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A simple single-storey structure on or next to a beach, especially one used for privacy or shelter while visiting the beach during the day:‘along Southwold's seafront are the famous brightly coloured beach huts’
- ‘There is a very low annual turnover of beach huts with an average of only six huts changing hands each year.’
- ‘A row of 60-or-so primary-coloured beach huts stretches beneath the eastern cliffs, not a single one of them occupied, most likely sealed by a weatherproof padlock until Easter comes round again.’
- ‘Beach hut owners in Frinton have had to cover the cost of a rise in vandalism over the past year.’
- ‘The historic harbour town, which has a pretty front dotted with decorative ships and beach huts, is renowned for its oyster festival.’
- ‘Whitstable has more than 100 beach huts.’
- ‘The more discerning Dorset resident may wish to consider a 16 ft by 18 ft wooden beach hut on the county's coast.’
- ‘But if you want to get your hands on one of these Hampshire beach huts you'd better be prepared for a long wait.’
- ‘"It is recommended that the waiting list for beach huts at Hill Head be closed to new applicants until such time as it becomes more manageable and realistic."’
- ‘After we'd been to Sutton Hoo today, we popped up to Southwold to practise being old and retired (but, twenty grand for a beach hut?).’
- ‘The artist's work focuses on the seafront and includes the groynes, gulls, yachts, beach huts and other items that form estuary scenery.’
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