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Welcome to the website for the New Forest Beach Hut Owners’ Association

Founded in 1990, the Association aims to represent, support and safeguard the interests of its members who own beach huts at Barton-on-Sea, Calshot, Hordle Cliff or Milford-on-Sea. We hope you will find information of use and interest in these pages, whether you are a general enquirer or looking for information in our members’ only section.

Calshot beach huts Hordle beach huts Milford beach huts Barton-on-Sea beach huts Calshot beach huts


The Association’s purpose, set out in its constitution, is to advise, represent, and liaise with New Forest District Council and other authorities on behalf of its members across all matters relating to the ownership of beach huts. Membership is by annual subscription and there are currently over 500 huts whose owners are members. The Association is headed up by a committee of 7. Although not a Registered Charity, the Association makes donations to charitable organisations from time to time.

Stop Press


Our 2019 Annual General Meeting for Association Members is on Tuesday 30th April.
Invitations and supporting documentation, including the most recent update to Hordle members have been  sent directly to members. A copy of the invite letter and 2018 draft minutes are also in the members' only section.

Find this year's edition of 'Seaview' 
Magazine 2019 on our links page.

To read a copy of a statement by NFDC on Hordle huts please copy and paste the web address below.
NB. It is not currently a live link

A Reminder about Planning Permission from NFDC
"Owners must not only apply for planning permission for replacement huts, but for any changes (even if like for like) to both decking or steps."
This refers to Section 18 of the Licence.
See the full version of the Licence in our 'Members Only' Area or on the FAQ page. 




The committee
Photograph of Shirley Taylor

Shirley Taylor
Photograph of Jan Wise

Jan Wise
Hon. Secretary
Photograph of Colin Byford

Colin Byford
Hon. Treasurer
Photograph of Lesley Monaghan

Lesley Monaghan
Barton Representative
Photograph of Pauline Haden

Pauline Haden
Calshot Representative
Photograph of Paul Major

Paul Major
Hordle Representative
Photograph of Colin Holdsworth

Colin Holdsworth
Milford Representative

Safety & Security

In an Emergency

Phone 999 if a crime is in progress, but do not get involved. To report a crime which has already occurred (e.g. vandalism) phone 101. Be ready to give the postcode for the incident. For Barton on Sea BH25 7DU, Calshot SO45 1BR, Hordle Cliff SO41 0UX and Milford SO41 0PY.

Staying safe

NFBHOA has notice boards at all the beaches with information regarding tides (Calshot does in the summer) and general information which you may find useful in an emergency.

Renting Beach Huts

Under the licence issued to owners by New Forest District Council for beach huts on our 4 beaches, no renting of huts is permitted under any circumstances.


Responsible dog owners and their dogs are welcome on our beaches, but it is advisable to keep dogs on long leads. Please clean up after your dog has fouled.