Beach Huts


Published on 28 August 2019


The Council has 68 sites that are rented out on a long term basis to beach hut owners. The sites are on the Promenade and an area at Merley Road both at Westward Ho!

  • Q

    Who can rent a site?

    A

    Residents and non-residents can rent sites but they provide and maintain their own beach huts. The Beach huts are very popular and all sites are rented out at present.

  • Q

    How much will it cost me?

    A

    The Beach Hut owner will decide the selling price of the hut. The Council charges a site rental that is payable in advance each year from 1 April. The passing rental for the 2019/20 financial year has been set at £430 + VAT per annum. (£516 inclusive of VAT at 20%). We also have to charge National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) on your beach hut.

  • Q

    How much is the National Non-Domestic Rate charge?

    A

    The 2018 Rateable Value for Beach Hut sites has been set by the Valuation Office at £620. The rates payable for all Beach Huts for 2019/20 is £193.77 for the year. You may also be entitled to claim Small Business Rate Relief which could attract a reduction in your rates bill. For more information about Non Domestic Rate charges, please contact the NDDR team on (01237) 428985/428986 or email: businessrates@torridge.gov.uk

  • Q

    Do I need Insurance?

    A

    Yes, it is a condition of your tenancy that you insure your beach hut. Supplier details can be found using the link below:

    Towergate Insurance
    Telephone: 0344 346 0570
    Website: https://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/beach-hut-insurance

    NB: The Council makes no recommendation to any particular supplier

  • Q

    How do I get further information?

    A

    For further information please contact our Estates Officer on (01237) 428738 or email: property@torridge.gov.uk


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