Wooden beach huts have existed since the late 19th Century in Australia, England, France and Italy. They evolved from the ‘bathing machine’, a mobile changing room that preserved the modesty of Victorian bathers, and they continue to brighten up our sea fronts. Here are some of our favourites, as captured by our photographers.

Beach huts in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Beach huts, Dunkirk, France (Michael Jenner/Robert Harding)

Beach huts, Dunkirk, France

Beach huts in Muizenberg, near Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa (Fraser Hall/Robert Harding)

Beach huts, Muizenberg, near Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Colourful beach huts, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England (John Miller/Robert Harding)

Colourful beach huts, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Beach huts on wheels (like the original bathing machines), Blankenberge, Belgium (James Emmerson/Robert Harding)

Beach huts, Blankenberge, Belgium, Europe

Brightly painted beach huts in Southwold, Suffolk, England (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Beach huts in North Beach, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Lizzie Shepherd/Robert Harding)

Beach huts, North Beach, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Beach huts at Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Mark Sunderland/Robert Harding)

Beach huts at Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Beach front huts at Mudeford, Dorset, England (Adam Burton/Robert Harding)

Beach front huts at Mudeford, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Window of a beach hut, Aeroskobing, island of Aero, Denmark (Robert Harding Productions)

Window of beach hut, Aeroskobing, island of Aero, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Beach huts, Maple Island, Aero Island, Funen, Denmark (Marco Cristofori/Robert Harding)

Beach huts, Maple Island, Aero Island, Funen, Denmark

Colourful beach huts along the seafront promenade at Blyth, Northumberland, England (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

Colourful beach huts along the seafront promenade at Blyth, Northumberland, England

Yellow beach huts with seagulls on the pier in Sorrento, Campania, Italy (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

Yellow beach huts with seagulls on the pier in Sorrento, Campania, Italy

A back view of the famous bathing huts on Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

A back view of the famous bathing huts on Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia, on a soft light day.

Row of beach huts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Purcell-Holmes/Robert Harding)

Row of beach huts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Pacific

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