into your sunbathing or your watersports, but venture a little further and you’ll find the impressive Highcliffe Castle, former home of department store king Harry Gordon Selfridge.

The huts however had their own 15-minutes of fame a couple of years ago when one went on the market for £285,000, all 10ft by 16ft of it!

For more information visit www.visit-dorset.com

 

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Felixstowe, Suffolk

For a seriously grid-worthy Instagram, head to Felixstowe, just two hours from London, where you’ll find these pretty pastel beach huts. They look particular charming during golden hour as the sun sets on this quaint little Suffolk spot.

Ideal for families, the four-mile stretch of sand and shingle beach is the a fine place to rockpool, grab a local artisanal ice cream on the beach or explore the eight Grade II listed gardens that perch on cliffs between the town centre and beach.

For more information visit www.visitfelixstowe.org.uk

Bude, Cornwall

Beach huts are hard to find in notoriously relaxed Cornwall, but buzz down to Bude and you’ll find a row of charming little huts sheltering from the ravages of the North Cornwall coast.

Cornwall is hands-down home to some of the best beaches in the country, made ever more special by the laid back surfer attitude. Book a trip this summer and you’ll find yourself returning year after year.

For more information visit www.visitbude.info

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Make your own Baywatch style photo op with this elevated beach huts in Norfolk’s sweet Wells-next-the-Sea.

The beach is bordered by pinewoods and colourful beach huts making it a truly unique spot. But there’s so much more by way of seaside fun to be had, from crabbing with the kids to fish and chips on the Quay or how about a trip on the adorable miniature beach train?

The area also plays host to some of the most luxe accommodation in Norfolk (if beach hutting isn’t really your style).

The huts can be hired for the day or even a week.

Visit www.pinewoods.co.uk

Lyme Regis, Dorset

If you’re keen for a Crayola-coloured beach hut stay, make your way to the promenade at Lyme Regis, where you’ll find a charming row of little huts that can be hired for the day or week.

Known as ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, the beach sits in Lyme Bay on the Channel coast and straddles the Dorset–Devon border, which is best known for fossil hunting along the famous World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast.

For more information visit www.visit-dorset.com