Southwold’s ranks of multicoloured beach huts are one of the town’s most recognisable landmarks, and now, thanks to a new plan from Waveney District Council, the town is to get seventeen new huts.
As well as adding to the picturesque delights of Southwold’s beach, the huts could also raise huge amounts of money for the town. Beach huts are sold for astronomical figures, with one recently going for a staggering £60,000.
Local residents are thrilled with the news, as the money would enable the council to provide improvements all over the town, from public toilets to beachfront facilities, with the council pledging to use some of the cash for the ongoing refurbishment of Ladies’ Walk clifftop pathway.
The beach huts are a big part of Southwold’s heritage, and are hugely popular with the town’s celebrity residents. Previous high-profile owners of beach huts include Chris Evans, Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis.