Wednesday, 21 August 2013


About a mile west of Hastings, along a hidden stretch of seafront...lies a beautiful, quiet length of beach, lined with colourful beach huts.  

Two of these special little retreats belong to my mother. One she has owned for a number of years, beautifully kitted out with kitchen, dining area, and benches that can be opened out to form beds for an afternoon snooze......perfectly relaxing, with the sea a matter of metres away, lapping against the shingle shore.  The other next door, a recent purchase which proved irresistible not to own when it came up for sale, as these gorgeous little huts come on to the market so rarely.  This now means no immediate neighbours to that side, and the perfect store for deck chairs, cushions and bicycles.

Unique amongst the other colourful is clear that this is a 'Swedish' owned one!

Yesterday was a perfect day at the beach.
Warm, gentle breeze, blue skies, calm waters......

Hardly a soul around.......

A special afternoon with my lovely mother and a dear friend of hers.....delicious lunch followed by 'feet up' and girl chat!  A decadent treat in the middle of the week!

 The clean unspoilt beach, dotted with wild sea kale.....

...home to these colourful huts, no larger than a single garage...

...iconic to the great British seaside, and a joy and privilege to own.  A simple pleasure, to get away from it all.

A special and very relaxing place that is so hard to leave at the end of the day!


Hope you are having a lovely week....

Sophia xx 


  1. Sophia,
    Indeed this is a gorgeous retreat!! So very beautiful! Love the colors of the huts! Thank you for sharing!

  2. What a delight to have a beach hut like yours and your mothers! A beautiful photo of the two of you too!

    Have a lovely weekend Sophia!

    Madelief x

  3. Absolutely wonderful spot Sophia. We must get down to the south coast, I don't feel we have seen nearly enough of the English seaside this year so far.