One of the main reasons people head to Mudeford on the south coast of England is for the pretty beach huts – some of the most expensive beach huts in the world. With views of The Needles off the Isle of Wight in one direction and Christchurch Priory Church in the other, the sailing boats and sandy beaches, plus a cute ferry and little green land train, not forgetting the working fishermen and children with their crabbing pots, there are photo opportunities everywhere.
When to go?
For a more serene and tranquil experience (and less tourists to get in the way of your arty shots) go on a weekday if you can, or even better, go out of season (when parking is also considerably cheaper).
There are plenty of interesting focal points for sunset and sunrise shots at Mudeford, so getting there early, or sticking around until later in the day is highly recommended. If you’re really committed you could hire out one of the beach huts to guarantee being in the right spot at the right time. We stayed over with friends for a 40th birthday celebration. Loads of fun, especially as we went out of season, so with no-one else around it really did feel like our own desert island!
How to get there?
Sea air, great views and a relaxed vibe, Mudeford is a great location for a day out with the camera. On Mudeford spit, the Beach House cafe serves light snacks to full-blown evening meals and of course New Forest ice cream! There’s also a cafe and public toilets at the car park at Hengistbury Head, so you’re well catered for. If you fancy exploring further afield, there’s plenty more to see along the coast line, including Highcliffe Castle which is a little walk around the bay.
- At least the view’s included in the price: Beach hut with no running water or electricity on market for £145,000 (dailymail.co.uk)
- Day by day photo
- Up Spirits – Highcliffe and Mudeford