Sunday, 22 July 2007

Home away from home

Beach huts along the sea front at Sheringham, Norfolk

The seaside holiday in Britain was an invention of the Victorians and the development of many resorts around the UK are a reflection of that era. Hotels, Piers, sea front shelters and beach huts are all due to the Victorian holiday of going to the seaside, to walk and take in the air.

In many respects, these seaside resorts haven't altered very much with many families returning year after year to the same resort because of what's on offer; a simple, reliable holiday. This is when a beach hut can become a valuable asset; a home away from home down at the beach. It's not uncommon for a well placed beach hut to be sold for around £25,000 and there's often fierce competition to buy when a beach hut is put up for sale.

Originally the Victorians saw them as just places to change for a swim but these days they are often used as small chalets down by the sea front where you can make a cup of tea, read a book, have a sleep or just watch the world go by.

1 comment:

beachhutman said...

You seem to be into beach huts .

If you like check out the links to other beach hut sites on www.msbnews.co.uk

I do that one.

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