Demand for beach huts rockets by 260% in six months with hundreds of Britons planning summer ‘staycations’ amid foreign travel restrictions

  • Prices rocketed despite most having few utilities and mainly used for storage
  • OnTheMarket found estate agents have seen searches surge by 259% this month
  • But there is a shortage of huts available across the country – ‘due to staycations’
  • The average price increasing from £27,805 to £35,919 since September last year 
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  • Beach huts have soared in demand as Britons look to holiday at home for a second year amid concerns foreign trips will be banned.

    Prices to buy and rent the wooden shacks have rocketed despite most having few utilities and mainly being used for storage.

    Property website OnTheMarket found estate agents have seen searches surge by 259 per cent this month compared to six months ago.But there is a shortage of huts available across the country, with the average price increasing from £27,805 to £35,919 since September last year.

    Mudeford in Christchurch, Dorset, has the most expensive ones in Britain – where they regularly sell for over £300,000.

    Resorts that before the first lockdown had unwanted beach chalets on their books for months sold them as soon as the country opened up last summer.

    Many estate agents have lengthy waiting lists of people eager to get their hands on a coastal getaway.

  • Prices to buy and rent the wooden shacks have rocketed despite most having few utilities and mainly being used for storage. Pictured: Mudeford in Dorset 

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