The price of beach huts has risen 41pc in the last year to an average of £36,034, according to hotel booking website Hoo.
Three beach huts in Mudeford, Dorset, one of those most sought-after areas, recently sold at an asking price of £325,000, which is higher than the average price of a house in the UK.
Andy Denison, of Denisons estate agents, which sold the huts, said there is now a waiting list of prospective buyers for beach huts. “This is the highest we’ve ever seen for prices and demand. Interest has gone through the roof with restrictions against travelling abroad still in place,” he added.
Mr Denison said buyers were mainly purchasing beach huts for personal use, but there has also been a spike in those looking to profit.