South Devon beach hut rental near train stations.

Beach hut life can be every bit as wonderful as the Instagram images make it look. Who wouldn’t want a place on the beach to call their own?

Even just for the day.

  • Somewhere to sit and watch the world
  • Your own private picnic location
  • A piece of seaside real estate to call your own
  • Shelter if the wind gets up

Rent a beach hut for a day or a week

When you’re only visiting the seaside for a day or a week, it doesn’t make any sense to own a beach hut or even join the long queues for permanent rental.

In 2022 a beach hut at Mudeford went on the market for £440,000.

Most beach huts aren’t the type you can stay in overnight but the good news is you don’t have to rent a chalet for the whole season; you can rent a beach hut in South Devon for a day or a week, depending on how long you’re staying.

And you won’t need a mortgage to do so.

Beach huts to rent in South Devon near train stations

Even better news is that some beach huts are located on beaches near enough to train stations for you to travel car free to your dream seaside home-from-home.

We’ve pulled together a few favourites.

It’s worth noting most of these rental beach huts are empty, have water nearby but not necessarily at the hut, and aren’t available (or big enough) for overnight sleeping.

(All prices are 2024 peak season ones.)

Dawlish and Dawlish Warren beach huts near train stations

Dawlish Warren beach, Fi Darby

Whether you choose the fun of the fair at Dawlish Warren or the quiet tradition of Coryton Cove, you’ll find plenty to occupy yourself at these two, very different sandy beaches.

And if you feel so inclined you can even take a unique walk along the sea wall between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren before catching the train back.

  • Train stations – Dawlish or Dawlish Warren
  • Beaches – Coryton Cove and Dawlish Warren
  • Daily beach hut hire charge -£29
  • Weekly beach hut hire charge – £132
  • WebsiteTeignbridge Council

Teignmouth beach huts near train stations

Couple walking on sea wall with train passing nearby. Blue sea and skies.
Teignmouth to Dawlish walk, Fi Darby

As well as its long red-sand beach, Teignmouth has a traditional pier and a pretty town centre packed with local shops. The walk above the beach and along the sea wall is great fun as it runs right next to the railway.

Don’t forget to wave at the train!

  • Train station – Teignmouth
  • Beach – Eastcliff Beach
  • Daily beach hut hire charge – not available
  • Weekly beach hut hire charge – £189
  • WebsiteTeignbridge Council

Torbay beach huts near train stations

Red sand with a heart drawn in it. Gentle sea waves with a pier stretching into the distance.
Paignton beach Torbay, Fi Darby

Preston beach huts

Loved by generations of Torbay locals, Preston beach is away from the hustle and bustle of Paignton’s main beach but still only a short walk from Paignton train station. With a prom and a green as well as a sandy beach, Preston is the perfect place for family beach hut fun.

  • Train station – Paignton
  • Beach – Preston
  • Daily beach hut hire charge – not available
  • Weekly beach hut hire charge – £126
  • WebsiteTorbay Council

Goodrington beach huts

The walk from Paignton train station to Goodrington beach is a little bit longer but it offers plenty of quintessentially English seaside views. Wander round Paignton harbour to enjoy the views from Roundham gardens, then it’s down the slopes to expansive Goodrington beach.

Don’t forget to sample the local delights at Cantina Goodrington, my favourite beach cafe.

  • Train station – Paignton
  • Beach – Goodrington
  • Daily beach hut hire charge – £38
  • Weekly beach hut hire charge – £109
  • WebsiteTorbay Council

Beach huts – a whole new way to enjoy the seaside

Even if you just hire your beach hut for a day, you’ll find it a unique and relaxing way to enjoy the beach. Bring a book and your swimming things, and you’re guaranteed to have a day to remember.

Family Walk – Goodrington Beach to Paignton Geopark



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