Beach huts service - East Devon
At Beer, there is a fifteen-year waiting list:
Beer beach huts - East Devon
There's considerable demand:
beach huts in Dorset/South Devon - Devon Message Board - TripAdvisor
And, as being reported currently, there are many 'issues' around East Devon's beach huts.
Futures Forum: East Devon beach huts: a summary so far...
In West Dorset, each Town Council manages its beach huts.
Of course, each town is different...
The point about the location of Lyme's huts is that one row are at the top of the western Monmouth beach blocking the car park from sight and the eastern huts overlook the beach but are at the bottom of the sea wall so they do not block any view:
Lyme Regis – where even the lamp posts are fossils! | Packabook
The system for getting hold of a beach hut is also different:
> Huts are bought from previous owners at market price - and not to the highest bidder.
> The licence for each hut is nevertheless held Lyme Regis Town Council. They can take the hut back at any time if they have a change in policy or if the owners neglect the huts, which is made clear in the contract, although it does not seem to have happened as yet.
> The holders of beach huts in Lyme Regis have either had them for many years, or have acquired them after waiting for many years - when they are no longer wanted, or the person with the licence has died, or no longer wishes to keep it.
> There is no 'bidding': it's 'first come, first served' for those huts owned directly still by the Town Council.
There is also a huge demand here for beach huts:
Residents queue overnight for Lyme Regis beach huts - ITV News