Waiting Lists For Beach Huts

Information on how our waiting lists are managed

You can join the waiting list for as little as £30.

  • All waiting lists are currently closed to new applications

Waiting lists are restricted to Bournemouth residents only. Proof of residency may be required.

The exceptions where anyone can apply to be on a waiting list is Bournemouth East. If you are not a Bournemouth Resident and would like to join the waiting list at Bournemouth East please call us on 01202 451781.

Annual beach hut sites

An Annual Site is where you rent a plot on a yearly basis from Bournemouth Council. You will need to provide and maintain your own hut, as well as agreeing to the Annual Beach Hut Licence. Some sites are subject to a restricted licence.

Sites locations

There are 8 areas of the Seafront where the Sites are located:

  • Alum Chine
  • Durley Chine
  • Bournemouth West
  • Bournemouth East
  • Boscombe West
  • Boscombe East
  • Fisherman’s Walk
  • Southbourne

View the Beach Hut map to view the different locations.

Can I join more than 1 list?

Yes. You can join as many waiting lists as you wish at a joining fee of £30 per list.

Please note that once you accept a beach hut site in one area, you will be removed from all other waiting lists. 

When I get offered a site

When you reach the top of the waiting list and a site becomes available, we will email you to let you know. 

You’ll have 14 days to accept or decline the offer. If you accept the offer, you’ll be given information on how to sign up and how to pay for your site. 

If we don’t receive a response within 14 days, we will assume you don’t want the site and will offer it to the next person on the waiting list.

If I decline the offer or don’t respond

We will only offer you 3 sites whilst on a waiting list. If you decline all 3 offers or don’t respond, you’ll be removed from the list and will have to rejoin by paying the £30 joining fee when the list is open.