Annual hire: locations and costs 2021

We have annual hire beach huts available at all of our beaches.

View a map of beach hut locations.

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Remember that these prices do not include rates.

Locations and costs

Branksome Dene

Ground level (1 to 50): £2,521

Upper terrace (51 to 68, 87 to 96): £2,139

Balcony (69 to 86): £2,521

Wooden - primary position (112 - 116): £2,521

Wooden - secondary position (99 - 111): £2,139

Find out more about Branksome Dene.

Branksome Chine

Ground and balcony level: £2,521

Wooden - primary position: (49a - 60a, 85a - 89a, 176a, 178a, 179a, 189a, 190a, 191a, 191b, 192a): £2,521

Wooden - secondary position: (61a, 62a, 66a, 67a, 68a, 70a, 72a, 75a, 180a, 180b, 181a - 188a): £2,139

Super size: (307, 307a, 315, 315a, 316, 316a, 327, 336, 336a, 327a, 328, 328a): £3,422

Site only: £1,495 (You will need to provide your own beach hut on the site you rent).

Find out more about Branksome Chine.

Canford Cliffs

Promenade including 4 above Pavilion (95 - 98): £2,521

Chine - primary position: (1- 3, 5, 8, 10 - 17, 20, 22, 26 - 36): £2,521

Chine - secondary position: (4, 7, 9, 18, 19, 21, 23 - 25): £2,139

Find out more about Canford Cliffs.

Flaghead Chine

All huts: £2,521

Find out more about Flaghead Chine.


All huts: £2,596

Find out more about Sandbanks.

Shore Road

Ground and balcony level: £2,521

Upper terrace (46 - 66): £2,139

Upper terrace (67 - 72): £2,521

Find out more about Shore Road.

Hamworthy Park

Composite Hut (112 - 127): £1,649

Site only: £1,111 (You will need to provide your own beach hut on the site you rent).

Find out more about Hamworthy Park.

Licence hire charges

As a beach hut Licensee, you will receive 2 separate bills for letting an annual beach hut from us:

  1. BCP Council for the licence hire charge
  2. HM Revenue & Customs for non-domestic rates

You can choose to pay in full or monthly by direct debit over 6 months (April to September).

If you already pay by direct debit, the fees will be automatically paid from your account. However, your direct debit instruction will not cover payment of any non-domestic rates due on your beach hut. When you receive your rates bill, you will be advised how you can pay this (if applicable).

Licence instalment payments must be made on the due date or you will have to pay the full outstanding amount immediately or risk losing your beach hut licence.

Non-domestic rates

HM Revenue & Customs individually rate beach huts (throughout the UK) for non-domestic rates. Beach hut Licensees pay non-domestic rates separately, where these apply.

You may be able to reduce your bill, you can claim small business rate relief (SBRR), providing you do not pay business rates elsewhere. This will reduce the rates element of the beach hut hire by 100%. Instructions on how to apply for this reduction will be sent with your bill.

For all enquiries about your bills, please speak to Stour Valley and Poole Partnership:

Telephone: 01202 123113


Cancel your licence agreement

Beach Hut licences can only be terminated on 31 March. Applications to relinquish beach huts must therefore be received from licensees between 1 January to 28 February. Should you wish to cancel your licence agreement, please notify the Beach Hut Team by completing the cancellation notice form.

Licensees will continue to be liable for the Beach Hut rental fee until 31 March. Refunds for unused licence periods are no longer applicable.

Page last updated: 13 August 2021
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