Vintage beach hut

I have a new obsession. I am DESPERATE for my own beach hut so I can decorate it and then laze around in and around it for weeks on end every summer. Bliss.

We went to Southwold beach last week for a fleeting visit on our way home from a forest cabin break in Norfolk. Southwold is so traditionally English and has such a sweet, unspoilt promenade and beach front lined with colourful beach huts. As we walked down the promenade I have to be honest that I was far more interested in subtly glancing into every hut that we passed to check out the decor! I began imagining what my dream hut would look like inside, outside and what it would be called.

When I came home I did a quick google and there are surprisingly few images of beach hut interiors. That was until I came across the dreamiest, vintage interior of a hut belonging to artists Claire Fletcher and Peter Quinnell that is located in St. Leonard’s.  Oh. My. Word.

Photographs taken by: Jake Fitzjones

Vintage beach hut

Vintage beach hut

Vintage beach hut

Vintage beach hut

Vintage beach hut

I’m in love. I need this in my life.

Katy x




  1. Najette
    1st July 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Love, love, love too! Xxxx

    • katy
      8th July 2014 / 11:37 am

      Shall we buy one together, Naj?! x

  2. 1st July 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Who knew that a beach hut could look so good, I think I could happily live in Claire and Peter’s one, it’s fab!

    • katy
      8th July 2014 / 11:39 am

      Agreed, Emma! I would love to live here over the summer. I thihnk there might be a rule that you are not allowed to saty overnight in beach huts, which would be a real shame. Imagine waking up to the sea every morning. Bliss. x

  3. 7th July 2014 / 8:43 pm

    These beach huts along the coast from me are indeed super sized and utterly gorgeous. Makes mine like a shed. Lovely shed but a shed in comparison! Elinor x

    • katy
      8th July 2014 / 11:40 am

      I’d be happy with a lovely shed, too! I’ll have to pop over to your blog and check out yours (I’m sure it’s wondrous!) 😉

  4. 19th June 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I’m completely obsessed with beach huts too! I love trying to take a subtle peek inside when I wander past – the most amazing ones I’ve seen are in Christchurch, Dorset at Mudeford Sandbank. I think you can stay in those – they are pretty roomy as beach huts go and have beds and there are shower blocks! Le sigh…..

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