Beach Hut Bookings 2021

With the recent release of the government roadmap we are now in a position to provide an update with regards the re-opening of our socially distanced beach huts on 12th April along with the re-opening of all beach huts in June. You will also find below information about the re-opening of the Spa Huts from 12th April.  


'Socially distanced' Shore Road Huts: Re-opening on 12th April

You may book these huts from 10.00 a.m. on Friday 26th March 2021, either online at Beach Hut Booking System or by telephone: 01929 766018.  (the Swanage Information Centre will not open until 12th April). Please be aware that we have very limited availability in the summer. See ‘How to book’ details at the bottom of this email.


Re-opening of all beach huts as per government regulations

As many customers will be aware, we are currently only opening every other beach hut to allow space for social distancing. Under the new government route map, all social distancing rules are due to be lifted in mid-June 2021 at the earliest which will mean that we can release up to 30 beach huts for bookings. Assuming the government keeps to this timetable, we will issue guidance about booking these beach huts during May.

For the 2021 season we are anticipating not taking daily bookings in advance. It is likely that we will only accept daily bookings on the day.

I would be grateful if you could please avoid contacting us for more information about the June re-opening at this stage as all the necessary information will be made available in May. We will not be taking any bookings for this period until at least mid-June 2021.


Spa and Spa Retreat Huts: How to book

The wooden Spa Huts and the blue Spa Retreat Huts will be available for bookings between 12th April through to 29th October 2021. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide toilet or drinking water facilities at this location. These dates are, of course, dependent on government restrictions, which may change. We have recently undertaken Stage 1 of the redevelopment of the Spa Hill site which includes the installation of ground surveying equipment in discrete boreholes. This work will provide us with information to inform the production of architects drawings for this site, which we hope to have towards the end of 2021. As Covid created a delay in this work, we are in a position to re-open the huts for 2021.

Please note that we only have 8 wooden beach huts available and 3 Spa Retreats (due to social distancing requirements), and that demand for beach huts this year, both in Swanage and around the country, is at an extremely high level.

If you would like to book one of these beach huts please note that we will be releasing them as follows:


  • Book from 10.00 a.m., Wednesday 24th March 2021 – for bookings of 10 consecutive weeks or more
  • Book from 10.00 a.m., Thursday 25th March – for bookings of 4 consecutive weeks or more
  • Book from 10.00 a.m., Friday 26th March – for bookings of 1 week or more

Bookings can be made either online or by phone. We recommend that online bookings are made as this gives you the best chance of obtaining a booking. Full payment is required at the time of booking.


Other Information

Our Beach Hut Availability Calendar (click on link), is always up to date as it is linked directly to our booking system. Therefore if this shows that there is no availability (for example on Carnival Week), this is unfortunately correct. This year we will attempt to keep the top part of the home page of our system up to date with what is no longer available, in order to help reduce the number of calls we receive.

To book a beach hut, please register online, if you haven’t already done so, (please do this in advance as it can take up to 24 hours) using the Beach Hut Booking System or contact us on 01929 766018.  

If you would like to cancel a current booking or make a booking amendment please complete the following form: Swanage Beach Hut refund request form 2021-22

Please be aware that we are severely limited with regards booking changes, due to the demand we are seeing for the beach huts. While we will always do the best we can to support customers, your continuing support while we work through this difficult period is appreciated.

Thank you.