A HUGE investment into Mablethorpe’s beach huts will come to fruition this weekend as a raft of new and refurbished huts are unveiled.
East Lindsey District Council have spent £90,000 building four new huts and refurbishing 26 more in a bid to attract more people to the coast.
Four new huts with state of the art facilities and disabled access are now completed and many more have been given a lick of paint inside and out ready for the imminent tourist season.
Both Mablethorpe and neighbouring Sutton on Sea are renowned for their beach huts, which have been an important attraction for visitors to the popular east coast resorts since the 1960s.
As part of the project the district council has made sites available on which people who want to own a beach hut can purchase a leasehold hut for around £12,000 and these are currently being marketed through Willsons Estate Agents in Mablethorpe.
These will be the same as the new huts, which you can hire to ‘try before you buy’. These huts will be built as sales are completed, with the first one being installed shortly.
Huts have running water and electricity and can be used all year around,
Councillor Craig Leyland, the portfolio holder for the economy at the district council, said: “The beach hut will remain an important part of the visitor experience on our coast for many years to come.
“We’re investing this money as part of our ongoing commitment to support tourism and the wider economy, which is so vital to our communities both in terms of business and jobs.”
An unveiling ceremony is due to take place on Friday and we will have the full story in the Leader next week plus a video of the new huts on our website over the next few days.
For more information, visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/beachhuts.