Holiday Homes with Beach Huts

In the nineteenth century, no trip to the beach was complete without taking a dip in the blue waters from a magnificent stripey bathing machine. These bathing machines looked very similar to the beach huts we see on the Llŷn today, beach huts with wheels! 

Visitors to the seaside would get into their machine at the top of the beach, change out of their clothes into swimwear as a horse pulled them towards the water, they would then step directly into the water from the front, meaning their modesty was kept entirely intact! This indeed was the way many bathers experienced the sea for more than 150 years, even Queen Victoria had her own personal bathing machine built on the Isle of Wight.

In the 1920s sunbathing became de rigueur and bathing machines became a thing of the past, replaced with rows of beach huts and chalets, all with sun terraces to catch those bronzing warm rays. The addition of beach huts to our coastline hit its heyday in the 1950s but not in Abersoch, Llanbedrog, and Nefyn where they remain integral to our seaside traditions! 

Families have long enjoyed heady days on the Llŷn's beaches with the added luxury of a beach hut. Abersoch has a long stretch of privately owned beach huts that sell for over £150k and some of which can be rented with properties through Abersoch Holiday Homes.

Still on Abersoch main beach, close to South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club lies 4 terraces of green beach huts nestling into the Benar headland. They are available to rent on a seasonal basis but you need to enquire early to secure your spot.

Heading further around Cardigan Bay you will find the shallow waters of Llanbedrog lapping the long sandy beach. Here, from April to September you will find the pretty painted beach huts, families running in and out of the sea, paddleboards, sailing dinghies and all types of watercraft. Many stop and take an aperitif at the beach bar and as the late afternoon approaches barbecues light and the long summer evenings can be enjoyed.

The north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula also has its long line of elevated painted beach huts which are sited on the beach for the season, at the far end of the beach you will also find some beach huts which were traditionally used as storage for the fishermen of this stunning coast.

Browse our collection of holiday homes below, complete with the addition of your very own beach hut to use whilst visiting. Perfect for storing your bucket and spades and while we're at it, a bottle of something fizzy to enjoy those precious rays of warm sunshine.


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