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Beach huts and Chalets

Council owned beach huts and chalets

Southwick Chalets 200 x 150


‌The chalets at Southwick are situated at Southwick Beach and are of a 'continuous concrete block design'. The beach chalets are constructed of brick and are approximately 7 feet square in size.

There is a utility chalet with shared access which has a stainless steel sink and drainer, cold water supply and power points for a kettle, toaster etc.


There are currently 131 Council owned beach huts and 23 chalets available for hire in Worthing.

The beach huts are located between Heene Road and Grand Avenue to the west of the Pier and the beach chalets are located in a row at Beach Parade, 1/4 mile east of the Pier to the seaward end of Denton Gardens and Beach House Grounds.

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Cost of renting a Council owned beach hut/chalet

Prices from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020:

  • Southwick chalets: £940
  • Worthing beach huts: £1,350
  • Worthing chalets: £1,420

Prices are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2019.

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Register for the Council owned beach hut/chalet waiting list

Beach huts and chalets are rented on an annual basis, from 1st April to 31st March.

Demand for beach huts and chalets in Worthing is high and the waiting list is several years long.

If you are interested in renting a Council beach hut/chalet either at Southwick or Worthing, our terms and conditions are outlined in the licence.

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Using your personal information

Personal information which you supply to us may be used in a number of ways:

  • To provide you with Beach Hut or Chalet and manage your licence; retaining your personal data supplied on both paper and electronic records.
  • For statistical analysis.
  • For fraud prevention.
  • For audit and debt collection.

We will not disclose any information to any company or organisation outside Adur District & Worthing Borough Council except to help prevent fraud, or if required to do so by law.

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information, and your rights to access information we hold on you, please contact the Councils at:

Access to Information Team (Data Protection),
Digital & Design Team,
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,
Chapel Road,
West Sussex,
BN11 1HA


See also: Data protection

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During January the current hirers of the Councils' seasonal huts are offered the same accommodation again. If not accepted, the applicant heading the waiting list is advised of the vacancy and offered the hut.

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Reporting a defect

  • Southwick chalet defect: Contact the Beach Huts/Chalets Administration Section
  • Worthing beach hut or chalet defect: Contact the Beach Office

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Private beach huts

The Councils also own a fixed number of sites, both in Adur and Worthing, on which private beach huts are situated. Owners normally advertise in the local media when they wish to sell their beach hut.

Private Beach Huts are bought and sold on the open market and are usually marketed through local Estate Agents due to their high re-sale value. A licensee wishing to sell a hut must write to the Parks and Foreshore Group, Administration Section, giving the name and address of the potential buyer, so that a new licence can be issued to the buyer. A charge will be made to the seller of the beach hut at 3x the current annual licence fee or 10% of the sale price (whichever is the greater value). The charge will be inclusive of VAT at 20%).

Prices for the beach huts vary according to the size, condition and location. As a guide beach huts can often cost in excess of £5,000.

Site License holders pay an annual fee for the 12 months commencing 1st April.

Prices are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2019.

  • The cost for a private beach hut in Worthing is £620
  • The cost for a private beach hut in Brighton Road, West Beach Lancing or Shoreham Beach Green is £465

An invoice is sent in March/April each year, and can be paid in two equal instalments, the first by 1st April and the second by 1st July or you can pay in six monthly equal instalments starting on 1st April to 1st September. To pay in six monthly instalments you will have to complete a direct debit mandate.

A vacant site without a hut is extremely rare.

The license granted by the Council is personal to the named licensee and only one person's name can be on the licence. To see a copy of the private licence and schedule please see the terms and conditions below.

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Terms and conditions

Beach huts whether rented from the council or a privately owned beach hut are subject to terms and conditions in their respective licences:

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