THE SHINY SHELL IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. BOOKINGS FOR 2022 WILL REOPEN IN THE NEW YEAR
The Shiny Shell in Frinton is owned by my very good friend Cathy and is a much loved and fabulous bright blue front row beach hut decorated and furnished to match the seaside vibe!
The Shiny Shell (Hut No. 462) is located on the High Wall in Frinton.
Parking with the easiest and nearest access for the beach hut is via Queens Road to the Esplanade; CO13 9AS and parking here is free. A good point of reference when you are parking is to look for the tallest block of flats (called Kings Court) as it is directly opposite the ramp you need to walk down to the hut. Once you have parked, cross the Greensward and go down the ramp to the seafront. At the bottom of the ramp turn right and you will find The Shiny Shell just a few huts along (Hut 462). There is a tap located at the bottom of the ramp too and the nearest toilets are a few minutes walk to the left from the hut (toward Walton direction) or there are the ‘posh’ toilets (20p a visit) to the right at the junction of Connaught Avenue toward Frinton.
The beach hut is equipped for 8 guests with space for 10 should you wish. There are a few steps up to the hut which gives space for seating and relaxing as well as the promenade itself offering extra space for tables and chairs should you wish. Plus of course, there is the wonderful sandy beach where a tripod in the sea gives you an easy bearing on where you are in relation to the beach hut when swimming!
Inside The Shiny Shell there is a:
4 Camping chairs,
2 Director chairs,
A bench for 2 (this is where the toys, buckets and spades are kept!)
2 small tables
Mugs and tumblers
Plates and cutlery
Washing up bowl
Tea, coffee and sugar.
2 Surf boards
Board games on the gable shelf.
The closest refreshments are available in Frinton (turn right out of the hut) where there are shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. To the left is Walton which offers shops, restaurants, cafes and the pier too. So, within a short walk each way there is a town that can provide you with all that you need!
Your dog is welcome at The Shiny Shell and there is a dog bowl there for their use! However please note that the beaches directly in front of the huts are only open to dogs between 30th September and 1st May during which time your dog is welcome on the beach. In the summer months (May to September) you will have to keep your dog on the prom but there are dog friendly beaches only a short walk away, the closest of which is to the left (towards Walton) There are notices on the promenade to advise you which beaches are dog friendly.
Access to the beach hut is via a key safe which is located next to the steps by the front door. The code is changed on a regular basis so please contact us a week or so before your booking to get the code.
Beach towels, tea towels and bin bags are not provided so please remember to take your own and don't forget milk for a cuppa!
Please only use the kettle on the stove and DO NOT fry anything as it is a fire hazard
The beach hut is available from 10am to 6pm. If you are booking consecutive days you may stay in the hut until 10pm apart from the last day when you must leave by 6pm.
Thank you for booking The Shiny Shell. Do enjoy your day!
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