The Poppy Hut (hut A16) is a bright pink hut and is located on the front row, really near the pier, directly on the prom with no big steps in front which makes it ideal for those with mobility issues or small children.
The WC facilities are open all year round and are only 100m away. There is no electricity or water in the hut but there is a communal tap just behind making fetching water and washing up easy to deal with and a gas stove for making tea etc.
Everything you could need is provided in the hut including:
Mugs and tumblers
Plates and cutlery
Wine / champagne glasses!
Washing up bowl
Tea, Coffee and Sugar
The hut is equipped for 8 and the maximum number allowed per booking including adults, children and pets is 10. This is so as to exist harmoniously with our neighbours and not overload the hut, the prom and the equipment.
The address is Hut A16, Front Row, Southcliffe Promenade, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8EJ
The best place to park is in the large public carpark near the pier (Church Road, CO14 8DE). There is also parking along the residential streets nearby and in the station carpark.
With the pier on your left, walk along the prom, round the bend and it’s the hut just after the hut for the disabled that has a ramp outside. It is bright pink.
Access to the hut is via a key safe on the side of the hut. The code is changed on a regular basis so please contact us a week before your booking to get the code
The Beach Hut is available from 7am until 6pm. If you are booking consecutive days you may stay in the hut until 10pm apart from your last day when you must leave by 6pm
The nearest toilets are located in the toilet block directly in front of the pier entrance. A little further away and in the opposite direction, there is another toilet block which is open during peak season. You will need a ‘Radar Key’ (available online) to use the disabled toilets by the pier.
There is a drinking water tap just behind the hut.
Don’t forget to take some milk for a cuppa although there is a Tesco Express supermarket a short walk away on the High Street which is a couple of roads down from the pier entrance.
There is also a cafe nearby that is open seasonally that sells teas, coffees, icecreams, chips, hotdogs etc.
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round on our side of the pier but please remember to scoop the poop! They are welcome in the Hut but please do not leave them unattended in the hut or let them on the furniture.
Beach towels, tea towels and bin bags are not provided so please take your own.