Bournemouth lodges could spell the end of the traditional beach hut

Bournemouth lodges could spell the end of the traditional beach hut

June 21, 2019

End of the humble beach hut? Bournemouth offers luxury two-storey seaside lodges with kitchens, heating, wi-fi and space to sleep six at £700 for a four-night stay

  • The luxurious huts on Bournemouth beach in Dorset have electricity, heating and even WiFi for paying guests
  • Spread over two floors, they can sleep total of six and are now available to rent for £700 for a four night stay 
  • The first cabins were installed in 2017 but the final nine have only just been built making 24 available in total 

The days of the humble beach hut appear to be in the past after a council unveiled its new luxurious cabins – complete with heating, electricity and even WiFi for guests.    

The 24 lodges, that sit on Bournemouth beach in Dorset, can be slept in overnight and have their own kitchen, toilet and shower facilities with sleeping facilities located in an upstairs area.  

They can sleep six and are now available to rent for £700 for a four night stay. Outside of the summer months they can be purchased for £295 in the winter, and £450 in the spring and autumn.   

The 24 lodges (top), that sit on Bournemouth beach in Dorset, are located on a private raised desk above the promenade. The lodges are in stark contrast to the traditional beach hut, located just underneath them

They can be slept in overnight and have their own kitchen, toilet and shower facilities with sleeping facilities located in an upstairs area

All of the lodges come complete with heating, electricity and even WiFi for guests. Paul and Jo Oldridge, from the New Forest, have rented one of the lodges

Stunning uninterrupted sea views are visible from the private balcony of each lodge. Those lucky enough to be staying are provided with deck chairs from which to enjoy the gorgeous scenery

Beds are located both on the ground and upper floors of the lodge. A total of six people can stay in a lodge at any given time, and there is storage space for guests to keep their belongings in 

The lodges come complete with cutlery, so guests can whip up meals using the kitchen – which comes complete with hob and kettle

Paul and Jo Oldridge, from the New Forest, are among those to have tried out the new accommodation on Bournemouth beach in Dorset

The first cabins were installed on Boscombe Beach in Bournemouth in 2017 but the final nine cabins have only now been built. All are located on a private raised desk above the promenade.   

Laura Odlin, Bournemouth Beach Lodges manager, said: ‘We are delighted with the expansion of the beach lodge site.

‘They have been very popular with a wide variety of visitors over the last two years, so now that there are 24 contemporary overnight stay lodges, we can welcome even more guests.’

The lodges are in stark contrast to the traditional beach hut, located just underneath them on the promenade. These do not have the same double-glazed windows and are not spread over two floors.  

The first cabins were installed on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth in 2017 but the final nine cabins have only now been built. All are located on a private raised desk above the promenade

The property guide states that ‘furniture is light and modular with clever storage solutions’. These include cupboards under the chairs, and even some storage space under the stairs


The lodges have their own kitchen, toilet and shower facilities (left) with sleeping facilities located in an upstairs area. Paul and Jo Oldridge, from the New Forestm, were among the first to use the new beach huts

Pets are welcome in the lodges, which are all nestled close to one another just above the promenade at Bournemouth beach. They are painted with a light blue, offering those staying a sunny environment 

The toilet and shower facilities are located in a boxed off room, to the left of the kitchen. Heating is provided throughout the lodge, and this help warm a towel rack in the bathroom

Those staying in the lodges are treated to gorgeous Dorset sea views, which are visible from their raised platform above the promenade 

On its website, Bournemouth Beach Lodges states: ‘Furniture is light and modular with clever storage solutions while the colour palette both inside and out is light and warm – dove greys, powder blues and olive greens.

‘The lodges are a perfect mix of home comforts and holiday treats wrapped up in your very own seaside space with stunning uninterrupted sea views.’  

The luxurious cabins are similar to those at nearby Mudeford in Christchurch which is home to the most expensive beach huts in Britain, with some changing hands for as much as £300,000.

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