Information and regulations for current beach hut tenants
Paying for my Beach Hut Site
You can pay using Bournemouth Borough Councils (BBC) online payment system.
The prices for 2017/2018 are as follows:
- Restricted sites - £990
- Non restricted sites - £1,150
Handing back my beach hut site
You can hand back your site in February and March, giving 28 days notice. If you hand it back at any other time of year you will still have to pay the full years hire charge.
Can I transfer the licence to someone else?
In accordance with the annual licence the person named on the beach hut licence cannot transfer the hut to any other family member or friend.
The only exception to this is if the licence holder passes away, then a person living at the same address can transfer the licence into their name.
Proof of address will be required in the form of a utility bill, Council tax bill, or driving licence.
The rules regarding Bournemouth residents will be adhered to. If a hut is transferred into someone else’s name, then a £30 admin fee will be applicable.
What colour can my hut be painted?
You paint your hut any colour but it must be 1 colour only, no stripes etc.
Can I sleep in my hut?
Tenants are not permitted to sleep overnight in their beach huts.
Accessing my hut with a vehicle
Tenants are only permitted to access their beach hut with a vehicle at the following times:
- All year between 9am and 10am
- April to June 5pm – 5.30pm
- July and August 5.30pm – 6pm
- September and October 5.00pm – 5.30pm
- November to March 3.30pm – 4pm
These times may change due to operational needs at the discretion of the duty Senior Ranger. Access from November to March is through Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier only.
Changing your contact details
You can update your contact details with BBC in My Account.
Get In Touch
The easiest way to join BBHA is to head to our website Join BBHA
BBHA re-formed as an association to represent the interests of beach hut tenants and owners In March 2009 when Bournemouth Borough Council advised us that beach huts on the Seafront would be liable for non-domestic rates.
If you own a beach hut, download the application form on the Membership Form or request that we send you out a membership application form by post. Full details are contained on the form. If you prefer 01202 777317 or emailing us