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Friday, 10 July 2015

Beach Huts in running for Award

Two Hampshire beach huts are among finalists ‘Beach Hut of the Year 2015’, - and both are in Milford on Sea.

A nationwide search to find Britain’s best beach hut has been whittled down to the final shortlist, which will now face a panel of judges – which include Phil Spencer, co-presenter of ‘Location, Location, Location’. 

No 295
Owned by
Momentum Cancer Charity
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Both our 'our' huts are at Hordle Cliff, beach hut “No 295” is owned by Momentum a cancer charity and they use the hut to provide sanctuary for families that have a child suffering with cancer or a life-limiting illness. 

The second hut, “No 289” served as a coastal look-out point during the Second World War. It is now used by a family as a place for all generations to come and share their Grandfathers joy of the sea. 

You can vote for your favourite hut by clicking here. (Ours are No.4 & No.6)

The Towergate Beach Hut of the Year competition received hundreds of entries from across the country with the full final shortlist below are now in the running to become ‘Beach Hut of The Year 2015
No 289
Owned by
Cassandra Chamberlain
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South coast 

• 'The Little Beach Hut of Dreams’, King’s Esplanade, Hove
• 'Hut 19a’, Hove Seafront, East Sussex
• ‘Hut 289’, Hordle Cliff, Milford on Sea, Hampshire
• ‘Hut 295’, Hordle Cliffs, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire

East coast

• ‘The Daisy Hut’, Southcliff Parade, Walton on the Naze, Essex 
• ‘Millie’s Beach Huts’, Southcliff Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
• ‘Indian Summer’ – Southcliff Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
• ‘Underwood’, West Prom, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex 
• ‘Betty’, Victoria Esplanade, Mersea Island, Essex 
• Beach Hut 2’, The Leas, Minster-on-Sea, Sheerness, Kent
• ‘Salty Paws’, East Beach, Sheringham, North Norfolk 

Phil Spencer, co-presenter of ‘Location, Location, Location’ and a judge on the Towergate beach hut 2015 panel said: “Beach huts hold a very special place in my heart having spent many a happy time at the one my parent’s own in Kingsdown beach in Kent. It’s fantastic to see so many people also share this passion and to see the fruits of their labours of love in this competition. I’m really looking forward to reviewing all the entries and then crowing the winner in person in August.”

The winner of the prestigious title of ‘Britain’s Beach Hut of the Year’ will be unveiled on 7th August, when Phil Spencer will visit this year’s winning hut and present the winner with £1,000 for their beach hut association, a year’s free beach hut insurance and a commemorative certificate to proudly hang in their hut. The two runners up will also receive commemorative certificates for their huts.

Let's make sure Milford on Sea wins by clicking here.

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