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Review: A Private Beach Hut Escape Complete with Breakfast Hamper

For couples who live for a quality dose of Vitamin Sea, Beachcroft Beach Huts provide the perfect seaside escape. Hitched Editor Zoe Burke visited to find out more…

Deckchairs on felphham beach next to a champagne picnic

Deckchairs on felphham beach next to a champagne picnic

For couples who live for a quality dose of Vitamin Sea, Beachcroft Beach Huts provide the perfect seaside escape. Hitched Editor Zoe Burke visited to find out more…

I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the beautiful Beach Huts at the Beachcroft Hotel in West Sussex - I went, alongside a highly discerning three year old reviewer - to discover what they have to offer for couples looking for a romantic UK mini moon, as well as for families looking for a break where they can reconnect and escape the pressure of day to day life. It turns out, they really do have something for everyone...

Where Are Beachcroft Beach Huts?

Beachcroft Beach Huts

You’ll find this gorgeous cluster of beach huts in Felpham, West Sussex, overlooking the pebbly Felpham Beach. There are four separate huts, each decorated with classic, British seaside inspired decor. 

The cute little huts are an extension of the Beachcroft Hotel, which is situated just across the road. Couples staying in the huts can take advantage of the indoor swimming pool, and enjoy breakfast as part of their stay - either in the restaurant at the hotel, or delivered to the door in a hamper!

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A Seaside Mini Moon at Beachcroft Beach Huts

Beach Hut terrace with two deckchairs overlooking the sea

If you and your partner are big fans of escaping to the coast, a romantic mini moon - or even just a weekend away from wedding planning - in one of these bijou beach huts will provide a blissful break.

I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious the huts are - we arrived and parked in our designated space outside the huts, and immediately opened the door into a TARDIS! 

The entrance hallway contains space for your coats - an often-needed necessity at the seaside in the UK - plus a small bedroom with bunkbeds (ideal if you’re planning a family-moon - and the accommodation is dog friendly, so you can bring your fur-baby too), and a well-equipped bathroom with a spacious shower.

Up a small flight of stairs, we discovered the cosy living room, with huge windows that looked out onto a private terrace, and beyond that, the sea. There was plenty of space for cosying up on the sofa, plus a welcome treat of some sloe gin, to be sipped on the deckchairs on the terrace.

Living area at Beachcroft Beach Huts

The bedroom was on a mezzanine floor overlooking the living room, with a comfy and spacious bed. Relaxing in the morning with a freshly made coffee and overlooking the rolling sea through the window is the most ideal way to start any morning. 

Couples can also make the most of complimentary hire of two bikes for exploring the pathways around the beach and the local area of Felpham. 

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What to Do in Felpham

View across Felpham Beach

We spent lots of time walking and exploring the beach - the shingle made it easy to move around on, and we were treated to the best weather we could hope for - a bright autumn day with plenty of sunshine.

The accommodation provides a bucket and spade in your hut, a touch our three year old reviewer was very taken by. 

We had dinner in the Beachcroft Hotel, which offered a wide range of dishes, and also packaged up our leftover pizza for us to take and enjoy later on in our hut - being able to take food away was a nice touch especially for couples who are looking for a real bolthole to escape to!

There are three dining options to choose from at the Beachcroft Hotel: the outdoor garden terrace, Blake’s, which has adorable dining pods, Monty’s Bistro Restaurant and the Tamarisk Restaurant.

Dining pod at the Beachcroft Hotel set up for afternoon tea

As well as walking the beach, we stopped for coffees and hot chocolate at The Lobster Pot, just a little further along the seafront, and were impressed with the broad choice of seafood, as well as the friendly service. 

There’s plenty to do in the wider area too - the South Downs National Park has plenty of countryside to explore, plus some incredible castles and rich history. The neighbouring Tinwood Estate offers wine tasting and vineyard tours too, for couples who want to do something different on their stay. 

The Beachcroft Hotel can provide you with a luxurious picnic hamper if you want a cute date idea - complete with crusty bread, meats, olives, and fresh fruit, alongside a bottle of bubbly, for more romantic excursions, which is a lovely touch for honeymooners, or you can take away boxed up fish and chips to enjoy on the terrace.

We left our beach break feeling relaxed and refreshed, in the only way a visit to the UK coast can do. It’s the perfect spot for couples who want a romantic UK mini moon as close to the sea as they can be. 

Prices start from £415 for bed & breakfast based on two people sharing. To find out more about booking or to see the other packages available, visit their website.

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