The Happy Huts

HAPPY HUT MUG What are the prices?

Huts are £65 per day with the exception of The Bear Hut and The Boat Shed which are £70. 

What is the Check in / Check out time?

Check in is from 0930am (you can arrive later!) you will receive a key code via email so you can access the hut whenever suits you. We do not have a check out time, just note the car park opening times on arrival.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes we do! Head to

How do I access the beach hut?

Access for all huts is via a key code box, you will receive an email with the key code the day before at 10:00am, please check your junk folder. You will also receive a reminder at 07:00am the day of your booking.

What's changing in 2023?

  • Stoves will only be permitted for boiling water for hot drinks and washing up. Stoves will no longer be permitted to use for cooking, this is for hygiene reasons but also for fire safety. 

Do you have a beach map?

Yes! We are delighted to now have a map that shows all of our hut locations and beach amenities. Check it out here.

What's provided in the huts? 

Check out your hut under the 'our huts' page, this will list everything your hut has included. 

Please note that we can no longer guarantee beach toys, we have tried our absolute best but too many get broken/go missing. In order to continue to be able to offer single day hire with no check out time we have had decided to not replace any more once they have gone. We strongly advise you bring your own to avoid disappointment. The beach cafe also sells a selection of buckets and spades. 

Which huts are dog friendly? 

Wells Beach is split into two halves, a dog friendly side and non dog side. Huts numbered 1-37 are strictly no dogs in the huts or on the beach/sea opposite these huts. Any huts to the other side of this numbers 38-205 are dog friendly. All of our huts EXCEPT Upper Deck - No. 2 and Beach Hut - No. 11 are dog friendly.

Where can I park?

Having a beach hut booked does not guarantee you a parking space. There is a pay and display car park on beach road, but it fills up very quickly in the summer months, usually by 09:30/10:00 it is full ** and you will be re-directed to the overspill carpark in Freeman Street, you can then either walk which takes about 40 minutes or take the Holkham bus there are also other additional car parks in Wells town and it is approx. 1 mile from here to the beach. For more information on parking please visit.

Beach address: Beach Road, Wells, Wells-Next-The-Sea NR23 1DR.

Beach Road Car Park opening times:

October - March - 0600 - 1800

April - September - 0600- 2100

The car park on beach road during peak months often doesn't allow vehicles larger than 2m high, it is best to call Pinewoods directly ahead to check (01328 710439). The car park is pay and display and accepts cards & contactless.

This is now the case across most of the car parks in Wells too, if you plan to travel in a vehicle that is above 2m high we would advise researching where to park before you arrive or make some further enquiries with the car park operatives. 

** No refunds will be given if you cannot get parked. In the summer months Wells town also gets very busy so we would advise arriving as early as possible.

Which Huts have Hammocks?

Unless specified Hammocks hang from underneath the hut.

Upper Deck - No. 2

The Boat Shed - No. 38

The Cabin - No. 42

Vitamin Sea - No. 87 - On a travel stand

Grumpys - No. 104 - On a travel stand

Ebb&Flo - No. 105

Surf Shack - No.107

Lazy Days - No. 108

Nauti Hut - No. 114 - On a travel stand

Starboard - No. 115

Beach Hut - No. 121

Happy Hut - No. 128

Salty Dog - No. 189 

White Elephant - No. 205

Which Huts have Stairgates?

An added safety feature perfect for small children and dogs! 

Upper Deck - No. 2

The Boat Shed - No. 38

Poachers Hide - No.87

Ebb&Flo - No. 105

Surf Shack - No. 107

The Nauti Hut - No. 114

Starboard - No. 115

Beach Hut - No. 121

The Happy Hut - No. 128

Which Huts have the least Steps?

