A nationwide search to find Britain’s best beach hut has been whittled down to the final shortlist, each vying to be crowned Beach Hut of the Year 2015.

The overall winner and runners up will be decided by a panel of judges which include Phil Spencer, co-presenter of Channel 4 TV show Location, Location, Location. 

The Towergate Beach Hut of the Year competition received hundreds of entries from across the country and can now reveal the top beach huts in the UK.

The finalists were drawn from the nation’s favourite seaside towns and beaches.

The range of entries includes huts designed specifically for cancer patients to enjoy, a Buddhist themed hut decorated in burgundy and gold to emanate an Indian summer glow, through to huts inspired by the quintessentially British seaside.

The following huts have been selected as the final shortlist and are now in the running to become Beach Hut of The Year 2015:

East coast

‘Beach Hut 2’, The Leas, Minster-on-Sea, Sheerness, Kent

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‘The Daisy Hut’, Southcliff Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

‘Salty Paws’, East Beach, Sheringham, North Norfolk

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Millie’s Beach Hut, Southcliff Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze

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‘Indian Summer’ – Southcliff Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze

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‘Underwood’, West Prom, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex

‘Betty’, Victoria Esplanade, Mersea Island, Essex

  

South coast

‘The Little Beach Hut of Dreams’, King’s Esplanade, Hove, East Sussex

‘Hut 289’, Hordle Cliff, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire

‘Hut 19a’, Hove Seafront, Hove

‘Hut 295’, Hordle Cliffs, Milford-on-Sea

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The public are now being invited to show their support for their favourite beach hut before the expert and judging panel, comprising Phil Spencer, Dr Kathryn Ferry, Susanna Lazarus and Pat Bevan come together to choose the ultimate winner.

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 parents 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 crowning the winner in person in August.”

The winner of the prestigious title of Britain’s Beach Hut of the Year will be unveiled on August 7, when 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.

You can cast your vote here.

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