Appendix 1 - Overview of Beach Huts and Beach Chalets

There is often confusion in relation to the beach huts and chalets please see photos and explanations below to help clarify.

Beach Huts

 (Photo – Beach Huts in Hove)

Beach huts are wooden structures and are privately owned by individuals. 

There are 459 beach huts along the promenade in Hove. They do not have running water or electricity provided.  You must be a resident of Brighton & Hove to own a beach hut and pay an annual ground rent/licence fee to keep the hut on council land.


Beach Chalets

 (Photo Beach Chalets in Saltdean)

There are 105 Chalets on the seafront from Hove to Saltdean in 5 locations. 

These are brick built structures which are owned and maintained by the council.  Some have water and electricity while some have access to a communal tap.  The annual rent payable to the council varies depending on the location and the amenities provided.

New tenancies are available for a maximum of 5 years only.  There is a waiting list for each block of chalets in Hove, Madeira Drive, Ovingdean, Rottingdean and Saltdean.  You must be a resident of Brighton & Hove to rent a chalet.