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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.

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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.

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All Aboard for our Forthcoming Social - Our Afternoon Cruise on the Ocean Scene!

Here are the joining instructions for those members who have bought tickets:

The Ocean Scene will leave Hythe Pier promptly at 2.00pm on Sunday 2nd September 2018.
Weather permitting; the cruise will be down Southampton Water and across the Solent to Cowes, returning at about 5.00pm. If the weather is not suitable for the Solent crossing we will remain within the sheltered waters of the rivers Test, Itchen and Hamble.
Tea will be served during the trip.
Ample parking is available in Hythe in the Jones Lane and New Road carparks, both of which are within easy walking distance of the pier. NFDC amenity parking clocks are valid for both of these car parks.
The pier train will be running but it is a pleasant walk along the pier if you prefer it. Please allow yourselves sufficient time to get there as we must be away from the pier by 2.00pm.


The annual 'Love Your Hut' Hut of the Year Competition has opened again this year for entries. The closing date is 31st August 2018. Go to for details of how to enter on-line.



Our AGM 24th April 2018

Thanks to members, guests and our committee who attended our AGM in Lyndhurst. After three years in post, we said 'Goodbye' to Sheila our Honorary Secretary and presented her with a gift token, flowers and a handmade personalised greetings card.

Her role will be taken by Jan Wise who has been our Hordle Cliff representative and in Jan's place we welcome Paul Major to the committee as Hordle Cliff representative in place of Jan.

Our specially invited guests were three members of Hampshire Constabulary, (PCSOs Gary Clark, Stuart Readhead and Amy Blake,) Steve Cook Service Manager - Coastal & Public Facilities from New Forest District Council and Matt Briggs from 'Love Your Hut' insurers.

Draft Minutes of the meeting will be in the Members' Section of the website shortly. 

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 this in our 'Members' Only' Area. 




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.