De La Warr Parade - Bexhill-on-Sea (England)
De La Warr Parade 05/09/2012 15h16
The typical British beach huts (sometimes called bathing boxes as well) along the beach of Bexhill-on-Sea. During our sea shore coast tour we have seen many of them. A typical English way of experiencing beach life.
A beach hut (also known as a beach cabin or bathing box) is a small, usually wooden and often brightly coloured, box above the high tide mark on popular bathing beaches. They are generally used as a shelter from the sun or wind, changing into and out of swimming costumes and for the safe storing of some personal belongings. Some beach huts incorporate simple facilities for preparing food and hot drinks by either bottled gas or occasionally mains electricity.
At many seaside resorts, beach huts are arranged in one or more ranks along the top of the beach. Depending upon the location, beach huts may be owned privately or may be owned by the local council or similar administrative body. On popular beaches, privately owned beach huts can command substantial prices due to their convenient location, out of all proportion to their size and amenity. A pre-war wooden beach chalet at West Bexington, Dorset sold at auction for £216,000 in 2006, and a beach hut on Mudeford Spit sold for £170,000 in 2012. However these were exceptional as in both cases overnight stays were possible. Prices in 2009 for typical huts around the UK started from £6,000 in Walton on the Naze and typically up to £35,000.
[ Source and much more: Wikipedia - Beach Huts ]
Bexhill-on-Sea (often simply Bexhill) is a town in the county of East Sussex, in the south of England, within the District of Rother. It has a population of approximately 40,000. The Anglo-Saxon name for the settlement was Bexelei, from leah—a glade where the box tree grows.
Area: 32.3 km2
[ Source: Wikipedia - Bexhill-on-Sea ]