Every few years owners have to have their huts raised to protect them from the sand build up, most huts have about 8-12 steps to get inside them however there are a few that are lower and more accessible. The are the following:

Sally's Folly - No. 11 - 6 steps

The Bear Hut - No. 89 - 6 steps

Grumpys - No. 104 - 4 steps

Nauti Hut - 4 Steps

Beach Hut 113 - 3 Steps 

Why is there a 6 person limit?

The huts are extremely close together so having any more than this simply isn't fair on neighbouring huts. This also includes inviting friends to join you at the hut/ on the beach in front. No more than 6 people (excluding children under 12) can be associated with one beach hut. We want everyone to enjoy their day on the beach and not have it ruined by large groups. 99% of the huts on wells beach are privately owned too, so the last thing we want as a company is to be upsetting other owners. Some of our huts have happy hut neighbours, so if you want to invite more people then we suggest you book two. A list of which huts have neighbours can be found below. 

Which Huts have neighbours? 

Poachers Hide (87) & Bear Hut (89) * (almost neighbours there is just one hut between)

Grumpy's (104) & Ebb & Flo (105)

Surf Shack (107) & lazy Days (108)

Beach hut 113 & Nauti Hut (114) & Starboard (115)

How long does it take to walk from the car park and toilets? 

The main set of toilets are located in the car park along with the beach cafe, in the summer months there is an additional set of toilets located in the pinewoods conveniently situated for huts numbered 104-205. We have listed the distance to the car park so it is accurate all year round. 

The huts that are the closest are the following which take approx 2-5 minute walk. It does depend on your walking speed so please use this a rough guideline.

Upper Deck - No. 2 (No dogs)

Beach Hut - No.11 (No dogs)

The Boat Shed - No. 38 

The Cabin - No. 42

Closely followed by the following which are approx 5-8 minute walk.

Poachers Hide - No. 87

The Bear Hut - No. 89

The next few are approx a 10 minute walk

Grumpys - No. 104

Ebb & Flo - No. 105

Surf Shack - No. 107

Lazy Days - No. 108

The following are about a 12 minutes walk  

Beach Hut - No. 113

Nauti Hut - No. 114

Starboard - No. 115

Everythings Rosie - No.121

The Happy Hut - No. 128

Our last two are the furthest away and we would say it takes about 15 minutes 

Salty dog - No. 189

The White Elephant - No. 205

What are the facilities at the beach?

There is no electricity, fridges or running water or toilets at the huts, there is a water container provided and water taps can be found in the car park, by the lifeguard hut by beach hut 41 and near beach hut 138. 

There are public toilets at the car park and during the summer months in the pinewoods. These are now open too. The Beach Café by the car park is open all year round and there is an ice cream van in the summer.

Each hut is provided with a single ring gas stove and gas canister, the stoves are only for boiling water for drinking and washing up

When is low and high tide?

Wells tides can be quite extreme, at low tide the sea can be about a 15 to 30 minute walk from the huts however high tide never cuts you off. Occasionally on a super high tide it can come almost up to the steps on huts numbered1-10 but this is very rare! Tide times change daily, so if you're curious do check the link below before your visit..

Wells Tide Times | Tide Times

Are there any companies that offer hampers/Picnics? 

Absolutely! Below is a selection of our favourites, here are some links to their direct websites which will enable you to get in touch and arrange your delivery or collection for your Happy Hut day. So go on treat yourself...

The huts do not have electricity or fridges so we would advise bringing a cool box with plenty of ice packs to ensure your goodies are kept cool on the day especially in the height of summer.

Welly Boot Bakery: Offer delivery to the beach car park of picnic boxes and celebration cakes

High Tide Picnics: Offer delivery to the beach car park of picnic boxes

The Picnic Hut -  Offer collection of picnic boxes in Wells, Staithe street

The Crab House - Offer collection of seafood platters in Wells, Freeman street 

When will 2025 dates be released? 

Bookings for 2025 will open around January time when we receive the new licence agreements from Holkham. 

Can I fly my drone?

The use of drones is not permitted on Wells beach without permission from the park. See here for more details

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