Recreation, Leisure and Public Spaces - Beaches

Beach Hut and Concessions

Service Update: 

Brand New Beach Huts available for Lease

New beach huts are ready for the summer season at the beautiful Colwell Bay, a quiet sand and shingle beach with panoramic views - an ideal spot for a relaxing day out.

For further information email:


Service Update: 

2018 Beach Hut Review Important Information

You can see the contents of the review and the recommendations by accessing the report within the forward plan web pages.

To help answer any questions you may have, we have provided some frequently asked questions (PDF, 278KB, 1 page).

To view a copy of the paper which will be available from 19 October 2018 please visit: Latest Delegated Decisions web pages.  The latest delegated decisions web pages will provide you with the reports under consideration.  Select the 'beach hut review' and this will open the paper.

The paper presents the available options and makes recommendations for decision.  The decision will be made by the end of October 2018.


The Isle of Wight Council operates a beach hut service at the following locations:

  • Appley.
  • Puckpool.
  • Dunroamin.
  • Little Stairs.
  • Colwell (Seaview Lane).
  • Gurnard.
  • East Cowes.

The beach huts are owned by private individuals for which a ground rent is paid to the council.  The nature of the service is that we do not hold records of current huts that are for sale however these are published when available with local estate agents in the press.

The operation of beach hut concessions is also undertaken by the beach and esplanade management service.  The concessions are owned by private individuals by which a ground rent or operating licence is paid to the council.

Detailed below are the contact details of some of the sites that hire beach huts out on a daily or weekly basis:

Beach Hut Concessionaires

Eastern Beach
Tel. Mr Parker (01983) 408642

Hinks & Son
Lake Slipway
Tel. Mr & Mrs J Abbott (01983) 472991 or 07596776111
Website :

Small Hope Beach
Tel. Alan Hawkins 07542849917

J. Moorman & Sons
Shanklin Beach near Chine 
Tel. Mr Moorman (01983) 863958

Blakes Longshoreman
Tel. J & F Blakes (01983) 857186 Evening (01983) 852723

Long Beach, Colwell Bay
Tel. Mr Gary Sheath (01983) 752891

Strollers Beach Huts
Tel. Emma Clemens on 07899893982

To make further enquiries please use our online 'send a message to this service' form.